Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

This cross-disciplinary Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies program encompasses subject areas that are exceptionally diverse. In addition to Judaism as a religion, Jewish Studies explores the texts, histories, cultures, sociologies, languages, and fine arts of the Jewish people from biblical times to the present.

  • Study the aspects within the context of the many western and non-western civilizations in which Jewish people have lived.
  • Examine Jewish interactions with non-Jewish people over the ages, evolving attitudes toward and images of Jewish people within a variety of non-Jewish cultures, and the history of anti-Semitism, including the Holocaust.
  • Explores the Jewish experience with a view to understanding the human situation in its diversity and complexity.

Courses include The Jewish Experience; Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Bible; The Final Solution: Perspectives on the Holocaust, and Contemporary Jewish Life in North America.

  • Our program encompasses subject areas that are exceptionally diverse while allowing you to design a custom made program suited to your interests.
  • Our excellent research facilities include the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies.

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Program Details


Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies


Degrees offered

BA


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time


Fall entry

yes


Winter entry

yes


Summer entry

yes


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