Near Eastern Studies

Details

Near Eastern Studies
Admits Fall term. Deadline for applications is December 15. Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 00329; Academic Program: Near Eastern Studies; Ph.D.

Arabic Studies
Admits Fall term, Deadline for application is December 15. Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 01901; Academic Program: Arabic Studies; A.M.

Faculty

Chair: Professor Michael Bonner

Director of Graduate Studies: Professor Gabriele Boccaccini

Professors: Bardakjian, Beckman, Boccaccini, Bonner, Jackson, Knysh, LeGassick, Michalowski, Rammuny, Richards, and Shammas

Associate Professors: Alhawary, Babayan, Bardenstein, Eliav Y., Ginsburg, Hagen, Pinsker, Schmidt, and Wilfong

Assistant Professors: Barzilai and Muehlberger

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Fisher

Lecturers: Aghaei, Alsayegh, Aronson, Bariun, Eliav M., Hassouneh, Lamm, Nafeh-Schulte, Rosenberg, Sabbagh, Sevinc, and Weizman

Professors Emeriti: Bellamy, Coffin, Ehrenkreutz, Kolars, Krahmalkov, McCarus, Mendenhall, Orlin, Windfur, Schramm, and Yoffee

Degree Programs

Master of Arts - Arabic Studies
Doctor of Philosophy

The following formal programs of specialization are available for the Master of Arts – Arabic Studies degree:  Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, Arabic for Professional Purposes.

The following formal programs of specialization are available for the Ph.D. degree: AAPTIS: Arabic Studies, Arabic Language, Literature and Linguistics, Armenian Studies, Islamic Studies, Persian and Iranian Studies, Turkish Studies. ACABS: Egyptology, Mesopotamian and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel, Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins/New Testament, Rabbinics: Jewish History of Late Antiquity, Christianity in Late Antiquity. HJCS: Hebrew Literature and Culture, Modern Hebrew Studies, Jewish Cultural Studies, Jewish Mysticism.

In addition to the specific requirements listed below, see the Master's Degrees and Doctoral Degrees sections of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.


Master of Arts - Arabic Studies

Students in this program choose between two subplans:

1. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language: This track provides training in applied linguistics and foreign language teaching methodology with special emphasis on learning and teaching Arabic as a foreign language.  Subplan Code:  TAFL

2. Arabic for Professional Purposes: This track is specifically designed to accommodate the needs and demands of students, members of the business community and government personnel who want to study Arabic for professional employment in government, business or public policy.  Subplan Code:  APP

Admission: Applicants should have a B.A. in Arabic, Education, English, Linguistics, or related disciplines. All applicants must submit a completed application from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, official transcripts of all previous academic records, three letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty familiar with their most recent work), a statement of purpose, CV and personal statement and writing sample. Applicants whose native language is not English, must submit one of the following test scores: Michigan English Proficiency Test (minimum score of 85), Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 560 for written exam or 220 for computerized exam or 84 for internet exam) or the Arabic Proficiency Test of the American Association of Arabic for non-native speakers of Arabic (minimum score of 80%). All US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, and International students who have received a degree from a US institution are required to submit the Graduate Record Examination scores.

Minimum Credits Required: 30 hours of graduate credit.

Specific Course Requirements: Courses in general linguistics, Arabic linguistics, teaching methodology, and related cognates and electives. Please see the Department's website for more information.


Doctor of Philosophy

Admission: The Department of Near Eastern Studies only admits at the Ph.D level (with the exception of the Arabic Studies MA program). Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree.

The Department may consider granting a terminal MA degree to students in the Ph.D. program whose performance falls below the Department's standard for the Ph.D. or who decide to pursue a different career after meeting the MA requirements.

The application procedure includes a complete Rackham Graduate School Application, submission of a statement of purpose and a specification of the sub-field, topical specialty, and geographic area in which the student will specialize. Three letters of recommendation, CV, academic transcripts, and a writing sample must also included with the application for admissions. All US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, and international students who have received a degree from a US institution are required to submit GRE scores. Applicants whose native language is not English, must submit one of the following test scores: Michigan English Proficiency Test (minimum score of 85) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 560 for written exam, 220 for computerized exam or 84 for internet exam).

Specific Course Requirements: Students are required to achieve proficiency in a Near Eastern language sufficient to enable them to do advanced research in that language. A second-year proficiency in a second or third Near Eastern language may also be required, depending on the language or area of specialization. In addition, candidates are required to gain an adequate knowledge of Near Eastern history and the methods of historical research; and to prepare themselves in such other special subjects as may be necessary for work on their proposed dissertation topics.

