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Center for Judaic Studies

Degree Programs

Courses and Degree Programs

Undergraduate Minor

Judaic studies is part of a strong and diverse liberal arts education. Whether you are pursuing a minor in Judaic studies, concentrating on the program as part of your major or just taking one of our courses as an elective, you will come away with an appreciation for a diverse set of texts and ideas from a wide range of Jewish traditions.
Our courses are highly interdisciplinary, offering students the opportunity to study Jewish texts and ideas from within a wide range of disciplines, including history, literature, philosophy, religious studies and language arts.

Requirements for the CJS minor
There are two core requirements to complete the Judaic studies minor:

  1. Students must demonstrate proficiency in the Hebrew language equivalent to one year (HEBR 1001, 1002, 1003).
  2. Students must complete at least 20-credit hours of approved Judaic studies courses. Sixteen of those credits must be at the 2000-level or above.

The Judaic studies program combines courses from several disciplines and departments. We encourage you to combine courses that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of our program, choosing from the various departments represented by our faculty.
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Students may also choose a Minor in Judaic Studies with an Emphasis in Hebrew. For this option, students complete the minor requirements listed above by taking HEBR 2001, 2002, and 2003 towards their additional 20 credit hours of approved Judaic Studies courses. (*Note: While HEBR 2001, 2002 and 2003 are not JUST cross-listed, they count as approved Judaic Studies courses).

Since the Judaic Studies minor includes Hebrew study, CJS works in partnership with the Department of Languages & Literatures at DU where the Hebrew program is housed. For more information about the Hebrew program, click here.