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Judaic Studies Minor

Effective Fall 2020

Exclusions:

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

Advising

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

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

At least two courses must be taken at the 300 or 400 level (6 credits). 

  1. Core Courses: At least one of the following three core courses:
    • JUDAIC 205: What is Judaism?
    • JUDAIC 210: Sources of Jewish History
    • JUDAIC 281: Jews in Modern World
  2. Electives.  The remainder of the 15 credits selected from the list below.  

Judaic Studies

Any course in JUDAIC or YIDDISH at the 200-level or above, or crossslisted with JUDAIC or crosslisted with YIDDISH, except for elementary language courses (JUDAIC 201, 202, 531, 532 or GERMAN 227, 228 or YIDDISH 201, 202, 531, 532)

Courses in other departments

  • AMCULT 342 / HISTORY 368 / WOMENSTD 360: History of the Family in the U.S.
  • CLARCH 327 / CLCIV 327 / MIDEAST 355 / RELIGION 326: Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
  • CLCIV 327 / CLARCH 327 / MIDEAST 355 / RELIGION 326: Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
  • ENGLISH 313: Topics in Literary Studies, section titled “Literature of the Holocaust”
  • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture, sections titled  "Yiddish Classics”, "Yiddish Classics and Modernity", or "Literature of the Holocaust"
  • GERMAN 322 / HISTORY 322: The Origins of Nazism
  • HEBREW 301: Advanced Hebrew I
  • HEBREW 302: Advanced Hebrew II
  • HISTORY 322 / GERMAN 322: The Origins of Nazism
  • HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342 / WOMENSTD 360: History of the Family in the U.S.
  • MIDEAST 200 : Introduction to the Middle East
  • MIDEAST 201: Madness, Medicine, and Magic in the Middle East
  • MIDEAST 235 / RELIGION 121: Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament
  • MIDEAST 238 / RELIGION 280: The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
  • MIDEAST 242 / RELIGION 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
  • MIDEAST 326: The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Middle Eastern Literature
  • MIDEAST 335 / RELIGION 359: History and Religion of Ancient Judaism
  • MIDEAST 339 / RELIGION 358: Israel Before the Exile (587 BCE): Its History & Religion
  • MIDEAST 355 / CLARCH 327 / CLCIV 327 / RELIGION 326: Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
  • POLSCI 351: Israeli Society and Politics
  • POLSCI 353: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • RELIGION 121 / MIDEAST 235: Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament
  • RELIGION 270 / MIDEAST 242: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
  • RELIGION 280 / MIDEAST 238: The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
  • RELIGION 326 / MIDEAST 355 / CLARCH 327 / CLCIV 327: Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
  • RELIGION 358 / MIDEAST 339: Israel Before the Exile (587 BCE): Its History & Religion
  • RELIGION 359 / MIDEAST 335: History and Religion of Ancient Judaism
  • WOMENSTD 360 / HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342: History of the Family in the U.S.

Constraints

  • Only advanced Hebrew and Yiddish language courses (300-level and 400-level) may count toward the minor.
  • Students may not use more than one Independent study course as an elective.

Residency

At least three of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus.

Judaic Studies (Minor) (Fall 2016 - Summer 2020)

Effective Fall 2016

Exclusions:

A minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a major in Judaic Studies, a minor in Yiddish Studies, or a Hebrew Studies submajor from the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Advising

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

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

At least two courses must be taken at the 300 or 400 level (6 credits). 

  1. Core Courses: At least one of the following three core courses:
    • JUDAIC 205: What is Judaism?
    • JUDAIC 210: Sources of Jewish History
    • JUDAIC 281: Jews in Modern World
  2. Electives.  The remainder of the 15 credits selected from the list below.  

Judaic Studies

Any course in JUDAIC or YIDDISH at the 200-level or above, or crossslisted with JUDAIC or crosslisted with YIDDISH, except for elementary language courses (JUDAIC 201, 202, 531, 532 or GERMAN 227, 228 or YIDDISH 201, 202, 531, 532)

Courses in other departments

  • AMCULT 342 / HISTORY 368 / WGS 360 (WOMENSTD 360): History of the Family in the U.S.
  • CLARCH / CLCIV 327 / MIDEAST 355 / RELIGION 326: Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
  • CLCIV / CLARCH 327 / MIDEAST 355 / RELIGION 326: Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
  • ENGLISH 313: Topics in Literary Studies, section titled “Literature of the Holocaust”
  • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture, sections titled  "Yiddish Classics”, "Yiddish Classics and Modernity", or "Literature of the Holocaust"
  • GERMAN / HISTORY 322: The Origins of Nazism
  • HEBREW 301: Advanced Hebrew I
  • HEBREW 302: Advanced Hebrew II
  • HISTORY / GERMAN 322: The Origins of Nazism
  • HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342 / WGS 360 (WOMENSTD 360): History of the Family in the U.S.
  • MIDEAST 200 : Introduction to the Middle East
  • MIDEAST 201: Madness, Medicine, and Magic in the Middle East
  • MIDEAST 235 / RELIGION 121: Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament
  • MIDEAST 238 / RELIGION 280: The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
  • MIDEAST 242 / RELIGION 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
  • MIDEAST 326: The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Middle Eastern Literature
  • MIDEAST 335 / RELIGION 359: History and Religion of Ancient Judaism
  • MIDEAST 339 / RELIGION 358: Israel Before the Exile (587 BCE): Its History & Religion
  • MIDEAST 355 / CLARCH / CLCIV 327 / RELIGION 326: Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
  • POLSCI 351: Israeli Society and Politics
  • POLSCI 353: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • RELIGION 121 / MIDEAST 235: Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament
  • RELIGION 270 / MIDEAST 242: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
  • RELIGION 280 / MIDEAST 238: The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
  • RELIGION 326 / MIDEAST 355 / CLARCH / CLCIV 327: Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
  • RELIGION 358 / MIDEAST 339: Israel Before the Exile (587 BCE): Its History & Religion
  • RELIGION 359 / MIDEAST 335: History and Religion of Ancient Judaism
  • WGS 360 (WOMENSTD 360) / HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342: History of the Family in the U.S.

Constraints

  • Only advanced Hebrew and Yiddish language courses (300-level and 400-level) may count toward the minor.
  • Students may not use more than one Independent study course as an elective.

Residency

At least three of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus.

Judaic Studies Minor (Winter 2015-Summer 2016)

Effective Date: Fall 2012-Summer 2016

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

A minor in Yiddish Studies is not open to students with a minor in Judaic Studies (Effective Winter 2015)

The 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.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None

Requirements for the Minor

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).

Residence Requirement: At least  three of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus.

Judaic Studies Minor (Fall 2012-Fall 2014)

Effective Date: Fall 2012-Fall 2014

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

 

The 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.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None

Requirements for the Minor

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).

Residence Requirement: At least  three of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus.