Total Units Required: 18
The Minor in Modern Jewish and Israel Studies gives students access to the social, intellectual, political, and aesthetic dimensions of Jewish civilization. Students explore Judaism in a historical context and are exposed to the diversity of religious and secular Jewish traditions. The program emphasizes the study of biblical texts, Jewish interpretive traditions, the history of the Jews, modern Jewish literature, anti-Semitism, and Israel, as well as comparative study of Christianity and Islam. It also provides students with opportunities to learn the modern Hebrew language, to study abroad in Israel or Europe, and to gain internship credit in concert with local Jewish communities.