Students wishing to fulfill requirements for the American Studies concentration must complete the following work:
- 10 courses. All students are required to take a total of 10 courses that count toward the concentration.
- Full year of modern Hebrew. All students must take one full year of modern Hebrew (two of the 10 required courses for the concentration) or fulfill the Hebrew requirement through examination. Usually, the Hebrew requirement is fulfilled by taking HEBR 0100 and 0200. Fulfillment of the Hebrew requirement through examination does not reduce the total number of 10 courses required for the concentration.
- Students choosing to continue with Hebrew language study may count up to two additional Hebrew courses (HEBR 0300, 0400, or 0500) toward fulfillment of the concentration requirements. HEBR 0600 is counted as a regular, non-language course for the purposes of fulfilling concentration requirements.
Historical and Methodological Breadth Requirement
Of the courses required for a concentration in Judaic Studies, students must fulfill both a historical and a methodological breadth requirement. These two breadth requirements ensure that the student gains a broader perspective on Judaic Studies as an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary field of study concerned with Jews and Judaism over three millennia of history.