The Judaic studies program at Oakland University offers you the
opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the multi-faceted,
interesting and unique religion and culture of the Jewish people. We
offer a wide variety of classes on Jewish beliefs and values; history;
literature; film; archaeology; and Hebrew. Judaic studies also sponsors
interesting programs, as well as opportunities to study in Israel at our
sister school, The Max Stern College of Emek Yezreel (in the Jezreel Valley, Galilee region, of Israel).
Whether you are taking courses for interest, to fulfill a general
education requirement, or adopting the minor, our classes offer you the
unique opportunity to broaden your perspective and increase your
understanding of the world in which you live. Moreover, given our
increasingly Global World, understanding different cultures and
world-views like Judaism is a great asset for success. Whether you are
going into business, education, or health care, you will have to work
with and provide service for people from many different backgrounds. The
addition of a Judaic studies minor can enhance your resume and open
doors for employment; adopting a minor in Judaic studies is a great
compliment to many other majors including business and education.
A minor in Judaic studies can be obtained by taking 20 credits, or
five classes. In addition to the many interesting classes you can take
to fulfill the minor, we offer opportunities for community internships
and travel to Israel. For more information, contact Michael Pytlik (firstname.lastname@example.org), sub-director of Judaic Studies.
The liberal arts minor in Judaic studies requires a minimum of 20 credits as described below. At least 8 credits must be taken in religious studies courses at Oakland.
1. Either REL 100 or REL 150.
2. REL 102.
3. Two of the following core studies:
- PHL 205 - Medieval Philosophy
- REL 307 - Jewish History
- REL 318 - Written Traditions of Judaism
- REL 319 - Concepts of God and Man in Judaism
- REL 353 - The Bible as Literature
- REL 420 - The Jewish Experience in America
- REL 421 - The Holocaust
- or any REL 300 special topics course in Judaic studies.
4. One of the following applications:
- Hebrew language course
- REL 450 (Religious Community Project Internship)
- REL 490 - Approved Directed Readings in the Religious Studies
- Approved study abroad in Israel.