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Judaic Studies : Contact Information

2111 Thayer Academic Building | 202 South Thayer Street | (734) 763-9047 (phone) | (734) 936-2186 (fax) | www.lsa.umich.edu/judaic | e-mail: JudaicStudies@umich.edu


Academics and Requirements


 

Judaic Studies Advising

A student who is interested in a major in Judaic Studies should meet with the major advisor as early as possible to plan a coherent course of study.  Please email JudaicStudies@umich.edu or call 734-615-6097 to schedule an appointment.

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

A major in Judaic studies is not open to students with a minor in Judaic Studies, a minor in Yiddish Studies, or a Hebrew Studies submajor from the Department of Near Eastern Studies

Effective: Fall 2016-Current

A major in Judaic Studies enhances vital skills in research and writing, critical and creative thinking, cultural awareness, public speaking, and persuasive communicating. Judaic Studies majors pursue careers in Jewish communal services, social work, education, development, political advocacy, religious leadership, law, medicine, business, and other professional fields.

Prerequisites to the Major

Second semester proficiency in Hebrew (HJCS 102) or Yiddish (JUDAIC 102), achieved either through course work or placement examination.

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to complete a minimum of 28 credits. At least 12 credits must be at 300 or 400 level; at least one of these courses must be at the 400 level.

  1. Core. At least two of the following
    • JUDAIC 205: What is Judaism?
    • JUDAIC 210: Sources of Jewish History
    • JUDAIC 281: Jews in Modern World
  2. Electives: All courses must be at the 200-level or above and either approved by a major advisor or chosen from the following list.

    Judaic Studies
    Any course in JUDAIC or YIDDISH at the 200-level or above, or crossslisted with JUDAIC or crosslisted with YIDDISH, except for elementary language courses (JUDAIC 201, 202, 531, 532  or GERMAN 227 , 228 or   YIDDISH 201, 202, 531, 532)

    Courses in other departments
    • AMCULT 342 / HISTORY 368 / WOMENSTD 360. History of the Family in the U.S.
    • CLARCH 327 / CLCIV 327 / NEAREAST 355 / RELIGION 326. Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
    • CLCIV 327 / CLARCH 327 / NEAREAST 355 / RELIGION 326. Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
    • ENGLISH 313. Topics in Literary Studies, section titled
      “Literature of the Holocaust” [TopicID #19]
    • ENGLISH 317. Literature and Culture, sections titled
      "Yiddish Classics” [TopicID #4]
      "Yiddish Classics and Modernity" [TopicID #43]
      "Literature of the Holocaust" [TopicID #63]
    • GERMAN 322 / HISTORY 322. The Origins of Nazism
    • HEBREW 301. Advanced Hebrew I
    • HEBREW 302. Advanced Hebrew II
    • HISTORY 322 / GERMAN 322. The Origins of Nazism
    • HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342 / WOMENSTD 360. History of the Family in the U.S.
    • NEAREAST 200 / RELIGION 201. Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern
    • NEAREAST 201. Madness, Medicine, and Magic in the Middle East
    • NEAREAST 235 / RELIGION 121. Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament
    • NEAREAST 238 / RELIGION 280. The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
    • NEAREAST 242 / RELIGION 270. Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
    • NEAREAST 326. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Middle Eastern Literature
    • NEAREAST 335 / RELIGION 359. History and Religion of Ancient Judaism
    • NEAREAST 339 / RELIGION 358. Israel Before the Exile (587 BCE): Its History & Religion
    • NEAREAST 355 / CLARCH 327 / CLCIV 327 / RELIGION 326. Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
    • POLSCI 351. Israeli Society and Politics
    • POLSCI 353. The Arab-Israeli Conflict
    • RELIGION 121 / NEAREAST 235. Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament
    • RELIGION 201 / NEAREAST 200. Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern
    • RELIGION 270 / NEAREAST 242. Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
    • RELIGION 280 / NEAREAST 238. The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
    • RELIGION 326 / NEAREAST 355 / CLARCH 327 / CLCIV 327. Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
    • RELIGION 358 / NEAREAST 339. Israel Before the Exile (587 BCE): Its History & Religion
    • RELIGION 359 / NEAREAST 335. History and Religion of Ancient Judaism
    • WOMENSTD 360 / HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342. History of the Family in the U.S.
  3. Restrictions:

    • Students may not use more than one Independent study course as an elective.
    • Only advanced Hebrew and Yiddish language courses (300-level and 400-level) may count toward the major / minor.

