From learning oral and written Hebrew through to studying Jewish philosophical contemplations, Jewish Studies will help students attain a well-rounded understanding of this formidable religion, culture and language. Learn about the traumatic consequences of the Holocaust, as well as the heroic actions and brilliant ideas of the Jewish people who have contributed to building their communities’ to-be-admired foundation.
Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought is a new, first-year course designed to give students the chance to sample the kind of material offered in a Jewish Studies Major or Minor. It looks at recent Jewish philosophical self-understandings, and contemporary Jewish biblical scholarship dealing with moral issues such as sexuality, reproductive issues, the position of women, capital punishment and the environment.
After your first year, you can explore issues such as: Jewish film studies, Hebrew poetry & prose, Jewish women artists, Perceptions of the Middle East, the Holocaust, Jews and Muslims, Politics of the Middle East, Jewish philosophy, biblical and contemporary Hebrew.