Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
PHL 302 Laws of Slander and Defamation
June 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: recognize speech that constitutes slander; differentiate between slander and gossip; respond to situational questions appropriately reflecting a clear understanding of what constitutes slander and gossip; discriminate between pieces of information that should and should not be communicated; and identify situations when it is necessary to ask direction of a Rabbinic authority.
In order to prepare for this examination, students study the following topics: the destructive power of slander and all its ramifications; details of the laws of slander; public versus private information; listening to slander; intimations of slander and their relevance; parameters of constructive purpose; laws of gossip; and laws and application of judging others favorably.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Jewish Law, Judaic Studies, Jewish Philosophy, or Religious Studies (6/15) (4/21 revalidation).