Jewish Studies is an important component of the larger liberal arts curriculum. Fundamentally
interdisciplinary in its approach and international in its focus, the Jewish Studies
Program seeks to add an important new dimension to the scholarly work being done in
Jewish Studies in South Carolina.
Why Jewish Studies?
The Jewish Studies program supports the many ways students can engage with Jewish
life and thought. The program offers opportunities for students such as study abroad,
student research, and academic and community programming that educates our students
and community on the many facets of Jewish history, culture, and tradition both locally
and around the world.
With many courses dealing with Jewish content offered across multiple departments, the Jewish Studies
Program maintains an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental approach to Jewish scholarship.
Beyond the classroom, students are encouraged to take advantage of the program's study abroad funding, as well as campus and community resources that abound in Columbia.
Professors who contribute to the vitality of the Jewish Studies Program come from
many different departments, such as English, History, and Religious Studies. A vibrant
mix of consulting faculty and associate scholars add to the depth of knowledge in
Understanding and Challenging Antisemitism
What should we be doing about antisemitism? To explore the answer to this difficult question, join the upcoming workshop with Dr. Meir Muller
Free film screenings explore Jewish history
Join our community partners for two upcoming film events exploring Jewish history.
Latest News in Jewish Studies
Agnes Mueller, with coauthor Katja Garlof, publishes a new book “
German Jewish Literature after 1900.”
In this new collection of essays, ten original pieces by scholars from Europe and
the US reframe the debates about Holocaust memory and contemporary German culture.
The concluding interviews with authors Mirna Funk and Olga Grjasnowa offer a glimpse
into the future of German Jewish literature.
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