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College of Arts and Sciences


105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-8926
Email: ckessle7@kent.edu
Chaya Kessler, Coordinator, 124 Bowman Hall

The Jewish Studies Minor enables students enrolled in any major to learn about different aspects of Jewish heritage and culture. Scholarships are offered to students who are actively pursuing this minor. For more information, contact the program coordinator or the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Jewish Studies Minor Requirements (21 credits)
Course Title Credits
AS 22001 Introduction to Jewish Studies 3
Jewish Literature, Art or Thought: choose from the following 3
ENG 35201 The Bible as Literature (3)  
GER 23531 Yiddish Short Stories in Translation (3)  
  23532 Yiddish Drama in Translation (3)  
HIST 31125 Zionism and Israel (3)  
  31126 History of the Middle East (3)  
PHIL 21020 Comparative Religious Thought I (3)  
  21021 Comparative Religious Thought II (3)  
  31065 Philosophies of Religious Experience (3)  
  31068 Religious Thought in Contemporary Contexts (3)  
Jewish History: choose from the following
HIST 31127 Ancient and Early Medieval Jewish History (3)  
  31128 Late Medieval and Modern Jewish History (3)  
  41041 History of Germany, 1871-Present (3)  
  41129 The Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jewry, 1938-1945 (3)  
Electives: choose from the following, or any course above* 6
ANTH 38250 Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)   
GEOG 22061 Human Geography (3)  
  32080 Politics and Place (3)  
GER 41216 Contemporary German Culture (3)  
HEBR 12101 Elementary Hebrew I (4)  
  12102 Elementary Hebrew II (4)  
HIST 31024 World War II (3)  
  41024 Modern European History, 1914-1945 (3)  
  41079 Migrations to America, 1607 to Present (3)  
JMC 40010 Ethics and Issues in Mass Communication (3);  
PHIL 41010 Problems in the Philosophy of Religion (3)  
  41015 Philosophical Study of Religion (3)  
POL 30501 Comparative Theory and Concepts (3)  
  40530 Politics of War (3)  
PSYC 41532 Social Psychology (3)  
SOC 42561 Sociology of Religion (3)  
  42568 Race and Ethnic Studies (3)  

*Appropriate special topics and seminar courses may be substituted with approval of the Jewish Studies coordinator.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.