University of Texas at El Paso
IAJSP banner
Minor in Jewish Studies
Select eighteen (18) hours of upper-division courses from the Inter-American Jewish Studies minor course offerings. This includes courses in: Art, Border Studies, Communications, History, Humanities, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theater, and Western Cultural Heritage. With the consultation with the Director of the Inter- American Jewish Studies Program, Dr. Ezra Cappell, students should design a proposal for the course of studies they wish to complete. All proposals need to be approved by Dr. Ezra Cappell and be on file in The Inter-American Jewish Studies Program office, located in Room 214 in Hudspeth Hall.


1. Art
• Special Topics in Art History 3399
• Art History Seminar 4383
• Special Studies 3399 (Museum Studies Internship)

2. Border Studies
• The Border 3301
• Topics Lat Amer/ Border Stud 4301

3. Communication
• News Gathering & Investigation 3313
• Communication and Conflict 3322
• Communication & Org Leadership 3323
• International Advertising 3336
• Intercultural Communication 3353
• Selected Topics 4350
• Methods of Research in Communication 4372

4. History
• History Special Topics 3390
• History of Women 3391
• Junior Senior Seminar 4325

5. Humanities
• Backgrounds and Foundations 3301
• From Faith to Reason 3302
• Challenges of Modern Culture 3303
• Medieval Women 3308
• Special Topics in Humanities 4390

6. Linguistics
• Syntax 3302
• Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages 3308
• Language Acquisition 4306-
• Studies in Linguistics 4371

7. Literature
• Literature and Film- 3302
• Young Adult Literature 3306
• Jewish American Literature 3327
• World Literature 3331

8. Music
• Music History Survey II 3322
• Social History of Rock 3326

9. Philosophy
• Ethical Theory 3302
• Philosophy of Education 3303
• Ancient Philosophy 3314
• Social Philosophy 3314
• Twentieth Century Philosophy 3335
• Theories of Knowledge 4311
• Great Philosophers 4351

10. Religious Studies
• Major World Religions 3310
• Special Topics Religious Studies 3350
• Gender and Religion 3351
• Hispanic Religious Expressions 3355

11. Theater
• Scene Study I 3304
• Theater Internship 3331
• Theater History and Literature I 3351
• Broadway Musicals A History 3355
• Theater Practicum Non Majors 4304
• Acting Genres 4317
• Dialects for the Stage 4319

12. Western Cultural Heritage
• Cultural Diversity & Youth: US 3339




Master with an emphasis in Jewish Studies

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) provides the opportunity for students to work on a Master's degree in the Jewish Studies field. 


Visit the link below for more information: