The Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary major that consists of courses in a variety of disciplines. Students will gain an understanding of Jewish civilizations, as the result of interactions of Jewish culture, history, and religion. Students will explore the constants and diversity of the Jewish experience in different eras and geographical settings, and will study and grapple with Jewish beliefs and texts. Students must demonstrate a Novice-midlevel proficiency in Hebrew (as defined by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages guidelines), either by successfully completing a semester of beginning Hebrew (HEBW 101A or HEBW 101B), a semester of Biblical Hebrew (RST 318 or RST 319), or by passing a language test arranged by the Director of the program.
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