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Judaic Studies (BA)

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Major, Minor, Honours
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why choose Judaic Studies?

Immerse yourself in the history, culture and literature of Jews and deepen your understanding of the lived experience of the Jewish community through time and today.  Touching on ancient and modern languages, politics, philosophy, and law, compare Jewish and other religious traditions, explore contemporary scenes and assess how mysticism, rituals and philosophy intersect with popular culture, sexuality, feminism, food, ethics and worship.

As you look at all facets of Jewish experience, including the lives of women in all periods (the Talmud, medieval, modern) and the Holocaust, you’ll think deeply about what it means to be Jewish and to be an ethnic minority. You’ll also have the chance to build your knowledge of Hebrew.

Thanks to a growing emphasis on field work in Montreal, you’ll get to interact with members of various Jewish sects and Jews who’ve moved toward becoming non-religious.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take advantage of funding to study in Israel through the Azrieli Institute.

Program highlights

  • Small class sizes
  • Opportunities to take part in research and internships in the Montreal Jewish community, facilitated through the Concordia Institute for Judaic Studies
  • An approach to the study of religion characterized by a deep respect for diversity of culture, gender and sexual orientation and an emphasis on field work.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program options

  • Honours in Judaic Studies (60 credits)*
  • Major in Judaic Studies (42 credits)
  • Minor in Judaic Studies (24 credits)

*Honours is a highly concentrated program, ideal for students planning to continue to graduate studies. If you are interested in Honours, speak with your program advisor in your first year of study at Concordia. Students applying to the University are able to apply to the major.



Courses

For an overview of Judaic Studies curriculum, including Canadian Jewish Studies, visit our traditions page.


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements



Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.


We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.


After your degree

You’ll be well-positioned for success in any field that demands excellent communication, research, and critical thinking skills. Our graduates have gone on to:

  • Work with community organizations
  • Humanitarian projects
  • Graduate studies in religion and culture
  • Rabbinic studies

Other programs of interest

Israel Studies (Minor)
  • Minor
Israel Studies (Minor)

The Minor in Israel Studies is designed to allow students to complement their core area of study with courses in history, political science, religion, literature and language. The study of modern Israel is a significant focus of the program, but students will also explore this birthplace of major civilizational currents in all its facets and time periods.

Department

Faculty

Religions and Cultures (BA)
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Honours
Religions and Cultures (BA)

When you study religious traditions and the impact they have on the world, you acquire an informed appreciation of the beliefs and values of other cultures

Department

Faculty

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