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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

Ethics of the Fathers (PHI280)

Survey of Ethics of the Fathers (PHI180)-proficiency exam

39 hours (13 weeks); Proficiency exam or self-study format.   

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze the ethical, moral and theological teachings represented in the Avot tract and the various interpretations reflected in the accompanying commentaries.


Instruction is offered via traditional classroom-based format or as a proficiency exam. Major topics covered in the course are: charity, altruism and selfishness, humility, asceticism, spirituality, judicial ethics, theodicy, and eschatology. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category 3 semester hours in Philosophy, Hebraic/Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).