Welcome to Jewish Studies at UTEP!
The Inter-American Jewish Studies is a broad, flexible, interdisciplinary program designed for students to gain an understanding of Jewish civilization and its creative and cultural experience. The program, which is non-theological in orientation, is an academic exploration of the multi-faceted, socio-historical, 4,000 year record of the Jewish people. Courses taught in and cross-listed with the program highlight the diversity of cultural, political, social, and religious experiences of Jewish people. The program is structured to provide an in-depth liberal arts education that will constitute a foundation for advanced academic study, professional careers in a variety of fields, and a more complex and rich understanding of the world. The Program coordinates events that highlight big personalities who are currently making an impact in the world. By sponsoring these events all years long students and faculty are able to participate and engage in cultural awareness, services and innovative teaching. The program at The University of Texas at El Paso will have as a major point of inquiry the rich cultural tradition of the Jewish people in the United States, Mexico and Latin America.