The Jewish Studies Program serves to provide a multi-disciplinary focal point for the various courses in Jewish history, religion, literature, and culture that are given at Dartmouth, as well as to sponsor special course offerings (including those by the annual Brownstone Lecturer) and a variety of academic activities related to the discipline. The program currently offers a minor.
The minor is designed to offer a general introduction to the historical and cultural experience of Jews throughout the world, and to Jewish thought, literature, and contemporary political and social issues. At the same time, it provides the opportunity for students who wish to do more intensive work in a single discipline. Those completing the minor are encouraged, but not required, to obtain at least a working knowledge of Hebrew (Hebrew 3, or equivalent).
A total of six courses, which must include:
Two Introductory courses
One course in:
Three courses chosen from the other course offerings in the program, selected in consultation with the advisor.