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Publication Date: January 2006

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

Author(s): Paula E. Hyman; Paula E. Hyman

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2006, pp.22-23.

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; Diversity; Curriculum

Type: Other

Coverage: United States United States

Abstract:

Responding to a series of articles in which Judaic Studies professors discuss their respective Jewish studies undergraduate programs, the author notes a common denominator of how relatively young are all the programs discussed. She posits that the prolliferation of Jewish studies in American universities in the past twenty-five years has been part of a broader recognition in American higher education of the need to expand the concept of the liberal arts curriculum to include cultures once deemed marginal to the American experience.