Required Coursework

MAJOR IN AN AREA OF ADVANCED HEBREW STUDIES

Blitstein Institute of HTC offers a program of study leading to Bachelor of Arts degree which encompasses a comprehensive core curriculum in Advanced Hebrew Studies (AHS), (Bible, Hebrew, Jewish History, Jewish Philosophy) and Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS).  Students at TI may elect a primary major in one of the disciplines of Advanced Hebrew Studies by completing at least 30 credit hours in one area, or may opt for Interdisciplinary Judaic Studies. 

The Bachelor of Arts degree will be conferred upon students who have completed 120 semester hours of academic credit with no less than 48 credit hours in Judaic Studies and a grade point average of at least 2.0 as detailed below.

Advanced Hebrew Studies Core:

Semester Credit Hours Required Residency Requirement

Bible

 (at least 2 semester hours each in Torah, Nevi’im, & Ketuvim)

18

8

Hebrew (HEBR 109 or above)

12*

Jewish History

9

5

Jewish Philosophy

9

5

Jewish Law

6

Elective credits  

6

       

TOTAL JUDAIC STUDIES

48-60

18

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core:

Semester Credit Hours Required Residency Requirement

Behavioral/Social Sciences

    (e.g. Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology,     Sociology – no more than one course in a discipline)

Computer and Information Sciences (CAIS 106 **)

6

3

3

English Composition (ENGL 111 and ENGL 211)

6

6

English Literature and Cultural Studies

     (e.g. World History, Art History, Music Appreciation)***

3

3

Mathematics (MATH 104 or higher)

3

Natural Sciences (with lab)

4

4

Speech (SPCH 101, 210 or 255; or equivalent)

3

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives

2

 

TOTAL LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

30-33

 

16

Unrestricted Electives or Additional Major****

42

11

TOTAL

120

45

 

*      Students who earn at least 70% in each of the sections of Biblical and Modern Hebrew on the HTC Entrance Exams

are exempt from this requirement.  Students with lower scores on each or both will be required to complete a total of 3-12 credits of Hebrew to address the deficiency, as determined by further oral and written testing. 

**    Students who demonstrate mastery on the HTC Technology Proficiency Assessment are exempt from this requirement.

***  Students completing a major in Business or Accounting may substitute ENGL 213 for Cultural Studies.

**** Residency requirements among the additional majors (e.g. Business, Education) vary considerably.

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