Foreign Language Requirement: Advanced reading ability in French and German.

Preliminary Examination: The preliminary examination committee determines when the student is ready to take the exams. They are normally administered by the end of the sixth semester of graduate study, and must be completed within one month. There are four examinations for each subfield 1) two major exams in the field of the student's specialization, at least one of which is a language exam in which the student must read, translate, and critically discuss advanced texts. 2) Two minor exams in a secondary field or discipline.

Candidate Status: Candidacy requirements are described in the Doctoral Degrees section of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.

Dissertation Prospectus: A prospectus outlining plans for the student's dissertation must be submitted within three months after passing the prelim exams.

For information on the dissertation committee, final oral examination, and publication of dissertation, see the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies and the Dissertation Handbook (pdf).

Contact

University of Michigan
4111 Thayer Building
202 S Thayer St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
Phone: (734) 764-0314
Fax: (734) 936-2679
E-mail: cinq@umich.edu
Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/neareast/

Courses

The following courses constitute the range of approved offerings at the time of the assembly of the publication. For more detailed and current information write directly to the department.

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  Arab, Armen, Pers, Turk& Islam (Subject Code: AAPTIS)
  Ancient Civiliz & Biblical Stu (Subject Code: ACABS)
  Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Stu (Subject Code: HJCS)


Arab, Armen, Pers, Turk& Islam (Subject Code: AAPTIS)
401/HISTART 401.  Art&Arch of Armenia.  Advisory pre-requisite: Upperclass standing.  (2 credits)

403.  Adv Mod Stn Arab I.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205; (C- or better)  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205, or assignment to AAPTIS 403 by placement test  (4 credits)

404.  Adv Mod Stn Arab II.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 403; (C- or better)  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 403 or by assignment to AAPTIS 404 by placement test  (4 credits)

409.  Business Arabic I.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 204 or equivalent.  (4 credits)

410.  Business Arabic II.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 409.  (4 credits)

411.  Arabic Grammar.  Advisory pre-requisite: Three years of Arabic study.  (3 credits)

412.  Bus Arabic I & II.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202, 204, or 205; (C or better)  Advisory pre-requisite: This course is for students, community members, and government personnel who have completed at least two years of Arabic and wish to continue Arabic study for career and professional purposes.  (8 credits)

419.  Egyptian Arabic I&II.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 102; (C or better)  Advisory pre-requisite: Recommended for learners who plan to travel to work in Egypt and those need Arabic for immediate oral communication.  (6 credits)

420.  LevantineArabic I&II.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 102; (C or better)  Advisory pre-requisite: Recommended for those who plan to travel or to work in the Levant and those who need Arabic for immediate oral use.  (6 credits)

432.  Arab Phono&Morpho.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205; (C- or better)  (3 credits)

433/LING 433.  Arab Syn Semantics.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205; (C- or better)  (3 credits)

434.  Arab Hist Dialect.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205; (C or better)  (3 credits)

440.  Turkish Literature.  (3 credits)

451.  Intr Ottoman Turk I.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 152  (3 credits)

452.  Int Ottoman Turk II.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 451.  (3 credits)

454.  Arabic Sec Lang Acq.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205; (C or better)  (3 credits)

459.  Ottoman Turk Culture.  (3 credits)

461/HISTORY 442.  Mdvl Near East.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing.  (3 credits)

462/HISTORY 428.  Rise Islam.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Taught in English.  (3 credits)

463/HISTORY 537.  Crusades.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing.  (3 credits)

464/HISTORY 484.  Perso-Islamic Civ.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor  (3 credits)

465/RELIGION 465.  Islam Mystics.  (3 credits)

467/RELIGION 467.  Shi'Ism:Hist.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor  (3 credits)

468.  Islamic Law.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 262 or RELIGION 204  (3 credits)

469.  Islam Intellect Hst.  Advisory pre-requisite: Taught in English.  (3 credits)

473/ARMENIAN 415.  CL&Medvl Lit.  (3 credits)

474/ARMENIAN 416.  Mod Arm Lit.  (3 credits)

475.  Rumi&Pers Myst Poets.  (3 credits)

476/MEMS 476.  Armenian Church Hist.  Advisory pre-requisite: Upper-class undergraduates or graduate students  (3 credits)

480/ARMENIAN 483.  Int Cls Arm.  (6 credits)

484/ARMENIAN 480.  Arm-Amer Writers.  (3 credits)

486.  Topics Arabic Lit.  (3 credits)

487/HISTORY 443.  Mod Mid East History.  (4 credits)

