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

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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.

 

These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2020 semester.
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Department requirements (27 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, or 4024.

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, or 4034.

C. Modern period: Any two of the following courses in modern Jewish history: JUST 3011, 3013, 3016, 3031, 3037, 3047, 3048, 3050, 3115, 3405, 3465, 3485, 3489, 4020, 4054, or 4195.

3. After completing the above, 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, or 4435.

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 Yeshiva Transfer Credits will not count towards the major. Students who receive the full 27 Israel Yeshiva Transfer Credits upon completion of the capstone course will have 6 of those credits awarded as regular Judaic Studies courses that will count toward the major though not the minor. The rest of the transfer credits will be awarded as electives that do not count toward the major or minor. The capstone course will count toward the major. To serve as a capstone course, the course must be a Judaic Studies (JUST) course (or relevant advanced HEBR or RELG course substituted by the chair); it must not be listed as a General Education or Pathways course (though it can be listed as LOTE); it must be at least three credits; and students must receive at least a B in the capstone course to receive Yeshiva Transfer Credits.

With permission of the chairperson of the Department of Judaic Studies, the student may substitute up to three relevant courses as needed to replace any of the above courses.