The undergraduate degree in Judaic Studies offers students a unique opportunity to explore the diverse histories, traditions, languages and cultural expressions of Jews living across the globe. The degree is flexible and individualized, providing opportunities for in-depth language studies, experiential learning, study abroad and personal connections with faculty. Students gain transferable skills in research and writing, critical and creative thinking, and public and persuasive speaking. The diverse curriculum allows for exploration of any aspect of the Jewish experience, from Israel to America, spanning the biblical era to the present.
Judaic Studies explores its key themes in an interdisciplinary fashion, looking at history, law, literature and culture to investigate the broad sweep of nationhood, religion, language and space. Students use the tools of Jewish textual studies and source analysis to contend with contemporary political and social issues: social justice and migration; antisemitism and persecution; gender, racial, and sexual identities; religious faith and diversity. Students develop individual responses to these complex issues and others while working closely with distinguished faculty and prominent visitors.
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