488.  Hist Arabic Lit.  (3 credits)

491.  Topics AAPTIS.  (3 credits)

492/GEOG 492/HISTORY 492.  PreMod Geog Cartogr.  (3 credits)

493/MENAS 493.  ME Comp Perspectives.  (1 credits)

495/WOMENSTD 471/HISTORY 429/RELIGION 496.  Gender Islam.  Advisory pre-requisite: Students should preferably have had one course in Islamic Studies.  (3 credits)

496/WOMENSTD 496.  Mod Mid E Gend.  (3 credits)

501.  Adv Arab Conv&Cmpos.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 404 or equivalent. Taught in Arabic.  (3 credits)

502.  Adv Arab Spec Read.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 501 or equivalent. Taught in Arabic.  (3 credits)

504.  Adv Arabic Media I.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 404 or equivalent  (4 credits)

505.  Adv Arabic Media II.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 404  Advisory pre-requisite: Upperclass students or graduate standing with advanced knowledge of Arabic  (4 credits)

506.  Int Adv Arabic Media.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 404  (8 credits)

511.  Classical Arabic I.  (5 credits)

512.  Classical Arabic II.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 481.  (5 credits)

515.  Egyptian Arabic I.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 102 or equivalent.  (3 credits)

516.  Egyptian Arabic II.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 515  (3 credits)

517.  Levantine Arabic I.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 102 or equivalent.  (3 credits)

518.  Levantine Arabic II.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 517  (3 credits)

519/ASIANLAN 519.  Intro CentAsian Lang.  (4 to 5 credits)

520/ASIANLAN 520.  Intr Cen AsianLan II.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS/ASIANLAN 519 (C->)  (4 to 5 credits)

531.  Reading M A R A A.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 501 and permission of instructor  (3 credits)

532.  Arabic Ling.  Advisory pre-requisite: Some knowledge of Arabic. Open to undergraduates with instructor's permission.  (3 credits)

533.  Arabic Syn&Semantics.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205; (C or better)  (3 credits)

534.  Arabic Ling&Dialect.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205; (C or better)  (3 credits)

535.  Arabic Phono&Morph.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205; (C or better)  (3 credits)

540/LING 540.  Pers Iran Ling.  Advisory pre-requisite: Taught in English.  (3 credits)

541.  Class Persian Texts.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 242 or 243.  (3 credits)

544.  Mod Persian Fiction.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 242 or 243.  (3 credits)

545.  Mod Persian Non-Fic.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 242 or 243. Taught in Persian.  (3 credits)

549/ASIANLAN 549.  Im Cent Asian Lan I.  (3 to 5 credits)

550/ASIANLAN 550.  Im Cent Asian Lan II.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS/ASIANLAN 549 (C->)  (3 to 5 credits)

551.  Read Ottoman Turkish.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 252 and 452 or equivalent. Knowledge of Turkish language necessary.  (3 credits)

553.  Mod Turkish Readings.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 252 or 255.  (3 credits)

555.  Arabic SLA.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202 or 205; (C or better)  (3 credits)

556.  Mod Turk Prose Lit.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 252 or 255.  (3 credits)

559/ASIANLAN 559.  Adv Cent Asian Lan I.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 550 or ASIANLAN 550  (3 to 4 credits)

560/ASIANLAN 560.  Adv Cent AsianLan II.  Required pre-requisite: AAPTIS 559 or ASIANLAN 559  (3 to 4 credits)

561.  Mod Arabic Fiction.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 403 or reading knowledge of Arabic.  (3 credits)

563.  Mod Arabic Non-Fict.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 403 or reading knowledge of Arabic.  (3 credits)

565.  Qur'Anic Studies.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 404  (3 credits)

567.  Class Islamic Texts.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 404  (3 credits)

568.  Class Arabic Poetry.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 403 or equivalent.  (3 credits)

569.  Mod Arabic Poetry.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 502; Fluency in Arabic at the advanced level  (3 credits)

580/HISTART 581.  Islamic Architecture.  Advisory pre-requisite: Upperclass standing, and HISTART 285.  (3 credits)

581.  Classic Arabic III.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 482.  (4 credits)

582.  Classical Arabic IV.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 581.  (4 credits)

583.  Arab Hist Biog Geog.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 404.  (3 credits)

584.  Persian Hist Texts.  Advisory pre-requisite: Advanced reading knowledge of Persian.  (3 credits)

586.  Avestan.  (3 credits)

587.  Pahlavi.  (3 credits)

591.  Topics AAPTIS.  (3 credits)

592.  Seminar in AAPTIS.  (3 credits)

593.  Mini-Topic AAPTIS.  (1 credits)

653/POLSCI 653.  Psem Mid E Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

660/HISTORY 827.  Prb&Mth Med.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 461/HISTORY 442 and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

