Jewish Studies Concentration

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum

Minimum required major and supporting course work equates to 45-51 hours.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

All substitutions must be approved by the Advisor in the Program in Jewish Culture and Society Office.Substitution for specific courses listed will be approved by the concentration advisor only in exceptional cases.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your advisor.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction. To be eligible for graduation with distinction, a student must have a college grade point average of 3.5, a major concentration grade point average of 3.5, completion of HUM 498 with a grade of A, and completion of a semester paper in HUM 498 that is judged to be deserving of "distinction" by a committee of at least two faculty members.

High distinction. To be eligible for graduation with high distinction, a student must have a college grade point average of 3.5, a major concentration grade point average of 3.7, and must have completed HUM 492 (instead of HUM 498) with a grade of A and a thesis in HUM 492 that is judged to be deserving of "high distinction" by a committee of at least two faculty members.

The Program in Jewish Culture & Society sponsors this concentration.

This concentration provides the student with knowledge of the Hebrew language, the opportunity to begin a study of Yiddish, and a broad appreciation of Jewish religion, culture, and history.

JS 199Undergraduate Open Seminar (An Independent Study experience to be arranged with a Jewish Studies affiliated faculty member)3
Hebrew and/or Yiddish language courses, including:26-29
Elementary Modern Hebrew I
Elementary Modern Hebrew II
Intermediate Modern Hebrew I
Intermediate Modern Hebrew II
Advanced Modern Hebrew I
Beginning Yiddish I
Intensive Biblical Hebrew
Advanced Modern Hebrew II
Beginning Yiddish II
One course at the 100 or 200 level from each of the following clusters in the Jewish Studies Minor: Religion, Culture, and History. List maintained by the Advisor in the Program in Jewish Culture and Society Office.9
Three courses at the 300 level or above from any of the four clusters in the Jewish Studies Minor: Religion, Culture, History, and Language. List maintained by the Advisor in the Program in Jewish Culture and Society Office.9