Judaic Studies

Judaic Studies at Carleton provides students with the opportunity to explore aspects of Jewish civilization in its historical and contemporary manifestations from the perspectives of a variety of modern disciplines. Judaic Studies examines Jewish history, thought, literature and social life as dimensions of the unique experience of the Jewish people within humanity's diverse cultural endeavors.

Students may petition for a special major in Judaic Studies, or take a concentrated program within a major in Religion. Judaic Studies courses are offered on a regular basis by the Religion Department. From year to year, courses pertinent to Judaic Studies may be offered within other departments as well. For Hebrew course descriptions, refer to listings for Hebrew.

Other Courses Pertinent to Judaic Studies:

  • HEBR 101 Elementary Modern Hebrew
  • HEBR 102 Elementary Modern Hebrew
  • HEBR 103 Elementary Modern Hebrew (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HEBR 204 Intermediate Modern Hebrew (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 204 Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 346 The Holocaust (not offered in 2020-21)
  • MELA 121 East-West in Israeli and Palestinian Fiction and Film (not offered in 2020-21)
  • MELA 121F Middle Eastern Perspectives in Israeli and Palestinian Literature & Film FLAC Hebrew Trailer (not offered in 2020-21)
  • MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory
  • RELG 120 Introduction to Judaism (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 161 The Jewish Bible (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 162 Jesus, the Bible, and Christian Beginnings (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 221 Judaism and Gender (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 228 Martyrdom (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 236 History of Antisemitism (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 322 Apocalypse How? (not offered in 2020-21)

Students interested in Judaic Studies at Carleton or in off-campus programs in Judaic Studies should consult with the Director of Judaic Studies.

See also Hebrew and Middle Eastern Languages