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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Talmud (TAL 400-499)

Location: 
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length: 

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates: 

January 2005 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the legal, homiletic, and philosophical material addressed in the selected texts; decipher the Talmudic text and show an advanced understanding of the Talmudic dialogue; discuss the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation and the precise literary elements of the Talmud and commentaries; read and analyze selected classical commentaries; and discuss, compare and contrast the variety of opinions and approaches of the commentaries.

Instruction: 

An advanced study of the selected texts with the commentary of Rashi, Tosafot and selections from other commentaries. Emphasis is placed on: developing the ability to approach the texts independently; conceptualizing abstract Talmudic concepts; advanced comprehension of the Talmudic text in light of selected commentaries; developing techniques to approach and decipher the commentaries; comparing, contrasting and restating Talmudic discussion based on the various commentaries; and applying analytical skills to the principles of Talmudic law, thought and philosophy found in the texts. Topics vary based on the texts selected.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/05) (3/11 revalidation).

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