The Jewish Studies program enables students to take courses in a number of disciplines, including history, international relations, language, religion, culture, and literature. A 15-credit interdisciplinary minor is available to interested students.

Jewish Studies (JST) course descriptions are listed here. Descriptions of contributing courses from other programs and departments appear in other sections of the catalog.

JST205. The Jewish Experience. 3 Credits.

The social, ethnic and spiritual dimensions of the Jewish people and Jewish civilization approached though topics of the Jewish calendar and festival cycle, life-cycle, diet, dress, Jewish theology, worship and sacred literature; and, anti-Semitism.


  • Liberal Arts
May not be repeated for credit

JST393. JST Selected Topic. 1-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.


  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May be repeated for credit