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(Archive) Jewish Studies (J ST)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Jewish Studies (J ST) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR B. HALPERN, Director, Jewish Studies Program

This major furnishes students with expertise in Jewish Studies and in the Hebrew language. It offers undergraduates the opportunity to pursue a targeted program of area study leading to a baccalaureate major in the liberal arts. The major required 6 credits beyond 12-credit level proficiency in Hebrew, or in another appropriate language, subject to approval. Advanced language study is especially recommended for those planning to continue their education beyond the Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, the program requires the following: an overseas educational experience or internship experience (the latter in the United States or abroad); advanced course work; plus a capstone seminar for which a senior thesis project may be substituted.

For the B.A. degree in Jewish Studies, a minimum of 121 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem. 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45-46 credits including 1 credit of First-Year Seminar
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 18-19 credits


(At least 12 credits must be at the 400 level, including J ST 484.) Language study beyond the 12-credit proficiency may count toward 400-level credit with the approval of the Jewish Studies adviser.

J ST 010(3) (Sem: 1-2)
J ST 484(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 6 credits in language study (beyond the 12th-credit level) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 15 credits of related course work from an approved list in consultation with adviser (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits of education abroad or internship approved by faculty Adviser (Sem: 5-8)


[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 27-01-093

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)


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