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Jewish Studies Program

Jewish Studies refers to the study of Judaism, Jewish history, Jewish identity and Jewish culture over time and around the world. Our professors rely on tools of historical research, textual analysis, ethnography, political science, and more as they seek to understand and teach these topics. Jewish Studies is truly an interdisciplinary way of analyzing and understanding the world!

Jewish Studies courses are open to students of all backgrounds. While some of the students who take our classes are Jewish, many are not. We offer a major and a minor for anyone looking to go deeper into the study of Jewish experience. On the other hand, if you’re just looking for something a little different from what you usually study, you’ll be glad to know that many of our courses satisfy Weinberg distribution requirements.

Jewish Studies also partners with Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) to provide Hebrew language classes, which are offered at three levels.