Degree Requirements

BA Program

Students will take at least 30 credits in Jewish Studies, including:

AP/HUMA 1880 6.00 The Jewish Experience: Symbiosis and Rejection
AP/HUMA 3831 3.00 Torah and Tradition: Jewish Religious Expressions from Antiquity to the Present
A minimum of 12 credits in Hebrew (Note: students with proven proficiency in Hebrew will complete 12 credits from the list of courses where the language of instruction and/or texts are in Hebrew or in another Jewish language such as, for example, Yiddish.).
A minimum of 9 credits (in addition to HUMA 3831) at the 3000 level from at least two of the six categories listed below:
Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Early Modern to Contemporary Studies
Literature, Culture, and the Arts
History and Social Sciences
Classical Jewish Texts
Languages
Note: Students cannot count HUMA 1880 both for major credit and for General Education credit.

Honours BA Program

Note: For purposes of meeting program requirements, all Foundations courses will count as 6 credits towards the major.

Students will take will take at least 42 credits in Jewish Studies including:

AP/HUMA 1880 6.00 The Jewish Experience: Symbiosis and Rejection
AP/HUMA 3831 3.00 Torah and Tradition: Jewish Religious Expressions from Antiquity to the Present
A minimum of 12 credits in Hebrew (Note: Students with proven proficiency in Hebrew will complete 12 credits from the list of courses where the language of instruction and/or texts are in Hebrew or in another Jewish language, for example, Yiddish);
A minimum of 12 credits at the 4000-level
Students must take 6 credits from each of the six categories listed below:

Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Early Modern to Contemporary Studies
Literature, Culture, and the Arts
History and Social Sciences
Classical Jewish Texts
Languages
Note: Jewish Studies courses that are listed under more than one of the categories noted above may satisfy more than one of the requirements noted above. (Example: AP/HIST 4100 6.00 may count towards the required 12 credits at the 4000-level as well as the required 6 credits in both the Antiquity to the Middle Ages category and the History and Social Sciences category).

 

NOTE: THE TWO CORE COURSES IN THE PROGRAM, HUMA 1880 AND HUMA 3831 DO NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS IN ANY OF THE 5 CATEGORIES. FOR THIS REASON, THEY DO NOT APPEAR IN THESE LISTS.

Specialized Honours BA Program

Note: For purposes of meeting program requirements, all Foundations courses will count as 6 credits towards the major.

Students will take at least 57 credits in Jewish Studies including:

AP/HUMA 1880 6.00 The Jewish Experience: Symbiosis and Rejection
AP/HUMA 3831 3.00 Torah and Tradition: Jewish Religious Expressions from Antiquity to the Present
A minimum of 18 credits in Hebrew (Note: Students with proven proficiency in Hebrew will complete 18 credits from the list of courses where the language of instruction and/or texts are in Hebrew or in another Jewish language, for example, Yiddish);
A minimum of 18 credits at the 4000-level
Students must take 6 credits from each of the six categories listed below:

Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Early Modern to Contemporary Studies
Literature, Culture, and the Arts
History and Social Sciences
Classical Jewish Texts
Languages
Note: Jewish Studies courses that are listed under more than one of the categories noted above may satisfy more than one of the requirements noted above. (Example: AP/HIST 4100 6.00 may count towards the required 18 credits at the 4000-level as well as the required 6 credits in both the Antiquity to the Middle Ages category and the History and Social Sciences category).

NOTE: THE TWO CORE COURSES IN THE PROGRAM, HUMA 1880 AND HUMA 3831 DO NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS IN ANY OF THE 5 CATEGORIES. FOR THIS REASON, THEY DO NOT APPEAR IN THESE LISTS.

Honours (Double Major) BA Program

Note: For purposes of meeting program requirements, all Foundations courses will count as 6 credits towards the major.

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any other Honours Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Arts, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with approved Major degree programs in the Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, see the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

HONOURS (DOUBLE MAJOR) INTERDISCIPLINARY BA PROGRAMS

Note: For purposes of meeting program requirements, all Foundations courses will count as 6 credits towards the major.

