Jewish Studies

Charles H. Northam Professor Samuel Kassow (History)

Jewish studies involves a multi-disciplinary investigation of Jewish civilization in its many historical and geographical manifestations. The scope of the Jewish studies curriculum covers Jewish civilization from its ancient Near Eastern origins to its contemporary history and culture in Israel and the diaspora communities. This minor emphasizes various cross-cultural perspectives on, and multidisciplinary approaches to, the study of Jewish civilization. Majors in Jewish studies may not take this minor.

Course requirements:

The minor requires six courses, including three core courses, and three electives. Taken as a whole, the courses must represent at least three different fields, and may include no more than three courses from any one field. In addition, students are required to complete an exercise in the integration of knowledge acquired in the courses.