• Jewish Culture (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Jewish Culture minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    Jewish Culture is an interdisciplinary area of study drawing on courses offered across the university. Students study classic Jewish texts, both sacred and secular, and Jewish history from the time of Abraham to the present. Learn more about the Jewish Culture program.

    Curriculum

    The Jewish Culture minor requires completion of the following courses. Only specific courses satisfy the minor requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor. See fall 2019 Jewish Culture courses.

    • Two foundational courses (total 8 credits)
      • LHIS 2861 Jewish History (4 credits)
      • LREL 2070 Hebrew Bible in Context (4 credits)
    • Three electives listed or approved by the director. Of these, at least two must be 3000 level or higher and two may be language courses. (total 9-12 credits)
    • One optional capstone experience (4 credits)

    Total credits: 17-20

    Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill minor requirements.

    Eligibility

    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School.  Please meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the Jewish Culture minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult:

    Val Vinokur
    Program Director, Jewish Culture
    Associate Professor, Literary Studies
    vinokurv@newschool.edu.

    Requirements Worksheet

    Students should track their progress using the program requirement worksheet (PDF) for the year in which they declared their minor in Jewish Culture:

    Students who declared earlier than 2014 should see an academic advisor about requirements.

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