The option in Vered Jewish Canadian Studies provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base in Jewish Canadian studies by promoting an understanding of Jewish life, culture, language, literature and history in Canada. This 9 course-unit option includes a selection of courses in history, Jewish Canadian literature, religious studies, Yiddish language and culture. This option can be integrated into most of the BA and BSc programs of the Faculty of Arts.

Thanks to the generous philanthropic leadership of Sara and the late Zeev Vered of Ottawa, the University has created a Jewish Canadian Studies Endowment Fund in support of Vered Jewish Canadian Studies at the University.

What is a transdisciplinary option?

Transdisciplinary options are microcredentials that allow you to tailor your degree and develop competencies outside of your Honours BA, Major or Minor. These thematic microcredentials range from 9 to 18 course units and can be taken from your electives. Options can be added to most of the B.A. and B.Sc. programs at the Faculty of Arts and the name of the option will appear on your transcript. Adding one or several options to your degree allows you to be the architect of your degree and develop additional competencies beyond your fields of study.

The table below includes only the option-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the possible combinations available within the Faculty of Arts.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

9 course units from:9 Units
The Holocaust
History of the Jews of Canada
Introduction to Jewish Canadian Studies
Selected Topics in Jewish Canadian Studies
Jewish Canadian Writers
Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture I
Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture II
Yiddish Literature and Film
Total: 9 Units