Jewish and Holocaust Studies Minor

Degree Requirements

If a minor is required in your degree program, at least 9 (lower and/or upper-division) hours of courses in the minor must be completed at the University.

Minor in Jewish and Holocaust Studies

Core Requirements

  1. Students minoring in Jewish & Holocaust Studies must complete a total of 18 semester hours in approved courses.
  2. Approved Variable and Special Topics Courses that focus on Jewish & Holocaust studies can also be taken to complete the 18 semester hour requirement. For information on upcoming variable and special topics courses, consult the Director.
  3. Complete all three core courses (JHS 101, REL 200, & HY 347) listed below.
  4. Three electives from the following list, excluding the core courses. Please note that most electives do need Director Approval before credit will be given.
  5. Students must take at least one upper division course outside of their major discipline, and courses must be approved by the director, who will evaluate the course content for consideration within the Jewish and Holocaust Studies minor.
  6. As part of the minor, students may count HY 101/HY 102 or HY 135/HY 136 for only one of their three electives, with director permission. Students must take at least two upper-level (300-level and higher) courses (6 credit hours) as part of their electives.
Core Courses
JHS 101Intro to Jewish Studies3
HY 347The Holocaust3
REL 200Old Testament/Hebrew Bible3
Select three of the following:9
The following do not need Director Approval:
Special Topics -
Hitler and Nazi Germany
Jews & Modern Amer Culture-W
Special Topics -
Directed Studies
The following need Director Approval:
HY of Western Civilization I
HY of Western Civilization II
Special Topics -
Studies in 20th Century Lit
US History to 1877
US History since 1877
History of Modern France
Central European History
History of Eastern Europe
History of Russia
European Civ 1815-1918-W
Islamic Civilization 1453 - W
Modern US II Since 1945 - W
Special Topics -
Coll in History-
Directed Studies -
Public History
Study Abroad
Special Topics -
German Cult-Lit 19th Century
Modern-Contemp German Cult-Lit
Special Topics -
Directed Studies-
Special Topics -
World Religions
Race, Gender, & Politics
Politics of the Middle East
Western Philosophy: Medieval
Special Topics -
Sociology of Religions
Majority-Minority Relations-W
Total Hours18

For a description of these courses, please refer to the appropriate departments. For further information about the program contact:

Dr. David A. Meola,
Director of Jewish & Holocaust Studies,
Department of History, HUMB 344,
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Phone (251) 460-6867
FAX: (251) 460-6750
E-mail address: