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    Nov 28, 2022  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

Jewish Studies (BA)


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Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and the approval of the director of the program.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 39 credit hours with grades of C or better and minimum of 18 credit hours at or above 300-level

Course Requirements


Required (9 credit hours)


Note: HEBR-116 Hebrew, Elementary Modern I (3)  and HEBR-117 Hebrew, Elementary Modern II (3)  are prerequisites for the language requirement but do not count toward the major. Students may substitute HEBR-217 Hebrew, Intermediate Modern II (3)  with equivalent proficiency in Hebrew as approved by the Jewish Studies faculty.

Jewish Literature (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or other Jewish literature course approved by program director:

Jewish Thought (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following if not taken to fulfill Jewish Literature, or other Jewish Thought course approved by program director:

Jewish Life (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following if not taken to fulfill Jewish Thought, or other contemporary Jewish Life course approved by program director:

Electives (15 credit hours)


Complete 15 credit hours from the following if not taken to fulfill Jewish Thought or Jewish Life, or internship or independent study approved by program director:

Note: Students may take related coursework from other university departments with approval by the program director.

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

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