2021-2022 Edition

Academic Catalog

Jewish and Israel Studies Minor

Minor Description

The Education Policy Committee has approved a new Minor in Jewish and Israel Studies. This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary minor explores various academic areas such as Jewish religion, Jewish culture, Jewish letters and Israel Studies. Courses are offered by Jewish and Israel core and affiliated faculty, Jewish and Israel distinguished visitors and other Wesleyan faculty.

Admission to the Minor

To enter the minor, students should submit a request via the Major/Minor/Certificate Declaration link in their portfolio and e-mail the director, Dalit Katz at dkatz01@wesleyan.edu of their interest.

Minor Requirements

One course as a language requirement (HEBR102 and up). The completion of the language requirement in the case of students with pre-existing knowledge of Hebrew will be determined through consultation with the Hebrew instructor.

Three courses in Jewish and Israel Studies offered by current faculty in Jewish Studies and/or other Wesleyan faculty and visitors who teach courses with Jewish Studies and Israel content.

One additional elective course of the student’s choice offered by visiting faculty, a CLAC course, an advanced tutorial course (CJST402, CJST412, CJST412), an Israeli film course, a study abroad course, thesis and or an essay in Jewish Studies from across the curriculum.