The Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies provides students with an in-depth knowledge of Jewish studies, as well as proficiency in a language of relevance to Jewish studies. The curriculum focuses on the Jews and Judaism from antiquity to the present and their interaction with and impact on world history and cultures. Our program draws on the many disciplines necessary to study the multifaceted Jewish experience, thus bringing a variety of approaches to the study of Jewish civilization. Contributing departments include Art History, Comparative Literature, English, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Germanic Studies, History, Musicology (Jacobs School of Music), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Political Science, and Religious Studies. Modern and Biblical Hebrew language courses and Hebrew literature and culture courses taught within the Jewish Studies Program offer students a way to understand Jewish culture and its historical experience through literary analysis of texts and artifacts. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the Jewish Studies Program, students enrolled in the B.A. have the opportunity to structure coursework individually, according to their specific areas of interest.