THE JEWISH STUDY MAJOR DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION 8-SEMESTER STUDY GRID
This is simply an example of what 8 semesters might look like for incoming First-Year students. If you declare your major later, or are a Transfer Student, your grid will look considerably different. Your choices may vary. Some REL courses fulfill more than one requirement such as a Cross Cultural or Interdisciplinary Studies Core Distribution, opening up more space. Up to 6 credits of Core Distribution credits may be taken during Study Abroad. Students are required to meet with the chair of JWST at least once every semester.
FIRST YEAR Fall WSC001 JWST Elective LT/AA/CP NS/MA/CS Foreign Language
Spring WSC002 JWST Elective LT/AA/CP NS/MA/CS Foreign Language
Spring Core Cross Cultural Core IS JWST Elective NS/MA/CS Foreign Language** or Minor***
SECOND YEAR Fall HIST Am, Euro, or Non-West BH (Soc/Anthro/Eco/PoliSci) RELI Course (Required) NS/MA/CS Foreign Language or Minor
THIRD YEAR Study Abroad Fall/Spring semester or an entire academic year; not restricted to Junior Year.**** Fall JWST Elective JWST Elective or Internship Foreign Language Liberal Arts elective or Core Liberal Arts elective or Core Liberal Arts elective
Spring JWST Elective Liberal Arts elective or Core Liberal Arts elective or Core Minor HIST elective or Lib Arts elective Liberal Arts elective
Spring JWST Thesis Research II or Elective (Upper Level) Liberal Arts elective or Core Liberal Arts elective Liberal Arts elective Minor Liberal Arts elective
FOURTH YEAR Fall JWST Thesis Research I or Elective JWST Elective Liberal Arts elective Liberal Arts elective Minor Liberal Arts elective
For more information and to meet your faculty, visit our Department website at: https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/rel/jewish/index.html
WHY STUDY JEWISH STUDIES? http://studyreligion.org/why/index.html What can I do with a JWST degree? https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/rel/rel_career.html Some courses (AP/IB/Transfer) taken prior to Hofstra can count toward the major. Non-JWST courses taken prior to your first year can count toward general education requirements or elective credits, whether taken at Hofstra or transferred in.
NOTES * You are not required to take Summer or January courses for this major (for which there is no financial aid). ** The Religion Department strongly encourages study of a foreign language beyond Level 3. *** Students are encouraged to consider a minor or double major in a foreign language, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, European Studies, Italian Studies, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, African Studies or Asian Studies, if they are interested in the history of a particular world region, or another liberal arts discipline such as Anthropology, Economics, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, among many others. Other possibilities are Womenâ€™s Studies and Global Studies. You might also consider a second major in a completely unrelated field such as Computer Science, Biology, Dance, Television/Film or Statistics. ****In addition to going on study abroad for either semester in their third year, students can go for the entire academic year in their third year, for a semester in their second or fourth years, or for a short-term program in the summer or during the January break. + See the Religion Department website for possible Internship venues and opportunities: https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/rel/rel_internship.html