I received this in the mail from YU's Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies about changing requirements:
Since the field of Jewish Philosophy in many universities has become Mahshevet Yisrael (Jewish Thought), it is desirable that our MA students in the field have some training in Kabbalah and Hasidut. To that end, students in the field are now required to take the two survey courses in Jewish Philosophy (medieval and modern), the introductory courses in Jewish Mysticism and Hasidut and 4 advanced courses in the field. Two courses of electives in other fields remain.I'm not sure why I find this interesting. Maybe it isn't.