Yiddish, Minor

The Yiddish minor program in the Department of Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies enables students to deepen their knowledge from gaining basic language competency to encountering Yiddish culture, including literature, song, and film, in a historical and comparative context through a variety of elective courses. The minor can open up opportunities for original research in the Penn libraries and archives.

Minor Requirements
YDSH 0100Beginning Yiddish I1
YDSH 0200Beginning Yiddish II1
YDSH 0300Intermediate Yiddish I1
YDSH 0400Intermediate Yiddish II1
Choose two from the following:2
Seeing Differently: Transcultural Approaches to Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies
Jews and China: Views from Two Perspectives
Jewish Films and Literature
Women in Jewish Literature
Jewish American Literature
Translating Cultures: Literature on and in Translation
Topics in Yiddish Literature: Modernist Jewish Poetry
Independent Study
Readings in Modern Yiddish Literature
Transfer or study abroad credit for courses taught in Yiddish
Total Course Units6

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.