This minor is designed for students interested in the culture, history, and politics of Jewish communities across the world.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: JS

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Course

RELI 310Judaism (Mason Core)3
Total Credits3


Students choose 12 credits from the following. No more than 6 credits of foreign language or 9 credits of Experiential Learning can be applied to the minor. 112
General Electives
The Middle East in the 20th Century
Introduction to Religions of the "West" (Mason Core)
Religion and History of Ancient Israel
Judaism from Exile to Talmud
American Judaism
Foreign Language (up to 6 credits)
Elementary Hebrew I
Elementary Hebrew II
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Readings in Biblical Hebrew
Intermediate Hebrew I
Intermediate Hebrew II
Experiential Learning (up to 9 credits)
Any study abroad program approved by minor director
An internship experience approved by the minor director
Total Credits12

Special topics courses and independent studies courses, when relevant, may be used to fulfill this requirement with prior written approval of the undergraduate director.