Jewish studies offers courses in the major disciplinary departments of the humanities and supports the critical and analytical thinking in these areas. Because the Jewish people have interacted with so many cultures and societies, Jewish studies enhances any major in the humanities or complements any studies in the social or life sciences. There are professional careers in academics, community, clergy, and education, but most students, like those in the humanities go on to law, medicine, business, and other careers. Work in Jewish studies contributes to their work breadth and depth that will enhance writing, speaking, and engagement in many cultural and social situations.
Jewish civilization has a recorded history of 4,000 years. With texts spanning from the Hebrew Scriptures to post-modern writing, Jewish literature can be found in many languages. While located in many civilizations, Jews have been most intimately involved with those of the West and the Middle East. Studying Jews and Judaism in these contexts provides students with insight into the complexities of culture and identity. A minor in Jewish studies well complements many majors in the humanities and enhances concentrations in the sciences.View Minor Requirements
Studentships and Scholarships
Jewish Studies is committed to aiding our students in financing their education. The Colla Studentship allows undergraduate student the opportunity to develop paid work experience and skills within the Jewish Studies department.View Studentships and Scholarships