Jewish Studies
7031 Freret Street
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698

Phone: 504-865-5349
Fax: 504-865-5348


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Majoring & Minoring in Jewish Studies

Majoring in Jewish Studies at Tulane University

A major in Jewish studies has as a prerequisite one year of Modern Hebrew (HBRW 1010 and 1020, or the equivalent). The major consists of at least 30 credits in Jewish studies courses, Hebrew courses, or courses in related fields. The major must include JWST 1010 as well as one course in each of the following periods:

• Ancient JWST 2100, 3140, 3150, 3520, 3600, 4250 or CLAS 3140

• Medieval 3500, 3520, 3530, 3540, 3590, 4110, 4350;

• Modern 2200, 3210, 3220, 3340, 3440, 3750, 4300.

At least one course should be at the 4000 level or above. Courses taken to fulfill Tulane’s foreign language proficiency requirement cannot be counted toward the major.

Minoring in Jewish Studies

A minor in Jewish Studies consists of 15 credit hours in 5 courses. Requirements include:

• Only one 1000 level course may count toward the minor (either JWST1010 or JWST 1250).  Students are not required to take a 1000 level course.

• Up to two HBRW courses past the 2030 level may count toward the minor.  No courses used to satisfy the University¹s language requirement maybe used as credits toward the minor.  Hebrew courses are not required to complete the minor.

• At least one course should be at the 4000 level or above (CLAS 3140 accepted substitute).

All 3000 or 4000-level coursework for the minor must be taken in residency at Tulane; courses taken abroad do not count toward this requirement.


Interested in a Major? A Minor? One of our courses?

Please drop by to speak with us! Please direct all general questions about majoring and/or minoring to Professor Cohen (


For the 2014-2015 Academic Year:

Professor Cohen ( will advise all Jewish Studies minors

Professor Horowitz ( will advise all Jewish Studies majors

Tulane University Jewish Studies Dept., 7031 Freret St. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504)-865-5000