Residence Requirement. Fifteen of the 28 credits must be elected in residence unless special permission is given by the major advisor.

Honors Plan

The Center offers an Honors plan to qualified Judaic Studies students. Application for an Honors plan is usually made at the beginning of the third year. Participation requires a 3.5 grade point average. Graduation with Honors is recommended for students who complete all College and Judaic Studies graduation requirements, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and write a substantial Honors thesis which is judged worthy of Honors designation by the thesis advisor and at least one other faculty reader. An Honors plan is not limited to students who have been in the College Honors Program in the first and second years. For more information about Honors, email Ask.Honors@umich.edu or call 734.764.6274.

 

Judaic Studies Major (Fall 2015-Summer 2016) +

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

Students who elect the Hebrew Studies submajor of Near Eastern Studies may not elect the Judaic Studies major.

Effective: Fall 2015-Summer 2016

An undergraduate major in Judaic Studies offers students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of international affairs, historical change and religious phenomena. The major introduces students to the history and cultures of the Jewish people, and explores the world from distinctive Jewish perspectives.

Prerequisites to the Major

JUDAIC 205 and second-term proficiency in modern Hebrew (HJCS 102) or Yiddish (JUDAIC 102).

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to complete at least 24 credits of work in approved courses, exclusive of the above language requirement and JUDAIC 205. Fifteen of the 24 credits must be elected in residence unless special permission is given by the department advisor.

The 24 credits must include two courses in each of the following three categories:

  1. Classical and Modern Judaism
  2. Jewish Literature and Culture
  3. Jewish History and Social Science

In addition, two of the courses (not including JUDAIC 205) must cover or include material from pre-modern periods (before ca. 1750).

Classical and Modern Judaism: Law and Religion
  • History: HISTORY 256, 269, 277, 281, 306, 307, and 406
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 260, 265, 270, 277, 281, 376, 379, 467, 468, 470, 478, 481
  • Law: 642, 867
  • Near Eastern Studies
    • Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies: ACABS 270, 321, 322, 470, 542, 543, 723, and appropriate sections of 591 and 592
    • Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies: HJCS 270, 379, 470, 477, 478, 491, 542, 543, 576, 577, 591
    • Near Eastern Studies: NEAREAST 200, 207, 238
  • Religion: 201, 260, 270, 277, 359, 469, 471 and 478
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures: 
    • SLAVIC 281, 481
  • Women’s Studies: WOMENSTD 376
Jewish Literature and Culture
  • American Culture: AMCULT 387
  • Anthropology: ANTHRCUL 335
  • English Language and Literature: 383, and appropriate sections of ENGLISH 313, 317, 318, 417 and 430.
  • History: 350, 387, 435
  • History of Art: HISTART 323
  • Judaic Studies: 250, 271, 281, 296, 343, 344, 373, 381, 401, 451, 467, 480, 591, and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies
    • Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies: ACABS 544
    • Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies: HJCS 296, 305, 323, 335, 373, 381, 401, 402, 471, 472, 544, 545, 571, 572, 577, 592
    • Near East Studies: NEAREAST 281, 326, 490, 590
  • Political Science: 350 and 451
  • Religion: 296, 324, 361, 444, and 471
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures:
    • RUSSIAN 435
    • SLAVIC 270, 281, 481
  • Women’s Studies: WOMENSTD 376
Jewish History and Social Science
  • American Culture: AMCULT 343, 387
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures: GERMAN 322
  • History: HISTORY 244, 256, 269, 322, 368, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 406, 435, 628, and appropriate sections of HISTORY 396, 397, 590, 591; and MEMS 381 and 382
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 244, 260, 265, 271, 277, 296,  343, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 406, 410, 435, 451, 480, 628, and 652
  • Middle Eastern and North African Studies: MENAS 244
  • Near Eastern Studies
    • Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies: AAPTIS 244, 277
    • Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies: HJCS 244, 277, 296
    • Near East Studies: NEAREAST 207
  • Political Science: 350, 351, 353, 451 and 652
  • Religion: 260, 277, 296, 358
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures:
    • Slavic Surveys: SLAVIC 270
  • Social Work: 645
  • Sociology: 410
Languages
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 201, 202, 301, 302, 333 and 401
  • Near Eastern Studies 
    • Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies: ACABS202, 483, 484, 581 and 582
    • Hebrew:  HEBREW 301
    • Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies: HJCS 201, 202,  302
    • Near Eastern Studies Language: NESLANG 201
  • Yiddish: YIDDISH 201, 202, 301, and 302
Independent Studies
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 495, 496, 497, 498, and 500.

