Judaic Studies Honours A (JCTC4011)


The Honours program in Jewish Civilization, Thought and Culture consists of: 1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff 2. A total of two seminars that meet weekly for two hours, with either one seminar each semester, or two seminars in the first semester of the degree. The thesis should be of 20000 words in length. Each seminar requires 5000 words of written work or its equivalent. The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 20%. Students will choose two IV Honours options. Students can choose to specialise in either the Classical or Modern period. Their dissertation must be in their area of speciality. Seminars will be offered from the following list in 2014: Classical Period: Biblical Themes (Dr Ari Lobel) Biblical Texts in Hebrew (Assoc Prof Ian Young). Modern Period: The Evolution of Judaism in the New World (Prof Suzanne Rutland) Modern Hebrew Literature (Ms Yona Gilead) For more information, contact Prof Suzanne Rutland, Honours coordinator.

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Two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for each semester


A thesis of 20000 words and 5000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Credit average in 48 senior credit points of Jewish Civilisation including completion of the major and 12 credit points in an associated language (Hebrew Classical OR Hebrew Modern) or an Honours preparation course from an associated discipline (History,

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