Judaic Studies Minor

An academic minor in Judaic Studies introduces students to Jewish civilization through thematic and textual approaches. Broadly, topic areas include Jewish religious practices, language cultures (especially Hebrew and Yiddish), and the socio-political realities associated with living among non-Jews as a minority both dispersed and concentrated. The 15 credits required for a minor in Judaic Studies are tailored to complement and enrich the programs of students who come from a widespread range of disciplines.

Judaic Studies Minor Requirements

  • 15 credit hours
  • At least 3 of the courses counting toward the academic minor must be taken at the U-M Ann Arbor campus
  • Judaic Studies 205 (What is Judaism)
  • 2 courses from the three categories below.

Judaic Studies Curriculum Areas of Study

Two additional course electives are required from among those listed in the Judaic Studies Concentration, which can include Hebrew or Yiddish language at the 200-level.

An academic minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a concentration in Judaic Studies or in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS) from the Department of Near Eastern Studies.