1. The courses are detailed at the Melton Centre’s website. Notification of changes will appear on the website and on the noticeboards in the Centre.
2. The lecturer will publicize the course program on the Centre’s website, including a description and its aims. In addition, the lecturer will inform the students in writing, no later than the first week, of the course requirements and the components of the final grade point average.
3. The language of instruction is English.
4. There are two types of courses:
a. Online courses: held on the Moodle site of the Centre for Jewish Education during the first and second semester of the program.
b. Frontal courses: held at the Centre for Jewish Education, during the summer semester of the program.
3.2 Course Attendance Requirements
1. Attendance in classes, exercises, seminars etc. is compulsory. Irregular participation in these courses could deny the student’s right to receive a final course grade.
2. Participation in online courses entails weekly submission of assignments and/or active participation in discussion groups, as required by the lecturer and the course requirements.
3.3 Course Load
1. Courses offered in the study program are required or optative.
2. A student is entitled to take exams in all the courses that are part of their course-work schedule and the grades will be listed on their record of studies.
3. The final grade point average will be determined by all the required courses for the degree as well as two seminar papers that the student will choose, one based on an online course and one based on a summer semester course.
For further information on course procedures, please refer to page 21 in General Procedures.
3.4 Academic Credit
1. Credit reflects the number of course hours, as published in the course program. .
2. To fulfil all the requirements for the degree the student must complete 36 credits, including two seminar papers.
A detailed list of credits per course appears in the course program.
3.5 Seminar Paper
Definition: A seminar paper is an extensive paper, theoretical and in-depth, that discusses a specific issue from a course the student studied during his/her degree.
Selecting the topic: Students must submit a seminar paper in two courses. Students must inform the lecturer, during the course (and not after it has ended), of their intention to write a seminar paper within the framework of the course, in order to receive specific instructions on how to carry this out.
The Seminar Paper Plan: Students must discuss with the lecturer the plan for the paper, by skype conference meeting, or by mail, telephone, or similar method. We suggest that students define their initial questions and direction of the paper before their first meeting with the lecturer.
General style of a seminar paper: 20-25 pages (size 12 font, double-spaced), 10 to 15 bibliographic items. Students must consult with the lecturer with regard to the structure and style of the paper
Submitting a seminar paper: Papers must be submitted no later than three months after the conclusion of the Semester. Students must consult with their lecturer prior to submitting the final version of the paper.
Course requirements: A student who submits a seminar paper in a course is still required to submit the regular assignments for the course, including a final paper. The seminar paper can be connected to the topic of the paper submitted as part of the regular requirements of the course.