Department Information

Chair:
Henry Steck, Coordinator
Old Main, Room 207-A
Phone: 607-753-4807/4105
Fax: 607-753-5760

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Program Details

Jewish Studies Minor [JST] (Minor)

Henry Steck, coordinator
 

Old Main, Room 207-A
607-753-4807

Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS)
Old Main, Room 122
607-753-5784
Fax: 607-753-5694

School

Arts and Sciences

Minor Offered

Jewish Studies

Description

The Jewish studies minor is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the study of the Jewish people — their religion, history, literature and culture. The program seeks to enhance the student’s understanding of the Jewish people and the variety of their cultural experiences while also furthering the College’s mission to study and combat prejudice and discrimination. The minor is designed to complement a number of academic majors. Administration and advisement for this program are conducted by the Jewish Studies Committee of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS).

Special Features

  • Overseas program in Israel

The minor in Jewish studies consists of 18 credit hours: nine credit hours in required courses and nine credit hours of electives. Relevant special topics courses in some departments also may be acceptable in addition to the specified courses below. With advisement from a Cortland Jewish studies advisor, students may complete all or part of the minor in an accredited summer, semester, or year academic program in Israel.

Career Potential

  • Jewish educator
  • Jewish community relations
  • Community outreach work
  • Multicultural affairs
  • Graduate Studies

A. Required Courses: Nine credit hours
  • JST 140 - Basic Judaism (3 cr. hr.)
  • JST 361 - Jews in the Ancient World (3 cr. hr.) also listed as HIS 361
  • JST 460 - The Holocaust (3 cr. hr.)
B. Other: Nine hours from among the following
No more than six may be taken in history.
  • ANT 312 - Peoples of the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 352
  • HIS 460 - The Holocaust (3 cr. hr.) also listed as JST 460
  • JST 250 - Introduction to Jewish Authors (3 cr. hr.) also listed as ENG 250
  • JST 329 - Special Topics in Jewish Studies (3 cr. hr.)
  • JST 360 - Directed Study (1-3 cr. hr.)
  • JST 460 - The Holocaust (3 cr. hr.) also listed as HIS 460
  • JST 461 - Modern Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 cr. hr.) also listed as HIS 461
  • POL 456 - International Politics in the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
  • RLS 200 - World Religions (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 475 - Sociology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18