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Spring 2019 course offerings

Our Department offers a wide range of courses including history, philosophy, literature, Israel Studies, Hebrew language, Yiddish language, and religious studies.

 Please view SP19 course descriptions here.

The Department also offers credit-bearing Internships at local community institutions


New BA Degree Approved: Hebrew Studies

Students can now major in Hebrew Studies! For more information, speak with Professor Shoer, Karp, or Friedman.

Details of the requirements can be found here.

Areas of Study

The heart of the undergraduate program in Judaic Studies is found in a student's "Area of Study." Judaic Studies students shape their degree around a set of courses they choose. Students may focus their studies in Jewish history, philosophy, Yiddish culture, Judaism in America, Holocaust studies, Israel studies, religious studies, literature, and more.

Learn more about the programs we offer here.


BU offers courses in Hebrew and Yiddish for all levels. For more information about courses and placement, contact Professor Shoer (Hebrew) or Professor Glasman (Yiddish). 

Community Internships Fall 2019

Work in a local dayschool, put on a museum exhibition, develop a local archive, write for the regional paper -- all for credit.

Information available here.

Upcoming Events

The Great Latke v. Hamentashen Debate

Tuesday | 19 February | 7:30 pm | Lecture Hall 7

Ever wonder which which is better, Latkes or Hamentashen?

Professor Friedman and Professor Arkush will debate Latke v. Hamentashen. Moderated by Professor Krasno (Political Science).

Yael Kenan's Campus Visit

Thursday| 28 March | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | LN 1106
Yael Kenan's Public Talk: "Mourning in Israeli and Palestinian Literatures."

For more detailed overview of Upcoming and Past Events, please visit our Events page.

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Last Updated: 2/18/19