661/HISTORY 664.  Mod Mid East.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

662/HISTORY 665.  Med Ar Hstorgr.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 461; Graduate standing. Reading knowledge of Arabic is not required, though helpful.  (3 credits)

663/HISTORY 663.  Pers Historiog.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 461 or 464, Reading knowledge of Persian is helpful. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

665.  Mod Arabic Lit.  Advisory pre-requisite: Advanced Proficiency in Arabic (through 500 level) or equivalent  (3 credits)

793/MENAS 695/HISTORY 793.  Stdy Near E.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

798.  Dir Grad Readings.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (1 to 3 credits)

837.  Arab Teaching Method.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor and advanced knowledge of Arabic. Graduate standing.  (4 credits)

838.  Arabic Curric Devel.  (2 credits)

862.  Readings in Arab.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAPTIS 202; Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

863.  Sem Mod Arabic Lit.  Advisory pre-requisite: Proficiency in reading Arabic; Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

990.  Diss Pre-Cand.  Advisory pre-requisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral candidate not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing.  (1 to 8 credits)

993.  Grad G S I Workshop.  Advisory pre-requisite: Must have a Teaching Assistantship. Graduate standing.  (1 credits)

995.  Dissertation Res.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  (4 or 8 credits)

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Ancient Civiliz & Biblical Stu (Subject Code: ACABS)
411.  Intro to Akkadian.  (3 credits)

412.  Akkadian Texts.  Required pre-requisite: ACABS 411  (3 credits)

414/RELIGION 442.  Myth Mesopot.  (3 credits)

415.  Elementary Hittite.  (3 credits)

421/CLCIV 483/RELIGION 488.  Xty&Hllnstc.  (3 credits)

424/RELIGION 424.  Gnostic Rel.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 200/RELIGION 201 or ACABS 221/RELIGION 280.  (3 credits)

427/GREEK 473.  Advanced Koine.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two years of Greek, one term of New Testament Greek (300 level or equivalent).  (3 credits)

428/GREEK 488.  Gospl John.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

429/GREEK 489.  Gospl Paul.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two years of Greek, one term of New Testament Greek (300 level or equivalent).  (3 credits)

446/REEES 446/ANTHRARC 481.  Arch of Eurasia.  Advisory pre-requisite: One of: ANTHRARC 380, 383, 384, 385, 407, 442, 480, 482, 483, 485, or 486; or ACABS 181, 281, or 413; or CLARCH 421, 435, 437, or 531.  (3 credits)

474/AAS 474.  Archaeology Nubia.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 281, ACABS 382, AAS 200, or ANTHRARC 282  (3 credits)

483.  Aramaic I.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 102.  (3 credits)

484.  Aramaic II.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 483.  (3 credits)

485.  Intr Middle Egyptn I.  (3 credits)

486.  Intr MIDL Egyptn II.  Required pre-requisite: ACABS 485  (3 credits)

487/WOMENSTD 487.  Gend&Soc-Ang Egy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Some familiarity with Egypt is helpful.  (3 credits)

488/ANTHRARC 486.  Arch Mesopotamia.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing.  (3 credits)

491.  Topics ACABS.  (3 credits)

511.  Intro Sumerian.  (3 credits)

512.  Sumerian Texts.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 511.  (3 credits)

513.  Ancient Mesopotamia.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

521.  Coptic I.  (3 credits)

522.  Coptic II.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 521 or equivalent.  (3 credits)

543/HJCS 543.  Bib Jewsh Trad.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

570/JUDAIC 570/HJCS 570.  Reading the Rabbis.  Advisory pre-requisite: Second year proficiency in Hebrew (HJCS 202).  (4 credits)

581.  Ugaritic I.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 102.  (3 credits)

582.  Ugaritic II.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 581.  (3 credits)

585.  Adv Mid Egyptian.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 486.  (3 credits)

587.  Sem Egyptian Hist.  Required pre-requisite: ACABS 281 or (ACABS 382 or ANTHRARC 381 or HISTART 382)  (3 credits)

591.  Topics ACABS.  (3 credits)

592.  Sem in ACABS.  (3 credits)

593.  Mini Cs-Topic Acabs.  (1 credits)

601.  Adv Read Class Hebr.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 102; Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

602.  Adv Read Class Hebr.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 601. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

610.  Akkadian Literary.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 412.  (3 credits)

611.  Akkadian Documents.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 412 or equivalent.  (3 credits)

612.  Akkadian Readings.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 412.  (3 credits)

613.  Sumerian Lit Texts.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 512. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

