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Judaic Studies (JDST)

Director: Associate Professor Stacy Beckwith

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, 102, 103 Elementary Modern Hebrew

HEBR 204 Intermediate Modern Hebrew

HEBR 221 Israeli Literature in the Middle East (Not offered in 2011-2012)

HEBR 222 Discovering Literary Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

HEBR 223 Faith and Fiction: Exploring Israeli National Identity

HEBR 241 Israel in A. B. Yehoshua's Literature (Not offered in 2011-2012)

HEBR 291 and 391 Independent Study

MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory

RELG 120 Introduction to Judaism

RELG 160 Living Jewish Texts: Reading, Wrestling and Ritualizing (Not offered in 2011-2012)

RELG 222 State of Judaism in the State of Israel

RELG 223 Research on Israel

RELG 269 Jewish Ethics (Not offered in 2011-2012)

RELG 271 Religious and Moral Issues of Holocaust (Not offered in 2011-2012)

RELG 291 and 391 Independent Study

RELG 326 Approaching the Jewish Body

RELG 327 Genesis (Not offered in 2011-2012)

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

See also Hebrew.