A minor in Jewish Studies may be of particular interest to students earning a certificate in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Cultures and Communities, and/or Comparative Ethnic Studies, or a major in Religious Studies.


The minor requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits, at least 9 of which must be taken at the 300 level or above in residence at UWM, in courses approved for the major (see list below). Other courses may be counted towards the minor with approval of the coordinator. The College requires that students earn a GPA of at least 2.0 on all credits for the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must earn a GPA of 2.0 on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

Select 18 credits from the following:

HEBR ST 1003
HEBR ST 101First Semester Hebrew4
HEBR ST 102Second Semester Hebrew4
HEBR ST 201Third-Semester Hebrew4
HEBR ST 202Fourth-Semester Hebrew4
HEBR ST 2303
HEBR ST 2313
HEBR ST 2353
HEBR ST 2383
HEBR ST 2543
HEBR ST 3313
HEBR ST 3323
HEBR ST 3683
HEBR ST 6991-3
HIST 282The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3
HIST 363Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship3
HIST 364The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-453
JEWISH 101Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film3
JEWISH/HEBR ST 261Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images3
JEWISH/POL SCI 328The Arab-Israeli Conflict3
JEWISH/FILMSTD 350Global Jewish Film and Television:3
JEWISH/HIST 358The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture3
JEWISH/HIST 379Introduction to Jewish History3
JEWISH 699Advanced Independent Study1-3