Offered by Judaic Studies , the Judaic Studies Minor addresses the interests of students seeking an intellectual examination of the Jewish experience. The interdisciplinary program provides a curriculum designed to build understandings of Judaism from historical, literary, social, cultural, religious, and philosophical perspectives. The curriculum allows students to organize their studies within several areas of concentration and to tailor the minor to their academic and career interests. The minor program is structured into six areas of focus: Ancient Judaism, Jewish History: Modern and Contemporary, Holocaust Studies, Judaic Literature and Language, Jewish Religion and Philosophy and Modern Israel. Judaic Studies and Hebrew courses are taught by members of the UMBC faculty and by scholars, researchers, authors, rabbis, and artists from the Greater Baltimore-Washington area.