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

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

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Ordinarily, two years of full-time residence are required at the normal course rate of seven or eight courses each academic year. This joint-degree program requires a minimum of 64 credits. 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 Conflict Resolution and Coexistence program. They include the six COEX core courses: HS 210a (Coexistence and Conflict: Theory and Analysis), HS 220a (Strategies for Coexistence Interventions), HS 227f (Introduction to Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, 2 credits), HS 230f (Coexistence Research Methods, 2 credits), HS 240a (Dialogue and Mediation Skills), 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.