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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Retired - Genesis University

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:

January 2005 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the legal, homiletic, and philosophical material addressed in the selected texts; decipher the Talmudic text and show an advanced understanding of the Talmudic dialogue; discuss the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation and the precise literary elements of the Talmud and commentaries; read and analyze selected classical commentaries; and discuss, compare and contrast the variety of opinions and approaches of the commentaries.

Instruction:

An advanced study of the selected texts with the commentary of Rashi, Tosafot and selections from other commentaries. Emphasis is placed on: developing the ability to approach the texts independently; conceptualizing abstract Talmudic concepts; advanced comprehension of the Talmudic text in light of selected commentaries; developing techniques to approach and decipher the commentaries; comparing, contrasting and restating Talmudic discussion based on the various commentaries; and applying analytical skills to the principles of Talmudic law, thought and philosophy found in the texts. Topics vary based on the texts selected.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/05) (3/11 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:

January 2005 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the general legal, homiletic, and philosophical material of selected texts; discuss the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation and the precise literary elements of the Talmud; and discuss the approach and opinions of the commentary of Rashi and other selected commentaries.

Instruction:

A study of selected texts, with the accompanying commentaries, in the original Aramaic and Hebrew. Emphasis is placed on a correct reading and comprehension of the Talmudic text with selected commentaries; decoding the text; building a vocabulary of Talmudic terms and idioms; developing techniques to approach and decipher the text; restating and summarizing Talmudic discussion in one's own words; reading and examining the Talmudic dialogue; and analyzing the principles of Talmudic law found in the texts. Topics vary based on the texts selected.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/05) (3/11 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:

January 2011 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine sources of the laws pertinent to Jewish food; demonstrate understanding of symbolism behind food eaten on Sabbath and holidays; discuss how the Jewish cuisine evolved, focusing on some of the most popular elements; describe the role of the Kashrut agencies in allowing for the varied menu; and analyze primary sources to discover key elements of modern Jewish food and the surrounding culture.

Instruction:

This course serves as a study of the laws and symbolism of Jewish food by examining food from an historical perspective and studying the evolution of Jewish cuisine and its unique cultural significance. Through in-depth readings, students gain insights into the evolution of Jewish food as an individual culture, researching Jewish food today via primary sources.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sociology, History, or Culture (3/11).
Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:

January 2011 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify some of the key time periods for the Jews; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of several historical novels consistent with these eras; discuss how the experiences of specific characters in a fictitious story are representative of true experiences of the time; describe the human aspect of the era, highlighting emotions, struggles, and triumphs of the Jewish spirit; define historical fiction, using specific stories as literary evidence; and synthesize different stories and different time periods into a deep understanding of the Jewish plight over the years.

Instruction:

This course studies Jewish Historical fiction works designed to help students understand the meaning and purpose of the historical fiction genre. Students form a general opinion of the value of historical fiction by reading books which provide an understanding of the human element with respect to various time periods.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Literature, English, or History (3/11).
Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

January 2011 - December 2019. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify major figures and events in the Book of Exodus; discuss the narrative of the Book of Exodus and the major religious, historical and philosophical elements of the book; articulate and discuss thematic elements of the Book of Exodus; examine and analyze the text using the classical commentary of Rashi; and apply biblical research skills and techniques.

Instruction:

This is a survey of the Book of Exodus with classic medieval commentary of Rashi, focusing on understanding the major moral, religious, and theological issues.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/11).
Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

January 2011 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify major figures and events in the Book of Genesis; discuss the narrative of the Book of Genesis and the major religious, historical and philosophical elements of the book; articulate and discuss thematic elements of the Book of Genesis; examine and analyze the text using the classical commentary of Rashi; and apply biblical research skills and techniques.

Instruction:

This is a survey of the Book of Genesis with classic medieval commentary of Rashi, focusing on understanding the major moral, religious, and theological issues.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/11).
Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

January 2005 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the general legal material of selected texts; discuss the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation and the precise literary elements of the Talmud; and discuss the approach and opinions of the commentary of Rashi.

Instruction:

This course covers a  study of selected texts, with the accompanying commentaries, in the original Aramaic and Hebrew. Emphasis is placed on a correct reading and comprehension of the Talmudic text with selected commentaries; decoding the text; building a vocabulary of Talmudic terms and idioms; developing techniques to approach and decipher the text; restating and summarizing Talmudic discussion in one's own words; reading and examining the Talmudic dialogue; and analyzing the principles of Talmudic law found in the texts. