Jewish Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Jewish Studies consists of five courses from the lists below, comprising primarily "core" courses or "topics" courses in Jewish Studies with no more than one "secondary" course.

Core Courses

(The primary focus of which is Judaism.)

ENLS 268Jewish-American Literature and Film1
GRMN 274Holocaust Literature1
GRMN 276German Jewish Identities1
HEBR 101Beginning Modern Hebrew1
HEBR 102Beginning Modern Hebrew II1
HEBR 103Intermediate Hebrew I1
HEBR 104Intermediate Hebrew II1
HEBR/UNIV 236Israel: Literature, Film, Culture1
HEBR 250Jews and the City: Literature and Film1
HEBR 251/UNIV 263The Jewish Uprooted1
HEBR 252/UNIV 262The Modern Jewish Experience in Lit&Film1
HEBR/UNIV 292After the Holocaust: Israel & United States1
PHIL 270Jewish Philosophy1
RELI 100Introduction to Religion (taught as Introduction to the Bible)1
RELI 205Hebrew1
RELI 207Holocaust: Event and Reception1
RELI 209Israel: Land, People, and Tradition1
RELI 210Judaism1
RELI/WMST 211Women In Judaism1
RELI 222Images of Jerusalem1
RELI 237Judaism in Film1
RELI 276Judaism and Masculinity1
RELI 279Judaism and Law1
RELI 305The Male Body in Judaism1
RELI 306Messianism and Madness1
RELI 307Post-biblical Literature1
RELI 316Topics in Religion and Culture (taught as Holocaust: Eclipse of God)1
RELI 318Jewish Thought1
RELI 321Introduction to Jewish Law1

Secondary Courses

(The focus of which includes Judaism.)

ARTH 221Visual Cultures of the Mediterranean 1 - 1000 CE1
CLAS 218Roman History1
PHIL 206Medieval Philosophy1

Topics Courses

(When the focus of the course includes Judaism and the course has the approval of the Board of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Jewish Studies.)

GRMN 393Advanced Seminar in Selected Cultural Topics1
HEBR/HUMN 215Hebrew Bible and Modern Literature1
HIST 245Topics in German History1
HIST 247Topics in European History1
PHIL 309Seminar in Historical Studies: Individual Philosophers1
RELI 223History Western Religious Thought1
RELI 228Religions in the Modern World1
RELI 315Topics in American Religion1
RELI 325Major Religious Thinkers1
RELI 326Major Religious Movements1
UNIV 200Integrated Perspectives Course1

Courses

HEBR 101. Beginning Modern Hebrew. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Recitation:1
Introduction to modern Hebrew. Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, elementary grammar and introduction to Israeli culture.

HEBR 101A. Intensive Elementary Hebrew. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:4
Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing modern Hebrew. Introduction to everyday Israeli culture. Not open to students who completed HEBR 101. Successful completion meets prerequisite for HEBR 103.

HEBR 102. Beginning Modern Hebrew II. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Continuation of Modern Hebrew language skills. Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and introduction to Israeli culture. Prerequisite: HEBR 101 or equivalent. Not open to students who completed HEBR 101A.

HEBR 103. Intermediate Hebrew I. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Recitation:1
A continuation and review of grammar emphasizing all four skills and culture. Prerequisite: HEBR 101A or HEBR 102 or equivalent.

HEBR 104. Intermediate Hebrew II. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Recitation:1
Further review of grammar with emphasis on all four skills and culture. Prerequisite: HEBR 103 or equivalent.

HEBR 150. Topics in Jewish Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Study of topics in Jewish cultures or societies.

HEBR 215. Hebrew Bible and Modern Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course examines how materials from the Hebrew Bible are reworked in modern literature and culture, focusing on Hebrew and American traditions. Crosslisted as HUMN 215.

HEBR 236. Israel: Literature, Film, Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Course explores Israeli culture in its historical, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and geographical context through literature, film, political discourse, photography, and other texts. Crosslisted as UNIV 236.

HEBR 250. Jews and the City: Literature and Film. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
The course explores the 20th-century Jewish urban experience in Warsaw, New York, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem through literary, cinematic, and scholarly materials.

HEBR 251. The Jewish Uprooted. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course explores the figure of the uprooted in modern Jewish literature and culture, focusing on early 20th-century Hebrew, Yiddish, and Jewish-American writing (readings are in English). Crosslisted as UNIV 263.

HEBR 252. The Modern Jewish Experience in Lit&Film. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course explores modern Jewish life around the world through a variety of perspectives, including literature, film, history, and memoir. Emphasis is placed on Jews in Israel and the U.S., as well as on immigration and the Holocaust. Crosslisted as UNIV 262.

HEBR 292. After the Holocaust: Israel & United States. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course examines the impact of the Nazi persecution and genocide against the Jews (1933-1945) on different societies and cultures post-1945, especially in Israel and the United States. Crosslisted as UNIV 292.

HEBR 390. Independent Study. .5-1 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies
Modern Hebrew at the intermediate level. Prerequisites: HEBR 102 and permission of the instructor.

Faculty

Coordinator: Or Rogovin