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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

Studies in the Book of Ecclesiastes (REL357)

Formerly Ecclesiastes (REL357)

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 articulate an in-depth understanding of major religious, philosophical and moral elements of the Book of Ecclesiastes as expounded in the commentaries and major works of Jewish thought.


Major topics include wisdom, optimism and pessimism, justice and injustice, effort and the pursuit of wealth, joy and grief, youth and old age, Divine intervention, the suffering of the righteous and the flourishing of the wicked, and the purpose of life. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and Textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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