Honours Program (60 credits)

Honours Advisers:

Professor Yael Halevi-Wise
Phone: (514) 398-1013
Office: Leacock Building, Room 831

Professor Carlos Fraenkel
Phone: (514) 398-6267
Office: Leacock Building, Room 914

jessica.ward2 [at] mcgill.ca (Jessica Ward) (for technical questions)
Admin. & Student Affairs Coordinator
Office: Leacock Building, Room 712 

An Honours program consists of 60 approved credits distributed as follows:

1. Required Courses (9 credits)

JWST 211 Jewish St 1: Biblical Period (3)
JWST 491 Honours Thesis 1 (3)
JWST 492 Honours Thesis 2 (3)

2. Complementary Courses (51 credits)

A. 0-18 credits: Language

Each Honours student will complete at least one Jewish lan­guage at the advanced level of instruction. A student who can demonstrate competence in a Jewish language may be permit­ted to substitute other courses for all or part of the language re­quirement. 

Click here for our list of language courses

B. 6 credits

JWST 216 Jewish Studies 2: 400 BCE-1000 (3)
HIST 207 Jewish History:400 BCE to 1000 (3)
JWST 217 Jewish St 3: 1000 to 2000 (3)
HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000-2000 (3)

C. 27-45 credits

Complementary courses will be planned with an advisor and will normally be chosen to reflect progress to the advanced level in two of the following Areas of Study: Biblical Studies, Rabbinic Studies, Literature, Jewish Thought, Jewish History, Modern Jewish Studies and East European Studies. According to Faculty regulations, Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and a Program GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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