Other courses, at the 200-level and above, may be approved by the department advisor. 100-level courses may not be included in a plan for the major. Students with extensive preparation in Jewish studies may be exempted from taking JUDAIC 205 by the department advisor.

Students may include intermediate Hebrew or Yiddish courses in a plan for the major if they use the other language as a prerequisite.

Honors Plan

The Center offers an Honors plan to qualified Judaic Studies students. Application for an Honors plan is usually made at the beginning of the third year. Participation requires a 3.5 grade point average. Graduation with Honors is recommended for students who complete all College and Judaic Studies graduation requirements, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and write a substantial Honors thesis which is judged worthy of Honors designation by the thesis advisor and at least one other faculty reader. An Honors plan is not limited to students who have been in the College Honors Program in the first and second years. The name, phone number, and office hours of the Honors department advisor are available in the Honors Office, 1330 Mason Hall, or in the Center for Judaic Studies, 2111 Thayer Academic Building.

Concurrent Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (CUGS) Program

Majors who are advanced in their studies and have exhausted the undergraduate resources in Judaic Studies are encouraged to speak with the Judaic Studies Student/Fellow Coordinator about the Concurrent Undergraduate-Graduate Studies (CUGS) Program in LSA. 

 

Judaic Studies Major (Fall 2012-Summer 2015) +

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

Effective: Fall 2012 - Summer 2015

An undergraduate major in Judaic Studies offers students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of international affairs, historical change and religious phenomena. The major introduces students to the history and cultures of the Jewish people, and explores the world from distinctive Jewish perspectives.

Prerequisites to the Major

JUDAIC 205 and second-term proficiency in modern Hebrew (HJCS 102) or Yiddish (JUDAIC 102).

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to complete at least 24 credits of work in approved courses, exclusive of the above language requirement and JUDAIC 205. Fifteen of the 24 credits must be elected in residence unless special permission is given by the department advisor.

The 24 credits must include two courses in each of the following three categories:

  1. Classical and Modern Judaism
  2. Jewish Literature and Culture
  3. Jewish History and Social Science

In addition, two of the courses (not including JUDAIC 205) must cover or include material from pre-modern periods (before ca. 1750).

Classical and Modern Judaism: Law and Religion
  • History: HISTORY256, 269, 277, 281, 306, 307, and 406
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 260, 265, 270, 277, 281, 376, 379, 467, 468, 470, 478, 481
  • Law: 642, 867
  • Near Eastern Studies
    • Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies: ACABS 200, 221, 270, 277, 321, 322, 470, 542, 543, 723, and appropriate sections of 591 and 592
    • Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies: AAPTIS 200, 277
    • Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies: HJCS 200, 270, 277, 379, 470, 477, 478, 491, 542, 543, 576, 577, 591
  • Religion: 201, 260, 270, 277, 359, 469, 471 and 478
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures: 
    • SLAVIC 281, 481
  • Women’s Studies: WOMENSTD 376
Jewish Literature and Culture
  • American Culture: AMCULT 387
  • Anthropology: ANTHRCUL 335
  • English Language and Literature: 383, and appropriate sections of ENGLISH 313, 317, 318, 417 and 430.
  • History: 350, 387, 435
  • History of Art: HISTART 323
  • Judaic Studies: 250, 271, 281, 296, 343, 344, 373, 381, 401, 451, 467, 480, 591, and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies
    • Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies: ACABS 544
    • Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies: AAPTIS 383
    • Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies: HJCS 281, 296, 305, 323, 335, 373, 381, 401, 402, 471, 472, 491, 544, 545, 571, 572, 577, 591 and 592
  • Political Science: 350 and 451
  • Religion: 296, 324, 361, 444, and 471
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures:
    • RUSSIAN 435
    • SLAVIC 270, 281, 481
  • Women’s Studies: WOMENSTD 376
Jewish History and Social Science
  • American Culture: AMCULT 343, 387
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures: GERMAN 322
  • History: HISTORY 244, 256, 269, 322, 368, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 406, 435, 628, and appropriate sections of HISTORY 396, 397, 590, 591; and MEMS 381 and 382
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 244, 260, 265, 271, 277, 296,  343, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 406, 410, 435, 451, 480, 628, and 652
  • Middle Eastern and North African Studies: MENAS 244
  • Near Eastern Studies
    • Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies: ACABS 277
    • Arabic, Armenian Turkish & Islamic Studies: AAPTIS 244, 277
    • Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies: HJCS 244, 277, 296
  • Political Science: 350, 351, 353, 451 and 652
  • Religion: 260, 277, 296, 358
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures:
    • Slavic Surveys: SLAVIC 270
  • Social Work: 645
  • Sociology: 410
Languages
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 201, 202, 301, 302, 333 and 401
  • Near Eastern Studies 
    • Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies: ACABS 201, 202, 483, 484, 581 and 582
    • Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies: HJCS 201, 202, 301 and 302
  • Yiddish: YIDDISH 201, 202, 301, and 302
Independent Studies
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 495, 496, 497, 498, and 500.

