2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Jewish Studies Minor [JST]

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Nance Wilson, coordinator
Cornish Hall, Room 1303

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

School of Arts and Sciences

Minor Offered

Jewish Studies


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

B. Other: Nine hours from among the following

No more than six may be taken in history.

Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18

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