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Judaic Studies Capstone (CST495)

Formerly Jewish Studies Capstone (CST 495)
Location: 
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length: 

16 hours (formalized instruction) (online or classroom-based); minimum of 36 additional hours meeting with instructor and working on Capstone project.

Dates: 

September 2012 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: determine an issue, problem, information gap, or creative endeavor in the field of Jewish Studies; demonstrate proficiency as an independent learner and critical thinker; engage thoughtfully with Jewish texts from a range of time periods and perspectives; demonstrate proficiency analyzing Jewish texts in their original Hebrew (where applicable); apply research and analysis techniques to the explanation and resolution of an information gap, issue, or problem by studying or creating a project in a respective field; design a project based on theory and knowledge from Jewish Studies courses; synthesize research components to produce a comprehensive valid result in a concrete format; reach conclusions through the use of external resources that reflect knowledge; apply all elements of scholarly activity to a written document, utilizing Standard American English and APA or MLA format; present an ethically responsible final project in an academic and professional format as a bridge to future work/employment; and demonstrate a comprehension of diverse perspectives within the field of Jewish studies.

Instruction: 

Instruction is based on self-paced study with a monitored format that includes periodic assignments and required completion date. Major topics include: definition and purposes of a Capstone; types of Capstone projects (research paper, creative project, applied project); research components; ethical research; plagiarism; annonotated bibliography; Importance of background reading; crafting a thesis statement; and methodology. Methods of instruction include: required interaction and discussions with instructor, required text, supplemental readings, essay assignments, and homework.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, Bible Studies, History, or Sociology (5/13) (5/18 revalidation).

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