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The Major & Minor

A major or minor in Jewish studies provides an excellent education due to its strong focus on close reading and interpretation of classic and modern texts, its attention to cross–cultural interactions, and the variety of disciplines it employs in order to understand the dramatic story of Jewish civilization. Students take courses in the Program, as well as offerings from other departments in Jewish literature, history, politics, religion and culture.

Courses taken elsewhere in the Five–College consortium, on junior year abroad programs or on other approved programs for study away may count toward the major. A student's petition to count such a course must be approved by the major adviser and the Jewish studies program after the course has been completed.