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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.

Jewish Studies is located in 113 Bowman Hall (Kent Campus)
Tel: 330.672.8977


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  JWST 11001 Introduction to Jewish Studies 3  
  Jewish Culture, History, Literature and Thought Electives, choose from the following 1,2: 15  
  ANTH 38250 Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)    
  ENG 35201 The Bible as Literature (3)    
DG GEOG 22061 Human Geography (3)    
DG GEOG 32080 Politics and Place (3)    
WIC/ELR GER 41216 Contemporary German Culture (3)    
  HEBR 12101 Elementary Hebrew I (4)    
  HEBR 12102 Elementary Hebrew II (4)    
  HIST 31024 World War II (3)    
  HIST 31104 Migrations to America, 1607 to Present (3)    
  HIST 31125 Zionism and Israel (3)    
  HIST 31126 History of the Middle East (3)    
  HIST 31127 Ancient and Early Medieval Jewish History (3)    
  HIST 31128 Late Medieval and Modern Jewish History (3)    
  HIST 41024 Modern European History, 1914-1945 (3)    
  HIST 41041 History of Germany, 1871-Present (3)    
  HIST 41129 The Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jewry, 1938-1945 (3)    
WIC JMC 40010 Ethics and Issues in Mass Communication (3)    
  PHIL 41010 Problems in the Philosophy of Religion (3)    
  POL 40530 Politics of War (3)    
  PSYC 31532 Social Psychology (3)    
DG/ELR REL 11020 Introduction to World Religion (3)    
DG/ELR REL 21021 Comparative Religion (3)    
  REL 31065 Comparative Religious Experience (3)    
  REL 31091 Seminar: Religion in the Modern World (3)    
  REL 41091 Seminar in Advanced Comparative Religion (3)    
  SOC 42561 Sociology of Religion (3)    
DD  SOC 42568 Race and Ethnic Studies (3)    
  1. Students cannot choose more than two courses from any subject prefix
  2. Appropriate special topics and seminar courses may be substituted with approval of the Jewish Studies coordinator.


Graduation Requirements:

  1. Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  2. Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).