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Yiddish and East European Studies Minor

ONLY STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED BEFORE FALL 2011 ARE ELIGIBLE TO MINOR IN YIDDISH.


Requirements

The minor consists of a coherent set of five courses in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies:

  1. YDSH 40b (Advanced Intermediate Yiddish)

  2. NEJS 98a (Independent study in Yiddish Literature and Culture) [readings in Yiddish]

  3. NEJS 75a (Introduction to Yiddish Literature in English translation) or NEJS 75b (Classic Yiddish Fiction in English translation)

  4. Two courses selected from the following: NEJS 75a (Introduction to Yiddish Literature), NEJS 75b (Classic Yiddish Fiction), NEJS 136a (History and Culture of the Jews of East-Central Europe up to 1914), NEJS 136b (History and Culture of the Jews of East-Central Europe since 1914), NEJS 137b (History of the Jews in Warsaw, Lodz, Vilna and Odessa), NEJS 141a (Russian Jewish History, 1917 to the Present), NEJS 142a (Modern History of East European Jewry), NEJS 153a (Hasidism as a Religious and Social Movement), NEJS 167a (East European Jewish Immigration to the United States), NEJS 175a (Jewish Women in Eastern Europe), NEJS 98b (Independent study in any aspect of Yiddish Language, Literature or East European Jewish History and Culture)

No more than two of the courses counted toward the minor in Yiddish and East European Jewish Culture may also be counted toward the NEJS major or minor.