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Yiddish Studies Minor

Effective Fall 2016

Exclusions:

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

Advising

A student who is interested in a major in Judaic Studies should meet with the major 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

Elementary Yiddish [Students must either take YIDDISH 101-102 at U-M or take an intensive summer course elsewhere (there are several that exist; at YIVO in conjunction with Bard College, at the National Yiddish Book Center, at Tel Aviv University, at Oxford University) that will qualify a student to take YIDDISH 201-202.]

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

A minimum of 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated below, with at least three courses at the 300- level or above:

  1. Core Language: YIDDISH 201 and 202 (or JUDAIC 201 and 202), Intermediate Yiddish.
  2. Electives: A minimum of 9 credits selected from the list of approved electives, below.
    1. Language
      • YIDDISH / JUDAIC 301: Advanced Yiddish I
      • YIDDISH / JUDAIC 302: Advanced Yiddish II
      • JUDAIC 401: Readings in Yiddish Texts, section titled “Yiddish Culture Between Tradition and Modernity”
    2. Literature
      • YIDDISH / JUDAIC 332: Yiddish Classics and Modernity
      • YIDDISH / JUDAIC 433: Yiddish Classics and Modernity
      • JUDAIC 205 / MIDEAST 276: What is Judaism?
      • JUDAIC 218: Humanities Topics in Judaism, sections titled “Jewish American Short Stories”, and “Urban Cafes and Modern Jewish Culture”
      • JUDAIC 271 / SLAVIC 270: Contact and Conflict: Jewish Experience in Eastern Europe through Art, Film & Literature
      • JUDAIC / MIDEAST / SLAVIC 281: Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
      • JUDAIC 316: Topics in Jewish Literature, section titled “Jewish Folk Literature”
      • JUDAIC 317: Topics in Judaic Studies: sections titled “Lost in Transit: Literature of Jewish Mobility”, and “Yiddish Classics and Modernity”
      • JUDAIC 318: Humanities Topics in Judaism, sections titled “Jewish Literature”, and “Literature of the Holocaust”
      • JUDAIC / YIDDISH 332: Yiddish Classics and Modernity
      • JUDAIC / HISTORY 384: Modern Jewish History 1880-1948
      • JUDAIC 386 / HISTORY 386 / GERMAN 391: The Holocaust
      • JUDAIC / HISTORY / AMCULT 387: History of American Jews
      • JUDAIC 417: Topics in Judaic Studies, sections titled “Ethnicity in Israel Literature and Culture”, “Exile & Homecoming in Hebrew & Jewish Literature”, “Literature of the Holocaust”, “Shtetl: Image & Reality”, and “Yiddish in New York”
      • JUDAIC / YIDDISH 433: Yiddish Classics and Modernity
      • JUDAIC / AMCULT 437: Yiddish in New York: The First 150 Years
      • JUDAIC 467 / RELIGION 471 / MIDEAST 476: Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism, sections titled “The Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel”, and “Hasidism as Mysticism: Nahman Breslov”
      • JUDAIC / SLAVIC 481: Desire, Destiny, & Death: Jews and Modernism in Eastern / Central Europe
      • AMCULT / JUDAIC 437: Yiddish in New York: The First 150 Years
      • AMCULT / HISTORY / JUDAIC 387: History of American Jews
      • AMCULT 405: Topics in American Culture, section titled “Yiddish in New York: First 150 Years, 1870-2012”
      • COMPLIT 490: Comparative Cultural Studies, section titled “Jews and Modernism”
      • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture, section titled “Yiddish Classics and Modernity”
      • ENGLISH 383: Jewish Literature
      • ENGLISH 407: Topics in English Language & Literature, section titled “Literature of the Holocaust”
      • GERMAN 391 / HISTORY 386 / JUDAIC 386: The Holocaust
      • HISTORY / JUDAIC 384: Modern Jewish History 1880-1948
      • HISTORY / JUDAIC 386 / GERMAN 391: The Holocaust
      • HISTORY / JUDAIC 387 / AMCULT 387: History of American Jews
      • MIDEAST 276 / JUDAIC 205: What is Judaism?
      • MIDEAST / JUDAIC / SLAVIC 281: Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
      • MIDEAST 476 / JUDAIC 467 / RELIGION 471: Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism, sections titled “The Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel”, and “Hasidism as Mysticism: Nahman Breslov”
      • RELIGION 471 / JUDAIC 467 / MIDEAST 476: Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism, sections titled “The Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel”, and “Hasidism as Mysticism: Nahman Breslov”
      • SLAVIC 270 / JUDAIC 271: Contact and Conflict: Jewish Experience in Eastern Europe through Art, Film & Literature
      • SLAVIC / JUDAIC 281 / NEAREAST 281: Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
      • SLAVIC / JUDAIC 481: Desire, Destiny, & Death: Jews and Modernism in Eastern / Central Europe

Yiddish Studies (Winter 2015-Summer 2016)

Effective Winter 2015 - Summer 2016; Course list additions Fall 2015

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

 

Prerequisites to the Minor

Elementary Yiddish [Students must either take YIDDISH 101-102 at U-M or take an intensive summer course elsewhere (there are several that exist; at YIVO in conjunction with Bard College, at the National Yiddish Book Center, at Tel Aviv University, at Oxford University) that will qualify a student to take YIDDISH 201-202.]

