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B.A. in Judaic Studies

B.A. in Judaic Studies

  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Judaic Studies enables students to develop a broad knowledge of the history, religion, literature, philosophy, languages, and politics of the Jews. Jewish societies, texts, ideologies, material cultures, and institutions are studied from a comparative perspective in the context of histories, cultures, and intellectual traditions among which Jews have lived throughout the ages. As an interdisciplinary program, Judaic Studies employs historical, literary, political, social, and philosophical methods of analysis. The Judaic Studies major?especially as a second major with Economics, Political Science, Literature, English, Philosophy, or History?offers a broad and interdisciplinary liberal arts background combined with intensive preparation in the historical and religious experience of Jewish culture in its various civilization contexts, from antiquity to contemporary times. The major epochs of Jewish history include: the Persian and Hellenistic period, including biblical and para-biblical Jewish writings; the classical period, including the literature, history, and thought of rabbinic Judaism and its antecedents; the medieval period, including Jewish history, literature, and thought in both Christian and Islamic lands; the early modern period, including Jewish history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries; the modern period which includes the history, literature, and thought of Jews and Judaism from the late eighteenth to the twenty-first century, with attention to the impact of modernization.