The study of Judaism and of the varieties of Jewish experience can be both a complement, and a corrective, to any course of study examining the history and culture of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas.
From its origins to the present day, the Judaic Studies minor at Franklin & Marshall provides a comprehensive introduction to the religious, cultural and political traditions of Jewish life.
The program incorporates the history and literature of the Jewish people and their interactions with the other peoples among whom they have lived. Students will also gain familiarity with the Hebrew language.
F&M's international emphasis enables Judaic Studies students to pursue specialized studies abroad. Our students have pursued advanced studies at Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, Israel, at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel, in Bath, England and in Prague, Czechoslovakia.