Judaic & Israel Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15-19

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N608

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Judaic & Israel Studies program.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete 15-19 hours from courses designated for the Judaic & Israel Studies minor, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level. 

A grade of C or better must be earned in each course counted for minor credit.

Required Course
HIST 3973Judaism - A Religious History3
Choose four courses from the Judaic & Israel Studies Minor Electives list12-16
Total Credit Hours15-19
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.

Judaic & Israel Studies Minor Elective Course List

ANTH 4953Special Topics in Anthropology (approved topic)3
ENGL 3653The Bible as Literature3
HEBR 1115Beginning Hebrew5
HEBR 1225Beginning Hebrew (continued)5
HEBR 2113Intermediate Hebrew3
HEBR 2213Intermediate Hebrew II3
HIST 2013Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations3
HIST 2123The Holocaust3
HIST 2503American Jews/Jewish Americans3
HIST 3120Topics in Modern European History (approved topic)1-5
HIST 3203Transformation of Jews3
HIST 3313Israeli Culture Through Film3
HIST 3403Modern Israel3
HIST 3563Jerusalem3
HIST 3653American Jewish History3
HIST 3733History of Heaven and Hell in Judaism and Christianity3
HIST 3840 (approved topic)1-5
HIST 3953The Modern Middle East3
HIST 3963Rebirth of Israel3
HIST 3983Medieval Jewish History3
HIST 3993The Evolution of Martyrdom in the Judeo-Christian Civilization3
HIST 4003Jews and Other Germans3
HIST 4083Museums, Monuments, Memory3
HIST 4313American Foreign Policy, 1900-453
HIST 4613Old Testament: An Introduction3
IAS 3003Topics in International and Area Studies (approved topic)3
IAS 3203The Middle East Since World War I3
IAS 3473The Arab-Israeli Conflict3
MLLL 10733
MLLL 3063Survey of Jewish Literature from Antiquity to the Present3
RELS 4640Field Study in Religious Studies1-6