Judaic Studies : Contact Information

2111 Thayer Academic Building | 202 South Thayer Street | (734) 763-9047 (phone) | (734) 936-2186 (fax) | www.lsa.umich.edu/judaic | e-mail: JudaicStudies@umich.edu

Professor
Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies


Academics and Requirements


 

Judaic Studies Advising

Advising

Both a major and minor in Judaic Studies are offered by the Frankel Center, where undergraduate students receive a well-balanced understanding of Modern Jewish Literature and Culture, Jewish History and Social Science, and Classical and Modern Judaism in Law and Religion, along with a strong knowledge of Yiddish or Hebrew.  The undergraduate curriculum aims to situate Jewish Studies within a broad-based liberal arts education and provides a framework for developing critical thinking and informed engagement. Prospective majors and minors should consult the department advisor. Appointments are scheduled via our Student/Fellow Coordinator at 734.615.6097.

 

Effective Date: Fall 2016-Current

A minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a major in Judaic Studies.

The 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 fifteen 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.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None

Requirements for the Minor

At least 15 credits. At least two courses (6 credits) must be taken at the 300 or 400-level

At least one of the following three core courses:

  • JUDAIC 205: What is Judaism?
  • JUDAIC 210: Sources of Jewish History
  • JUDAIC 281: Jews in Modern World

These courses allow students to focus on religion, history or literature and culture, and provides students with three paths to the field of Judaic Studies. Students who prefer a more general Judaic Studies education may opt for a distribution of courses.

Constraints: At least  three of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus.

Judaic Studies Minor (Fall 2012-Summer 2016) +

Effective Date: Fall 2012-Summer 2016

A minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a major in Judaic Studies.

The 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 fifteen 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.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None

Requirements for the Minor

At least 15 credits of courses, including

  • JUDAIC 205 (Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Cultures)
  • Two courses from the following three categories (see department for list of specific courses)
    1. Jewish Literature and Culture
    2. Jewish History and Social Science
    3. Law and Religion in Classical and Modern Judaism
  • two course electives (which can include Hebrew or Yiddish language at the 200-level).

Constraints: At least  three of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus.

Judaic Studies Minor (Fall 2006-Summer 2012) +

Effective Date: Fall 2006-Summer 2012

A minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a major in Judaic Studies or in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies from the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

The minor in Judaic Studies introduces students to Jewish civilization through thematic and textual approaches. Broadly, topic areas include Jewish religious practices, language cultures, epsecially Hebrew and Yiddish, and the socio-political realities associated with living among non-Jews as a minority both dispersed and concentrated. The fifteen 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.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Judaic Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the academic advisor. Appointments are scheduled at 2111 Thayer Academic Building, (734) 763-9047.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits of courses, including

  • JUDAIC 205 (Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Cultures)
  • Two courses from the following three categories (see department for list of specific courses)
    1. Jewish Literature and Culture
    2. Jewish History and Social Science
    3. Law and Religion in Classical and Modern Judaism
  • two course electives (which can include Hebrew or Yiddish language at the 200-level).

Constraints: At least  three of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus.

Judaic Studies minor (Winter 2003 through Summer 2006) +

Effective Date: Winter 2003 through Summer 2006 

Judaic Studies Academic Minor

A minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a major in Judaic Studies or in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies from the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Judaic Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the academic advisor. Appointments are scheduled at the Program Office, (734) 763-9047.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits of courses, including:

  • JUDAIC 205 (Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Culture)

  • two courses in Jewish history, chosen from among HISTORY 306, 307, 381, 382, 383, 384, and 386; and

  • two other courses chosen from among those listed in the Judaic Studies major.

Constraints: At least one half of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus. Elementary and intermediate-level language courses in Hebrew and Yiddish may not be counted toward the minor.

Judaic Studies Minor (valid through Fall 2002) +

 

Judaic Studies Academic Minor

(valid through Fall 2002) 

A minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a major in Judaic Studies or in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies from the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Judaic Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with Prof. Endelman. Appointments are scheduled at 3032 Frieze Building, (734) 763-9047.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits of courses, including JUDAIC 205 (Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Culture); two courses in Jewish history, chosen from among HISTORY 306, 307, 381, 382, 383, 384, and 386; and two other courses chosen from among those listed in the Judaic Studies major (list available from the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, 3032 Frieze or in the LS&A Bulletin under Judaic Studies).


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