This program seeks to provide well-rounded training in Jewish Studies. It grounds students in specialized studies (i.e. modern Jewish philosophy, Second Temple literature, medieval Jewish history) by exploring the existing theoretical frameworks and bodies of knowledge of that specialization, while also exploring the greater breadth of Jewish civilization. The program involves the study of texts (biblical, rabbinic, philosophical, theological, literature, etc.), contexts (historical, social, political, etc.) and the study of concepts (creation, covenant, Messianism, etc.). Students who complete this collaborative specialization will have the annotation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Jewish Studies” noted on their transcripts.
Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies.