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Master of Arts (M.A.); Jewish Studies (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Jewish Studies     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

All students pursuing this option must take JWST 699. The remaining credits will normally include 15 credits in two of the following areas and 12 credits in the third: Jewish Thought, Jewish History, and Jewish Literature. The substitution of credits in related disciplines outside of Jewish Studies may be permitted if appropriate. The coursework will be adjusted to the applicant's academic background.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • JWST 699 Research in Jewish Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Practical problems and resources related to research and key theoretical debates in the field will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Allan L Nadler (Fall) Daniel Heller (Winter)

Complementary Courses (42 credits)

Students will normally take 15 credits in two of the following areas and 12 credits in the third.

Jewish Thought (12-15 credits)

  • JWST 504 Seminar in Jewish Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Examination of a theme or philosopher in the history of Jewish thought with particular attention to the intersections between Jewish thought and other intellectual traditions (e.g. Greek, Islamic, Christian, etc.)

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Allan L Nadler (Fall)

    • Note: Readings in English
  • JWST 510 Jewish Bible Interpretation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The issues, approaches, and texts of Jewish Bible interpretation between the Biblical and Talmudic eras: Bible interpretation in the Bible; in Greco-Roman Jewish literature; in the Mishnah, Tosefta, Targumim, and Talmudim; early Samaritan interpretation, Bible interpretation in ancient synagogue art, and in the massoretic literature.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 512
  • JWST 511 Jewish Bible Interpretation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The issues, problems, approaches, and texts of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval, renaissance, early modern, and modern times. Interpretation in the Geonic, Ashkenazi, Sefardic, North African, Italian, European, Yemenite, North American and Israeli centres of Jewish Learning.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 512
  • JWST 542 Abraham Ibn Ezra as Parshan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A study of the Bible commentaries of lbn Ezra.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 543 Maimonides as Parshan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Biblical Interpretation in the Guide of the Perplexed and related writings.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Fall) Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

    • Requires Departmental approval
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 540
  • JWST 558 Topics: Modern Jewish Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Studies of topics in Modern Jewish thought. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

  • JWST 604 Topics: In Jewish Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Tutorial in Jewish thought.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Fall) Yael Halevi-Wise (Winter)

Jewish History (12-15 credits)

  • HIST 655 Tutorial (6 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    History : If a seminar is not available in a field judged necessary to complete the program, candidates may (with the consent of their Director of Studies and that of the Chair of the Graduate Committee) do tutorial work to replace a seminar.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • HIST 677D1 Seminar: European Jewish History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    History : Seminar on aspects of European Jewish history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Students must register for both HIST 677D1 and HIST 677D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 677D1 and HIST 677D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 677D2 Seminar: European Jewish History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    History : See HIST 677D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 677D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 677D1 and HIST 677D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 585 Tutorial: Eastern European Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in East European studies.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Daniel Heller (Winter)

  • JWST 586 Tutorial: Eastern European Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Indivisualized guided research on an approved topec in East European studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 602 East European Jewish History 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : (1500 - 1800) Studies on specific issues and problems related to the social and cultural history of the Jews in Eastern Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Jewish Literature (12-15 credits)

  • JWST 510 Jewish Bible Interpretation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The issues, approaches, and texts of Jewish Bible interpretation between the Biblical and Talmudic eras: Bible interpretation in the Bible; in Greco-Roman Jewish literature; in the Mishnah, Tosefta, Targumim, and Talmudim; early Samaritan interpretation, Bible interpretation in ancient synagogue art, and in the massoretic literature.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 512
  • JWST 511 Jewish Bible Interpretation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The issues, problems, approaches, and texts of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval, renaissance, early modern, and modern times. Interpretation in the Geonic, Ashkenazi, Sefardic, North African, Italian, European, Yemenite, North American and Israeli centres of Jewish Learning.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 512
  • JWST 520 Bible Interpretation in Antiquity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Studies in bible interpretation in Antiquity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 530 Topics in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Supervised research in Yiddish literature. Work will focus on one genre, literary school or author.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 538 Early Rabbinic Parshanut 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work on one aspect of Jewish Bible interpretation in late antiquity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 541 Medieval Ashkenazi Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Issues, techniques and texts of Jewish Bible study in medieval France and Germany; Rashi, Qara, Rashbam, the Tosafists, etc.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 546 Innovative Medieval Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The dynamics of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval times and the attempts by various authors to read the Bible as an independent Hebrew document, not only in the light of the pre-medieval rabbinical exegetical tradition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 548 Medieval Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work in one aspect of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval times.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 554 Modern Jewish Biblical Scholarship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The past two centuries have witnessed the active participation of many Jewish writers in the academic enterprise of Bible scholarship. This course will explore the writings of a selection of European, American, and Israeli writers and the roles they have played in archaeological, philological, historical, literary and other critical endeavours.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 571 Biblical Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A study of biblical literature.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 573 History of Hebrew Bible Text (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The text of the Hebrew Bible as it evolved between antiquity and the most recent printed edition. Attention will be given to the accurate reconstruction of the Bible from primary and secondary witnesses: Greek and Aramic translations, Dead Sea Scrolls, and ancient quotations, and the Massoretic notes and lists.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 507
  • JWST 575 Topics in Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work in one aspect of Jewish Bible Interpretation that cuts across all periods of Jewish Bible interpretation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 581 Aramaic Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A study of the Aramaic language.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Requires Departmental approval
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 506
  • JWST 587 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 588 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 615 Literary Analysis of Hebrew Fiction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A methodological examination of contemporary Hebrew narratives with particular attention to literary structures and narrative form.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Note: Readings in English
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