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Robert Abzug, Director CLA 2.402, 305 E 23rd St B3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-6178

Degree Requirements

Major: The Major for the 2010-2012 catalog, consists of 27 semester hours (18 hours upper division) of the following coursework:

--3 hours chosen from JS 304M (Jewish Civilization: Beginning to 1492) or JS 304N (Jewish Civilization: 1492 to Present)

--3 additional hours of lower division Jewish Studies 

--6 hours of JS 363 (Topics in Humanities, or comparable courses identified by the faculty adviser)

--6 hours of JS 364 or 6 hours of JS 365 or 3 hours of JS 364 and 3 hours of JS 365 (Topics in History and Social Science, or comparable courses identified by the faculty adviser) 

--9 additional hours of Jewish Studies, 6 of which must be upper division

Students are encouraged to use Hebrew or Yiddish to fulfill the foreign language requirement. 

Minor for Jewish Studies majors: The Minor for Jewish studies majors comprises twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division credits, but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent.

Minor in Jewish Studies for non-majors: A minor in Jewish Studies usually consists of twelve semester hours, at least six of them at the upper-division level.

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