Curriculum Map - Jewish Studies (Graduate)

All courses are three credits, unless otherwise noted.

Certificate Requirements (18 credits)

    • Required Courses (6 credits)
    • Elective Courses (12 credits)
    Required Courses (6 credits)
    • JST 507: Introduction to Classical Judaism
    • JST 551: Judaism's Encounter with Modernity
    Elective Courses (12 credits)
    • Classical Jewish Studies Elective 
    • Modern Jewish Studies Elective
    • Jewish Studies Electives (2)

    Courses taken for a graduate certificate in Jewish Studies may be applied towards the M.A. in Jewish Studies degree requirements, should the student wish to continue studying.

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    All courses are three credits, unless otherwise noted.

    Degree Requirements (36 credits)

    • Required Courses (6 credits)
    • Elective Courses (24-27 credits)
    • Master's Thesis or Final Project (3-6 credits)
    • Hebrew Language Proficiency
    Required Courses (6 credits)
    • JST 507: Introduction to Classical Judaism
    • JST 551: Judaism's Encounter with Modernity

    Students who have done equivalent introducotry work as an undergraduate or elsewhere may place out of the introductory series, and take two additional elective courses in Jewish Studies instead.

    Elective Courses (24-27 credits)
    • Classical Jewish Studies Electives (2)
    • Modern Jewish Studies (2)
    • Electives in Jewish Studies (4-5)

    Courses in Medieval Studies may count toward the requirement in either the Classical or Modern periods.

    Master's Thesis or Final Project (3-6 credits)
    • Master's Thesis (6 credits)
    • Final Project (3 credits)
    Hebrew Language Proficiency

    Candidates for the M.A. in Jewish Studies must demonstrate competency in Hebrew language before graduation equivalent to Hebrew I. Students may meet the Hebrew requirement by passing a Hebrew proficiency exam.  Students who do not already possess this level of competency may satisfy this requirement through study in the Gratz College Hebrew program or through transfer credits from another approved program.  Hebrew level I, if needed, is taken in addition to the credits required for the M.A.

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