The Minor

The minor in Judaic Studies or Hebrew enables students to gain grounding in a particular facet of the discipline without fulfilling the full range of major requirements. Students majoring in any field will find the Minor in Judaic Studies or Hebrew an attractive way either to broaden their academic perspectives or add depth to their specific areas of study.

To declare a minor in either Judaic Studies or Hebrew, please email ( or call (413-545-2550) the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies main office located in Herter 744.


Judaic Studies

  1. JUDAIC 101 (The Jewish Experience I: Ancient to Medieval) and 102 (The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern)
  2. Four 3- or 4-credit Judaic Studies courses (at or above the 200 level)


  1. Six 3- or 4-credit courses (at or above the 200 level and at least 18 credits) in Hebrew language, linguistics, literature, or culture