Jun 23, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish and Holocaust Studies Minor

College of Liberal Arts 
Director: Elyce Rae Helford
, Ph.D., professor of English

The Jewish and Holocaust Studies minor requires 15 hours and offers students the opportunity to study the diasporic culture of the Jews and Judaism as well as the Holocaust in an 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 cultural 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. 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 will take the following courses:

General Electives (6 hours)

Select 6 hours from the following: