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


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.

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