Major

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.

Jewish Studies majors in both tracks must complete a minimum of 15 advanced-level (numbered 300 and above) credits in College of Letters & Science (L&S) courses in the major taken in residence at UWM. A GPA of 2.000 is required for all coursework in the major, including transfer work. All majors in Jewish Studies must complete a minimum of 30 credits in the major.

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science degree requirements.

You are strongly advised to consult both the Jewish Studies coordinator and your L&S advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree.

Fact Sheet

Major Requirements

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. 

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. All majors in Jewish Studies must complete a minimum of 30 credits in the major.

Core
Select one of the following:3
HEBR ST 100
JEWISH/HIST 358
The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture
JEWISH/HIST 379
Introduction to Jewish History
Research Requirement (All research courses and projects must be approved by the coordinator)3
Select one of the following:
JEWISH 699
Advanced Independent Study
HEBR ST 699
One of the 300 level or above courses listed below
Major Tracks
Select one of the following:24-26
Hebrew Studies Track
Jewish Cultural Studies Track
Total Credits30-32

Major Tracks

Students must select one of the following two tracks:

Hebrew Studies Track

Hebrew language courses: Students are required to complete HEBR ST 201 and HEBR ST 202 to order to graduate in this track. HEBR ST 101 and HEBR ST 102 count toward the 100-200 level course requirement below.

HEBR ST 201
HEBR ST 202
Third-Semester Hebrew
and Fourth-Semester Hebrew (or equivalent)
8
Select 6 credits of 100 or 200 level courses from the following:6
JEWISH 101
Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film
HEBR ST 100
(recommended)
HEBR ST 101
First Semester Hebrew
HEBR ST 102
Second Semester Hebrew
HEBR ST 230
HEBR ST 231
HEBR ST 235
HEBR ST 238
JEWISH/HEBR ST 261
Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images
HEBR ST 254
HIST 282
The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Select 12 credits of 300 level or above courses from the following:12
HEBR ST 331
HEBR ST 332
JEWISH/POL SCI 328
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
JEWISH/FILMSTD 350
Global Jewish Film and Television:
JEWISH/HIST 358
The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture
HEBR ST 368
JEWISH/HIST 379
Introduction to Jewish History
HIST 363
Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship
HIST 364
The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-45
HEBR ST 699
JEWISH 699
Advanced Independent Study
Total Credits26

Jewish Cultural Studies Track

Select 9 credits of 100 or 200 level courses from the following:9
JEWISH 101
Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film
HEBR ST 101
First Semester Hebrew
HEBR ST 102
Second Semester Hebrew
HEBR ST 201
Third-Semester Hebrew
HEBR ST 202
Fourth-Semester Hebrew
HEBR ST 230
HEBR ST 231
HEBR ST 235
HEBR ST 238
JEWISH/HEBR ST 261
Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images
HIST 282
The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Select 15 credits of 300 level or above courses from the following:15
HEBR ST 331
HEBR ST 332
JEWISH/POL SCI 328
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
JEWISH/HIST 358
The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture
JEWISH/HIST 379
Introduction to Jewish History
JEWISH/FILMSTD 350
Global Jewish Film and Television:
HEBR ST 368
HIST 363
Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship
HIST 364
The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-45
POL SCI 371
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
JEWISH 699
Advanced Independent Study
HEBR ST 699
Total Credits24