Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Jewish Studies - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor

Advisement

Contact the Jewish Studies undergraduate advisor, Marla Segol, at marlaseg@buffalo.edu. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students should be able to complete the program in about two years.

Jewish Studies - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Successful completion of the prerequisite courses with the required minimum grades or higher.

Prerequisite Courses

Minimum grade of C+ in JDS 103 Introduction to Judaism
Two other courses in Jewish Studies (may include Hebrew) with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses

Core Courses
JDS 229 Medieval Judaism
One course in area of Bible and Talmud - JDS 210 and JDS 111 recommended, or choose from -- JDS 253, JDS 254, JDS 260, JDS 261, JDS 265, JDS 267, JDS 283, JDS 284, JDS 382, JDS 384
One course in area of Ethics - JDS 204, or JDS 253 recommended, or choose JDS 396
Students must earn a 2.0 (C) or better in each of the three required courses.

Required Electives
Five additional Jewish Studies courses, including a 400-level Special Topics seminar that will serve as a Capstone Seminar.

Foreign Language Requirement
Two years of Hebrew language; or one year of Hebrew language and one year of either French, German, Italian, Arabic, Aramaic or Yiddish. See an advisor for waivers of this requirement. If the language requirement is waived because of demonstrated proficiency, the student will be required to take 6 additional credit hours of electives in Jewish Studies.

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 44
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 40
Additional Credits Required for Electives 36
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Jewish Studies BA which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Jewish Studies - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0

Advising Notes

Contact the Jewish Studies undergraduate advisor, Prof. Marla Segol at marlaseg@buffalo.edu. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Required Courses

18 credits that must include the following:
JDS 103 Introduction to Judaism
JDS 229 Medieval Judaism
4 other JDS courses or courses from other departments with approved Jewish Studies content (may include 2 Hebrew language courses)
At least 2 courses must be at the 300- or 400-level

Minor Credit Requirements Chart
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

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