Judaic Studies, B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
U.S. Experience in its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 JUST 2545: Classical Jewish Texts: Moving Toward Modernity
Major (Also Fulfills Pathways Flexible Core)
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
JUST 3012: Jewish Religion and Tradition (Ancient period)
Major (May substitute HIST 3310 with approval of the Chair)
3 JUST 3035: Medieval Jewish History or JUST 3013: From Ghetto to Emancipation (Medieval/Early Modern period)
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 Additional JUST course from Ancient or Medieval/Early Modern period*
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
JUST 3011: Land and Cultures of Israel (Modern period)
Major
4 JUST 2537 or 2540 or 3017 or 3020 or 3038 or 3046 or 3206 or 3535 or 4017 or 4018 or 4435
Major (May substitute an appropriate course with approval of the Chair)
3
Additional JUST course from Modern period**
Major
3 JUST 4920: Colloquium in Critical Issues in Judaic Studies
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 14 credits Credits
JUST 5531W: Independent Researches I or 5532W: Independent Researches II
Major (May substitute JUST 5581 or 5582 with approval of the Chair)
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
2

Degree Details

39 Pathways Credits*

28 Major Credits

53 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a second major, or a minor, towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Judaic Studies
3111 James Hall
Sara Reguer, Chairperson
sreguer@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Judaic Studies B.A. major includes a course (JUST 2545) that also satisfies a Pathways requirement. Therefore, students majoring in Judaic Studies B.A. only need to complete 39 additional Pathways credits.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

*Students must choose an additional Ancient or Medieval/Early Modern period JUST course from the following: (Ancient:) JUST 3014, JUST 3015, JUST 3023, JUST 4024, (Medieval/Early Modern :) JUST 3013, JUST 3033, JUST 3035, JUST 3036, JUST 4034; or an appropriate course with approval of the Chair.

**Students must choose an additional Modern period JUST course from the following: JUST 3013, JUST 3016, JUST 3031, JUST 3037, JUST 3047, JUST 3048, JUST 3050, JUST 3115, JUST 3405, JUST 3465, JUST 3485, JUST 3489, JUST 4020, JUST 4054, JUST 4195; or an appropriate course with approval of the Chair.

Please note U.S. and Israel Yeshiva transfer credits will not count toward the major, but the capstone course taken at Brooklyn College by students seeking transfer credits will count toward the major. JUST 2545 and 3025 do not serve as a capstone course.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Judaic Studies
3111 James Hall
Sara Reguer, Chairperson
sreguer@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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