Effective Date: Fall 2012

An academic minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a concentration in Judaic Studies.

The 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 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 an academic 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 Academic 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 one three of the courses counting toward the academic minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus.


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