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College of Arts and Sciences
Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs

105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062

The Jewish Studies minor enables students enrolled in any major to learn about different aspects of Jewish heritage and culture.

Each year, scholarships may be awarded to students pursuing the Jewish Studies minor. For more information, contact the program coordinator or the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  AS 22001 Introduction to Jewish Studies 3
  Jewish Literature, Art or Thought: choose from the following: 6
  ENG 35201 The Bible as Literature (3)  
  GER 23531 Yiddish Short Stories in Translation (3)  
    23532 Yiddish Drama in Translation (3)  
  HIST 31125 Zionism and Israel (3)  
    31126 History of the Middle East (3)  
DG REL 11020 Introduction to World Religion (3)  
DG   21021 Comparative Religion (3)  
    31065 Comparative Religious Experience (3)  
    31091 Seminars: Religion in the Modern World (3)  
  Jewish History: choose from the following: 6
  HIST 31127 Ancient and Early Medieval Jewish History (3)  
    31128 Late Medieval and Modern Jewish History (3)  
    41041 History of Germany, 1871-Present (3)  
    41129 The Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jewry, 1938-1945 (3)  
  Electives: choose from the following, or any course above*: 6
  ANTH 38250 Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)  
DG  GEOG 22061 Human Geography (3)  
DG    32080 Politics and Place (3)  
  GER 41216 Contemporary German Culture (3)  
  HEBR 12101 Elementary Hebrew I (4)  
    12102 Elementary Hebrew II (4)  
  HIST 31024 World War II (3)  
    41024 Modern European History, 1914-1945 (3)  
    41079 Migrations to America, 1607 to Present (3)  
  JMC 40010 Ethics and Issues in Mass Communication (3)  
  PHIL 41010 Problems in the Philosophy of Religion (3)  
  REL 41091 Advanced Comparative Religion (3)  
  POL 40530 Politics of War (3)  
  PSYC 31532 Social Psychology (3)  
  SOC 42561 Sociology of Religion (3)  
DD    42568 Race and Ethnic Studies (3)  


*Appropriate special topics and seminar courses may be substituted with approval of the Jewish Studies coordinator.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.