MinorMinor in Jewish Studies
Students explore Jewish Studies, a multidisciplinary field devoted to the study of Judaism and Jewish history, thought, culture, and communities.
The Minor in Jewish Studies is open to all students registered in a four- or five-level program in any Faculty. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 24 units from the lists below. At least 12 of these units will be taken from List A, comprised of courses focusing directly on an area of Jewish Studies. Students are urged to take at least six units of Hebrew language as part of their List A requirements. A minimum of six units will be taken from List B, comprised of courses which provide crucial background for understanding important issues in Jewish Studies. Students are also encouraged to engage in a year of study in Israel, normally done in the third year of a four-year program. Details are available through the Department of Religious Studies, University Hall, Room 104, ext. 24567, or the Office of International Affairs, Alumni Memorial Hall, Room 203.
Students wishing to pursue a Minor in Jewish Studies may obtain more information from the Jewish Studies Minor Area Coordinator in the Department of Religious Studies, University Hall, Room 104.
- HEBREW 2A03 - Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I
- HEBREW 2B03 - Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II
- HEBREW 3A03 - Intermediate Hebrew I
- HEBREW 3B03 - Intermediate Hebrew II
- HISTORY 2X03 - Jewish History: 1648-1948
- HISTORY 3DD3 - The Jewish World in New Testament Times
- HISTORY 3ZZ3 - Judaism and the Jewish People in The 20th Century
- PHILOS 3J03 - Modern Jewish Thought
- RELIGST 2AB3 (No longer offered)
- RELIGST 2B03 - Women in the Biblical Tradition
- RELIGST 2DD3 - The Five Books of Moses
- RELIGST 2EE3 - Prophets of the Bible
- RELIGST 2HB3 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
- RELIGST 2J03 - Introduction to Judaism
- RELIGST 2VV3 - The Bible as Literature
- RELIGST 2X03 - Jewish History: 1648-1948
- RELIGST 2YY3 - The Bible and Film
- RELIGST 3A03 - Modern Jewish Thought
- RELIGST 3DD3 - The Jewish World in New Testament Times
- RELIGST 3GG3 (No longer offered)
- RELIGST 3J03 - Inter-Religious Encounters in Antiquity: Jews, Christians and Pagans
- RELIGST 3JB3 - Interpreting the Jewish Bible, 200 BCE - 200 CE
- RELIGST 3K03 - Interpreting the Christian Bible
- RELIGST 3M03 - Psalms and Wisdom in the Bible
- RELIGST 3R03 - Death and the Afterlife in Early Judaism and Christianity
- RELIGST 3ZZ3 - Judaism in the Modern World
- ANTHROP 3G03 - Comparative Mythology
- ANTHROP 3H03 - Anthropological Demography
- CLASSICS 2P03 - Ancient Greek Philosophy
- HISTORY 3I03 - The International Relations of the European Powers, 1870-1945
- PHILOS 2P03 - Ancient Greek Philosophy
- PHILOS 2D03 - Moral Issues
- PHILOS 3H03 (no longer offered)
- PHILOS 3VV3 - Kant
- PHILOS 3YY3 - Hegel
- POLSCI 3AA3 - International Politics in the Postwar Period
- POLSCI 3KK3 - Genocide: Sociological and Political Perspectives
- POLSCI 4D06 A/B - Human Rights and International Politics
- RELIGST 2C03 - Moral Issues
- SOCWORK 4C03 - Racism and Social Marginalization in Canadian Society
- SOCWORK 4J03 - Social Change: Social Movements and Advocacy
- SOCIOL 2E06 A/B - Racial and Ethnic Group Relations
- SOCIOL 3KK3 - Genocide: Sociological and Political Perspectives
- SOCIOL 3Z03 - Ethnic Relations
Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.
Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.
Our administrative assistant is happy to help answer any questions regarding the undergraduate program. Please email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
M.A.R.S. - McMaster Association of Religious Studies
Our purpose is to create connections between students and faculty in the Religious Studies Program at McMaster University, to encourage the pursuit of Religious Studies as an interest and a profession, and to provide the opportunity to better understand religions and their role on shaping society.
The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.
Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.
An academic advisor can assist you with:
- Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
- Program selection, application and changes
- Studying abroad
- Transfer credits
- Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
- Appeals procedures
- Referral to other campus services
Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.
- For more information:
Jennifer Nettleton: Administrative Assistant
905-525-9140 ext. 23109
- Required Credential:
- Enrolment in an Honours program.
- Program Type:
- Course Based
- Program Options:
- Full-time, Part-time
- Typical Entry: