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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Survey of Jewish Music (MUS301)

Formerly: 
Survey of Jewish Music: Past, Present and Future (MUS301)
Length: 

Varies: self-study or 39 hours (13 weeks).

Location: 
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Dates: 

February 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: describe and explain the elements of sound and music, recognize musical instruments, identify types of Jewish music throughout the ages, spanning Exodus, the two Temples, Diaspora and the future Messianic Period; describe the impact of Jewish music on society; recognize and connect music styles to different Jewish cultures in different Diasporas. Students will be able to evaluate and use music as a source for spiritual development and emotional fulfillment.

Instruction: 

Topics covered include:  music in Jewish worship, defining Jewish music in the past - its emotional and psychological impact, healthy trends and listening, and transforming from 7-8 chords. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Music, Jewish Studies, or Music History (5/18) (3/21 revalidation).

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