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Ph.D. Minor in Jewish Studies

The Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is one of the oldest and foremost Jewish Studies programs in the United States. At the heart of the Borns Jewish Studies Program is a distinguished faculty with primary appointments in several departments, including Anthropology, English, Germanic Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Musicology, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Religious Studies, and the Russian and East European Institute.

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in a degree-granting program at Indiana University Bloomington can choose to concentrate on American Judaism, biblical studies and ancient Judaism, modern Jewish history, Israel studies, Jewish thought, Holocaust studies, or Yiddish studies.

Requirements:

Students must complete fifteen (15) graduate credit hours of courses with a grade of B or higher. All students are required to take a core course JSTU-H 520 Colloquium in Jewish Studies. No more than two (2) courses may be taken in the student's home department. No more than six (6) hours of individualized readings can be applied to the minor. No more than eight (8) hours of transfer credit from another institution may be applied to the minor. Relevant graduate courses from any discipline may be counted toward the minor. All course selections must be approved by the Jewish Studies Director of Graduate Studies, Shaul Magid (smagid@indiana.edu). With permission from a students home department, students may pursue an intensive minor in Jewish Studies.

Note: Doctoral students in History can major in modern Jewish history. Doctoral students in Religious Studies can focus on Biblical Interpretation or Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker
Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
clipsonw@indiana.edu
Phone: (812) 855-0453, FAX: (812) 855-4314