Program of Study

Major

A major in Hebrew and Judaic studies requires a minimum of nine 4-point courses (36 points) completed with a grade of C or better. At least one course must be completed in each of four chronological divisions: biblical, ancient/rabbinic, medieval, and modern. Students must also demonstrate proficiency in Hebrew language equivalent to Intermediate Hebrew II (HBRJD-UA 4). A minimum of five courses (20 points) must be taken in residence at NYU or at one of NYU’s Global Academic Centers (including NYU Tel Aviv). Only one course may be double-counted toward the requirements of another department.

Minor

A minor in Hebrew and Judaic studies requires the completion, with a grade of C or better, of four 4-point courses (16 points) from the department’s offerings. All Hebrew courses may be counted toward the minor. A minimum of two courses (8 points) must be taken in residence at NYU or at an NYU Global Academic Center. Only one course may be double-counted toward the requirements of another department. A minor composed entirely of Hebrew language courses does not exempt students from the College Core Curriculum’s Expressive Culture requirement.

Honors Program

Students who have been in residence at New York University for at least two full years, completed 64 points of graded work, and maintained GPAs (overall and major) of at least 3.65, may apply for the honors program. As part of their major requirements, honors students must complete at least two graduate courses or honors seminars in the department. In addition to the major requirements, students must register for Independent Study (HBRJD-UA 997 or HBRJD-UA 998, 4 points) for the purpose of writing an honors thesis under the supervision of a department faculty member. The subject of the honors thesis and the faculty adviser are to be chosen in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies.