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  Nov 21, 2017
 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish Studies Concentration


Overview


Undergraduate Concentration


Jewish studies at Clark is designed to introduce the student to the major historical and religious trends in Jewish civilization since its inception in antiquity. The courses reflect the broad range of developments both encountered and fostered by the Jewish people including their contact with other world civilizations, classical literature, social and religious institutions, as well as their interaction with the modern world. In these courses, Jews and Judaism are studied both in their own internal context and as paradigms for wider trends in history and religion.

 

For more information, please visit the Jewish Studies Department’s website.

Concentration Requirements


All students must take JS 174 - The Jewish Experience , a survey of Jewish history and thought. In addition to JS 174 , students must take six courses of which at least two must be in the Classical area and at least two in the Modern area. One of the six courses must be an integrating capstone project (internship, independent study, or advanced seminar with the approval of the program director). Two courses in Hebrew language may also count toward concentration.

Program Faculty


Debórah Dwork, Ph.D.
Everett Fox, Ph.D.
Olga Litvak, Ph.D.
Shelly Tenenbaum, Ph.D.