Wesleyan’s minor in Jewish and Israel studies offers students a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary training in a rich, diverse, and challenging field. Courses explore various academic areas such as Jewish religion, Jewish culture, Jewish letters, and Israel studies, and are offered by Jewish and Israel core and affiliated faculty, distinguished visitors, and other Wesleyan faculty. 

What You'll Study

  • One course as a language requirement (HEBR102 and up). The completion of the language requirement in the case of students with pre-existing knowledge of Hebrew will be determined through consultation with the Hebrew instructor.

  • Three courses must be taken in Jewish and Israel studies (offered by current faculty in Jewish and Israel studies and/or other Wesleyan faculty and visitors who teach courses with related content).

  • Additionally, minors must complete one additional elective course of their choice offered by visiting faculty, a Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) course, an advanced tutorial course (CJST402, CJST412, CJST412), an Israeli film course, a study abroad course, thesis, and/or an essay in Jewish studies from across the curriculum.