Jewish Studies at Rutgers University
Publication Date: January 2006
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2006, pp.12-13.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Higher Education; Judaic Studies; Curriculum; Educators
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.