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Jewish studies majors may concentrate in Bible. See the description of the Jewish studies major. Bible courses are offered on the beginning, elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Distribution Requirements

The Jewish Studies requirement at Stern College consists of six semesters of core (three courses for a total of eight or nine lecture hours per week), plus fourteen additional Jewish Studies credits. Core generally consists of one course in Tanakh, one in Jewish Law and Rabbinic Literature (Judaic studies) and a third course selected from among Hebrew Language and Literature, Jewish History or Jewish Philosophy. Please see distribution requirements below:

Bible: 15 credit minimum
Judaic Studies: 15 credit minimum
Jewish History: 5 credit minimum
Jewish Philosophy: 5 credit minimum

Hebrew if assigned to:

  • HEBR 1101: 5 courses
  • HEBR 1102: 4 courses
  • HEBR 1103-1105: 3 courses
  • HEBR 1106-1108: 2 courses
  • HEBR 1205 or above: 1 course
For Participants in Joint Programs

Participants in Joint Programs including Engineering, Nursing (with John Hopkins), Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, and Social Work are required to complete four (4) semesters of CORE and 14 additional J.S. credits with the following distribution:

Bible: 12 credits
Judaic Studies: 12 credits
Jewish History: 3 credits
Jewish Philosophy: 2 credits

Hebrew if assigned to:

  • HEBR 1101-1102: 4 courses
  • HEBR 1103-1105: 3 courses 
  • HEBR 1106-1108: 2 courses 
  • HEBR 1205 or above: 1 course