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.

Upcoming Courses

Fall 2017

  • Bible and Mythology: NE 2010 (Dr. Matthew Schwartz)
  • Elementary Hebrew I: HEB 1010 (Dr. Edith Covensky)
  • Intermediate Hebrew I: HEB 2010 (Dr. Edith Covensky)
  • Israeli Film: NE 2060 (Dr. Edith Covensky)
  • Israeli Culture: NE 3225 (Dr. Edith Covensky)

 

Winter 2018

  • Elementary Hebrew II: HEB 1020 (Dr. Edith Covensky)
  • Intermediate Hebrew II: HEB 2020 (Dr. Edith Covensky)
  • Israeli Film: NE 2060 (Dr. Edith Covensky)
  • Israeli Culture: NE 3225 (Dr. Edith Covensky)

 


Curriculum


Core Courses

  • HEB 1010 -- Elementary Hebrew I: Cr. 4
  • HIS 3010/NES3010 – Jewish History from the Bible to 1492: Cr. 3
  • HIS 3011/NES 3011 – Jewish History from 1492 to the Present: Cr. 3

 

Electives

  • ENG 5080 – Topics in Global and Transnational Studies: Jewish Cultural; Studies: Cr. 3
  • ENG 5490 – Topics in American Literature: American Jewish Literature: Cr. 3
  • ENG 5500 – Topics in English and American Literature: Transatlantic Jewish Literature: Cr. 3
  • GER 5390 -- The Third Reich and the Holocaust (taught in German): Cr. 3- 4
  • HIS 3015 -- History of Judaism and Jewish Thought (N E 3015): Cr. 3
  • HIS 3995 – Special Topics in History: Zionism: Cr. 4
  • HIS 5460 -- History of the Holocaust: Cr. 4
  • NE 2010 -- The Bible and Ancient Mythology: Cr. 3
  • NE 2060 -- (VP) Hebrew/Israeli Film: Trends and Themes in Israeli Cinema: Cr. 3
  • NE 2700 -- Topics in Middle Eastern Studies: Judaism from King David to the Early Middle Ages: Cr. 1-8
  • NE 3120 -- Biblical Narratives in English Translation: Cr. 3
  • NE 3225 -- (FC) Modern Israeli Culture: A Pluralistic Perspective: Cr. 3
  • NE 6030 -- Poetry of Yehuda Amichai in English Translation: Cr. 3
  • PHI 2400 -- Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion: Cr. 3
  • PS 3835 -- Middle East Conflict: Cr. 4
  • PS 5999 -- Special Topics in Political Sci.: Politics and the Order of Terror: Cr. 1-4

 

Study Abroad Option

  • ED 5998 -- Field Studies: Seeing to Remember: An Interdisciplinary and International Holocaust Field Experience: Cr. 1-8
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