614.  Sumerian Documents.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 512. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

615.  Sumerian Readings.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 512. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

618.  Hittite Readings.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 415 or basic knowledge of Hittite and cuneiform script.  (3 credits)

681.  Anc Egyptian History.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

682.  Middle Egypt Read I.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 585. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

683.  Middle Egypt Read II.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 486. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

686.  Sem Egyptian Arch.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

721.  Anc Isr:Sel Tx.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 202. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

722.  Acn Isr Sem:Hstgrph.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 202. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

723.  Anc Isr Sem:Rel&Cul.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 202. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

798.  Dir Grad Readings.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (1 to 3 credits)

811.  N W Semit Inscriptn.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 202, or equivalent with permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

812.  NW Semitic Inscript.  Advisory pre-requisite: ACABS 811/ACABS 201/601/permission of instructor  (3 credits)

821.  Sem Anc Near E Hst.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

860/GREEK 820.  Eth&Cul Egy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

990.  Diss Pre-Cand.  Advisory pre-requisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral candidate not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing.  (1 to 8 credits)

993.  Grad GSI Workshop.  Advisory pre-requisite: Must have a Teaching Assistantship. Graduate standing.  (1 credits)

995.  Dissertation Res.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  (4 or 8 credits)

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Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Stu (Subject Code: HJCS)
401.  Hebrew Media I.  Advisory pre-requisite: HJCS 202 or equivalent.  (3 credits)

402.  Hebrew Media II.  Advisory pre-requisite: HJCS 202 or equivalent.  (3 credits)

471.  Reading Hebrew Lit.  Advisory pre-requisite: HJCS 302.  (4 credits)

472.  Int Mod Hebr Lit II.  Advisory pre-requisite: HJCS 302.  (3 credits)

477/JUDAIC 478/RELIGION 478.  Mod Jew Tht.  (3 credits)

478/JUDAIC 468/RELIGION 469.  Jwsh Mystism.  (3 credits)

489/JUDAIC 489.  Cycl Jewish Yr.  (3 credits)

491.  Topics HJCS.  (3 credits)

493.  Hebrew Structure.  Advisory pre-requisite: HJCS 202 or equivalent.  (3 credits)

543/ACABS 543.  Bib Jewsh Trad.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

545.  Medieval Jewish Lit.  Advisory pre-requisite: HJCS 302 or equivalent.  (3 credits)

570/JUDAIC 570/ACABS 570.  Reading the Rabbis.  Advisory pre-requisite: Second year proficiency in Hebrew (HJCS 202).  (4 credits)

571.  Israeli Lit I.  Advisory pre-requisite: HJCS 302.  (3 credits)

572.  Israeli Lit II.  Advisory pre-requisite: HJCS 302.  (3 credits)

576/JUDAIC 505.  Intro Jewish Civ.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (4 credits)

577/JUDAIC 467/RELIGION 471.  Topc Judaism.  (3 credits)

591.  Topics HJCS.  (3 credits)

592.  Seminar in HJCS.  (3 credits)

593.  Mini Cs-Topics Hjcs.  (1 credits)

798.  Dir Grad Readings.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 3 credits)

990.  Diss Pre-Cand.  Advisory pre-requisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral candidate not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing.  (1 to 8 credits)

993.  Grad G S I Workshop.  Advisory pre-requisite: Must have a Teaching Assistantship. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 credits)

995.  Dissertation Res.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  (4 or 8 credits)

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Program Statistics

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2013 5 year Average
Number of applications 76 76
Number of new doctoral students 6 6
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2013 4 year Average
Total enrollment 28 32
Female 36% 42%
Male 64% 58%
International 29% 22%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 71% 78%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2013 4 year Average
African American 5% 3%
Asian American 5% 7%
Hispanic (one or more races) 0% 5%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 85% 79%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 0% 0%
Not indicated 5% 6%
Ph.D. Degree
2013 5 year Average
Number of degrees awarded 6 5
Median years to Ph.D. 6.2 6.6
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2013 63%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2013 4 year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 86% 88%
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition OR stipend support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 11% 10%
Enrolled Ph.D. students who received no financial support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 4% 2%
Ph.D. Placement Data
Position type first year after graduation, 2009 - 2013 cohorts Position type five years after graduation, 2005 - 2009 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 32% 58%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 16% 4%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 36% 21%
Business / Industry 4% 0%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 4% 8%
Not employed 4% 4%
No data available 4% 4%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 25 24

These data will be updated annually in December.