Jewish Studies, BA
The Jewish Studies Program provides an opportunity for students to study the Jewish experience from several perspectives including: language (Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino), literature in the original languages and in translation, the history and culture of the Jewish people from Biblical Israel to 21st-century America and modern Israel, the exploration of Jewish law, and the roles of gender and sex in Judaism. Students may specialize in Jewish Studies through a major or a minor, or though one of the following concentrations: Jewish History within the History Department, Hebraica/Judaica within the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, and Judaism within the Department of Religious Studies.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|Select 4 course units for proficiency in Hebrew or Yiddish language 2||4|
|Select 3 course units of History from at least two different periods:||3|
|Jews and Judaism in Antiquity|
|Medieval and Early Modern Jewry|
|Jews in the Modern World|
|Select 3 course units of Literature in original language or translation with one course from each of the following periods:||3|
Rabbinic or Medieval Period
|Religion or Culture|
|Select 3 course units of Religion or Culture (NELC, ANTH, FOLK, RELS, HIST)||3|
|JWST 3900||Senior Research Seminar||1|
|Total Course Units||34|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
May be taken as 4 course units of Electives only if the language requirement has been fulfilled.
Minimum overall GPA must be 3.0 and in major related courses the minimum GPA must be 3.5.
|JWST 3999||Senior Honors Thesis||1|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.