Structure of the Jewish Studies Curriculum

Structure of the curriculum: Each student will focus on two of the fields offered, one as a primary specialization and another secondary specialization. The curriculum includes: 18 semester courses, for 36 course credits as follows: Two required courses in research methods in Jewish Studies (first year, first and second semesters) 4 core courses 8 electives […]

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Structure of the curriculum: Each student will focus on two of the fields offered, one as a primary specialization and another secondary specialization. The curriculum includes:

  • 18 semester courses, for 36 course credits as follows:
    • Two required courses in research methods in Jewish Studies (first year, first and second semesters)
    • 4 core courses
    • 8 electives in the student’s primary specialization
    • 4 electives in the student’s primary specialization
  • Writing two seminar papers, including at least one in the student’s primary specialization for a total of 4 credits.
  • Comprehensive exam (or third seminar paper) for 2 credits.
  • A total of 42 credits are required, including 36 hours of frontal class instruction. For all tasks, the passing grade required to receive credit is 60.

 

The framework for the MA in Jewish Studies is four semesters, spread over two academic years. All courses are open to students at any stage in the program (except for Research Methods in Jewish Studies).

 

The academic year consists of two main semesters (fall and spring). Courses are taught on Mondays and Tuesdays.Students can concentrate up to five courses on one day each week, which is sufficient to complete the full program. There is also a summer semester for students who wish to ease their load during the academic year or who need to close any gaps they have accumulated. The summer courses are given in a more concentrated form but are identical in content and level to those given during the year.

 

Students are required to attend class lectures and read a wide broad, in addition to the studying and analyzing sources.

 

The program also offers online courses in various fields, which courses do not require physical presence on campus. The requirements of online courses are reading the bibliography, 5-6 written assignments based on the reading material and primary sources, and a final exam, which must be taken on campus. Up to two online courses may be taken for degree credit.

 

Degree eligibility: A student will be eligible for an MA in Jewish Studies when he or she has completed 42 credits, according to the requirements of the program, and met all other obligations to the institution.

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