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The undergraduate minor in Judaic Studies offers students an opportunity to explore the diverse histories, traditions, and cultural expressions of Jews living across the globe. Students use the tools of Jewish textual studies and source analysis to contend with contemporary political and social issues. They gain vital skills in research and writing, critical and creative thinking, and public and persuasive speaking. The minor complements and enriches the primary area of study, offering opportunities for in-depth language studies, experiential learning, study abroad, and personal connections with faculty.

Program Requirements

Prerequisites to the Minor:

  • None

Requirements for the Minor:

At least 15 credits. At least 6 credits must be taken at the 300- or 400-level.

At least 1 of the following 3 core courses:

Hebrew and Yiddish courses must be at the 300-level or above. Only one Independent Study course can be used towards the minor.


At least 3 of the courses must be taken at the UM Ann Arbor campus.

A minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a major in Judaic Studies or a minor in Yiddish Studies.


A student who is interested in a minor in Judaic Studies should meet with the advisor as early as possible to plan a coherent course of study.  Please email or call 734-615-6097 to schedule an appointment.