Judaic Studies : Contact Information

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Academics and Requirements


 

Judaic Studies Advising

A student who is interested in a major in Judaic Studies should meet with the major advisor as early as possible to plan a coherent course of study.  Please email JudaicStudies@umich.edu or call 734-615-6097 to schedule an appointment.

Effective Date: Fall 2016-Current

A minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a major in Judaic Studies, a minor in Yiddish Studies, or a Hebrew Studies submajor from the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

The minor in Judaic Studies provides a basic familiarity with Judaic Studies. It introduces students to Jewish cultures and societies. Judaic Studies courses explore the diverse experiences of the Jewish people, their traditions, their histories, their interactions with other cultures, and their impact on world civilizations. 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. A minor in Judaic Studies enhances vital skills in research and writing, critical and creative thinking, cultural awareness, public speaking, and persuasive communicating. Judaic Studies minors pursue careers in Jewish communal services, social work, education, development, political advocacy, religious leadership, law, medicine, business, and other professional fields.

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

  1. Core courses: 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
  2. Electives. The remainder of the 15 credits selected from the following list:

    See the electives for the Judaic Studies major.

  3. Restrictions:

    • Students may not use more than one Independent study course as an elective.
    • Only advanced Hebrew and Yiddish language courses (300-level and 400-level) may count toward the major / minor.

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

Judaic Studies Minor (Winter 2015-Summer 2016) +

Effective Date: Winter 2015-Summer 2016

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

A minor in Yiddish Studies is not open to students with a minor in Judaic Studies (Effective Winter 2015)

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).

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

Judaic Studies Minor (Fall 2012-Fall 2014) +

Effective Date: Fall 2012-Fall 2014

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).

Residence Requirement: 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

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).

Residence Requirement: 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 

 

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

Requirements for the Minor: 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.

Residence Requirement: 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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