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The Jewish Studies program at UH offers a broad array of classes on Judaism as history, culture, and religion. Our students come from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. Many of our courses satisfy core curriculum requirements, and we offer a minor in Jewish Studies

The minor in Jewish Studies consists of 18 credit hours:

1. Six credit hours required:

  • JWST/WCL 2380: Introduction to Jewish Studies
  • JWST/WCL 3380: American Jewish Culture

2. Twelve credit hours taken from:

  • JWST/RELS 2372: The Bible and Modern Pop Culture
  • JWST/RELS 3373: Jews in the Ancient World
  • JWST 3374: Jewish Film
  • JWST/ARAB 3397: Jewish-Muslim Relations
  • JWST 3397: Jewish Law
  • JWST 3398: Independent Study
  • JWST 4398: Independent Study
  • CLAS 3375: Roman, Jew, and Christian: The Politics and Sociology of Religion in the First Century A.D. 
  • GERM 3364: Writing Holocausts
  • GERM 3381: History of German Cinema
  • GERM 3384: Fascism and German Cinema
  • GERM 3385: East German Cinema
  • HIST 2349: Latina/o Jewish History
  • HIST 3317: Making of Ethnic America 
  • HIST 3358: Germany Since 1918
  • HIST 4321: History of Jewish Food
  • HIST 4361: 20th Century Genocides and Human Rights
  • HON 4301H: Ancient Medicine
  • HON 4397H: Law and Ethics (listed in schedule as Christianity and Ethics)
  • RELS 2310: Bible and Western Culture I
  • RELS 2330: Judaism
  • RELS 2335: Rabbinic Biblical Interpretation
  • RELS 3323: Continuities: Jewish and Christian Texts and Traditions
  • RELS 3371/JWST 3397: Women in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • WCL 3376: Visual Stories: Local and Global [Available for JWST credit by petition, if student’s project relates to Jewish community]