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Jewish Studies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – 2 field degree program - Minor Field


Are you interested in the great diversity of Judaism throughout history and the present? Are you motivated to broaden your horizon by learning modern and biblical Hebrew and immersing yourself in Jewish culture? On the Jewish Studies degree you will engage with research into the more than 3000 years of culture, religion, literature and history of Judaism. Particular emphasis is placed on learning modern and biblical Hebrew on the Bachelor degree. The goal of learning the language is to be able to translate, analyze and categorize historic and modern source texts independently and be proficient enough to handle and answer Judaist, Jewish and Israeli topics in public discourse.

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:

180

Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: 1 June–11 October
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

The field of Jewish studies focuses on the culture, religion, literature, languages, and history of Judaism from their Biblical origins to modern times. It also encompasses an extraordinarily large geographical area, taking into account not only Israel but also the Diaspora in research and instruction. A certain degree of specialization is thus absolutely essential. Jewish studies at the University of Freiburg concentrates on two areas: the Biblical and Talmudic literature, which has a major impact on Judaism to the present day, and contemporary Jewish literature, as the modern state of Israel has become a new center of Jewish life. These two poles are excellent starting points for reaching an understanding of all topics of Jewish studies. In addition to the study of sources, the program emphasizes topics from cultural and religious history.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Jewish Studies by students who started their B.A. degree programme in the winter semester 2013/14 or later:

Ancient Civilization Studies | Archaeological Sciences | Educational Science and Education Management | German Studies | English and American Studies | Cultural and Social Anthropology | Cultural Anthropology and European Anthropology | FrancoMedia – French Language, Literature, and Culture* | History | IberoCultura – Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture | Islamic Studies | Classical Philology | Art History | Media and Cultural Studies | Musicology | Early Modern and Modern History | Philosophy | Political Science | Romance Studies | Russia Studies | Sinology | Scandinavian Studies | Slavic Studies | Sociology | Sports Science – Promotion of Health through Exercise* | Ancient Near Eastern Studies |

* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.

For information on subject combinations, see also the "Joint Committee of the Faculty of Philology, Philosophy, and Economics and Behavioural Sciences". Subject combinations for students who started their degree programme before the winter semester 2012/13 can also be found there. » more [de]

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Central Student Advising Office


The central student advisory service - the Central Student Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising


Prof. Dr. Gabrielle Oberhänsli-Widmer
Orientalisches Seminar (Judaistik)
Platz der Universität
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 202-1505

gabrielle.oberhaensli@orient.uni-freiburg.de


Examination Office


Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg
Fax: 0761 203-9267
http://www.geko.uni-freiburg.de

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß GymPO I
Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
tobie.walther@geko.uni-freiburg.de
Raum 02 010/2. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Magister- und Promotionsstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß WPO
Annette Ehinger
Tel. 203-2011
annette.ehinger@geko.uni-freiburg.de
Raum 03 011/3. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

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