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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Judaic Studies

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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,

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.

Residency Requirement:

A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.


Two tracks are available.  Judaic Studies and Judaic Studies, Language track.

Required Courses for Language Track:

Elective Courses:

Choose at least 3 courses from this list.  Other courses may be taken as electives with the consent of the Coordinator of Judaic Studies.

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