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- Develop an understanding of the evolution and diversity of the Jewish textual tradition and Jewish thought, beliefs, and practices.
- Be able to identify and interpret major trends and events in Jewish history.
- Develop a nuanced understanding of diversity within Jewish communities and their cultures, traditions, and practices.
- Develop familiarity with the history of Zionism and the modern state of Israel.
- Be able to bring to bear interdisciplinary knowledge and methodologies in the study of the Jewish experience.
- Cultivate oral and written communication skills and the capacity to analyze primary and secondary sources in a variety of disciplines.
- Achieve basic reading and conversational competency in modern Hebrew.