Undergraduate Minor in Jewish Studies
Established in September 2008, the Jewish Studies minor at Wayne State University is designed to give undergraduate and non-traditional students the opportunity to explore the history, culture, and politics of the Jewish people from Biblical times through the modern period. Using an interdisciplinary approach and staffed by outstanding faculty, the courses enable students to examine Jewish cultural and intellectual traditions, as well as consider cultural interactions across time.
We welcome your interest. For further information, contact Dr. David Weinberg, Director, Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, at 313-577-2679.
Students undertaking the minor in Jewish Studies must complete at least 18 credit hours, 10 credits in core courses and an additional 8 credits from a wide selection of topics.
- HEB 1010 - Elementary Hebrew I (4 cr.)
- HIS 3010/NE 3010 - The History of Jewish Civilization (3 cr.)
- HIS 3015/NE 3015 - The History of Jewish Thought (3 cr.)
- ENG 5080 - Topics in Cross-Disciplinary and Cultural Studies: Jewish Cultural Studies
- ENG 5490 - Topics in American Literature: American Jewish Literature
- ENG 5500 - Topics in English and American Literature: Transatlantic Jewish Literature
- GER 5390 - The Third Reich and the Holocaust (note: this course taught in German)
- HIS 5460 - The History of the Holocaust
- NE 2010 - The Bible and Ancient Mythology
- NE 2060 - Hebrew/Israeli Film: Trends and Themes
- NE 2700 - Topics in Middle Eastern History: Judaism from King David to the Early Middle Ages
- NE 3120 - Biblical Narratives in English Translation
- NE 3225 - Modern Israeli Culture
- NE 6030 - The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai in English Translation
- PHI 2400 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
- PS 3835 - Middle East Conflict
- PS 5999 - Politics and the Order of Terror
- ED 5998 - Seeing to Remember: An Interdisciplinary and International Holocaust Field Experience