Jewish Sacred Music students should (at minimum) take the following courses for a grade to complete the Jewish Studies major:
Four courses in Religion and Thought Area of Specialization:
Two courses outside of Religion and Thought Area of Specialization (Please note that Jewish Studies majors must complete 9 credit hours of 300-400 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 Jerusalem Sounds 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 (not special credit nor language testing) in Jewish Studies on the IU Bloomington campus. A maximum of 3 courses may be credited toward the Jewish Studies major from either language testing or from transfer credit from universities other than IU’s Rothberg School at Hebrew University program.
Jewish Sacred Music Students Matriculating at IU Becore Summer 2013 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.
Note: Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are only allowed to take a total of 22 credit hours outside the College that will count toward the 122 credit hours needed for graduation. Students will need to take 19 credit hours outside the College to complete these required courses. The recommended courses of MUS-T 251 (3 cr.), MUS-T 252 (3 cr.), and MUS-T 232 (1 cr.) are in addtion to the 19 required credit hours in the Jewish sacred music curriculum.
Jewish Studies majors in the Jewish sacred music track 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.
One course that counts as a College of Arts and Sciences course and is advantageous for Jewish sacred music students is M 401 History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.)