Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Waitlist Policy
From the first day of registration until the last business day before the first day of classes, a member of the GLL staff will monitor enrollments and note any waitlisted courses that have spaces available. When available, a member of the GLL staff will issue an override for each open space in a waitlisted course in the order of the waitlist. The overrides issued will have an expiration date of 48 hours (including weekends). If the student does not accept the override within that time frame, it will expire. This will allow the staff member to offer the space to the next eligible student on the waitlist, who will then have 48 hours to enroll. If all students on a given waitlist have been given an opportunity to enroll, but do not do so, a member of the GLL staff will ask the Registrar's Office to drop them from said waitlist. This will allow the class to reopen for registration. Once classes begin, no overrides will be issued for closed courses without the consent of the instructor for the course. S/he has final authority on whether or not to issue overrides.
Yiddish arose nearly a thousand years ago in Western Europe, flourished for centuries in Eastern Europe, and was brought to the U.S. and elsewhere by immigrants who built a rich cultural life with it. At Michigan, Yiddish is a vibrant language. We learn its idioms and grammar, read its literary treasures, and explore its centrality to modern Jewish life.
Yiddish courses are offered at U of M under two different sets of numbers, Judaic Studies and Yiddish, by the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, respectively.
There is no major or minor in Yiddish, but students can select courses from the beginning level, YIDDISH 101-102, through 301-302, as well as a Yiddish literature course in English translation (JUDAIC 333).