Jewish Studies is an exciting, interdisciplinary field that draws from history, literature and philosophy to explore the history of the Jews and of the Jewish religion.
Jewish Studies explores Judaism as a religion, but also looks at how Jews around the world have formed new interactive cultures and shared histories.
Through your coursework, you will learn the history of Judaism, and find out how this religion has grown, changed and adapted itself over the centuries, in multiple parts of the world. You will also learn about Judaism’s basic belief system, and about the long histories of anti-Semitism. Perhaps most importantly, you will explore the role of Judaism in the modern world, and see how historical events of the last century and a half have affected the Jews religiously, socially, and culturally, as well as how Judaism has affected the world.