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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

Introduction to Topics in Jewish Philosophy (PHI200)

39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand deeper meanings of the Mitzvot as a system of human development, according to traditional sources in Jewish thought and philosophy and demonstrate how the Mitzvot relates to contemporary philosophical and psychological issues.


Major topics covered in the course are: the philosophy of mitzvot, faith and reason, free will, the purpose of Torah study, Torah study for women in the modern world, self knowledge and character development, loving G-d and loving other human beings, honoring parents. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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