Current and Potential Students: Minor

Minor in Jewish Studies


The Jewish Studies minor requires the completion, with a GPA of 2.5 or above, of a minimum of 18 credits, at least 9 of which must be taken at the 300 level or above in residence at UWM. Students can obtain a minor in Jewish Studies by following one of two options.

Hebrew Studies Track

Two semesters (at least 6 cr) in one of the following areas: Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, or Yiddish language courses

12 credits chosen from the following:
Hebrew Studies 100 - Introduction to Judaism
Hebrew Studies 131 - Introduction to Biblical Studies
Hebrew Studies 192 - Freshman Seminar
Hebrew Studies 231 - Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Studies 232 - Survey of the Literature of the Post-Biblical Period
Hebrew Studies 235 - The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible
Hebrew Studies 236 - The Biblical World
Hebrew Studies 238 - Topics in Hebrew/Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture
Hebrew Studies 249 - History of Jewish Civilization: Biblical Period
Hebrew Studies 250 - History of Jewish Civilization: The Greek and Roman Periods
Hebrew Studies 251 - History of Jewish Civilization: Medieval and Modern Periods
Hebrew Studies 254 - Studies in Hebrew Culture
Hebrew Studies 256 - Good and Evil in Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Hebrew Studies/Jewish 261 - Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images
Hebrew Studies/Jewish 268 - Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust
Hebrew Studies/History 274 - Ancient Egyptian Civilization
HebStu/His/Phil 275 - Introduction to Middle Eastern and Western Religions
Hebrew Studies/Jewish 282 - Jewish Identity in Contemporary America
Hebrew Studies 301 or 303 - Modern Hebrew Literature I in Hebrew or English
Hebrew Studies 302 or 304 - Modern Hebrew Literature II in Hebrew or English
Hebrew Studies 321 - The Holocaust and the Politics of Memory
Hebrew Studies 331 - Topics in Biblical Literature
Hebrew Studies 332 - Women in the Bible
Hebrew Studies 449 - Seminar on Modern Jewish Thought
Hebrew Studies 470, Readings in Rabbinic Literature
Hebrew Studies 471, Introduction to the Midrash
History 319 - The Era of the Crusades
History/Jewish 379 - Introduction to Jewish History
German 250 - Jewish Contributions to German Life and Civilization
Theatre 460 - Storytelling: The Bible, Torah, Old Testament, and Koran

Jewish Cultural Studies Track

There is no language requirement for the Jewish Studies minor

Core courses (6 cr)
Jewish 101 - Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film
History/Jewish 379 - Introduction to Jewish History

Two of the following History courses (6 cr)
Hebrew Studies 238 - Arab-Israeli Conflict
Jewish 247 - Topics in Jewish Literature, Art and Culture
Hebrew Studies 254 - Studies in Hebrew Culture
Jewish 273 - U.S. - Israel Relations
History 282 - The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
History/Jewish 358 - The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture
History 363 - Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship
History 364 - Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-1945
History 370 - Topics in the History of Religious Thought
History 401 - Topics in Middle Eastern History

Two of the following courses (6cr):
Film Studies/Jewish 350 - Global Jewish Film and Television
German 250 - Jewish Contributions to German Life and Civilization
Hebrew Studies 231 - Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Studies 233 - Introduction to the New Testament
Hebrew Studies 235 - The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible
Hebrew Studies 238 - Topics in Hebrew/Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture
Hebrew Studies 254 - Studies in Hebrew Culture
Hebrew Studies/Jewish 261 - Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images
Hebrew Studies/Jewish 268 - Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust
Hebrew Studies/Jewish 282 - Jewish Identity in Contemporary America
Hebrew Studies 301 or 303 - Modern Hebrew Literature I in Hebrew or English
Hebrew Studies 302 or 304 - Modern Hebrew Literature II in Hebrew or English
Hebrew Studies 321 - The Holocaust and the Politics of Memory
Hebrew Studies 331 - Topics in Biblical Literature: Jewish and Christian Women in the Bible
Hebrew Studies 449 - Seminar on Modern Jewish Thought
Jewish/JMC 210 - Jewish and Ethnic Narratives and Identities in Media
Jewish 247 - Topics in Jewish Literature, Art and Culture
Jewish 489 - Internship in Jewish Studies, Upper Division
Jewish 497 - Study Abroad (transferrable courses in locations approved by the director of the Center for Jewish Studies)
Political Science 371 - Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
Sociology 495 - Seminar in Sociology: Spatiality of the Holocaust