The Jewish Culture minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.
Jewish Culture is an interdisciplinary area of study drawing on courses offered across the university. Students study classic Jewish texts, both sacred and secular, and Jewish history from the time of Abraham to the present. Learn more about the Jewish Culture program.
The Jewish Culture minor requires completion of the following courses. Only specific courses satisfy the minor requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor. See fall 2023 Jewish Culture courses.
- Two foundational courses (total 8 credits):
- Three electives listed or approved by the director. Of these, at least two must be 3000 level or higher and two may be language courses. (total 9-12 credits)
- One optional capstone experience (4 credits)
Total credits: 17–20
Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill minor requirements.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School.
Please meet with your Student
Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree
requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the
Jewish Culture minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success
advisor, please consult:
Program Director, Jewish Culture
Associate Professor, Literary Studies
How to Declare or Change a Minor
General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare
or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then
clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.
Students should track their progress using the Jewish Culture Program Requirement Worksheet (PDF).