2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 10, 2023  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Jewish Studies Minor [JST]

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E-mail: steckh@cortland.edu


Arts and Sciences


Ellen Newman and Henry Steck (Co-coordinators)
Sanford Gutman (Academic Co-coordinator)

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 Multicultural and Gender Studies.

Special Features

  • Overseas program in Israel

The minor in Jewish studies consists of 18 hours: nine hours in required courses and nine hours of electives. Relevant special topics courses in some departments may also 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

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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