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Jewish Studies (Collaborative Specialization)

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Jewish/Judaic Studies
Description:The Centre for Jewish Studies offers collaborative graduate degrees at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. These degrees seek to strike an effective balance between the need for disciplinary depth and the need for interdisciplinary breadth within a graduate training program in Jewish Studies. On the one hand, future scholars and teachers in the field of Jewish Studies must be grounded in a particular discipline and master its methods, theoretical frameworks, and body of knowledge. On the other hand, students of any particular aspect of Jewish Studies, e.g., modern Jewish philosophy or medieval Jewish history, would suffer both intellectually and professionally without exposure to the breadth of Jewish civilization. They would suffer intellectually because sophisticated understanding of any one of the major subfields of Jewish Studies—the study of texts (biblical, rabbinic, philosophical, theological, literary, etc.), the study of contexts (historical, social, political, etc.), and the study of concepts (creation, covenant, messianism, etc.)—requires some knowledge of the others. They would suffer professionally because academic positions in Jewish Studies programs throughout North America assume that job candidates are familiar with many aspects of Jewish civilization outside of their particular discipline and area of specialization.
URL:Jewish Studies (Collaborative Specialization) at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    In addition to the admission requirements of the home department, sufficient linguistic knowledge, textual training, and familiarity with relevant scholarship in order to carry out graduate work in Jewish Studies within the chosen field are required.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 26, 2017