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated below, with at least three courses at the 300-level or above:

  1. Core Language:  YIDDISH 201 and 202 (or JUDAIC 201 and 202), Intermediate Yiddish.
  2. Electives:  A minimum of 9 credits selected from the list of approved electives, below.
    1. Language
      • YIDDISH 301 / JUDAIC 301: Advanced Yiddish I
      • YIDDISH 302 / JUDAIC 302: Advanced Yiddish II
      • JUDAIC 401: Readings in Yiddish Texts: (section titled “Yiddish Culture Between Tradition and Modernity”)
    2. Literature
      • YIDDISH 332 / JUDAIC 332. Yiddish Classics and Modernity
      • YIDDISH 433 / JUDAIC 433. Yiddish Classics and Modernity
      • JUDAIC 205 / HJCS 276: What is Judaism?
      • JUDAIC 218: Humanities Topics in Judaism (sections titled “Jewish American Short Stories”, “Urban Cafes and Modern Jewish Culture”)
      • JUDAIC 271 / SLAVIC 270: Contact and Conflict: Jewish Experience in Eastern Europe through Art, Film & Literature
      • JUDAIC 281 / HJCS 281 / SLAVIC 281: Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
      • JUDAIC 316: Topics in Jewish Literature: (section titled “Jewish Folk Literature”)
      • JUDAIC 317: Topics in Judaic Studies: (sections titled “Lost in Transit: Literature of Jewish Mobility”, “Yiddish Classics and Modernity”)
      • JUDAIC 318: Humanities Topics in Judaism: (section titled “Jewish Literature”, “Literature of the Holocaust”)
      • JUDAIC 332 / YIDDISH 332. Yiddish Classics and Modernity
      • JUDAIC 384 / HISTORY 384: Modern Jewish History 1880-1948
      • JUDAIC 386 / HISTORY 386 / GERMAN 391: The Holocaust
      • JUDAIC 387 / HISTORY 387 / AMCULT 387: History of American Jews
      • JUDAIC 417: Topics in Judaic Studies: (sections titled “Ethnicity in Israel Literature and Culture”, “Exile & Homecoming in Hebrew & Jewish Literature”, “Literature of the Holocaust”,  “Shtetl: Image & Reality”, “Yiddish in New York”
      • JUDAIC 433 / YIDDISH 433. Yiddish Classics and Modernity
      • JUDAIC 437 / AMCULT 437. Yiddish in New York: The First 150 Years
      • JUDAIC 467 / RELIGION 471 / HJCS 577: Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism: (sections titled “The Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel”, “Hasidism as Mysticism: Nahman Breslov”)
      • JUDAIC 481 / SLAVIC 481: Desire, Destiny, & Death: Jews and Modernism in Eastern / Central Europe
      • AMCULT 437 / JUDAIC 437. Yiddish in New York: The First 150 YearsAMCULT 387 / HISTORY 387 / JUDAIC 387: History of American Jews
      • AMCULT 405: Topics in American Culture (section titled “Yiddish in New York: First 150 Years, 1870-2012”)
      • COMPLIT 490: Comparative Cultural Studies (section titled “Jews and Modernism”)
      • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture (section titled “Yiddish Classics and Modernity”)
      • ENGLISH 383: Jewish Literature
      • ENGLISH 407: Topics in English Language & Literature (section titled “Literature of the Holocaust”)
      • GERMAN 391 / HISTORY 386 / JUDAIC 386: The Holocaust
      • HISTORY 384 / JUDAIC 384: Modern Jewish History 1880-1948
      • HISTORY 386 / JUDAIC 386 / GERMAN 391: The Holocaust
      • HISTORY 387 / JUDAIC 387 / AMCULT 387: History of American Jews
      • HJCS 276 / JUDAIC 205: What is Judaism?
      • HJCS 281 / JUDAIC 281 / SLAVIC 281: Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
      • HJCS 472: Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature II (section titled “Ethnicity in Israel Literature and Culture”)
      • HJCS 577 / JUDAIC 467 / RELIGION 471: Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism: (sections titled “The Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel”, “Hasidism as Mysticism: Nahman Breslov”)
      • RELIGION 471 / JUDAIC 467 / HJCS 577: Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism: (sections titled “The Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel”, “Hasidism as Mysticism: Nahman Breslov”)
      • SLAVIC 270 / JUDAIC 271: Contact and Conflict: Jewish Experience in Eastern Europe through Art, Film & Literature
      • SLAVIC 281 / JUDAIC 281 / HJCS 281: Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
      • SLAVIC 481 / JUDAIC 481: Desire, Destiny, & Death: Jews and Modernism in Eastern / Central Europe