Joint Degree of MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Program By Brandeis University |Top Universities

Joint Degree of MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

Joint Degree of MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
Ordinarily, two years of full-time residence are required at the normal course rate of seven or eight courses each academic year. 1. At least eight courses must be taken in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department and must include the NEJS graduate Pro seminar (NEJS 231a) and joint MA capstone project and paper (see below). Students may not include courses taken to prepare for the MA language examination (HBRW 102a and b and below, or ARBC 40b and below) among these eight courses. Students who enter with graduate credit from other recognized institutions may apply for transfer credit for up to two courses that are comparable to NEJS offerings, or, with prior approval of the MA adviser, candidates may receive transfer credit for up to two courses at a university abroad. 2. At least eight courses must be taken in Coexistence and Conflict program. They include the six COEX core courses: HS 210a (Coexistence and Conflict: Theory and Analysis), HS 220a (Coexistence intervention, Monitoring and Evaluation), HS 230f (Coexistence Research Methods, 2 credits), HS 294F (Mediation Principles and Skills), HS 277F (Planning and Implementation for COEX) and HS 244a (Responsible Negotiation). Students must also take POL 164A (Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East) and choose at least 4 credits in the list of COEX core elective courses. All course selections and their relevance must be discussed with and approved by the NEJS Director of Graduate Studies and the COEX program director.