OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18
GPA requirements to earn minor: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: Grade of “C” or higher required in all courses.
Contact Information: Melissa Ladenheim, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Honors (Folklore), 5716 Colvin Hall, Robert B. Thomson Honors Center, (207)581-3263, melissa.ladenheim.@umit.maine.edu
Judaic Studies provides a broad liberal arts background that cultivates an appreciation of the central role played by Jewish culture in the development of human civilization. Without the full depth of a major, this interdisciplinary program provides students some substantive understanding of the historical, religious, literary, philosophical, sociological and political experiences of the Jews; and it offers a diverse disciplinary framing of questions central to the Jewish experience with different perspectives and methodologies. While a year of language study is not expected to lead to mastery, the Hebrew language is one of the strands that unify the history of Judaism. Some knowledge of Hebrew is indispensable for any serious study of Judaism.