The Major
The Minor
  • (30 Credits)
    1. Jewish Civilization: Society, Culture, and Religion (JUS 231) Acquaints beginning students with the approaches and areas of inquiry common to the field of Judaic Studies.
    2. Survey of Jewish Literature (ENG 205).
    3. A course in Hebrew at the 200-level or higher (which can be used simultaneously to fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Foreign Language requirement).
    4. One course in Ancient Jewish History and Society and one course in Modern Jewish History and Society. Courses will be designated appropriately by the Program Director each semester.
    5. 15 more credits (5 courses) in classes listed in or cross-listed with Judaic Studies, 12 credits of which must be completed at the 300-level or higher.

    Honors in Judaic Studies consists of the above plus an Honors Thesis and one additional elective at the 300 level or higher.

  • (15 Credits)
    1. One Course out of the 3 courses listed below:
      1. JUS231 (Jewish Civilization:  Society, Culture, and Religion)
      2. ENG205 (Survey of Jewish Literature)
      3. GEG300 (Jewish Geography)
    2. Four courses in Ancient/Modern Jewish History and Society (to be designated as such and published by the Program Director each semester). Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course in Ancient Jewish History and Society and one course in Modern Jewish History and Society.
    3. Students are strongly encouraged to take at least HEB101 as one of the above four courses.
    4. Any student who successfully completes the 5 courses in the Judaic track in the UGalilee Program shall also be awarded a minor.

    A grade of “C” or better must be attained in each course taken for the major or the minor with an overall GPA of 2.0.


Students considering a major or minor in Judaic Studies are encouraged to make an appointment with the Undergraduate Student Advisor, Dr. Ira Sheskin, via email at isheskin@miami.edu or call (305) 284-6693 prior to registering for the semester.