Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies focuses on theological, philosophical, and historical aspects of Jewish thought and tradition.

The concentration also provides opportunities for interacting with the local Jewish community through having local rabbis and Jewish scholars as teachers, as well as potential opportunities for summer archeology in Israel.

The concentration involves four departments, theology, philosophy, history, and psychology.

Concentration Requirements

The concentration consists in 6 courses (18 credits), two required and four electives from at least two departments (see below). No more than two courses in the concentration may count as requirements toward a major.

Required courses (2):
Theology 1312. Elementary Biblical Hebrew
Theology 4363 OR 4364. Introduction to Judaism

Elective courses (4):
Theology 2313. Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I
Theology 3321. Pentateuch/Mosaic Torah
Theology 3323. Wisdom and Psalms
Philosophy 5381. ST/Maimonides & Spinoza Theology 4363 OR 4364. (the required course above not taken)
Psychology 3V52-01/His-4357-01. ST/Reflections on the Shoah: Perpetrators, Victims, and Bystanders.

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