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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish Studies, BA


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About the Program

Founded in 1981, the undergraduate Jewish Studies Program at Purdue provides students with the opportunity to become acquainted with the culture, language, literature, history, philosophy, and religious customs of the Jewish people from antiquity to the present. A major and a minor in Jewish Studies are offered, and there is considerable flexibility in fashioning a program for individual interests and goals. Extracurricular activities complement the academic course of study.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Jewish Studies  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Jewish Studies-BA
JWSH
120 Credits

Jewish Studies Major Requirements (33 credits)


A. Prerequisite


C. Twenty-one additional hours selected from five subject areas out of the seven listed below (21 credits)


No more than two courses can be taken from any one subject area. At least 12 hours must be at the 30000, 40000, or 50000 level:

English


  • Approved English course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Approved English course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Languages & Cultures


  • Approved Language & Cultures Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Approved Language & Cultures Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00

History


  • Approved History Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Approved History Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Philosophy


  • Approved Philosophy Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Approved Philosophy Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Political Science


  • Approved Political Science Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Approved Political Science Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Religious Studies


  • Approved Religious Studies Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Approved Religious Studies Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Sociology


  • Approved Sociology Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Approved Sociology Course (see options below) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (57 - 58 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
  •  

  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credit Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspectives - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (26 - 27 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • STAT - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Jewish Studies Course List


Area C -


Twenty-one hours selected from five subject areas out of the seven listed below. No more than two courses can be taken from any one subject area. At least 12 hours must be at the 30000, 40000, or 50000 level.

Note

+ if not taken in Requirement B

Political Science


  • POL 30400 - Israel & World Politics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • POL 54000 - Selected Problems in Comparative Politics - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • POL 54300 - Politics of Cultural Conflict - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • POL 59000 - Directed Reading In Political Science *
  • POL 59500 - The Holocaust & Genocide - Credit Hours: 3.00

Note


*Courses marked with * are variable title and credit courses. They are generally individualized programs of instruction requiring the consent of the instructor. These courses may be applied to the Jewish Studies major only in cases where course content is extensively relevant to Jewish Studies. They require the permission of the Director of Jewish Studies Program before they may be applied to the Jewish Studies Major.

For further information, please contact the Jewish Studies Program office, BRNG 6166, 49-47965.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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