Jewish Studies (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Jewish Studies
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Comparative Humanities 
Academic Plan Code(s): JS_ _MINOR

The student may choose either the Cultural Studies or the Language and Culture option.

For either options, at least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.

Program Requirements

Jewish Cultural Studies Option

HUM 309Survey of Jewish Thought, Religion and Culture 3
Jewish Studies Electives 1
Select five of the following: 15
The Origins of Islam
Modern Jewish History: The 20th Century
Introduction to Jewish Cultures
Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament
Alternative Judaisms
Modern Jewish Thought
Selected Topics
Selected Topics
The Holocaust, Genocide, and Global Imagination
Topics in the Interpretation of Sacred Texts
Topics in Contemporary Religious Thought
Topics in Comparative Religions
Perspectives on Religious Coexistence and Conflict
ST: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Humanities
Minimum Total Hours18

Jewish Language and Culture Option

HEBR 201
HEBR 202
Intermediate Hebrew I
Intermediate Hebrew II 2
6
HUM 309Survey of Jewish Thought, Religion and Culture 3
Jewish Studies Electives 3
Select three of the following: 9
The Origins of Islam
Modern Jewish History: The 20th Century
Introduction to Jewish Cultures
Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament
Alternative Judaisms
Modern Jewish Thought
Selected Topics
Selected Topics
The Holocaust, Genocide, and Global Imagination
Topics in the Interpretation of Sacred Texts
Topics in Contemporary Religious Thought
Topics in Comparative Religions
Perspectives on Religious Coexistence and Conflict
ST: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Humanities
Minimum Total Hours18
1

Students should take four courses in Ancient/Modern Jewish History and Society (to be designated as such and published by the Jewish Studies program director each semester).  Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course in Ancient Jewish History and Society and at least one course in Modern Jewish History and Society.

2

The equivalent in Arabic or Yiddish may also be accepted with the permission of the Jewish Studies advisor.

3

Students should take four courses in Ancient/Modern Jewish History and Society (to be designated as such and published by the Jewish Studies program director each semester).  Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course in Ancient Jewish History and Society and at least one course in Modern Jewish History and Society.