Career Information

From Study To Skills

All academic programs offered at the U-M help students develop valuable transferable skills. The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Jewish civilization and thought, drawing on the expertise of faculty in multiple related disciplines. As a student of Judaic Studies, you will learn to engage multiple worlds, speak several languages, obtain a broad-based liberal arts education and develop excellent critical thinking and communication skills.

Related fields include Anthropology, Archaeology, English, History, Political Science, Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Museum Studies, Sociology, and Social Work.

Skills and Abilities

 

Communication

  • Writing clearly
  • Presenting material to an audience
  • Editing / proofreading materials
  • Listening critically
  • Evaluating ideas
  • Reading for context and tone
  • Synthesizing information
  • Explaining complex concepts

Language

  • Reading for understanding
  • Interpreting complex languages
  • Translating ideas/ language
  • Evaluating translations against original text
  • Perceiving word patterns and structures
  • Communicating cross-culturally

Research-Analytical-Project

  • Identifying research topics
  • Generating and developing ideas
  • Comparing /contrasting ideas and concepts
  • Crafting hypotheses
  • Critically analyzing results
  • Working with original sources
  • Applying methodologies from many disciplines

Interpersonal /Cross-Cultural

  • Developing appreciation for other cultural perspectives
  • Examining the relationship of historical, economic, religious, and political forces
  • Understanding the dynamics of culture in society
  • Working with competing notions and ideas