The subjects of study cover an astonishing range, including history and society, Jewish law and philosophy, and Jewish literature and ritual. Students will learn to unlock this wealth in both the ancient and the modern worlds through a number of academic disciplines - History, Religious Studies, and Literature. These also provide tools for studying and analyzing human societies and cultures in general, for which Jewish experiences provide an important perspective.
Jews have lived and flourished over thousands of years in a variety of social contexts, stretching from the Land of Israel and the eastern Mediterranean to Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Concentrators will have the opportunity to study Jews in these contexts, getting to know their social structures, and what they have created.
Students in this concentration will:
- Explore the history of Jews and Judaism from biblical times to the present
- Develop theoretical acumen in humanistic and social scientific inquiry
- Acquire elementary proficiency in Hebrew
- Select and develop proficiency in the methods of one particular discipline
- Complete a capstone course or honors thesis
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