Academic Majors & Minors
- Students can declare a major/minor during, or after the second semester of their freshman year. Students should declare a major/minor no later than the end of the sophomore year.
- No more than 2 concentrations allowed, either:
- 2 majors OR
- 1 major and 1 minor OR
- 1 major
- Maintain at least a C (2.0) average in any major or minor.
- Only one (1) undergraduate degree may be earned from Emory.
Major in Jewish Studies BA
|Hours To Complete||35 - 38|
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Students majoring in Jewish studies are required to complete a minimum thirty-six credit hours)
Core Course Requirement (Three Credit Hours):
One of the following courses
- JS 101: Introduction to Jewish Civilization
- JS125: Introduction to Jewish Literature
- JS 270: Survey of Jewish History
- JS 308: Judaism
Electives (minimum of twenty-one credit hours)
- No more than one course below the 200-level
- At least two courses must be four credit hours.
- In completing the elective courses, majors must fulfill the following distribution requirements:
- A - Topical Areas
One course in each of the following three topical areas:
- Historical Studies
- Language, Literature, and Culture
- Religious Studies
- B - Chronological Eras
One course in each of the following chronological eras:
- Pre-modern (ancient and medieval)
- A - Topical Areas
Note: the same course can be used to fulfill both a topical and chronological requirement
Language Requirement (Eight credit hours)
Courses must be above the 100 level in Hebrew or another Jewish language. For languages other than Hebrew, advance permission of DUS is needed, as these courses may require special arrangement.
400-Level Seminar (Four credit hours)
JS 490RW (Jewish Studies Senior Seminar) or another four-credit, 400-level senior seminar, in which the final paper is written on a Jewish Studies topic (in the latter case, an email from the professor to the DUS verifying this arrangement is required).
Students may write an Honors Thesis in accordance with the requirements of the College. In this case they may be required to take one Graduate course, which will replace one of the elective courses.
One year of Hebrew (HEBR 101; HEBR 102)