Requirements for the Minor
Jewish Studies Minor Course Requirements
Student selecting this minor must complete a course in each of the following areas:
- Jewish Studies. Satisfied by 3 JWSH courses (9 hours).
- Courses in Related Disciplines. Satisfied by 3 courses (9 hours) from the list of approved courses below. 1 course in Yiddish or 1 course above the 200 level in Hebrew may count among these hours. Please note that if 1 of these courses — HEBR 210, HEBR 220, YDSH 104, or YDSH 108 — is counted toward the minor, this results in a JWSH minor program of 20 credit hours.
- Course Focusing on the Ancient World. Satisfied by 1 course (3 hours).
- Course Focusing on the Modern World. Satisfied by 1 course (3 hours).
Minor Hours & Minor GPA
While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.
Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor.
Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.
Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.
Courses Offered in the Jewish Studies Program
- JWSH 300 Topics in Jewish Studies: _____
- JWSH 311 Narratives of Jewish Life
- JWSH 327 Jewish Secular Culture
- JWSH 350 Contemporary Jewish Identities
- JWSH 490 Directed Study in Jewish Studies
- JWSH 491 Directed Study in Jewish Studies, Honors
- JWSH 572 Jewish Folklore
- JWSH 600 Advanced Topics in Jewish Studies: _____
- AMS 344 Case Study in American Studies: Jewish-American Literature and Culture (service-learning course only)
- AMS 494 Topics in: Jewish-American Literature and Culture
- AMS 494 Topics in: Blacks and Jews in the United States
- AMS 696 Studies in: Biography of a City: Jerusalem: 3000 Year History
- ANTH 465 Genocide and Ethnocide
- ENGL 203 Topics in Reading and Writing: Holocaust Literature
- ENGL 336 Jewish-American Literature and Culture
- ENGL 536 Readings in the Holocaust
- HEBR 210 Intermediate Israeli Hebrew I
- HEBR 220 Intermediate Israeli Hebrew II
- HEBR 230 Biblical Hebrew
- HEBR 240 Biblical Hebrew II
- HEBR 310 Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature
- HEBR 340 Aspects of Modern Hebrew
- HEBR 350 Intermediate Conversational Hebrew
- HEBR 453 Investigation and Conference: _____
- HIST 341 Hitler and Nazi Germany
- HIST 343 The Holocaust in History
- HIST 503 The Ancient History of the Near East
- HIST 660 Biography of a City: Jerusalem: 3,000 Year History
- HIST 661 Palestine and Antiquity
- REL 107 Living Religions of the West
- REL 311 Religion of Ancient Israel
- REL 315 History and Literature of Early Christianity
- REL 325 Introduction to Judaism
- REL 326 Introduction to the Talmud and Interpretation
- REL 376 American Judaism: Life and Thought
- REL 500 Readings in Non-English Religious Texts
- REL 523 The Dead Sea Scrolls
- REL 525 Jews and Christians
- REL 560 Classical and Contemporary Jewish Thought
- REL 570 Studies in Judaism
- REL 761 Seminar in Western Religious Thought: Talmud and Philosophy
- THR 380 Popular Culture:/JWSH 300 Topics in Jewish Studies: Jewish-American Popular Culture