Advanced Undergraduate Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Undergraduate Certificate Programs are composed of courses which have been approved for credit in an undergraduate degree program. This certificate recognizes student achievement in courses that are cross-disciplinary in nature but which have thematic coherence in the area of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Students may count towards this certificate credits that they are also counting towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Certificate Requirements (PDF)
York University degree or special students who wish to earn an Advanced Certificate in Hebrew in Jewish Studies must complete 36 credits as follows:
- At least 12 credits in courses with a substantial Hebrew component offered in the Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics. Note that the following DLLL courses do not meet the Hebrew requirement but do count as Jewish Studies courses: AP/HEB 3770 – Inventing Israel: Modern Hebrew Literature (in translation); and AP/HEB 3710 – Modern Jewish Women’s Literature (translation). Note also that Hebrew courses from other universities may at times be accepted in fulfillment of this requirement at the discretion of the Certificate Coordinator. A syllabus must be provided for each unlisted course.
- Additional credits in the areas of Hebrew language and literature and/or Jewish Studies from the list of approved courses.
In addition, qualification for the certification is subject to the following:
- At least 18 credits completed in fulfillment of these requirements must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.
- The cumulative grade point average in all 36 credits must be at least 5.0.
- Normally, no more than 18 credits taken outside York University, and no more than 12 credits taken at an non-B.A.-granting institution, can go towards the fulfillment of the Certificate. Such credits are accepted at the discretion of the Certificate Coordinator. A transcript reflecting these credits must be submitted at the time of application for the Certificate. Where possible, syllabi should be provided for such courses as well.
- Courses in the Faculty of Education do not count towards fulfillment of any of these requirements.
Notes for Jewish Teacher Education Students:
1. As part of the Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Jewish Teacher Education students take 12 credits specifically in modern Hebrew language to strengthen their skills language for teaching. JTE students must have taken Hebrew 3000 or its equivalent (for example, Ulpan Level Gimel) before commencing the first year of the new model B.Ed. (These twelve credits are generally exclusive of AP/HEB 3210/20/30, which are content courses in Jewish Studies that are taught in Hebrew.) Students whose language level exceeds Hebrew 3000 at entry strengthen their Hebrew by at least one level at York U. or at an approved Ulpan or pedagogy institute (for example, Summer Ulpan at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ivriyon for member institutions of AIHLJE such as York U. JTE), and by taking courses offered in Hebrew, such as Sifrut (Literature courses in Hebrew), Parshanut (Bible and Commentaries courses in Hebrew) and the like. For related JTE student advising, please contact Professor L. Wiseman: LWiseman@edu.yorku.ca.
2. As part of their 18 credits of Jewish Studies at the 3000 and 4000 level, Jewish Teacher Ed students take the following courses or approved equivalents:
AP/HEB 3210 3.0 A Y Selections from Hebrew Bible
AP/HEB 3220 3.0 Hebrew Liturgical Texts: Origins, Contexts and Analysis
AP/HEB 3230 3.0 The Literature of Celebration and Commemoration
For related JTE student advising, please contact Professor L. Wiseman: LWiseman@edu.yorku.ca.
Application for Certificate
Those wishing to receive a Certificate must fill out an application form and submit it to the Centre for Jewish Studies. In order to receive the Certificate at convocation, the application should be submitted as early in the semester prior to graduation as possible.
Further information, including the list of approved courses and the Certificate application form, is available in the office of the ORU-Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS) 763 York Research Tower (YRT), 416-736-5823, email@example.com.
For specific questions, contact Professor Keith Weiser at 416-736-2100 Ext. 33561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about courses offered in Hebrew is available in the office of the Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics, 561 Ross South, 416-736-5016.
Please note that not all courses are offered every year. For a full list of eligible Jewish Studies courses, please consult the Jewish Studies course calendar.
|AP/HEB 1000 6.0||Elementary Modern Hebrew, Level I|
|AP/HEB 2000 6.0||Intermediate Modern Hebrew|
|AP/HEB 2020 6.0||Introduction to Biblical Hebrew|
|AP/HEB 3000 6.0||Advanced Modern Hebrew|
|AP/HEB 3210 3.0||Selections from Hebrew Legal-Religious Texts, Section A|
|AP/HEB 3220 3.0||Hebrew Liturgical Texts, Section A|
|AP/HEB 3230 3.0||Hebrew Literature of Celebration and Commemoration, Section A|
|AP/HEB 3320 3.0||Exodus|
|AP/HEB 3330 3.0||Deuteronomy|
|AP/HEB 3600 6.0||Themes in Modern Israeli Literature and Society|
|AP/HEB 4000 6.0||Advanced Modern Hebrew, Level II|
|AP/HUMA 4821 3.0||Culture, Society and Values in Israel|
|AP/HEB 4900 6.0||Reading Course in Hebrew|
|AP/HEB 3210 3.0||Selections from Hebrew Legal-Religious Texts, Section B|
|AP/HEB 3220 3.0||Hebrew Liturgical Texts, Section B|
|AP/HEB 3230 3.0||Hebrew Literature of Celebration and Commemoration, Section B|
|AP/HEB 3710||Modern Jewish Women’s Literature (in translation)|
|AP/HEB 3770||Inventing Israel: Modern Hebrew Literature (in translation)|
|AP/HIST 3110 6.0||Ancient Israel|
|AP/HIST 3261 3.0||Creating Israel: the Zionist Idea, 1870-1948|
|AP/HIST 3386 3.0||Cooperation, Competition, Conflict: Jews and non-Jews in Eastern Europe 1914-45|
|AP/HIST 3555 6.0A||Canadian Jewish History|
|AP/HIST 3860 6.0||Modern History of the Jews|
|AP/HIST 3930C 6.0||Medieval and Early Modern History of the Jews (A Millennium of Jewish History, 800-1800)|
|AP/HIST 4100 6.0||Selected Problems in Israelite History|
|AP/HUMA 1880 6.0||The Jewish Experience|
|AP/HUMA 2810 6.0||The Hebrew Bible|
|AP/HUMA 3000R 6.0||Imagining the Worst: Responses to the Holocaust|
|AP/HUMA 3000S 6.0||Home, Diaspora, Nostalgia: Modern Jewish Literature|
|AP/HUMA 3405 3.0||Jews Museums, Memory and Public Identity|
|AP/HUMA 3810 6.0A||Ancient Israelite Literature: The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in Context|
|AP/HUMA 3825 6.0||The Holocaust in Cross Cultural Context: Canada, Germany, Poland|
|AP/HUMA 3829 3.0(W)||Antisemitism From the Enlightenment to the Holocaust and Beyond|
|AP/HUMA 3830 6.0||Israelite Prophecy|
|AP/HUMA 3835 6.0||Medieval Jewish Thought|
|AP/HUMA 3840 6.0||Rabbinic Judaism|
|AP/HUMA 3850 6.0A||The Final Solution: Perspectives on the Holocaust|
|AP/HUMA 3856 3.0A (F)||Women and the Holocaust|
|AP/HUMA 4803 6.0A||Church, Mosque, & Synagogue: Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain|
|AP/HUMA 4820B 6.0||Jewish-Christian Polemics and Dialogue|
|AP/HUMA 4820D 6.0||Maimonides|
|AP/HUMA 4820E 6.0||Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Bible|
|AP/POLS 3260 6.0||War and Peace in the Middle East|
|AP/SOCI 3623 6.0A||Jewish Communities|
|AP/SOSC 3918 6.0|| Sephardi Jews in Muslim Lands
|AP/YDSH 1000 6.0||Elementary Yiddish Language|
|AP/YDSH 2000 6.0||Intermediate Yiddish|