Within American academia, the Program for Jewish Civilization is innovative for its focus on religion and history, but also on the wider cultural, political, philosophical, and literary accomplishments of the Jewish people. Courses represent a broad range of disciplines including, government, history, theology, language, and the arts. This is a program for students of all religious backgrounds, and is appropriate for those with either a strong background in Judaism or none.
A certificate or minor in Jewish civilization allows undergraduates to obtain an interdisciplinary perspective on Judaism and the Jewish people with a special emphasis on Jewish civilization and its interrelationship with other cultures.
Open to students of both the School of Foreign Service and Georgetown College, this is a program for individuals from all religious backgrounds. It is appropriate for those with either a strong background in Judaism or none at all.