Studies in History toward a Dual-Disciplinary Degree

At least 54 credits, including at least 18 advanced credits

Required courses 18 credits

Level

Credits

(i) The Ancient World at least 6 credits

Classical Greece (10110)

introductory

6

Rome: Imperialism and Empire (10473)

intermediate

6

(ii) The Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age at least 6 credits

The Beginnings of Europe: Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages (10436)

intermediate

6

Jews and Christians in Western Europe: Encounter between Cultures in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (10275)

intermediate

6

The Catholic Church in the Middle Ages: Ideology and Politics (10651)

intermediate

6

Early Modern Europe: 1350-1600 (10674)

intermediate

6

(iii) The Modern Era at least 6 credits1

The Culture of the Enlightenment in 18th Century Europe, I: France (10282)

intermediate

6

The Culture of the Enlightenment in 18th Century Europe, II: Britain, Germany, Jewish Culture and Music (10463)

intermediate

6

Europe: Cradle of Nationalism (10403)

intermediate

6

Electives 36 credits, including 18 advanced credits 1, 2

Each student must specialize in one of three periods: The Ancient World, The Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, or The Modern Era. Among the electives, students must take 18 credits in the period of specialization (of which 12 credits must be for advanced courses); 12 credits in one of the other periods; and 6 credits in the remaining period (of which 6 are advanced credits in one of the periods).

(i) The Ancient World2

Classical Greece (10110)3

introductory

6

Rome: Imperialism and Empire (10473)3

intermediate

6

The History of the Hellenistic World (10222)

intermediate

6

The History of Israel during the First Temple Period (10700)

intermediate

6

From Exile to Independence: From the Babylonian Exile to the Fall of the Hasmonean Kingdom (10419)

intermediate

6

Jewish History during the Second Temple: Judea and Rome (10212)

intermediate

6

Jerusalem Throughout the Ages (10208)4

intermediate

6

The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Empire (10742)4

intermediate

6

The Rise and Fall of Regimes in Classical Greece (10306)

advanced

6

From Cyrus to Alexander: The History of Israel during the Persian Empire (10550)

advanced

6

The Bar Kokhba Revolt (10351)

advanced

6

The Jewish Diaspora in the Hellenistic-Roman Period (10303)

advanced

6

Historical Topics in the World of the Sages (10572)

advanced

6

Early Christianity (10531)

advanced

6

King, Kingship and Kingdom: Studies in the History and Historiography of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (10937)

advanced

6

Slavery in Ancient History (10930)

advanced

6

(ii) The Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age

The Beginnings of Europe: Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages (10436)3

intermediate

6

Jews and Christians in Western Europe: Encounter between Cultures in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (10275)3

intermediate

6

Ashkenazi Hasidism in the History of Jewish Thought (10297)

intermediate

6

The Catholic Church in the Middle Ages: Ideology and Politics (10651)3

intermediate

6

Early Modern Europe: 1350-1600 (10674)3

intermediate

6

Renaissance Art in Italy (10232)

intermediate

6

Islam: Introduction to the History of the Religion (10432)

intermediate

6

Jerusalem Throughout the Ages (10208)4

intermediate

6

Jews in an Era of Transition (10204)5

intermediate

6

The Jews of Eastern Europe: History and Culture (10265)5

intermediate

6

The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Empire (10742)4

intermediate

6

Jewish Children, Christian Children: Childhood in the Middle Ages (10915)

advanced

6

Pilgrimage: Jews, Christians, Muslims (10500)

advanced

6

Ethiopia: Christianity, Islam, Judaism (10333)5

advanced

6

(iii) The Modern Era 1, 2

The Culture of the Enlightenment in 18th Century Europe, I: France (10282)3

intermediate

6

The Culture of the Enlightenment in 18th Century Europe, II: Britain, Germany, Jewish Culture and Music (10463)3

intermediate

6

Europe: Cradle of Nationalism (10403)3

intermediate

6

Jews in an Era of Transition (10204)5

intermediate

6

The Jews of Eastern Europe: History and Culture (10265)5

intermediate

6

The Jews of Russia in the 20th Century (10744)

intermediate

6

History of Zionism: 1881-1914 (10121)

