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Jewish Sacred Music Curriculum

for Jacobs School of Music Students Enrolling IUB Beginning Summer 2013

Two Options:

  • Bachelor of Science in Voice with Outside Field in Jewish Studies

or

  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and the Jewish Studies Certificate

Students who are admitted to the Jacobs School of Music as voice majors will have two possible paths for the Jewish Sacred Music program: 1) Completing the Bachelor of Science in Voice with an Outside Field (BSOF) in Jewish Studies; or 2) Completing the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and the Certificate in Jewish Studies.
No matter which path, Jacobs School of Music students will take, at minimum, the following courses in Jewish Studies:

  • 3 semesters of modern Hebrew — (Students may test out of and receive credit for some semesters of modern Hebrew)
  • JSTU-H 100 Elementary Hebrew I (Fall) (4 cr.)
  • JSTU-H 150 Elementary Hebrew II (usually Spring) (4 cr.)
  • JSTU-H 200 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (usually Fall) (3 cr.)
  • JSTU-J 251 or HIST-H 251 Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion (Fall) (3 cr.)
  • JSTU-J 252 or HIST-H 252 Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present (Spring) (3 cr.)
  • One course on the Hebrew Bible (3 cr.) (For example: REL-A 210 Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible; REL-A 395 The Bible and Slavery)
  • One course on rabbinic literature (at the 300-400 level) (3 cr.)
  • A course on music in Judaism (at the 300-400 level) (3 cr.) (approved by the Director of the Jewish Sacred Music Program)
  • One additional Jewish Studies course at the 300-400 level.

If students have more time for Jewish Studies courses, particularly the BSOF students who can count Hebrew as their foreign language for their music degree, they should take more Jewish culture and modern Hebrew classes. Please consult with the Director of the Jewish Sacred Music Program about course options.

School of Music students planning to pursue the Jewish Sacred Music curriculum should be in touch with the Director of the Jewish Sacred Music Program (cohenjm@indiana.edu) and make an appointment also to meet with the Jewish Studies advisor by calling the Borns Jewish Studies Program secretary at (812) 855-0453.

 

for Jacobs School of Music Students Enrolling IUB Before Summer 2013

Two Options:

  • Bachelor of Science in Voice with Outside Field in Jewish Studies

or

  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and the Jewish Studies Certificate

Students who are admitted to the Jacobs School of Music as voice majors will have two possible paths for the Jewish Sacred Music program: 1) Completing the Bachelor of Science in Voice with an Outside Field (BSOF) in Jewish Studies; or 2) Completing the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and the Certificate in Jewish Studies.

No matter which path, Jacobs School of Music students will take, at minimum, the following courses in Jewish Studies:

  • 3 semesters of modern Hebrew — (Students may test out of and receive credit for some semesters of modern Hebrew)
  • JSTU-H 100 Elementary Hebrew I (Fall)
  • JSTU-H 150 Elementary Hebrew II (Spring)
  • JSTU-H 200 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (Fall)
  • JSTU-J 251 or HIST-H 251 Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion (Fall)
  • JSTU-J 252 or HIST-H 252 Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present (Spring)
  • One course on the Hebrew Bible (For example: REL-A 210 Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible; REL-A 395 The Bible and Slavery)
  • One course on rabbinic literature
  • A course on music in Judaism (approved by the Director of the Jewish Sacred Music Program)

If students have more time for Jewish Studies courses, particularly the BSOF students who can count Hebrew as their foreign language for their music degree, they should take more Jewish culture and modern Hebrew classes. Please consult with the Director of the Jewish Sacred Music Program about course options.

School of Music students planning to pursue the Jewish Sacred Music curriculum should be in touch with the Director of the Jewish Sacred Music Program (cohenjm@indiana.edu) and make an appointment also to meet with the Jewish Studies advisor by calling the Borns Jewish Studies Program secretary at (812) 855-0453.