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Minor in Jewish studies
Cornell University undergraduates with an interest in Semitic languages, the Hebrew Bible, medieval and modern Hebrew literature and film, ancient, medieval and modern Jewish history, Holocaust studies, Jewish ethnography, world Jewish literature, and Yiddish culture are invited to complete a minor in Jewish studies.
Start by taking one of these courses:
- JWST 2644 - Introduction to Judaism
- JWST 2651 - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
- JWST 2676 - Holy War, Crusade and Jihad in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam