The MTSU Jewish and Holocaust Studies (JHS) minor offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study the diasporic culture and religion of the Jewish people alongside the Holocaust (the Nazi genocide) within an interdisciplinary minor program housed in the College of Liberal Arts. Studies include courses in history and culture, the arts and social sciences, and the methodologies of Jewish studies and genocide studies disciplines. The minor provides opportunity for rich and enlightening intellectual development that complements many majors. Through the minor, students develop greater understanding of the relationship of the past to the present with emphasis on issues of tolerance and diversity as we confront hate and inspire awareness.
The JHS minor also offers opportunities to assist in organizing MTSU's Biennial Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies.