JEWISH CULTURAL HISTORY MA

Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Centre for Jewish Cultural History
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 839
Admission Requirements In order to be admitted to the Master's degree course in
Jewish Cultural History, students must hold a Bachelor's
degree in a related field from Cultural or Social Studies,
Law or Theology from an accredited inland or international
institution of higher education.
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What will I learn?

The MA degree course in Jewish Cultural History is a diverse, interdisciplinary course, which deals with the religion, literature and history of Jewishness from antiquity to the present. The main fields are Jewish traditional literature, Yiddish and German-Jewish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, research on antisemitism and the holocaust, and language courses in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish over a span of three semesters each. The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge of and analytical competences in Jewish culture and identities of the various eras and regions. Behind this, there are socio-political questions regarding political and religious identities, integration and migration, as well as antisemitism, the politics of memory and discrimination. Graduates are able to grasp Jewish cultural history as an important constituent of European culture and identity.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Due to the interdisciplinarity of the course, which deals with Jewish culture in all its facets (religion, history, literary and languages), graduates can choose from a number of occupations: an academic career at universities and research institutes, pedagogical work in the fields of youth and adult education, exhibitions and documentations in memorial places, museum and library work, publishing and archives, PR, politics and culture management.

Why Salzburg?

The specific approach of the MA degree course in Jewish Cultural History at the University of Salzburg lies in its interdisciplinary integration of Jewish Studies and other questions and research fields of cultural studies. A combination with the MA degree course in Religious Studies is possible. Partial scholarships for abroad language courses in Hebrew and Yiddish can be awarded. Participating in various summer courses (for example, at the European Summer University for Jewish Studies in Hohenems) is also possible.

How is the course structured?

Jewish Cultural History MA

Module 1: Introduction, Theories and Methods13 ECTS
Module 2: Modern Hebrew 1-39 ECTS
Module 3: Yiddish 1-39 ECTS
Module 4: Jewish Religion, Its History and Reflection15 ECTS
Module 5: Jewish Culture and Literature7 ECTS
Module 6: Jewish History, Research on Antisemitism,
Holocaust and Genocide
7 ECTS
Research Seminar6 ECTS
Optional subjects and free optional subjects24 ECTS
Master's thesis24 ECTS
Master's examination6 ECTS
Total120 ECTS

Contact

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Plietzsch Head of the Centre for Jewish Cultural History
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