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Undergraduate Students

Judaic 386 Class Trip to the Holocaust Memorial Center. Image Credit: Luna Archey

Judaic Studies offers a major and a minor, and a minor in Yiddish, with a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses for undergraduate students.  The curriculum aims to situate Jewish Studies within a broad-based liberal arts education and provides a framework for developing critical thinking and informed engagement. This includes not only the study of the Jewish religion, but also the historical, cultural, and social experiences of the Jewish people from Antiquity to the Present. Our students study the Holocaust, the Bible, Israel, Hebrew literature, the Yiddish language, and Jewish law, to name but a few examples. These courses can help us understand and appreciate many of the issues that matter most to students today: cultural pluralism, immigration, religious faith, racial violence, and ethnic identity. Many of our students take our courses for personal fulfillment and enrichment. Others seek careers in related fields.