Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures: Hebrew & Judaica, Minor

This concentration explores Hebrew culture from the Biblical through the Rabbinic and Medieval periods, and into modern times. Emphasis is on gaining facility in use of Hebrew language alongside courses in history, religion, literature and culture.

Minor Requirements 1
Language Requirement4
HEBR 0000 - 4999
Concentration Requirement 24
Introduction to the Ancient Middle East
Select 3 course units in Concentration Requirements (Attribute ANHB, ANHM, ANHR)
Total Course Units8

With proficiency in Hebrew before entering Penn, the minor may be fulfilled with 6 course units.


Student must take either MELC 0001 (Introduction to the Ancient Middle East) or MELC 0002 (Introduction to the Middle East) as a breadth requirement. At least 2 course units must be in the study of Hebrew texts from any two areas: Biblical, Rabbinic or Medieval, and Modern Hebrew literature.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2024 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.