Curriculum Map - Jewish Studies (B.A.)

All courses are three credits, unless otherwise specified.

Degree Requirements (120 credits)

  • Gratz College Courses (39-78 credits)
    • Classical Jewish Studies (9 credits)
    • Modern Jewish Studies (9 credits)
    • Hebrew Language (12 credits)
    • Jewish Studies Electives (6-45 credits)
    • Approved Electives (3-42 credits)
  • Transfer Courses (42-81 credits)
Classical Jewish Studies (9 credits)

Students must take a combination of at least three courses in Bible, Rabbinics, and Medieval Studies

  • JST 507: Introduction to Classical Judaism (Required)
Modern Jewish Studies (9 credits)

Students must take a combination of at least three courses in Modern History, Modern Thought, Modern Literature, Contemporary Jewish Studies, and Medieval Studies.

  • JST 551: Judaism's Encounter with Modernity (Required)
Hebrew Language (12 credits)
Jewish Studies Electives (6-45 credits)
Approved Electives (3-42 credits)

81 credits permitted for transfer with a C (2.0) or better from a regionally accredited institution.

General Education Requirements (27 credits)

Since Gratz College offers only a select number of courses that meet the General Education requirements, most General Education coursework must be completed at other academic institutions and transferred in for credit at Gratz. In order to receive credit for transfer coursework, students must present an official transcript from an accredited college or university, which shows the completed coursework with a grade of “C” or better. Gratz faculty evaluates the transcript(s) to confirm that the transferred courses fulfill the General Education requirements. In some cases, General Education coursework is available through Gratz College, including coursework in history, literature and fine arts, diversity, and electives. Students should speak with an academic advisor to discuss the available options.

The purpose of the General Education requirement is to ensure that every student acquires the essential core of an undergraduate education. The requirements stress breadth of knowledge and the cultivation of intellectual abilities essential for the acquisition of knowledge that will help students prepare for success in a continually changing world. The General Education requirements are detailed below:

  • English Composition (2)
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Mathematics 
  • Technology
  • History
  • Social Science
  • Literature or Fine Arts
  • Diversity 
Electives (15-54 credits)

Students must take a minimum of 15 credits in approved courses designed to meet personal and intellectual interests complementary to the selected field of study.

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All courses are three credits, unless otherwise specified.

Students seeking a first credential in Jewish Studies may wish to advance their level of Jewish literacy by completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Jewish Studies, an 18-credit program consisting of 6 courses in Jewish Studies. These courses may be completed either in the classroom or on-line.

Certificate Requirements (18 credits)

  • 3 courses in Classical Jewish Studies (including Introduction to Classical Judaism)
  • 3 courses in Modern Jewish Studies (including Judaism’s Encounter with Modernity)

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