Minor

Judaic Studies Minor

The Judaic Studies minor requires that a student take at least six courses. Students minoring in Judaic Studies must take Introduction to Judaic Studies and two Survey courses, or Three Survey courses and three Area Courses

Notes:

  1. Relevant upper level courses may be substituted for Survey Courses.
  2. Half of the courses for the minor must be at the 300 or 400 level.
  3. At least 3 courses used for the minor must be taken at Binghamton University.

Hebrew Minor

The Hebrew minor requires that a student take at least six courses. Only courses above HEBR 102 count toward the minor. At least two of the courses have to be in the 300-400 level. At least two of the courses have to be taken at Binghamton University.

Students interested in a Hebrew major should discuss the minor requirements with the Hebrew Language coordinator, the Judaic Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies, or the Chair.

Notes:

  1. Courses in Yiddish language and literature may be counted toward the Hebrew minor.
  2. No course with a grade lower than C and no P/F courses can be counted toward the Hebrew minor.

Israel Studies Minor

The minor complements majors in Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Comparative Literature, Geography, History, Judaic Studies, Political Science, and Sociology. Students who are pre-law or pre-health, but interested in modern Israeli history, politics, and culture, will find a home in Israel Studies.

Israel provides a case study in the sociology of multi-ethnic and multi-religious relations, as well as international and multilateral conflict and conflict resolution. For this reason, the Israel Studies minor serves students with a wide range of interests and backgrounds.

The Program of Study for the Minor in Israel Studies consists of:

  • Two courses above the 102 level in either Hebrew or Arabic language or literature
  • A course on the History of Modern Israel
  • A course on Cultures and Societies of Modern Israel

Students may focus their work in Israel Studies in history, politics, literature, or another Area in consultation with faculty.

Notes:

  1. Half of the courses for the minor must be at the 300 or 400 level.
  2. At least 3 courses used for the minor must be taken at Binghamton University.
  3. Students who pass the test of language proficiency in either Hebrew or Arabic will be required to substitute 2 courses for the language requirement.
  4. No course with a grade lower than C and no P/F courses can be counted toward the Israel Studies minor.

Religious Studies Minor

  • Minimum of 6 courses (24 credit hours).
    Students may count two courses from their major area of study toward the minor.
  • 2 foundational (100-200 level) and 4 upper-level courses (300-400 level). The program recommends RELG 101/JUST 100: “Religions of the World” as an introduction to the minor and JUST 311/PHIL 311: “Faith and Reason” as one of the upper-level courses, if possible.
  • At least two traditions, including but not limited to: African religions, Asian religions, Islam, Judaism, Christianity.
  • At least two disciplines in addition to Religious Studies, including but not limited to: Anthropology, Comp Lit, EVOS, History, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • At least one course must carry the General Education “C” designation.
  • No courses which count toward the minor may be taken P/F. A grade of C or better is necessary for a course to count towards the Minor.