How to Complete the Online Major in Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies major may be completed completely online. Below are the requirements, along with the typical schedule of the course offerings.

Two Year Pathway to Completing the Jewish Studies Major Online

Major Requirements, both tracks. 3 credits selected from the following:

  • Hebr St 100 Introduction to Judaism (offered online once a year, generally in Spring)
  • Jewish 379 Introduction to Jewish History (offered online in the Fall)
  • Jewish 358 The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture (offered online in the Spring)

Hebrew language courses: Students are required to complete Hebrew 201 Third Semester Hebrew and 202 Fourth Semester Hebrew to order to graduate in this track. First and second semester Hebrew count toward the 100-200 level course requirement below.

8 credits, Hebr St 201 and Hebr St 202 or their equivalent (offered online in Fall and Spring, respectively)

6 credits, 100 or 200 level courses selected from the following (Students in this track are encouraged to enroll in Hebr St 100):

  • Jewish 101 Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film (offered online once a year, usually in Spring)
  • Hebr St 100 Introduction to Judaism (offered online once a year, usually in Spring)
  • Hebr St 101 First semester Hebrew (offered only online in Fall)
  • Hebr St 102 Second semester Hebrew (offered online in Spring)
  • Hebr St 231 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (offered online, every other year)
  • Hebr St 235 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible (occasionally offered online)
  • Hebr St 238 Topics in Hebrew/Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture (occasionally offered online)
  • Jewish 261 Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images (jointly offered with Hebr St 261) (offered online most semesters)

12 credits, 300 level or above courses selected from the following:

  • Hebr St 331 Topics in Biblical Literature (offered online once a year)
  • Hebr St 332 Women in the Bible (offered online once a year, generally in Fall)
  • Jewish 328 The Arab-Israeli Conflict (offered online once a year)
  • Jewish 350 Global Jewish Film and Television (offered occasionally online)
  • Jewish 358 The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture (offered online every Spring)
  • Hebr St 368 Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust (offered online occasionally)
  • Jewish 379 Introduction to Jewish History (offered online every Fall)
  • Hist 364 The Holocaust: Antisemitism and the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933 -1945 (offered online regularly)
  • Hebr St 699 Independent Study
  • Jewish 699 Independent Study

3 credits Research. Students may complete the research requirement in an independent study (Jewish 699, Hebr St 699) or in one of the 300+ courses listed above. All research courses and projects must be approved by the coordinator.

Jewish Cultural Studies Track

9 credits 100 or 200 level courses selected from the following:

  • Jewish 101 Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film (offered online once a year, generally in Spring)
  • Hebr St 100 Introduction to Judaism (offered online once a year, usually in Spring)
  • Hebr St 101 First semester Hebrew (offered online every Fall)
  • Hebr St 102 Second semester Hebrew (offered online every Spring)
  • Hebr St 201 Third-semester Hebrew (offered online every Fall)
  • Hebr St 202 Fourth-semester Hebrew (offered online every Spring)
  • Hebr St 231 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (offered online occasionally)
  • Hebr St 235 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible (may be offered online)
  • Hebr St 238 Topics in Hebrew/Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture (offered online occasionally)
  • Jewish 261 Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images (offered online most semesters)

15 credits, 300 level or above courses selected from the following:

  • Hebr St 331 Topics in Biblical Literature (offered online once a year)
  • Hebr St 332 Women in the Bible (offered online once a year, generally in Fall)
  • Jewish 328 The Arab-Israeli Conflict (offered online once a year)
  • Jewish 358 The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture (offered online every Spring)
  • Jewish 379 Introduction to Jewish History (offered online every Fall)
  • Jewish 350 Global Jewish Film and Television (occasionally offered online)
  • Hebr St 368 Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust (offered online occasionally)
  • Hist 364 The Holocaust: Antisemitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-1945 (offered online regularly)
  • Jewish 699 Independent Study
  • Hebr St 699 Independent Study

3 credits Research. Students may complete the research requirement in an independent study (Jewish 699, Hebr St 699) or in one of the 300+ courses listed above. All research courses and projects must be approved by the coordinator. Other courses may be counted towards the major with approval of the coordinator.

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