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 and by the Department of Middle Eastern Language.  Pertinent courses are periodically offered in other departments as well. For Hebrew course descriptions, refer to listings for Hebrew.

Courses Pertinent to Judaic Studies:

  • CAMS 236 Israeli Society in Israeli Cinema
  • CAMS 236F Israeli Society in Israeli Cinema - FLAC Hebrew Trailer
  • CCST 100 Cross Cultural Perspectives on Israeli and Palestinian Identity
  • HEBR 101 Elementary Modern Hebrew (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HEBR 102 Elementary Modern Hebrew (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HEBR 103 Elementary Modern Hebrew
  • HEBR 204 Intermediate Modern Hebrew
  • HIST 204 Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HIST 346 The Holocaust (not offered in 2021-22)
  • MELA 121 East-West in Israeli and Palestinian Fiction and Film (not offered in 2021-22)
  • MELA 121F Middle Eastern Perspectives in Israeli and Palestinian Literature & Film FLAC Hebrew Trailer (not offered in 2021-22)
  • MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 120 Introduction to Judaism
  • RELG 161 The Jewish Bible (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 162 Jesus, the Bible, and Christian Beginnings
  • RELG 218 The Body in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • RELG 219 Religious Law, Il/Legal Religions
  • RELG 221 Judaism and Gender
  • RELG 228 Martyrdom (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 236 History of Antisemitism (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 322 Apocalypse How?

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