Other courses, at the 200-level and above, may be approved by the department advisor. 100-level courses may not be included in a plan for the major. Students with extensive preparation in Jewish studies may be exempted from taking JUDAIC 205 by the department advisor.

Students may include intermediate Hebrew or Yiddish courses in a plan for the major if they use the other language as a prerequisite.

Honors Plan

The Center offers an Honors plan to qualified Judaic Studies students. Application for an Honors plan is usually made at the beginning of the third year. Participation requires a 3.5 grade point average. Graduation with Honors is recommended for students who complete all College and Judaic Studies graduation requirements, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and write a substantial Honors thesis which is judged worthy of Honors designation by the thesis advisor and at least one other faculty reader. An Honors plan is not limited to students who have been in the College Honors Program in the first and second years. The name, phone number, and office hours of the Honors department advisor are available in the Honors Office, 1330 Mason Hall, or in the Center for Judaic Studies, 2111 Thayer Academic Building.

Concurrent Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (CUGS) Program

Majors who are advanced in their studies and have exhausted the undergraduate resources in Judaic Studies are encouraged to speak with the Judaic Studies Student/Fellow Coordinator about the Concurrent Undergraduate-Graduate Studies (CUGS) Program in LSA. 

 

Judaic Studies Major (Fall 2011 - Summer 2012) +

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

Effective:  Fall 2011 - Summer 2012

An undergraduate major in Judaic Studies offers students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of international affairs, historical change and religious phenomena. The major introduces students to the history and cultures of the Jewish people, and explores the world from distinctive Jewish perspectives.

Prerequisites to the Major

JUDAIC 205 and second-term proficiency in modern Hebrew (HJCS 102) or Yiddish (JUDAIC 102).

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to complete at least 24 credits of work in approved courses, exclusive of the above language requirement and JUDAIC 205. Fifteen of the 24 credits must be elected in residence unless special permission is given by the department advisor.

The 24 credits must include two courses in each of the following three categories:

  1. Classical and Modern Judaism
  2. Jewish Literature and Culture
  3. Jewish History and Social Science

In addition, two of the courses (not including JUDAIC 205) must cover or include material from pre-modern periods (before ca. 1750).

Classical and Modern Judaism: Law and Religion

  • History: 244, 277, 281, 306, 307, and 406
  • Judaic Studies: 218, 270, 277, 281, 317, 318, 376, 379, 467, 468, 470, 478, and 481
  • Law: 642, 867
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 200, 221, 270, 277, 321, 322, 470, 542, 543, 723, and appropriate sections of 591 and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies): AAPTIS 200, 277
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 200, 270, 277, 379, 470, 477, 478, 491, 542, 543, 577, and 591
  • Religion: 201, 270, 277, 359, 469, 471 and 478
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures: SLAVIC 281, 481
  • Women's Studies: WOMENSTD 376

Jewish Literature and Culture

  • Anthropology: ANTHRCUL 335
  • English Language and Literature: 383, and appropriate sections of ENGLISH 313, 317, 318, 417 and 430.
  • Judaic Studies: 218, 250, 271, 281, 296, 317, 318, 333, 343, 344, 373, 381, 401, 417, 451, 467, 480, 591, and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 544
  • Near Eastern Studies (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies): AAPTIS 383.
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 281, 296, 305, 335, 373, 381, 401, 402, 471, 472, 491, 544, 545, 571, 572, 577, 591 and 592
  • Political Science: POLSCI 350 and 451
  • Religion: RELIGION 296, 361, 444, and 471
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures: SLAVIC 270, 281, and 481

