Jewish Studies

Office: 3094 Faculty/Administration Building; 313-577-2525
Coordinator: Howard Lupovitch

The Jewish Studies minor engages students who are interested in learning about the history, culture, and languages of Jewish communities. In a variety of courses in history, literature, philosophy, political science, and the Hebrew language, students learn how Jewish thought has influenced the modern world and how it has been influenced in turn by the societies and cultures in which Jews have lived over the past four thousand years.

To earn a minor in Jewish Studies, a student must take a minimum of nineteen credits, including:

HEB 1010Elementary Hebrew I4
HIS/NE 3010Jewish History from the Bible to 14924
HIS/NE 3011Jewish History since 14923
Select a minimum of eight credits of the following:8
Topics in Global and Transnational Studies
Topics in American Literature
Topics in English and American Literature
Holocaust Studies
History of Judaism and Jewish Thought
History of the Holocaust
Survey of Jewish Civilization and History
The Bible and Ancient Mythology
(VP) Hebrew/Israeli Film: Trends and Themes in Israeli Cinema
Topics in Middle Eastern Studies
(FC) Modern Israeli Culture: A Pluralistic Perspective
(PL) Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Middle East Conflict
Special Topics in Political Science
Study Abroad Option
Field Studies
Total Credits19