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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Nancy Sinkoff; Nancy Sinkoff

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2006, pp.12-13.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Colleges and universities)
Education (Curriculum)

Keywords: Higher Education; Judaic Studies; Curriculum; Educators

Type: Report

Coverage: New Jersey New Jersey


The author describes the undergraduate requirements at the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, and the department's goals of striking a balance between intellectual commitments and student interests. Even where materials are culturally familiar to students, the author says, the department strives to introduce unexpected intellectual approaches.