The Jewish Studies major has two tracks: Hebrew Studies and Jewish Cultural Studies. Hebrew Studies focuses on the foundations of Judaism, as well as the reading of Biblical and classical Jewish texts. Jewish Cultural Studies focuses on modern Jewish history, literature, film and politics, and does not require Hebrew language.

All majors in Jewish Studies are required to register with the program at the beginning of their candidacy and are encouraged to speak to the program coordinator as early as possible to plan a course of study. To be accepted into the major, students who wish to pursue the Hebrew Studies track must have a GPA of 2.5 in the first two years of Hebrew language courses.

Jewish Studies majors in both tracks must complete a minimum of 15 advanced-level (numbered 300 and above) credits in L&S courses taken in residence at UWM. A GPA of 2.0 is required in courses taken for the major at UWM and in all courses that count for the major, including transfer work.

For more information, please contact

Coordinator: Dr. Rachel N. Baum
Office: Greene Museum 120E
Phone: (414) 229-5156
E-mail: rbaum@uwm.edu