Minor Requirements

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:

Minor Hours
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

Cross-Referenced Courses

  • 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

Contact Info

Center for Global and International Studies

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 318
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-1120
CGIS site
John J. Kennedy, Director
785-864-9037
kennedy1@ku.edu

Center for Global and International Studies

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 318
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-1120
CGIS site
Laura Leonard, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-3500
laleonar@ku.edu

Center for Global and International Studies

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 318
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-1120
CGIS site
Lesley Owens, Graduate Advisor (Edwards Campus)
913-897-8510
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