THE COLLEGE CORE

Lander College for Women students are required to complete a common core of basic courses. These courses provide students with both basic writing skills and provide an introduction to values that have been central to western and world civilization.

English Writing (Unless exempted by examination)

  • LLE 101 English Composition I
  • LLE 102 English Composition II

Math

  • All students must pass one Math course.

Science

  • All students must pass one Science course.  Laboratory is not required.  (*The Alternative Core will satisfy the Science Requirement).

Computer Science

  • All students must pass one Computer Science course, unless exempted by examination.

 

Students then pick one of two sequences of courses:

Classic Core*

Humanities History

  • HMH 101       Greek and Roman History
  • HMH 102       Medieval History
  • HMH 201       Renaissance History
  • HMH 202       Modern World History

Humanities Literature

  • HML 101        Greek and Roman Literature
  • HML 102        Medieval Literature
  • HML 201        Renaissance Literature
  • HML 202        Modern World Literature

* Students may apply up to six credits of Jewish History from an approved seminary to the Classic Humanities Core.

Alternative Core

  • COC 101 Fundamentals of Speech

Two of the following history courses:

  • HMH 101       Greek and Roman History
  • HMH 102       Medieval History
  • HMH 201       Renaissance History
  • HMH 202       Modern World History

Two of the following humanities literature courses

  • HML 101        Greek and Roman Literature
  • HML 102        Medieval Literature
  • HML 201        Renaissance Literature
  • HML 202        Modern World Literature

One of the following:

  • POL 101 American Politics
  • EBE 101 Macroeconomics
  • EBE 102 Microeconomics

One science and one math course. Typical selections include:

  • MAT 111        College Mathematics
  • MAT 261        Statistics
  • MAT 120        Pre-Calculus
  • BIO 101          Principles of Biology I **
  • BIO 102          Principles of Biology II
  • BIO 111          Human Biology I**
  • CPC 101        Principles of Chemistry I
  • CPC 102        Principles of Chemistry II

** Students cannot take both BIO 101 and BIO 111 for college credit.

Education Majors

  • Consult Professor Epstein regarding the Education Core.

JUDAIC STUDIES

Students must complete a minimum of three credits of Judaic Studies during each semester of residency at the Lander College for Women, and at least 24 total credits in Judaic Studies to graduate. Judaic Studies courses are offered on three levels: Machon (beginners), Advanced, or Honors tracks. The 24 credits must be fulfilled with the following distribution of courses:

  • Bible (Tenakh) 9 credits
  • Law (Halakha) 6 credits
  • Heritage (Jewish Thought) 6 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

Before graduating, you need to pass the Biblical Hebrew exemption exam or take a 3 credit course in Reading Biblical Hebrew and receive a “B” or above in the course.

Additional Co-requisite for the Judaic Studies Core: Jewish History 3 credits

Please note:

  • Some of the above credits may be completed in Israel or at other institutions.
  • Students must take at least 3 credits each of Tanakh, Halakha, and Jewish Thought at Lander College for Women.