B.A. degree program in Judaic studies
HEGIS code 0309
NYS SED program code 01977

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Program/Department Advisers

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REGUER, SARA Professor 718.951.5229 3111 James Hall sreguer @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Tues. & Thurs. 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.

 

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Department requirements (28 credits)
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Majors must take 15 credits from the chronological periods, in sequential order:
Ancient (3-6 credits), then Medieval/Early Modern (3-6 credits) and next Modern (6 credits). Afterwards, they take 1 upper level thematic course, the Critical Issues in Judaic Studies Colloquium, and the Senior Thesis.

1. All majors and minors must take the introductory course JUST 2545 first (a student who tests out must instead take a course in the Ancient or Medieval periods). JUST 3025 is an optional gateway course which can count toward the minor or major but does not fulfill the distributional requirements listed below (in 2 and 3).

2. Majors must take 15 credits from the three chronological periods, in sequential order: Ancient (3-6 credits), then Medieval/Early Modern (3-6 credits) and next Modern (6 credits). Afterwards, they take 1 upper level thematic course, as well as the Colloquium in Critical Issues in Judaic Studies, and the Senior Thesis. Majors take six credits in two chronological periods and three credits in the third, in the following order (or in a different order if the student receives permission from the Chair):

A. Ancient period: JUST 3012 required (JUST 3019/HIST 3310 can be taken instead with the approval of the Chair). JUST 2545 is the prerequisite for JUST 3019/HIST 3310, or for: JUST 3014, 3015, 3023, 4024, as well as any other JUST course on this period approved by the Chair.

B. Medieval/Early Modern period: The first course must be JUST 3035 or 3013. After that students may choose any of the following for their second course in this rubric: 3013, 3033, 3035, 3036, 4034, or any other JUST course on this period approved by the Chair.

C. Modern period: JUST 3011 required and any one of the following courses in modern Jewish history: JUST 3013, 3016, 3031, 3037, 3047, 3048, 3050, 3115, 3405, 3465, 3485, 3489, 4020, 4054, 4195; or any other JUST course on this period approved by the Chair.

3. After completing the above (or with Chair's permission), majors must take at least one upper level course in each of the following categories (9 credits):

A. Thematic courses: JUST 2537, 2540, 3017, 3020, 3038, 3046, 3206, 3535, 4017, 4018, 4435; or any other appropriate JUST course (such as JUST 4751 or JUST 4752) approved by the chair.

B. JUST 4920 Colloquium in Critical Issues in Judaic Studies, as prerequisite for the Senior thesis, and should be taken as a Lower Junior.

C. Senior thesis, JUST 5531W or 5532W (or JUST 5581 or 5582 with permission of Chair), should be taken as an Upper Junior or Lower Senior.

4. US and Israel Yeshiva Transfer Credits will not count toward the major, but the capstone course taken at Brooklyn College by students seeking transfer credits will count toward the major. JUST 2545 and 3025 do not serve as a capstone course.