Jewish and Holocaust Studies is new undergrad minor focus
The start of the fall 2012 semester at MTSU includes the first
offerings in a new minor in Jewish and Holocaust Studies, an
undergraduate study of the cultures of the Jewish people and the
genocide known as the Holocaust.
this exciting new two-track interdisciplinary minor has been a
cooperative labor of love across disciplines and fields of study,” said
Dr. Elyce Rae Helford, a professor of English at MTSU and the director
of the minor.
Four new courses are unique to the program. “Jewish Culture and
Civilization,” “The Holocaust” and “Current Trends in Jewish and
Holocaust Studies” are general requirements for the minor. “Independent
Research in Jewish and Holocaust Studies” also is available.
Courses from English, geography, history and other disciplines may be taken as electives.
They include “The Bible as Literature,” “Women of the Middle East,” “Israeli Film” and “Nazis and Victims,” among others.
A total of 18 credit hours is required for the minor in either the Jewish Studies or Holocaust Studies track.
The minor program offers students a chance to study multiculturalism
and the meanings of diversity, religious tolerance and intolerance and
For more information, visit www.mtsu.edu/JHStudies, or contact Helford at 615-898-5961 or email@example.com.
– Gina K. Logue (Gina.Logue@mtsu.edu)