Joint B.A./M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies 12 months Undergraduate Program By Brandeis University |Top Universities

Joint B.A./M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Main Subject Area

Development StudiesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Development Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

Undergraduate

Brandeis undergraduates who are NEJS or IMES majors with either a second major in WMGS or a minor in WMGS are invited in their junior year to apply for admission to the BA/MA joint degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Students must complete all requirements and earn the BA, including the successful completion of the major in NEJS or IMES prior to the start of the one-year master's program. The joint MA is awarded in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Program of Study Fourteen courses are required: A. Internal transfer credit: seven Brandeis undergraduate courses (NEJS, IMES, WMGS, and/or approved cross-listed courses) numbered 100 or above for which grades of B- or higher have been earned. B. Seven courses taken in the fifth year: four approved NEJS electives and three WMGS courses approved by the program adviser. Between the BA and the MA, the following WMGS courses must be completed: a course in feminist research methodologies (WMGS 208b, the Feminist Inquiry course offered through the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies, or an alternative), WMGS 205a or another course designated as a graduate foundational course in women’s and gender studies, and two elective courses in WMGS, one inside and one outside the NEJS department. C. Successful completion of one of the following: a comprehensive examination, a culminating project or a master’s thesis. If a master’s thesis encompasses both a NEJS and a WMGS component it will satisfy requirement D. below. The master’s thesis must be deposited electronically to the Robert D. Farber University Archives at Brandeis. D. Joint MA paper requirement: completion of a master’s research paper of professional quality and length (normally twenty-five to forty pages) on a topic related to the joint degree. The paper will be read by two faculty members, one of whom is a member of the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department, and one of whom is a member of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies core or affiliate faculty. NEJS 299a Master's Thesis may be taken for credit one semester only.

Program overview

Main Subject

Development Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

Undergraduate

Brandeis undergraduates who are NEJS or IMES majors with either a second major in WMGS or a minor in WMGS are invited in their junior year to apply for admission to the BA/MA joint degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Students must complete all requirements and earn the BA, including the successful completion of the major in NEJS or IMES prior to the start of the one-year master's program. The joint MA is awarded in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Program of Study Fourteen courses are required: A. Internal transfer credit: seven Brandeis undergraduate courses (NEJS, IMES, WMGS, and/or approved cross-listed courses) numbered 100 or above for which grades of B- or higher have been earned. B. Seven courses taken in the fifth year: four approved NEJS electives and three WMGS courses approved by the program adviser. Between the BA and the MA, the following WMGS courses must be completed: a course in feminist research methodologies (WMGS 208b, the Feminist Inquiry course offered through the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies, or an alternative), WMGS 205a or another course designated as a graduate foundational course in women’s and gender studies, and two elective courses in WMGS, one inside and one outside the NEJS department. C. Successful completion of one of the following: a comprehensive examination, a culminating project or a master’s thesis. If a master’s thesis encompasses both a NEJS and a WMGS component it will satisfy requirement D. below. The master’s thesis must be deposited electronically to the Robert D. Farber University Archives at Brandeis. D. Joint MA paper requirement: completion of a master’s research paper of professional quality and length (normally twenty-five to forty pages) on a topic related to the joint degree. The paper will be read by two faculty members, one of whom is a member of the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department, and one of whom is a member of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies core or affiliate faculty. NEJS 299a Master's Thesis may be taken for credit one semester only.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

7+
Other English Language Requirements:  600 (paper-based TOEFL); 250 (computer-based TOEFL); 68 (PTE).
12 Months
Jan-2000

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