Jewish Studies may be linked with any Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Students must take as least 42 credits in Jewish Studies and at least 36 credits in the interdisciplinary program. Courses taken to meet Jewish Studies requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the interdisciplinary program. Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of as least 18 credits at the 4000-level including at least 12 credits in Jewish Studies and 6 credits in the interdisciplinary program. For further details of requirements, see the listings for specific Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA Programs.

Students will take will take at least 42 credits in Jewish Studies including:

AP/HUMA 1880 6.00 The Jewish Experience: Symbiosis and Rejection
AP/HUMA 3831 3.00 Torah and Tradition: Jewish Religious Expressions from Antiquity to the Present
A minimum of 12 credits in Hebrew (Note: Students with proven proficiency in Hebrew will complete 12 credits from the list of courses where the language of instruction and/or texts are in Hebrew or in another Jewish language, for example, Yiddish);
A minimum of 12 credits at the 4000-level
Students must take 6 credits from each of the six categories listed below:

Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Early Modern to Contemporary Studies
Literature, Culture, and the Arts
History and Social Sciences
Classical Jewish Texts
Languages
Note: Jewish Studies courses that are listed under more than one of the categories noted above may satisfy more than one of the requirements noted above. (Example: AP/HIST 4100 6.00 may count towards the required 12 credits at the 4000-level as well as the required 6 credits in both the Antiquity to the Middle Ages category and the History and Social Sciences category).

NOTE: THE TWO CORE COURSES IN THE PROGRAM, HUMA 1880 AND HUMA 3831 DO NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS IN ANY OF THE 5 CATEGORIES. FOR THIS REASON, THEY DO NOT APPEAR IN THESE LISTS.

Honours (Major/Minor) BA Program

Note: For purposes of meeting program requirements, all Foundations courses will count as 6 credits towards the major.

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Arts, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with approved Minor degree programs in the Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details of requirements, see the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

The Jewish Studies Minor

The Jewish Studies minor would enable students from other departments to complement their majors with an increased knowledge and understanding of major events and central ideas that have shaped the development of Jewish civilization and culture.

HONOURS (MINOR) BA PROGRAM

Note: For purposes of meeting program requirements, all Foundations courses will count as 6 credits towards the major.

The Honours Minor must be pursued jointly with an Honours BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

Students will take at least 33 credits in Jewish Studies, including:

AP/HUMA 1880 6.00 The Jewish Experience: Symbiosis and Rejection
AP/HUMA 3831 3.00 Torah and Tradition: Jewish Religious Expressions from Antiquity to the Present
24 additional credits in Jewish Studies
Note: at least six credits in the minor at the 4000 level.

Note: Faculty legislation requires that, in order to obtain an Honours BA (120 credits), students must take at total of at least 18 credits at the 4000-level including as least 12 credits at the 4000-level in each Honours Major or Specialized Honours Major.

Degree Checklists

Course Substitution and Waivers

PLEASE NOTE: Not all courses offered in the university with relevance to Jewish Studies necessarily appear on the lists below of courses approved for credit toward the requirements of the Jewish Studies major, minor, or certificate. Additional courses that do not appear on these lists may, with the permission of the Jewish Studies program coordinator, count toward these requirements. Upon your request, the program coordinator will review a course's syllabus to determine whether it is suitable. Examples of courses that may be counted toward program requirements (subject to approval following consultation with the program coordinator) include the following:

AP/GER 1790 9.0/HUMA 1190 9.0 Nationalism, Authority, and Resistance: Perspectives on German Culture and Society
AP/HIST 3320 6.0 Germany's Turbulent Past from Napoleon to the Present
AP/HIST 3535 3.0 More Money than God: Religion and Capitalism
AP/HIST 3380 3.0 Eastern Europe, 1772-1918
AP/HIST 3381 3.0 Eastern Europe Since 1918
AP/HIST 4555 3.0 God/USA: Religion in America Since 1491
GL/SOCI/HUMA/ILST/SOSC 3648 3.00 Music and Culture in Global Perspective
AP/POLS 4561 3.0 Topics in Middle Eastern Politics
FA/MUSI 3300 3.00 Music of World Cultures
FA/MUSI 3331 3.0 Music of the Renaissance