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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies - Literature

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences


Varies (self-study; self-paced).


March 2021 - Present.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: achieve an appreciation for the beauty and mystique employed by the medieval Judaic poets; understand the background in which such poetry was composed and thrived; identify how and where such poetry appears in modern culture in the Jewish prayers and rituals; become exposed to a wide variety of poets who produced their unique art and as a result of this exposure, be able to appreciate the nuances which distinguish each poem and poet as unique. 


This course is taught in variable format.  The online module-based format (with a required textbook) consists of on-going and cumulative competency-based assessments (quizzes and final exam), open-ended essays, student activity and observations/reflections.  The final grade is based on the final exam.  Study materials including a comprehensive study guide which generally follows the textbook closely, PowerPoint presentations and other digital media materials are provided to students.  Additional reading material may be assigned as either optional or mandatory for the course. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Religion, Medieval Literature, Poetry, Sociology, or as General Elective (8/21).