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Jewish Studies Program

Introduction

In the Jewish Studies Program, students explore Jewish and Israeli culture, history, literature, religion, politics, philosophy, languages, and art. The curriculum fosters critical thinking within and across disciplines and, as is true with any good learning, seeks to enable students to make the leap from knowledge to commitment and action. An interdepartmental minor in Jewish studies includes courses offered by six departments within the College of Humanities and Arts and the College of Social Sciences: the Departments of History, Religious Studies, English and Comparative Literatures, Foreign Languages, Art History, Political Science, Geography and Global Studies. Scholarships are awarded each semester to outstanding students enrolled in the Jewish studies minor program.