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Jewish Studies Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 40+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

HBRW 101

Elementary Modern Hebrew I (4) PR: None

HBRW 102

Elementary Modern Hebrew II (4) PR: HBRW 101 or placement

HBRW 201

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (4) PR: HBRW 102 or placement

HBRW 202

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (4) PR: HBRW 201 or placement

JWST 210

Jewish History I: Ancient to Modern (3) PR: None

JWST 215

Jewish History II: Modern to Present (3) PR: None

JWST 450

Research Seminar in Jewish Studies (3) PR: Senior standing or instructor permission

Note: Students placing out of any of HBRW 101-202 do not receive credit toward the major; they must substitute another class for each HBRW course they place out of.

Select five additional courses from the following of which at least three courses are at the 300-level or above:

FYSM 142*

First-Year Seminar in Jewish Studies (3) PR: None

HBRW 313

Hebrew Conversation and Composition (3) PR: HBRW 202 or placement

HBRW 314

Hebrew Conversation and Composition (3) PR: HBRW 313 or placement

HIST 213

American Jewish History: Colonial Times to Present (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 244*

History of Germany from 1866 to the Present (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 344*

Modern Europe Cultural History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 345*

Modern German Cultural and Intellectual History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 359

Modern Jewish History: French Revolution to the Present (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

JWST 200

The Jewish Tradition (3) PR: None

JWST 230

The Holocaust (3) PR: None

JWST 240

Jewish Philosophy (3) PR: None

JWST 245/ENGL 191

Introduction to Jewish-American Literature (3) PR: None

JWST 300

Special Topics in Jewish Studies (3) PR: None

JWST 310

Topics in Jewish History (3) PR: None

JWST 315

Southern Jewish History (3) PR: None

JWST 320

Topics in American Jewish Culture (3) PR: None

JWST 325

Jewish Mysticism (3) PR: None

JWST 330

Representations of the Holocaust (3) PR: None

JWST 335

Modern Jewish Politics (3) PR: None

JWST 400

Independent Study in Jewish Studies (3) PR: None

PHIL 255*

Philosophy of Religion (3) PR: None

POLI 344

Politics of the Middle East (3) PR: None

POLI 359*

Special Topics in Comparative Politics (3) PR: None

RELS 201

Hebrew Bible (3) PR: None

RELS 225

The Jewish Tradition (3) PR: None

RELS 310*

Sacred Texts (3) PR: 3 credit hours in religious studies or instructor permission

Note: *These courses must have specifically Jewish content to count towards the Jewish Studies major.