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2017-2018 University 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


120 Credits Required

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)


B. Additional hours selected from five subject areas (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

History


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

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 (UCC: Written Communication)
  • or

  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition (UCC: Written Communication)
  •  

  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication (UCC: Oral Communication)  
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) (UCC: Humanities) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics (UCC: Quantitative Reasoning) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics (UCC: Quantitative Reasoning) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition (UCC: Behavioral Social Science - if POL 10100  was taken) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures (UCC: Behavioral Social Science - if ANTH 20500 was taken) - 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 (UCC: Science, Technology & Society - if PHIL 27000  or POL 22300  was taken) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective (UCC: Science, Technology & Society - if HIST 38400  or HIST 38700  was taken) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences (UCC: Science - requires 6 credits) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (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
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, 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
  • Western Heritage - 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


Notes


2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

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

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


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