Jewish Studies is an important component of the larger liberal arts curriculum. Fundamentally
interdisciplinary in its approach and international in its focus, the Jewish Studies
Program seeks to add an important new dimension to the scholarly work being done in
Jewish Studies in South Carolina.
Why Jewish Studies?
The Jewish Studies program supports the many ways students can engage with Jewish
life and thought. The program offers opportunities for students such as study abroad,
student research, and academic and community programming that educates our students
and community on the many facets of Jewish history, culture, and tradition both locally
and around the world.
With many courses dealing with Jewish content offered across multiple departments, the Jewish Studies
Program maintains an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental approach to Jewish scholarship.
Beyond the classroom, students are encouraged to take advantage of the program's study abroad funding, as well as campus and community resources that abound in Columbia.
Professors who contribute to the vitality of the Jewish Studies Program come from
many different departments, such as English, History, and Religious Studies. A vibrant
mix of consulting faculty and associate scholars add to the depth of knowledge in
Saskia Coenen Snyder, an Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at USC, has
been awarded a fellowship-in-residency at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam for the 2017-2018 academic year. Read the article