Jewish History and Social Science

  • American Culture: 387
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures: 322
  • History: HISTORY 322, 368, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 435, 628, and appropriate sections of HISTORY 396, 397, 590, 591; and MEMS 381 and 382
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 218, 317, 318, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 407, 410, 417, 435, 451, 480, 517, 628, and 652
  • Political Science: POLSCI 350, 351, 353, 451 and 652
  • Religion: RELIGION 358
  • Social Work: SW 645
  • Sociology: SOC 410

Languages

  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 201, 202, 301, 302, 333 and 401
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 201, 202, 483, 484, 581 and 582
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 201, 202, 301 and 302
  • Yiddish: YIDDISH 201, 202, 301, and 302

Independent Studies

  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 495, 496, 497, 498, and 500.

Other courses, at the 200-level and above, may be approved by the department advisor. 100-level courses may not be included in a plan for the major. Students with extensive preparation in Jewish studies may be exempted from taking JUDAIC 205 by the department advisor.

Students may include intermediate Hebrew or Yiddish courses in a plan for the major if they use the other language as a prerequisite.

Honors Plan

The Center offers an Honors major to qualified Judaic Studies students. Application for an Honors major is usually made at the beginning of the third year. Participation requires a 3.5 grade point average. Graduation with Honors is recommended for students who complete all College and Judaic Studies graduation requirements, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and write a substantial Honors thesis which is judged worthy of Honors designation by the thesis advisor and at least one other faculty reader. An Honors major is not limited to students who have been in the College Honors Program in the first and second years. The name, phone number, and office hours of the Honors department advisor are available in the Honors Office, 1330 Mason Hall, or in the Center for Judaic Studies, 2111 Thayer Academic Building.

Concurrent Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (CUGS) Program

Majors who are advanced in their studies and have exhausted the undergraduate resources in Judaic Studies are encouraged to speak with the Judaic Studies Student/Fellow Coordinator about the Concurrent Undergraduate-Graduate Studies (CUGS) Program in LSA. 

 

Judaic Studies major (Fall 2010-Summer 2011) +

Judaic Studies

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

Major Effective: Fall 2010-Summer 2011 

An undergraduate major in Judaic Studies offers students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of international affairs, historical change and religious phenomena. The major introduces students to the history and cultures of the Jewish people, and explores the world from distinctive Jewish perspectives.

Prerequisites to the Major

JUDAIC 205 and second-term proficiency in modern Hebrew (HJCS 102) or Yiddish (JUDAIC 102).

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to complete at least 24 credits of work in approved courses, exclusive of the above language requirement and JUDAIC 205. Fifteen of the 24 credits must be elected in residence unless special permission is given by the department advisor.

The 24 credits must include two courses in each of the following three categories:

  1. Classical and Modern Judaism
  2. Jewish Literature and Culture
  3. Jewish History and Social Science

In addition, two of the courses (not including JUDAIC 205) must cover or include material from pre-modern periods (before ca. 1750).

Classical and Modern Judaism: Law and Religion

  • History: 244, 277, 281, 306, 307, and 406
  • Judaic Studies: 270, 277, 281, 317, 318, 376, 379, 467, 468, 470, 478, and 481
  • Law: 642, 867
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 200, 221, 270, 277, 321, 322, 470, 542, 543, 723, and appropriate sections of 591 and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies): AAPTIS 200, 277
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 200, 270, 277, 379, 470, 477, 478, 491, 542, 543, 577, and 591
  • Religion: 201, 270, 277, 359, 469, 471 and 478
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures: SLAVIC 281, 481
  • Women's Studies: WOMENSTD 376

Jewish Literature and Culture

  • Anthropology: ANTHRCUL 335
  • English Language and Literature: 383, and appropriate sections of ENGLISH 313, 317, 318, 417 and 430.
  • Judaic Studies: 271, 281, 296, 317, 318, 333, 343, 344, 373, 381, 401, 417, 451, 467, 480, 591, and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 544
  • Near Eastern Studies (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies): AAPTIS 383.
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 281, 296, 305, 335, 373, 381, 401, 402, 471, 472, 491, 544, 545, 571, 572, 577, 591 and 592
  • Political Science: POLSCI 350 and 451
  • Religion: RELIGION 296, 361, 444, and 471
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures: SLAVIC 270, 281, and 481

