Jul 17, 2018  
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Judaic Studies Minor

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Judaic Studies Committee

Larry Miller (Program Director) Sociology

The Judaic Studies minor is an interdisciplinary study of Jews and Judaism, including, but not limited to, historical, literary, linguistic and philosophical perspectives and approaches.  It is open to all interested students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and with a 2.5 or higher GPA in the major.

From studies in this minor, the student should learn at least three things:

  • knowledge of the history, philosophy, literature and languages of the Jews
  • understanding of how historians, philosophers, literary critics and scholars of language frame and respond to humanistic subjects
  • the value of studying a subject from different perspectives

Each student in the Judaic Studies minor is required to work closely with a faculty member in choosing courses offered through the minor. Although students have the flexibility to choose any course in the program, their advisors will guide them so the program does not become a non-disciplinary exercise in Jewish studies; instead the goal is to craft a plan that shows how diverse disciplines deal with a single subject. Students’ transcripts will note the completion of the minor.


Each student takes at least six courses within the minor, at least three of which must be upper-division courses, selected so that at least one course is in the area of history, one is in literature and one is in philosophy or language.


 Complete one Independent Study: Interdisciplinary seminar or other integrating topic - 3 credits

Total credits: 18

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