Thank you for your interest in Jewish Studies at Carolina.
The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, an interdisciplinary academic program in the College of Arts and Sciences, promotes a deeper understanding of Jewish history, culture and thought through its teaching, research and community outreach initiatives.
Academic Programs The Jewish Studies program offers courses in departments across the humanities and social sciences, and more than 1,000 Carolina students enroll in Jewish Studies courses each year. Thirteen faculty members will teach Jewish Studies in 2009-2010, and the number of Jewish Studies courses offered to Carolina students has grown to more than 30.
Major Beginning in fall 2012, students at Carolina can make the study of Jewish history and culture the centerpiece of their undergraduate experience. The undergraduate degree program is offered through the Department of Religious Studies, where students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a Concentration in Jewish Studies.
Minors Two Academic minors – Jewish Studies and Modern Hebrew – continually attract a diverse group of Carolina students.
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 well as an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about selected areas of the Jewish experience.
The Minor in Hebrew was created due to interest expressed by many students who wanted to focus specifically on Modern Hebrew Language. Students declaring the Hebrew minor include International Studies majors with concentrations in the Middle East, Religious Studies majors, and those from a wide range of majors who desire a more in depth command of the Hebrew Language.
Languages Jewish Studies’ students can chose between Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew language sequences.
Study Abroad Students have the opportunity to pursue Jewish Studies through study abroad programs in Israel, Czech Republic and several other countries. Students may also participate in archaeological excavations in Israel.
Events Jewish Studies’ students have many opportunities throughout the year to attend public lectures, lunchtime seminars, and other events covering a wide-range of subjects and led by international experts.
Student Life Jewish Studies’ students have an active Hillel on campus, offering both social and religious activities. Click here to visit the Hillel Web site.