Purpose of Studies
The purpose of the Single-Major Track is to expand the student's historical education, as well as to deepen his knowledge of specific topics of his/her choice, the studies are structured according to a three-year track that begins with introductions divided over historical periods and ends with the submission of seminars.
A student who is interested in a Single-Major Track must contact the head of the department.
The structure of Studies
To the quota of courses of the two-course track are added: an advanced lesson, a seminar in the field of specialization he has chosen, as well as another foreign language at the beginner and advanced level. In addition, the student will study in a unidirectional track an extended collection or 2 historical collections. The student will have to accumulate at least 76 credits in the class, the rest of the credits will be accumulated in the study files he has chosen.
The student must begin the study of the clusters in the first year.
For students in the single-discipline track who began their studies before the year 2007:
- The exercises and the seminars were combined into one unit called an advanced lesson (4 credits 4 WH). During the degree, 7 advanced lessons must be learned, at least one in each period and no more than two in the period.
- Compulsory course: World History (4 credits 4 WH). You can study every year from the degree years.
- Second-year students in 2013/14 - the program described in the attached form is relevant to you only if you did not study seminars in the first year. The Exercises are considered as Advanced lessons (every exercise you learned in the first year is considered an advanced lesson in its historical period).
- Third-year students in 2013/14 who have not completed four pro-seminars (electives) will choose Advanced classes in exchange for pro-seminars which they have not yet completed.
4 lessons for beginners, one in each period (2 credits, 2 WH each)
2 advanced lessons (4 credits, 4 WH each)
An introductory course in World History (4 credits, 4 WH)
Online "Computer Literacy" Course (2 credits, 2 WH) and a workshop for Research Skills (2 credits 2 WH)
Total first-year = 24 credits
5 advanced lessons (4 credits, 4 WH each)
Foreign language *
Students in the Single-Major Track will learn 2 foreign languages during their studies.
Foreign language at the Beginner Level A + B (4 credits 4 WH)
And another foreign language at the Beginner Level A + B, and at the Advanced Level A + B (8 credits 8 WH)
* It is advisable to start studying the foreign language as early as the first year of studies since students are obliged to study two languages.
* Please note that Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Indian are not included.
* This obligation can be completed in the first year.
Total second year = 32 credits
3 seminars in two periods to be chosen according to the student's interests (4 credits 6 credits each)
Historiographical lesson (2 credit hours 2 credits)
Total third year = 20 credits
Total credits in the department for the Single-Major Track students = 76 credits
In addition, Single-Major Track students must study an extended course-bundle or 2 limited historical-course-bundle of their choice, from the list of bundles available at the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies. Alternatively, students may compose, by themselves, a course-bundle in one of the historical departments. This course-bundle is subject to the approval of the Departmental B.A. committee. The extended collection or the 2 limited collections should amount to the sum of 44 credits.
- The course distribution described above is merely a recommendation.
- An Introductory Lesson can be transferred from first-year to second-year with the approval of the department.
- An Advanced Lesson can be transferred from first-year to second-year or from second-year to third-year.
- The workshop for Research Skills as well as the Computer Literacy course must be taken in the first year, but with the approval of the Head of the Department, it is possible to transfer their study to the second year.
- Seminars and the Historiographical lesson are taught as part of the third year only.