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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Jewish Studies)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should: * acquire intensive and high level training in language studies to enable them to continue with research at higher degree levels; * develop critical and intellectual approaches to Hebrew and related areas of studies; * gain specialised knowledge and advanced level research skills in areas of particular interest within the discipline of Jewish Studies.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Jewish Studies)
  • Course description
        *  Thesis 12,000 words
        * two subjects form list A
        * three subjects from list B

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject
    Students to choose either of the following thesis subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    107-518  Classical Studies and Archaeology Thesis
    A thesis of 12 000 words on an approved topic.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    131-505  History Thesis
    An approved thesis topic selected in consultation with the fourth-year coordinator.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    List A elective subjects
    Students are to choose two electives from the following list.
    Note: Additional subjects are available by negotiation and arrangement with the course coordinator.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    131-460  Fascist Europe
    This subject is a comparative study of European fascisms from the end of World War I through 1945. The primary focus will be on the fascist movements and regimes in Italy, Spain and Germany, but attention will also be given to the fascist movements i...     Semester 2     12.50

    183-453  Literature of Destruction     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    183-454  Jerusalem in Jewish Literature     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    183-455  Special Study Research Project
    This is a special research project based on a subject taken previously or concurrently. It gives third year students with a strong interest in a particular area the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge of the topic, sharpen their critical...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    131-412  Jews and Money: Myth and Historiography
    Jewish historiography generally tends to highlight religious, cultural and political aspects of the Jewish past more intensively than its economic features. This tendency is all the more striking given the centrality of economics to Jewish life and t...     Semester 2     12.50

    List B elective subjects
    Students are to choose three electives from the following list.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    183-118  Hebrew 3B
    This subject involves the study of modern literary texts and modern conversational idiom and grammar. Students should complete the subject with an enriched knowledge of the language through the use of modern Hebrew literature, of the modern idiom spo...     Semester 2     12.50

    183-117  Hebrew 3A
    This subject involves the study of modern Hebrew literary texts and modern conversational idiom and grammar. Students should gain an enriched knowledge of the language through the use of modern Hebrew literature, and of the modern idiom spoken in Isr...     Semester 1     12.50

    183-119  Hebrew Post-Intermediate 3A     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    183-120  Hebrew Post-Intermediate 3B     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

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