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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish Studies, BA


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About the Program

Jewish Studies promotes an understanding of all aspects of Jewish life, culture, language, literature, religion, and history. As a multidisciplinary program, it is composed of faculty members from the Departments of Anthropology, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology. 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.

Please visit Jewish Studies for more information.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Jewish Studies  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Jewish Studies-BA
JWSH
120 Credits

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Courses (36 credits)


A. The following courses are required for the major (15 credits)


B. 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 credits)


  • 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) - Credits 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 Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (27-39 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
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • STAT - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • REQ B- 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 B - 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 B - 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


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

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.

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.

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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.

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