Undergraduate Certificate Programs are composed of courses which have been approved for credit in an undergraduate degree program. This certificate recognizes student achievement in courses that are cross-disciplinary in nature but which have thematic coherence in the area of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Students may count towards this certificate credits that they are also counting towards a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.
The Advanced Certificate in Hebrew & Jewish Studies is for Jewish Teacher Education (JTE) students in the Direct Entry Concurrent Model BA-BEd and is open to additional students who elect to earn this Certificate. Its 36 credits include 24 credits in Jewish Studies and
12 credits in modern Hebrew language. See details below.
Notes for Jewish Teacher Education Students:
- As part of this 36-credit Certificate, JTE students must take 12 credits in modern Hebrew language to strengthen their oral and written language skills for teaching.
- NOTE: AP/HEB 3000 6.0, or Hebrew University’s Ulpan Gimel or an approved equivalent, is a prerequisite for beginning the two-year B.Ed. program in JTE.
- Students whose language level meets or exceeds that of AP/HEB 3000 6.0, upon beginning the Direct Entry Concurrent Model BA-BEd, will strengthen their Hebrew by at least one full level by taking a course at an approved Ulpan or at Ivriyon.
- Among their Certificate courses, JTE students take the following courses or approved equivalents:
- AP/HUMA 1880 6.0 The Jewish Experience
- AP/HUMA 3831 3.0 Torah and Tradition
- Elective courses in Jewish Studies taught in Hebrew or that make substantial use of texts in Hebrew, according to students’ areas of interest: Bible, Rabbinic texts, literature, arts and culture, history, Holocaust, society, and so forth.
In addition, qualification for the Certificate is subject to the following:
- At least 18 credits completed in fulfilment of these requirements must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.
- The cumulative grade point average in all 36 credits must be at least 5.0.
- Normally, no more than 18 credits may be taken outside York University, and no more than 12 credits taken at a non-BA-granting institution can go towards the fulfilment of the Certificate. Such credits are accepted at the discretion of the Certificate Coordinator. A transcript reflecting these credits must be submitted at the time of application for the Certificate. Where possible, syllabi should be provided for such courses as well.
- JTE courses taught in Hebrew in the Faculty of Education count toward the BEd; they do not count towards the requirements of the Advanced Certificate.
Those wishing to receive a Certificate must fill out an application form and submit it to the Centre for Jewish Studies. In order to receive the Certificate at convocation, the application should be submitted as early as possible in the semester prior to graduation.
Further information, including the list of approved courses and the Certificate application form, is available in the office of the ORU-Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS) 763 York Research Tower (YRT), 416-736-5823, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific questions about the Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, please contact Professor K. Weiser at email@example.com.
For Jewish Teacher Education (JTE) student advising, planning, and consultation about course work and approved equivalents, please contact Professor L. Wiseman at LWiseman@edu.yorku.ca.
Further information about courses offered in Hebrew is available in the office of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, 561 Ross South, 416-736-5016.
Hebrew Language & Literature:
|Course Code||Course Title|
|AP/HEB 1000 6.0||Elementary Modern Hebrew, Level I|
|AP/HEB 2000 6.0||Intermediate Modern Hebrew|
|AP/HEB 2020 6.0||Introduction to Biblical Hebrew|
|AP/HEB 3000 6.0||Advanced Modern Hebrew|
|AP/HEB 3210 3.0||Selections from Hebrew Legal-Religious Texts, Section A|
|AP/HEB 3220 3.0||Hebrew Liturgical Texts, Section A|
|AP/HEB 3230 3.0||Hebrew Literature of Celebration and Commemoration, Section A|
|AP/HEB 3330 3.0||Deuteronomy|
|AP/HEB 3600 6.0||Themes in Modern Israeli Literature and Society|
|AP/HEB 4000 6.0||Advanced Modern Hebrew, Level II|
|AP/HUMA 4821 3.0||Culture, Society and Values in Israel|
|AP/HEB 4900 6.0||Reading Course in Hebrew|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|AP/HEB 3210 3.0||Selections from Hebrew Legal-Religious Texts, Section B|
|AP/HEB 3220 3.0||Hebrew Liturgical Texts, Section B|
|AP/HEB 3230 3.0||Hebrew Literature of Celebration and Commemoration, Section B|
|AP/HEB 3710||Modern Jewish Women’s Literature (in translation)|
|AP/HEB 3770||Inventing Israel: Modern Hebrew Literature (in translation)|
|AP/HIST 3110 6.0||Ancient Israel|
|AP/HIST 3261 3.0||Creating Israel: the Zionist Idea, 1870-1948|
|AP/HIST 3386 3.0||Cooperation, Competition, Conflict: Jews and non-Jews in Eastern Europe 1914-45|
|AP/HIST 3555 6.0A||Canadian Jewish History|
|AP/HIST 3860 6.0||Modern History of the Jews|
|AP/HIST 4100 6.0||Selected Problems in Israelite History|
|AP/HUMA 1880 6.0||The Jewish Experience|
|AP/HUMA 2810 6.0||The Hebrew Bible|
|AP/HUMA 3000R 6.0||Imagining the Worst: Responses to the Holocaust|
|AP/HUMA 3000S 6.0||Home, Diaspora, Nostalgia: Modern Jewish Literature|
|AP/HUMA 3405 3.0||Jews Museums, Memory and Public Identity|
|AP/HUMA 3810 6.0A||Ancient Israelite Literature: The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in Context|
|AP/HUMA 3825 6.0||The Holocaust in Cross Cultural Context: Canada, Germany, Poland|
|AP/HUMA 3829 3.0(W)||A Convenient Hatred? Antisemitism Before, During and After the Holocaust|
|AP/HUMA 3830 6.0||Israelite Prophecy|
|AP/HUMA 3840 6.0||Rabbinic Judaism|
|AP/HUMA 3850 6.0A||The Final Solution: Perspectives of the Holocaust|
|AP/HUMA 3856 3.0A (F)||Women and the Holocaust|
|AP/HUMA 4803 6.0A||Church, Mosque, & Synagogue: Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain|
|AP/HUMA 4820E 6.0||Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Bible|