Jewish sacred music students should (at minimum) take the following courses for a grade to complete the Jewish Studies major:
Four courses in Judaism and Jewish Thought:
(Please note that Jewish Studies majors must complete 18 credit hours of 300-400 level credit in the major.)
Jewish sacred music students are encouraged to study for at least one semester of their junior year at Indiana University’s Overseas Study program at the Rothberg School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem (especially Rothberg’s Sounds Jerusalem program). Students may also transfer back credit to Indiana University from Haifa University, Ben-Gurion University, Tel Aviv University, and the CET Jewish Studies Prague program. A Jewish Studies major must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work in Jewish Studies on the IU Bloomington campus. Students may apply a maximum of 9 credits earned for transfer coursework or performance on a Hebrew language proficiency test towards completion of the Jewish Studies major. Courses taken at Hebrew University (via IU Overseas Study) count as IUB courses.
Jewish Sacred Music Students Should Take the Following Basic Music Courses:
The above list of courses constitutes a minimum of music courses. Other music courses that would be advantageous and recommended (but not required) for Jewish sacred music students: 1 or 2 music theory and literature courses (T 251 Music Theory and Literature III and T 252 Music Theory and Literature IV) (3 cr. each), and M 401, History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.) All of these can be accepted as part of the College’s credit requirements.
Performance Study (credits count outside the College of Arts and Sciences):
Students are expected to take 4 semesters of secondary voice lessons - MUS-Z 110 (2 credits each) (Extra cost of approx. $495 each semester) Contact the Music Advising Office for more information about setting up lessons: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are only allowed to take a total of 20 credit hours outside the College that will count toward the 120 credit hours needed for graduation. Students testing out of T 109 Rudiments of Music will need to take, at minimum, 10 credit hours outside the College to complete the required music courses for the Jewish sacred music curriculum. Students not testing out of T 109 will need to take 13 credit hours outside the College to complete these required courses. (Note: students wishing to take voice lessons for credit beyond the second year will add two credits per semester to these totals.)
Jewish Studies majors in the Jewish sacred music curriculum should not enroll in non-College credit offered by other schools—Public Health, Education, Business, Social Work, SPEA or other Music School courses that don’t count as inside the College of Arts and Sciences so that they can take some of the recommended School of Music courses.