• Bible

  • Requirements


    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 

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