Minor in Judaic Studies

Catalog Year: 2024-2025


This minor is designed for students interested in the culture, history, and politics of Jewish communities across the world.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Course

RELI 310 Judaism (Mason Core) 3
Total Credits 3


Students choose 12 credits from the following. No more than 6 credits of foreign language or 9 credits of Experiential Learning can be applied to the minor. 1 12
General Electives
The Middle East in the 20th Century
Introduction to Religions of the "West" (Mason Core)
Religion and History of Ancient Israel
Judaism from Exile to Talmud
American Judaism
Foreign Language (up to 6 credits)
Elementary Hebrew I
Elementary Hebrew II
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Readings in Biblical Hebrew
Intermediate Hebrew I
Intermediate Hebrew II
Experiential Learning (up to 9 credits)
Any study abroad program approved by minor director
An internship experience approved by the minor director
Total Credits 12

Special topics courses and independent studies courses, when relevant, may be used to fulfill this requirement with prior written approval of the undergraduate director.