Major Requirements

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Major in Judaic Studies

In addition to completing the general university degree requirements and those required to earn a Bachelor of Arts, the major in Judaic Studies must meet the departmental requirements listed below.

Students must earn a total of 60 credits in Judaic Studies courses.

Required courses:

  •     JST 201: Introduction to Judaism
  •     JST 317U/HST 317U: Jewish History from Antiquity to the Medieval Period
  •     JST 318U/HST 318U: Jewish History from the Medieval Period to the Present
  •     HEB 301: Modern Hebrew Readings
  •     HEB 302: Modern Hebrew Readings
  •     HEB 303: Third-Year Modern Hebrew
  •     JST 407: Seminar
  •     4 credits of JST 402, JST 405, or JST 409
  •     4 credits of approved upper-division subject area outside of JST program
  •     24 credits of upper-division JST courses or instructor-approved equivalents.


Areas of concentration:

In addition to the required courses above, students must choose an area of concentration in which they will take at least 12 credits in the upper-division.

  •     Area A: Jews in Antiquity
  •     Area I: Israel Studies
  •     Area J: Judaism
  •     Area L: Literature, Culture, and the Arts
  •     Area M: Modern Jewish History

For more information about current Judaic Studies course offerings, please visit our Courses page.

New students considering the major are welcome to contact Prof. Meir directly to set up an appointment .