Mar 22, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Jewish Studies - BA

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Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCCR], 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: Hunter Core Requirement .

In the case of the Jewish Studies major, the courses that meet CCCR are:

Course CUNY Common Core Requirement
HEBR 21100   Individual and Society (H)
HEBR 22200   World Culture and Global Issues
HIST 20800   World Culture and Global Issues
REL 25200   World Culture and Global Issues
REL 25300   World Culture and Global Issues

Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.

Courses Required for the Major (24 credits)

The 24 required credits are distributed as follows:

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 74000, Modern Jewish Social and Intellectual History (see graduate catalog) and HIST 74800, American Jewish History (see graduate catalog).


Up to 6 credits of independent study and fieldwork may be taken with special permission 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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