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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 Mussar (REL285)

Formerly Studies in Mussar (REL385)

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: identify and discuss common negative character traits and their positive counterparts and identify and describe the key ethical and moral issues outlined in major works of Jewish thought and Mussar.


Topics covered in the course are: purpose of creation, judgment, gratitude, anger and tolerance, suffering, faith, Torah learning, character traits, and moral lessons of the festivals. Topics may vary. 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 Judaic Studies, Religious Studies or Ethics (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).