Jewish History and Social Science

  • American Culture: 387
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures: 322
  • History: HISTORY 322, 368, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 435, 628, and appropriate sections of HISTORY 396, 397, 590, 591; and MEMS 381 and 382
  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 317, 318, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 407, 417, 435, 451, 480, 517, 628, and 652
  • Political Science: POLSCI 350, 351, 353, 451 and 652
  • Religion: RELIGION 358
  • Social Work: SW 645
  • Sociology: SOC 410

Languages

  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 201, 202, 301, 302, 333 and 401
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 201, 202, 483, 484, 581 and 582
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 201, 202, 301 and 302
  • Yiddish: YIDDISH 201, 202, 301, and 302

Independent Studies

  • Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 495, 496, 497, 498, and 500.

Other courses, at the 200-level and above, may be approved by the department advisor. 100-level courses may not be included in a plan for the major. Students with extensive preparation in Jewish studies may be exempted from taking JUDAIC 205 by the department advisor.

Students may include intermediate Hebrew or Yiddish courses in a plan for the major if they use the other language as a prerequisite.

Honors Plan. The Center offers an Honors major to qualified Judaic Studies students. Application for an Honors major is usually made at the beginning of the third year. Participation requires a 3.5 grade point average. Graduation with Honors is recommended for students who complete all College and Judaic Studies graduation requirements, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and write a substantial Honors thesis which is judged worthy of Honors designation by the thesis advisor and at least one other faculty reader. An Honors major is not limited to students who have been in the College Honors Program in the first and second years. The name, phone number, and office hours of the Honors department advisor are available in the Honors Office, 1330 Mason Hall, or in the Center for Judaic Studies, 2111 Thayer Academic Building.

Concurrent Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (CUGS) Program. Majors who are advanced in their studies and have exhausted the undergraduate resources in Judaic Studies are encouraged to speak with the Judaic Studies Student/Fellow Coordinator about the Concurrent Undergraduate-Graduate Studies (CUGS) Program in LSA. 

 

Judaic Studies major (Fall 2009-Summer 2010) +

 

Judaic Studies

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

Major Effective: Fall 2009-Summer 2010 

An undergraduate major in Judaic Studies offers students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of international affairs, historical change and religious phenomena. The major introduces students to the history and cultures of the Jewish people, and explores the world from distinctive Jewish perspectives.

Prerequisites to the Major

JUDAIC 205 and second-term proficiency in modern Hebrew (HJCS 102) or Yiddish (JUDAIC 102).

Requirements for the major

Students are required to complete at least 27 credits of work in approved courses, exclusive of the above language requirement and JUDAIC 205. Fifteen of the 27 credits must be elected in residence unless special permission is given by the department advisor.

The 27 credits must include two courses in each of the following three categories:

  1. Classical and Modern Judaism
  2. Jewish Literature and Culture
  3. Jewish History and Social Science

In addition, two of the courses (not including JUDAIC 205) must cover or include material from pre-modern periods (before ca. 1750).

Classical and Modern Judaism: Law and Religion

  • History: 277, 281, 306, 307, and 406
  • Judaic Studies: 270, 277, 281, 379, 467, 468, 470, 478, and 481
  • Law: 642, 867
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 200, 221, 270, 277, 321, 322, 470, 542, 543, 723, and appropriate sections of 591 and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies): AAPTIS 200, 277
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 200, 270, 277, 379, 470, 477, 478, 491, 542, 543, 577, and 591
  • Religion: 201, 270, 277, 359, 469, 471 and 478
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures: SLAVIC 281, 481

Jewish Literature and Culture

  • Anthropology: ANTHRCUL 335
  • English Language and Literature: 383, and appropriate sections of ENGLISH 313, 317, 318, 417 and 430.
  • Judaic Studies: 296, 317, 333, 373, 381, 401, 417, 451, 467, 480, 591, and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 544
  • Near Eastern Studies (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies): AAPTIS 383.
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 296, 305, 335, 373, 381, 401, 402, 471, 472, 491, 544, 545, 571, 572, 577, 591 and 592
  • Political Science: 350 and 451
  • Religion: 296, 361, 444, and 471
  • Slavic Languages: 270 and 481

