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

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

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

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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 12 months
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.