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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish Studies - BA


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Foundational Courses


Foundational Courses must be completed before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. See department for proper placement.

  • ENGL 12000 - Expository Writing
  • Courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Appendix I: Hunter Core Requirement .

Jewish Studies Major


The Jewish Studies program offers a 24-credit major. The 24 required credits are distributed as follows:

Required of All Majors


 The 6 core credits required of all majors are:

More Options


Other courses that may be selected to meet this 15-credit requirement are ENGL 38663 (ENGL 38600 ), The Bible in British and American Literature, ENGL 39058 (ENGL 39000 ), Literature and Catastrophe (focus on Holocaust Studies), ENGL 39968 (ENGL 39900 ), Jewish American Literature, HIST 740, Modern Jewish Social and Intellectual History (see graduate catalog) and HIST 748, American Jewish History (see graduate catalog).

Note


Up to 6 credits of independent study and fieldwork may be taken unless special permission is obtained from the program adviser.

Capstone Course (3 Credits)


 One of the following courses should be taken as a capstone course:

Minor in Jewish Studies


The minor in Jewish Studies consists of 12 credits in courses in Jewish studies of which at least 3 credits must be on topics in the history of the Jews or Judaism and at least 3 credits in Jewish literature, thought, religion, or one of the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, or political science). Students can apply to the minor up to 6 credits in Independent Studies (JS 30000  or JS 40000 ) or fieldwork (JS 31000 ). Up to six credits in Jewish studies taken at other institutions of higher learning may be applied to the minor. Jewish Studies minors cannot apply any 100-level courses to the minor.
 

Honors in Jewish Studies


Students will be eligible for honors in Jewish Studies upon completion of 24 credits in Jewish Studies with a 3.5 GPA and a 2.8 cumulative GPA at the time of graduation. To be eligible to graduate with honors in Jewish Studies, students can take the following JS 40000  (Individual Honors Project) or JS 41050 /JS 41051  (Jewish Studies Seminar, I or II), HEBR 49100  (Honors Project) or graduate courses with special permission, with a grade of B or better. Eligible students should apply for honors at the time they file for graduation.

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