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Distance Learning is currently available for students enrolled in the Spertus Institute Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS), Doctor of Science in Jewish Studies (DSJS), and Doctor of Jewish Studies (DJS) programs.
The academic standards and requirements for courses taken through Distance Learning are identical to those for courses taken at Spertus Institute's Chicago campus, only the methods of course delivery are different. Students who opt to take their degree primarily through Distance Learning have complete flexibility as to when they wish to "attend" classes, according to their individual schedules.
Benefits of Spertus Institute Distance Learning
- Convenience and flexibility
- Extensive resources for students with little geographical access to graduate-level Jewish Studies
- Multi-faceted program delivery, including online courses, courses by video conferencing, summer seminars in Chicago, independent study, and directed reading courses
Online Course Offerings
The following courses are now available for admitted Spertus Institute Jewish Studies masters and doctoral degree students — as well as non-degree students who meet pre-requisite requirements and wish to enroll in courses for credit.
- The Bible and the Ancient Near East
- The World of the Rabbis
- Medieval Jewish Experiences
- Early Modern Jewish Experiences
- Modern Jewish Experiences
- Contemporary Jewish Experiences
- Gender and Judaism
- History of Antisemitism: Antiquity to Late Eighteenth Century
- History of Antisemistism: Dawn of the Enlightenment to the Present
- Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I
- Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II
- Introduction to Biblical Hebrew III
Courses can be started at any time after a student is admitted.