Program Head: Prof. Ephraim David
Aim of Program
To put the student into contact with the various areas of Classical culture (history, philology, paleography, theater, philosophy, literature, art, and archeology) and to impart methodological and disciplinary tools; also, to enable the student to specialize in one of these areas, while going into depth through this approach in Classical Greek and Roman texts
Track A: Requires writing a thesis
Track B: Does not require a thesis
Personal track: Studies are built around a central area of specialization and a research topic selected by the student (in coordination with the adviser) at the beginning of the program. Requires the writing of a thesis.
Conditions for Acceptance
General conditions for acceptance by the department. Graduates of other departments in the Faculty will be accepted with the approval of the department chairperson and the head of the program if they meet the general conditions of the department.
Structure of Studies
The program will be based on two central concentrations: history-archeology; history-philosophy/literary.
Special Curriculum for High School Teachers on Track B for the M.A.
The department offers two programs for the special needs of teachers.
First program-Intended for high school history teachers with at least five years of experience who are interested in specializing in the different periods of general history. The opportunity is given to take elective courses in the following departments: Jewish History, Land of Israel Studies, Middle East History, Art History, and Philosophy. The opportunity will also be given, in coordination with one's adviser, to take courses in other departments, including Political Science.
Second program-This is a joint program of the Departments of General History and Jewish History. It is meant to respond to the needs of high school history teachers who must cope with combining Jewish and general history. The courses offered in the frame of this program will encompass topics from the history of Israel and other peoples and will focus on subjects constituting part of the high school curriculum. There will also be courses in common to the two departments. The program does not require a thesis (Track B), and serves as a major department. To complete requirements for the M.A., the student will be able to choose electives outside the department to the extent required and with the approval of the M.A. committee.
Conditions of Acceptance
The two programs are meant for high school history teachers who have completed a B.A. degree in one of the History departments with a grade of at least 76, has a teaching diploma, and possesses at least five years of teaching experience.