List College Core Curriculum Requirements

In order to allow students more flexibility in completing their degree requirements, the List College curriculum mandates a 40-credit core. The core curriculum offers a solid foundation in Jewish history, literature, and thought; in Bible, Talmud, and rabbinics; and in Hebrew language. Several courses are designed to incorporate components related to the study of Conservative Judaism. Several courses require facility with Hebrew texts. The core also includes a number of courses intended for students with advanced Jewish studies backgrounds.

Learn about core requirements at Columbia University's School of General Studies.

Read about Barnard College's core curriculum.

The List College core includes the following courses*:

  • 1 List 101: 1 credit
  • 1 Hebrew course (HEB 5203 or higher): 3 credits
  • 1 First-Year Seminar: 3 credits
  • 1 1000-level Bible course: 3 credits
  • 1 3000-level (or higher) Bible course: 3 credits
  • 1 1000-level Talmud/Rabbinics course: 3 credits
  • 1 3000-level (or higher) Talmud/Rabbinics course: 3 credits
  • 1 1000-level Jewish History course: 3 credits
  • 1 3000-level (or higher) Jewish History course: 3 credits
  • 1 1000-level Jewish Thought course: 3 credits
  • 1 3000-level (or higher) Jewish Thought course: 3 credits
  • 1 1000-level Jewish Literature course: 3 credits
  • 1 3000-level (or higher) Jewish Literature course: 3 credits
  • 1 Liturgy course at appropriate level: 3 credits

      *Breadth Requirements
    Of the courses taken for the core, major, and electives above, 5 must be distributed as follows:

    • 1 Medieval period
    • 1 Modern period (non-American)
    • 1 American period
    • 1 Text Intensive
    • 1 Ethics

    Total Core Credit Requirements

    = 40

    + Major Credit

    = 27-30

    + Electives

    = 24

    Total List College Credit

    = 91

    Plus Credit from BC/CU

    = 154+ Total Credits Overall

    Note: List College students who matriculated before fall 2010 are required to complete the requirements that were in effect when they matriculated. A list of these requirements may be found under the "Course of Study" heading in the List College section of the 2010-2011 Academic Bulletin.