Judaic Studies at Carleton invites students to explore historical and contemporary manifestations of Jewish civilization in diverse cultural contexts from the perspectives of many different modern academic disciplines. These include the study of Jewish history, thought, religion, literature, and socio-cultural experience. In addition, students may fulfill their Carleton language requirement with the four-term modern Hebrew sequence offered through the Department of Middle Eastern Languages.

To complement the courses in this interest list, in the departments of Religion, Middle Eastern Languages, and History, students are encouraged to explore Israel through a range off campus opportunities, including study, structured volunteer, or internship experiences with support from a Jonathan Paradise Israel Experience Scholarship.

Carleton’s retired Hebrew instructor, Elie Alyeshmerni, established these scholarships that help 2-3 Carleton students per year to experience daily life in Israel. Please contact Judaic Studies Director Stacy Beckwith for details. Students can also receive full academic credit for several consortia programs such as CET Jewish Studies in Prague.

Related Courses

  • HEBR 101 Elementary Modern Hebrew
  • HEBR 102 Elementary Modern Hebrew
  • HEBR 103 Elementary Modern Hebrew (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HEBR 204 Intermediate Modern Hebrew (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 204 Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 346 The Holocaust (not offered in 2020-21)
  • MELA 121 East-West in Israeli and Palestinian Fiction and Film (not offered in 2020-21)
  • MELA 121F Middle Eastern Perspectives in Israeli and Palestinian Literature & Film FLAC Hebrew Trailer (not offered in 2020-21)
  • MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory
  • RELG 120 Introduction to Judaism (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 161 The Jewish Bible (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 162 Jesus, the Bible, and Christian Beginnings (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 221 Judaism and Gender (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 228 Martyrdom (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 236 History of Antisemitism (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 322 Apocalypse How? (not offered in 2020-21)

Students interested in Judaic Studies at Carleton or in off-campus programs in Judaic Studies should consult with the Director of Judaic Studies.

See also Hebrew and Middle Eastern Languages