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Jewish Studies B.A. Requirements

for Students Enrolling at IUB Beginning Summer 2009 through Spring 2011

Students must complete the following:

  • Two semesters of Modern Hebrew JSTU-H 100 and H 150 or Yiddish GER-Y 100 and Y 150.
  • JSTU-J 251 / HIST-H 251 Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion (taught each fall) and JSTU-J 252 / HIST-H 252-Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present (taught each spring). Both courses must be taken on the Bloomington campus.
  • Four courses in one of three areas of specialization:
    • Literature and the Arts
    • History and Society
    • Religion and Thought
  • A maximum of two courses of Hebrew and/or Yiddish language instruction at the 200 level or higher may be counted toward any area of specialization. Credit acquired through language testing or through transfer credit from universities other than The Hebrew University (via IU Overseas Study Program) will not exceed the equivalent of two courses in the student’s area of specialization.
  • Two additional courses must be completed outside the student’s chosen area of specialization.
  • At least 9 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.
  • A student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work in Jewish Studies on the IU Bloomington campus. A maximum of three courses may be credited toward the major from language testing or transfer credit from universities other than The Hebrew University (via IU Overseas Study Program).
  • Students interested in a career in the cantorate may pursue the Jewish sacred music curriculum that combines the major with specific courses in the Jacobs School of Music.
  • Students must also complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
* Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the official source of information regarding College of Arts and Sciences degree requirements is the College of Arts and Sciences.