Jewish History and Social Science

  • American Culture: 387
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures: 322
  • History: HISTORY 322, 368, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 628, and appropriate sections of HISTORY 396, 397, 590, 591; and MEMS 381 and 382
  • Judaic Studies: 317, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 407, 417, 451, 480, 517, 628, and 652
  • Political Science: 350, 351, 353, 451 and 652
  • Religion: 358
  • Social Work: 645
  • Sociology: 410

Languages

  • Judaic Studies: 201, 202, 301, 302, 333 and 401
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 201, 202, 483, 484, 581 and 582
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 201, 202, 301 and 302
  • Yiddish: 201, 202, 301, and 302

Independent Studies

  • Judaic Studies: 495, 496, 497, 498, and 500.

Other courses, at the 200-level and above, may be approved by the department advisor. 100-level courses may not be included in a plan for the major. Students with extensive preparation in Jewish studies may be exempted from taking JUDAIC 205 by the department advisor.

Students may include intermediate Hebrew or Yiddish courses in a plan for the major if they use the other language as a prerequisite.

Honors Plan. The Center offers an Honors major to qualified Judaic Studies students. Application for an Honors major is usually made at the beginning of the third year. Participation requires a 3.5 grade point average. Graduation with Honors is recommended for students who complete all College and Judaic Studies graduation requirements, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and write a substantial Honors thesis which is judged worthy of Honors designation by the thesis advisor and at least one other faculty reader. An Honors major is not limited to students who have been in the College Honors Program in the first and second years. The name, phone number, and office hours of the Honors department advisor are available in the Honors Office, 1330 Mason Hall, or in the Center for Judaic Studies, 2111 Thayer Academic Building.

 

Judaic Studies major (Fall 2005 through Summer 2009) +

 

Major Effective: Fall 2005 through Summer 2009 

Judaic Studies

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

Prerequisites to the Major

 JUDAIC 205 and fourth-term proficiency in modern Hebrew (HJCS 202) or Yiddish (JUDAIC 202).

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to complete at least 27 credits of work in approved courses, exclusive of the above language requirement and JUDAIC 205. Fifteen of the 27 credits must be elected in residence unless special permission is given by the department advisor.

The 27 credits must include two courses in each of the following three categories:

  1. Classical and Modern Judaism
  2. Jewish Literature and Culture
  3. Jewish History and Social Science

In addition, two of the courses (not including JUDAIC 205) must cover or include material from pre-modern periods (before ca. 1750).

Classical and Modern Judaism: Law and Religion

  • History: 277, 281, 306, 307, and 406
  • Judaic Studies: 270, 277, 281, 379, 467, 468, 470, 478, and 481
  • Law: 642, 867
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 200, 221, 270, 277, 321, 322, 470, 542, 543, 723, and appropriate sections of 591 and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies): AAPTIS 200, 277
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 200, 270, 277, 379, 470, 477, 478, 491, 542, 543, 577, and 591
  • Religion: 201, 270, 277, 359, 469, 471 and 478
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures: SLAVIC 281, 481

Jewish Literature and Culture

  • Anthropology: ANTHRCUL 335
  • English Language and Literature: 383, and appropriate sections of ENGLISH 313, 317, 318, 417 and 430.
  • Judaic Studies: 296, 317, 333, 373, 381, 401, 417, 451, 467, 480, 591, and 592
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 544
  • Near Eastern Studies (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish & Islamic Studies): AAPTIS 383.
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 296, 305, 335, 373, 381, 401, 402, 471, 472, 491, 544, 545, 571, 572, 577, 591 and 592
  • Political Science: 350 and 451
  • Religion: 296, 361, 444, and 471
  • Slavic Languages: 270 and 481

Jewish History and Social Science

  • American Culture: 387
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures: 322
  • History: HISTORY 322, 368, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 628, and appropriate sections of HISTORY 396, 397, 590, 591; and MEMS 381 and 382
  • Judaic Studies: 317, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 407, 417, 451, 480, 517, 628, and 652
  • Political Science: 350, 351, 353, 451 and 652
  • Religion: 358
  • Social Work: 645
  • Sociology: 410

Languages

  • Judaic Studies: 201, 202, 301, 302, 333 and 401
  • Near Eastern Studies (Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies): ACABS 201, 202, 483, 484, 581 and 582
  • Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies): HJCS 201, 202, 301 and 302
  • Yiddish: 201, 202, 301, and 302

Independent Studies

  • Judaic Studies: 495, 496, 497, 498, and 500.

