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 more information: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jwst/undergraduate
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 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.