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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Judaic Studies Minor

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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.

Minor Requirements

  • The minor in Judaic Studies requires a minimum of 18 credits. This requirement can be fulfilled in several ways: 
    • At least nine credits from one area of concentration, and nine more credits from the same or another area of concentration.
    • A survey of Judaic studies that includes at least one course from each of five areas of concentration. Selection of the courses should be made with guidance of an academic advisor.
  • At least 12 credits from HEBR or JDST courses.
  • At least six credits of upper level courses.
  • At least nine credits in residence at UMBC.
  • A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses applied toward the minor.

Areas of Focus

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