Below are the requirements for the Jewish Studies minor prior to academic year 2009-2010.
For the updated requirements for the Jewish Studies minor, please click here.
The Minor in Jewish Studies is intended to provide students with an overview of the beliefs, culture, history and religion of Judaism and the Jewish peoples in inter-action with surrounding cultures, from ancient times to the present, as wellas an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about selected areas of the Jewish experience. All Minors are required to complete a mandatory set of two core courses,which may be taken in any order, and which together provide an overview and introduction to Jewish culture and history. These courses enable students to place in proper context material in the additional courses they take for the minor.
Requirements for the Minor in Jewish Studies [prior to 2009-2010]
The requirements for the Minor are the following:
a. Introduction to Early Judaism, JWST 106/RELI 106 [JWST 24/RELI 24], which covers material through the Muslim conquest.
b. Introduction to Modern Judaism JWST 107/JWST 107 [JWST 34/RELI 34], which picks up where JWST 106/RELI 106 [JWST 24/RELI 24] ends, and continues to the present time.
The additional courses required to satisfy the minor in Jewish Studies must be taken from a list of courses approved by the Faculty Steering Committee of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. Only courses in Modern Hebrew at the 5th semester level or higher can count as courses toward the Minor.
Curriculum in American Studies
JWST 253/AMST 253 [JWST 53/AMST 53]. "Jewish Women in America: A Social History."
JWST 486/AMST 486 [JWST 86/AMST 86]. "Shalom Y'all: The Jewish Experience in the American South."
Department of Germanic Languages
GERM 56 [German 006i]. First – Year Seminar. “Germans, Jews, and the History of Antisemitism.” (This course may be taken either for minor credit or for general education credit, but not for both.)
JWST 239/GERM 270/RELI 239 [JWST 61/GERM 61/RELI 85]. “German Culture and the Jewish Question.”
Department of Religious Studies
JWST 103/RELI 103 [JWST 21/RELI 21]. “Introduction to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament”
JWST 110/RELI 110/CLAR 110 [JWST 28/RELI 28/CLAR 28]. “Archaeology of Palestine in the New Testament Period”
JWST 243/RELI 243 [JWST 44/RELI 44]. “Judaism in America”
JWST 206/RELI 206 [JWST 57/RELI 57]. “Prophecy and Divination in Israel and Judah"
JWST 143/RELI 143 [JWST 78/RELI 78]. “Judaism In Our Time”
JWST 343/RELI 343 [JWST 79/RELI 79]. “Religion In Modern Israel”
JWST 302/RELI 302 [JWST 92/RELI 92]. "From Many to One: A History of Monotheism in Israel and Judah"*
JWST 512/RELI 512/CLAR 512 [JWST 111/RELI 111/CLAR 110]. “Ancient Synagogues”*
JWST 444/RELI 444 [JWST 154/RELI 154]. “Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Judaism”*
JWST 503/RELI 503 [JWST 122/RELI 122]. “Exploring the Dead Sea Scrolls”*
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
JWST 412/PLSH 412 [JWST 112/PLSH 112]. “Twentieth-Century Polish Culture”*
JWST 464/SLAV 464 [JWST 164/SLAV 164]. “Jews in Polish and Russian Literature”*
JWST 465/SLAV 465/PWAD 465 [JWST 165/SLAV 165/PWAD 165]. “Literature of Atrocity: The Gulag and the Holocaust in Russian and East European Literature”*
JWST 469/SLAV 469 [JWST 169/SLAV 169]. “Coming to America: The Slavic Immigrant Experience in Literature”*