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2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish and Holocaust Studies Minor

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Director: Elyce Helford, Department of English

The Jewish and Holocaust Studies minor requires 18 hours and offers students the opportunity to study the diasporic culture of the Jews, Judaism, and the Holocaust in a two-track interdisciplinary program. Students will explore these subjects via studies in history and culture, the arts and social sciences, and the methodologies of Jewish Studies and Holocaust Studies disciplines. Along the way, students will confront such vital topics central to local and global awareness as multiculturalism and the meanings of diversity, religious tolerance and intolerance, and genocide studies.

Interdisciplinary Minors

Interdisciplinary minors require the student to complete a minimum of 15 to 21 hours from a list of specific courses. Unless otherwise noted, a student may take no more than 6 hours of courses from a single department until he or she surpasses the required minimum number of hours necessary for completing the minor. Exceptions to this rule may be found within the discussions of several of the minors. In most cases, a student is also limited to just 3 hours of credit toward the minor in the same department or discipline in which he or she is taking a major. Except for the Paralegal Studies minor, no course may be counted both for major and minor credit. Students must fulfill all departmental prerequisites for any course within an interdisciplinary minor. In some cases, advisors may approve course substitutions within these program requirements.

Required Courses (9 hours)

Students in both tracks will take the following courses:

Jewish Studies Track

General Electives (9 hours)

General electives are available only to the Jewish Studies track. Select 9 hours from the following:

Holocaust Studies Track

Guided Electives (9 hours)

Guided electives are available only to the Holocaust Studies track. Select 9 hours from the following courses:

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