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Jewish history stretches back over three-thousand years and spans the globe. Students who minor in Jewish studies will explore Jewish societies and cultures in their profound variety. Not only will students learn the fundamentals of the Jewish religion and Jewish thought, but they will also use these to reflect upon the broader world in which Jews have lived. The study of Jewish experience through history can be a key to deeper insights into world history. Our program offers a focus on the history and meaning of the Holocaust, the study of which helps students to think critically about the modern world and their responsibilities to it. The Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies organizes a robust selection of extra-curricular activities, often in partnership with the student-led Club for Jewish Culture. These supplement classroom instruction and offer opportunities for active participation and student leadership. Study Abroad trips to various locations around the world may be taken for credit, based upon availability. Hebrew language may also be taken for minor credit.

HIST 1512World Civilization from 15003
REL 2601Introduction to World Religions3
HIST 3789Jewish History3
JUDC 3751Lessons of the Holocaust and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum3
Select two of the following:6
Middle East 2: The Modern Period
The Holocaust
Hebrew Scriptures
Advanced Intermediate Hebrew
Total Semester Hours18