The Undergraduate Minor in Jewish Studies
The minor in Jewish Studies requires 30 units and may be taken as a single minor or as one of multiple minors.
A student wishing to minor in Jewish Studies should apply through Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE). The minor is interdisciplinary in that it that draws together a wide range of disciplines including history, literary studies, religious studies, gender studies, education, and other fields. Through its courses and extracurricular programs, the Taube Center seeks to introduce students to the ideas and experience of the Jewish people over its entire history, from the biblical period to the Holocaust, contemporary Israeli society, and American popular culture.
In order to earn a Minor in Jewish Studies, students must complete at least 30 units toward the minor.
- 5 Units of a Core Curriculum Course (Intro to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity: CSRE 196C)
- 5 Units of a Major Core Course (Jews in the Contemporary World: The American Jewish Present & Past in Popular Culture, Film, & TV: Jewish Studies 185B)
- 20 Units of Jewish-Focused Courses (See a list of Jewish Studies courses or propose an independent study.)
To find a more detailed overview of this minor please visit our Bulletin Page.
How to Declare
To Declare a Minor in Jewish Studies:
1. Review the program requirements as listed on this website.
2. Follow the step for How to Declare with CSRE.
3. Make an appointment to meet with Shaina Hammerman, associate director of Jewish Studies, to draw up your study plan.
Want to major in Jewish Studies? Contact Shaina Hammerman: sjhammer [at] stanford.edu.