Minor in Judaic Studies

Declare the JUS Minor

Any advisor can declare the JUS minor. Please email the JUS Advisor, Christopher Cruz (cbcruz75@arizona.edu), to have the student added to the JUS listserv.

Minor Requirements

Students must complete 18 units. A minimum of 9 units must be upper division (300-499 range). A minimum 2.00 GPA is required.

Refer to the JUS Minor Checklist for more information.

Core Course

JUS 301 is intended as an introductory survey and as a gateway to more specialized courses in Judaic Studies. The subject of the course is the Jewish people, one of the oldest nations of the world, whose culture has developed both among and within other cultures as a distinct and relatively continuous whole since Antiquity. Although its content and its precise borders are sometimes difficult to ascertain, "Jewish Civilization" may be defined as the evolving culture--or constellation of related cultures--that the Jews and their Israelite ancestors created and have understood as their collective heritage.

Elective Courses

Visit the JUS Minor Checklist for elective opportunities. Click to see full list of Minor Courses.

In addition to JUS 301, students must complete:

  • 6 units of upper division elective coursework
  • 9 units of additional elective coursework. The additional 9 units may be upper or lower division.

More Information

No courses used for the JUS minor may be used for any other major or minor.