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Jewish Studies Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-8926
E-mail: ckessle7@kent.edu
Web: http://www.kent.edu/cas/jewishstudiesprogram
Chaya Kessler, Coordinator, 124 Bowman Hall

The Jewish Studies Minor enables students enrolled in any major to learn about different aspects of Jewish heritage and culture. Scholarships are offered to students who are actively pursuing this minor. For more information, contact the program coordinator or the Office of Student Financial Aid.

JEWISH STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)   
Course    Title    Credits    
AS    22001    Introduction to Jewish Studies    3   
Jewish Literature, Art or Thought: choose from the following    3   
ENG    35201    The Bible as Literature (3)     
GER    23531    Yiddish Short Stories in Translation (3)     
23532    Yiddish Drama in Translation (3)     
HIST    31125    Zionism and Israel (3)     
31126    History of the Middle East (3)     
PHIL    21020    Comparative Religious Thought I (3)     
21021    Comparative Religious Thought II (3)     
31065    Philosophies of Religious Experience (3)     
31068    Religious Thought in Contemporary Contexts (3)     
Jewish History: choose from the following
9    
HIST    31127    Ancient and Early Medieval Jewish History (3)     
31128    Late Medieval and Modern Jewish History (3)     
41041    History of Germany, 1871-Present (3)     
41129    The Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jewry, 1938-1945 (3)     
Electives: choose from the following, or any course above*    6   
ANTH    38250    Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)      
GEOG    22061    Human Geography (3)     
32080    Politics and Place (3)

GER    41216    Contemporary German Culture (3)

HEBR    12101    Elementary Hebrew I (4)     
12102    Elementary Hebrew II (4)     
HIST    31024    World War II (3)

41024    Modern European History, 1914-1945 (3)     
41079    Migrations to America, 1607 to Present (3)     
JMC    40010    Ethics and Issues in Mass Communication (3);     
PHIL    41010    Problems in the Philosophy of Religion (3)     
41015    Philosophical Study of Religion (3)     
POL    30501    Comparative Theory and Concepts (3)     
40530    Politics of War (3)     
PSYC    41532    Social Psychology (3)     
SOC    42561    Sociology of Religion (3)     

42568    Race and Ethnic Studies (3)     
TOTAL    21   

*Appropriate special topics and seminar courses may be substituted with approval of the Jewish Studies coordinator.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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