Jewish Studies Minor

Six courses in Jewish studies are required for the minor:

Course Title Credits
One history course3
One theology course3
One premodern period course3 to 4
Three general Jewish studies electives 112
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Any course with the JWST attribute may count toward this requirement.

At least one of the six courses taken for the minor should be from outside the history and theology departments. Students should select courses from at least three different departments. In addition, at least one course must be an upper-level seminar, such as an Interdisciplinary Capstone Course or a Values Seminar. No more than one course in Hebrew language may count toward this requirement.

History courses

Courses in this group have the JSHI attribute.

Course Title Credits
HIST 1850Understanding Historical Change: Jews in the Ancient and Medieval World3
HIST 1851Understanding Historical Change: Jews in the Modern World3
HIST 3810Jews in America4
HIST 3815East European Jewish History4
HIST 3834Gender, Race, and American Mass Media4
HIST 4048Israel: History, Society, Politics and Culture4
MVST 3501Between Conquest and Convivencia: The Spanish Kingdoms of the Middle Ages4

Theology courses

Courses in this group have the JSTH attribute.

Course Title Credits
THEO 3100Introduction to Old Testament / Tanakh3
THEO 3105The Torah3
THEO 3711Sacred Texts of the Middle East3
THEO 3713Classic Jewish Texts3
THEO 3882Comparative Mysticism3
THEO 4050On Time and Its Value4
THEO 4110Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Feminist Theologies: Discourses of Difference4

Premodern Period courses

Courses in this group have the JSPM attribute.

Course Title Credits
HIST 1850Understanding Historical Change: Jews in the Ancient and Medieval World3
HIST 3270The Crusades4
HIST 4610Seminar: Jewish Society and Culture in Eastern Europe4
MVST 4009Medieval Jerusalem4
THEO 4009Medieval Jerusalem4

 The minor in Jewish studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in Jewish studies only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.