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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Judaic Studies, B.A.

General Education Requirements (A&S)

In addition to major requirements, students must meet the General Education Requirements that correlate to their degree.

Major GPA and Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in courses required to complete the major. All courses required for the major must be taken for a letter grade.

Requirements for the Major

Required credits: 42

The University of Hartford offers a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies administered by the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. For those without previous background in Hebrew language, the major consists of 42 credits, including three required core courses in Jewish history (9 credits) and two years of modern Hebrew (12 credits), and one strongly recommended internship JS 350P . The modern Hebrew requirement may be waived for students who demonstrate equivalent fluency. Such students are expected to complete 6 additional credits in the courses below. The distribution of each category of elective courses appears in parentheses. General education requirements must be completed according to the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences. With the approval of the director, credit may be granted for selected courses given by other colleges and universities. The department limits transfer credits for the major to 18.

Writing Requirement

Departmental policy requires that students in upper-level Judaic studies courses undertake substantial written work exclusive of examinations. It is also departmental policy that oral reports may not be substituted for written work. Faculty read, comment on, evaluate, and (if necessary) return this work for revision and reevaluation. The emphasis is on helping students learn to write effective analytical research papers.

Core Courses (24 credits)

Elective Courses (18 credits)

Majors must take six courses below; two must be 300- or 400-level courses. No more than four courses (12 credits) may be taken in non-JS courses.

Recommended Elective

Special Topics

The following courses have been previously approved as special topics courses and may be offered as special topics or permanent courses in the future:

Ashkenazic Jewry to 1648
Christian-Jewish Relations
Jewish History in East Europe to 1939
Post–World War II Italian-Jewish Literature
U.S. Immigration History
Works of I. B. Singer