WHAT IS JUDAIC STUDIES?
This major is part of the Cultures & Humanities Exploration Group
The Hebrew and Judaic Studies program enables students to study the cultures and civilization of the Jewish people. The department provides a wide range of courses with exceptional faculty in Classics, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, and Comparative Literatures. They present Jewish civilization from biblical times to the present through a wider lens, allowing students to learn about the Jewish experience within the larger context of the many cultures and civilizations with which Jews have interacted over the centuries.
The general Judaic Studies and classical Judaic Studies tracks share some key characteristics, but otherwise have different emphases and goals and are distinct. Both provide the student with a broad, general background in Jewish civilization and familiarize the student with key texts that inform Jewish culture, religion, and history. The general Judaic Studies major provides a broader perspective and includes a course concentration in the modern period. This is achieved through the requirement to take courses in the biblical, ancient/rabbinic, medieval, and modern periods. The classical track focuses on the pre-modern experience, especially in the biblical and rabbinic periods.
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HEJS 1103 - Literature and Civilization of the Jewish People (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 1 and CA 4)
HEJS 1151 - Elementary Modern Hebrew 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Second Language)
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