Interdisciplinary in nature and global in scope, the Judaic Studies Department brings together the study of history, religion, literature, culture, and language (Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino). We offer majors and minors in Judaic Studies and Hebrew, as well as minors in Israel Studies and Religious Studies. The department also houses the Religious Studies Program and the Center for Israel Studies. We commit to teaching students of all backgrounds and to familiarizing them with the rich fabric of Jewish life. Our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking skills and the development of cultural competencies, preparing students for careers in a range of fields, among them law, education, public policy, museums and non-profits.
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