Major and Minor

The Jewish studies curriculum provides a unique perspective for students of history, religion, and culture. Our interdisciplinary program brings together scholarly experts from 12 academic departments and disciplines to form a course of study that cuts across historical periods and geographies, all seen through the lens of Jewish experience.
As a degree-granting center, we offer an undergraduate major and minor. These degrees provide a balance between the ancient and modern components of Jewish studies. Our foundational curriculum in Jewish studies is enhanced by courses on topics such as biblical law and Jewish ethics, historical relations between Muslims and Jews, Jews in film and popular culture, the Holocaust, and contemporary Jewish literature.