Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
JBS 301 Genesis Advanced
Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (CARE), Brooklyn. N.Y.
Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or at authorized proctor sites.
September 2017- Present.
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: discuss the textual content and become familiar with the narrative of Genesis: discuss the opinions and concepts as discussed in the specified commentaries on various themes in the text; review the process of the creation of the world, of Adam and Eve, the birth of their sons, as delineated in the text; analyze the role of Noah in his generation and compare his impact on his community with Abraham’s; compare the similarities and differences in the lives and goals of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; discuss the lessons of life learned from the lives of the Patriarchs and the Matriarchs; analyze the similarities and differences in the lives of Sara, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah; discuss the life of Joseph and his relationships with his father and brothers.
To prepare for this exam, students will study the following topics: the creation of the world, of Man, human communal development after Eden; Noah and the flood; the three Patriarchs - each within his own immediate family, his role and impact on his society, and as a founding father of the Jewish nation; the three Matriarchs – as partners in their husbands’ life work, and their respective roles as founding mothers of the Jewish nation; the twelve sons of Jacob, their relationships with their father and respective mothers, and with each other; the descent of Jacobs’ family to Egypt.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Comparative Literature, Biblical Studies, or Religious Studies (9/17).