Other courses, at the 200-level and above, may be approved by the department advisor. 100-level courses may not be included in a plan for the major. Students with extensive preparation in Jewish studies may be exempted from taking JUDAIC 205 by the department advisor.

Students may include intermediate Hebrew or Yiddish courses in a plan for the major if they use the other language as a prerequisite.

Honors Plan. The Center offers an Honors major to qualified Judaic Studies students. Application for an Honors major is usually made at the beginning of the third year. Participation requires a 3.5 grade point average. Graduation with Honors is recommended for students who complete all College and Judaic Studies graduation requirements, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and write a substantial Honors thesis which is judged worthy of Honors designation by the thesis advisor and at least one other faculty reader. An Honors major is not limited to students who have been in the College Honors Program in the first and second years. The name, phone number, and office hours of the Honors department advisor are available in the Honors Office, 1330 Mason Hall, or in the Center for Judaic Studies, 2111 Thayer Academic Building.

Judaic Studies major (valid through Summer 2005) +

valid through Summer 2005

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

Prerequisites to the Major

 JUDAIC 205 and fourth-term proficiency in modern Hebrew (HJCS 202) or Yiddish (JUDAIC 202).

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to complete at least 27 credits of work in approved courses, exclusive of the above language requirement. Fifteen of the 27 credits must be elected in residence unless special permission is given by the department advisor. All majors are required to take, as part of the 27 credits of coursework:

  1. Three terms of Jewish history survey courses, selected from:

    1. ACABS 321-322 / HISTORY 306-307

    2. HISTORY 381-382

    3. HISTORY 383-384.

  2. One term of rabbinic literature (JUDAIC 270, or appropriate sections of HJCS 491).

  3. Other courses chosen from the list below of courses approved for the major in Judaic Studies, to bring major credits to 27.

    • English Language and Literature: ENGLISH 383, appropriate sections of ENGLISH 313, 317, 318, 417, 430.

    • Germanic Languages and Literatures: GERMAN 322.

    • History: HISTORY 277, 282, 306, 307, 322, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 406, 407, and appropriate sections of HISTORY 396, 397, 435, 591.

    • Judaic Studies (Yiddish): JUDAIC 201, 202, 333, 401.

    • Judaic Studies (General): JUDAIC 270, 277, 296, 317, 333, 373, 379, 381, 451, 467, 468, 470, 478, 480, 481, 495, 496, 497, 498, 500.

    • Law 642.

    • Near Eastern (Ancient Civilizations & Biblical) Studies: ACABS 200, 201, 202, 277, 321, 322, 483, 484, 542, 543, 544, 581, 582; and appropriate sections of 591, 592.

    • Near Eastern (Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic) Studies: AAPTIS 277.

    • Near Eastern (Hebrew and Jewish Cultural) Studies: HJCS 200, 270, 276, 277, 296, 301, 302, 373, 379, 381, 401, 402, 471, 472, 477, 478, 491, 542, 543, 544, 545, 571, 572, 577, 591, 592.

    • Political Science: POLSCI 350, 351, 353.

    • Social Work: 600, 645.

    • Sociology: SOC 410, 412.

    • Studies in Religion: RELIGION 201, 277, 296, 358, 359, 360, 361, 362, 444, 469, 471, 478.

Other courses, at the 200-level and above, may be approved by the department advisor. 100-level courses may not be included in a plan for the major.

Students may include intermediate Hebrew or Yiddish courses in a plan for the major if they use the other language as a prerequisite.

Honors Plan. The Center offers an Honors major to qualified Judaic Studies students. Application for an Honors major is usually made at the beginning of the third year. Participation requires a 3.5 grade point average. Graduation with Honors is recommended for students who complete all College and Judaic Studies graduation requirements, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and write a substantial Honors thesis which is judged worthy of Honors designation by the thesis advisor and at least one other faculty reader. An Honors major is not limited to students who have been in the College Honors Program in the first and second years. The name, phone number, and office hours of the Honors department advisor are available in the Honors Office, 1330 Mason Hall, or in the Center for Judaic Studies, 3032 Frieze Building.


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