How do I build a study programme?
First, a glossary:
Introductory course (mavo) – a basic course on the history of the entire period
Beginners’ tutorial (targil le-matḥilim) – a course that teaches how to draw historical conclusions from original sources
Advanced tutorial (targil le-mitkadmim) – a course for second and third-year students, in which a given topic or field is studied in depth
Advanced course (kurs le-mitkadmim) – a course for second and third-year students, in which a topic or field is explored in depth and at greater length
Seminar (seminar) – an advanced course in which a given historical topic is studied, and historical methodology is learned and practiced, including the submission of an independent research project
- Students must take introductory courses in all of the historical periods: biblical; Second Temple, Mishnah and Talmud; Middle Ages; Early Modern Era; Late Modern Era.
- Students must take 4 beginners’ tutorials, in 4 of the 5 periods.
In the second year, students must choose two periods in which to specialise: a primary and a secondary period. In their primary specialisation, students must take advanced courses and seminars for a total of 8 credits. In their secondary specialisation, they must take advanced courses and seminars for a total of 6 credits.