intermediate

6

From National Home to a State in the Making: The Jewish Community in Palestine between the World Wars (10423)

intermediate

6

The Holocaust: Days of Reckoning (10234)

intermediate

6

Introduction to the Modern History of the Middle East (10109)

intermediate

6

The Middle East Between the World Wars (10425)

intermediate

6

The Modern Middle East (10646)

intermediate

6

The Emergence of New States in Africa (10206)

intermediate

6

Genocide (10664)

intermediate

6

The Arab Community in Israel (10657)

intermediate

6

Film as History: Imagining and Screening the 20th Century (10655)

intermediate

6

The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Empire (10742)4

intermediate

6

Jerusalem Throughout the Ages (10208)4

intermediate

6

Secularism in Modern Jewish Culture and Society (10932)

advanced

6

Issues in the Study of Nationalism (10374)

advanced

6

Germany 1770-1830: From Kulturvolk to National Culture (10513)

advanced

6

Idea and Practice: Thomas Jefferson and the Making of American Federalism: 1780-1820 (10317)6

advanced

6

Individual Liberties and Constitutional Structure in a Federal Democracy: Continuity and Change in United States Government (10336)6

advanced

6

Youth, Education and Politics in the Middle East (10510)

advanced

6

American Jewry: 1820-1950 (10589)

advanced

6

The Jews of North Africa: 1830-1956 (10311)

advanced

6

Ethiopia: Christianity, Islam, Judaism (10333)5

advanced

6

German Jewry and the Challenge of Modernization (10573)

advanced

6

The Jews of Yemen: History, Culture, Society (10565)7

advanced

6

Visual Representations of Zionist Ideology in Israeli Culture (10594)

advanced

6

Historical Thinking: Issues in Philosophy of History (10337)8

advanced

6

Russian Jewry and the Challenges of Modernity (10938)9

advanced

6

Anti-Semitism in the 19th Century (10305)

adv. seminar

6

Seminar requirements

One seminar paper in an advanced course in History in the period chosen for specialization.


1

For students who took The Age of Revolution: 1760-1830 (10217), which is no longer offered, the course will count as an elective for period (iii) - The Modern Era or as a required course for that period, if they have not taken another required course in the period.

2

For students who took History of Israel: From the Patriarchs to the Judges (10422), which is no longer offered, the course will count as an elective for period (i) - The Ancient World. For students who took Anti-Semitism (10249) or Jews Among Muslims: Introduction to the History of the Jews in Muslim Lands in the Modern Era (1750-1914) (10499), which are no longer offered, the course will count as an elective for period (iii) - The Modern Era.

3

Elective course only for students who did not take it as a required course.

4

The course covers a wide time span and can be taken as an elective for various periods, but credits for the course will not count as credits in the period of specialization.

5

The course can be taken as an elective for period (ii) - The Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, or period (iii) - The Modern Era, but not both.

6

Students who take both Idea and Practice: Thomas Jefferson and the Making of American Federalism: 1780-1820 (10317) and Individual Liberties and Constitutional Structure in a Federal Democracy (10336) may write a seminar paper in only one of the courses.

7

The number of students who can write a seminar paper in this course is limited. For details, see the course description.

8

The course covers a wide time span and can be taken as an elective for various periods. For details, see the course description. Students are advised to consult an academic advisor.

9

or Modernization of East European Jewry (10310), which is no longer offered.

General Requirements for a dual-disciplinary degree

Fulfilling all requirements as detailed here.

  • Accumulating credits required for the degree

  • Fulfilling all requirements in both disciplines

  • English language proficiency

  • Bibliographic instruction

Before enrolling in any course, students must ensure that they have taken all the prerequisites for it, even when the prerequisites are not included among the courses listed above.

General note regarding combining two fields

When combining fields in a dual-disciplinary program, students are required to take the basic studies in both fields. If a course is required in both fields, taking it fulfills the requirements of both. If a course is required in one field and is an elective in the other, it can only be taken as a required course in the relevant field. If a course is an elective in both fields, it will only grant credits in one of the fields.

For specific requirements when combining fields, see the individual combinations of fields (in Hebrew).