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Jewish StudiesMajor

Degree AwardedBA
Hours To Complete35
Courses Required10
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  • Core Course (3 credits) Choose from - JS 101, JS 125, JS 270, or JS 308
  • Language (Max 6 credits) - any two Hebrew courses
  • Electives – (22 credits)
    • No more than one 100-level course.
    • One class must be four credits.
    • At least one course must be taken in each of three Topical Areas (Historical Studies; Religious Studies; Language, Literature and Culture) and two Chronological Areas (Premodern; Modern.) Note: The same class might fulfill both a Topical Area and a Chronological Area, but can only be used to fulfill one (example: A Modern Jewish Literature class
      can be used to fulfill either the Topical Area of Language, Literature, and Culture OR the Historical Area of Modern, but not both).
  • JS 490RW or any 4-credit 400-level course with writing (W) in which the final paper is written on a Jewish studies topic.