Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
JBS 301 Genesis Advanced I and II
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).