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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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 wide range of Jewish traditions, culture and thought.

Our courses are highly interdisciplinary, offering students the opportunity to study Jewish texts and ideas from various disciplines, including history, literature, philosophy, religious studies and language arts.

Requirements for the Minor in Judaic Studies
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, HEBR 1002, HEBR 1003).
  2. Students must complete at least 20-credits of approved Judaic Studies courses. Sixteen of those credits must be at the 2000-level or above. [Note: The First Year Hebrew Sequence - 1001, 1002, 1003 - cannot count towards these 20 credits.]

The Judaic Studies program spans several disciplines and departments. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of our program, we encourage you to select courses from the various departments represented among our faculty.

Students may also choose a Minor in Judaic Studies with an Emphasis in Hebrew:

  1. Students must demonstrate proficiency in the Hebrew language equivalent to one year (HEBR 1001, HEBR 1002, HEBR 1003).
  2. Students must complete at least 20-credits of approved Judaic Studies courses. Sixteen of those credits must be at the 2000-level or above. [Note: The First Year Hebrew Sequence - 1001, 1002, 1003 - cannot count towards these 20 credits].For this option, students complete the minor requirements listed above by taking HEBR 2001, HEBR 2002, and HEBR 2003 towards their additional 20 credits of approved Judaic Studies courses.

(*Note: While HEBR 2001, HEBR 2002 and HEBR 2003 are not cross-listed under JUST, they count as approved Judaic Studies courses).  Click here for a Judaic Studies Minor flier.

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.

Becoming a CJS minor

  1. If you have further questions about the CJS minor, email us at cjs@du.edu.
  2. If you need to complete a minor declaration form, click here and select the "Application to Declare or Change Undergraduate Degree Major/Minor" form.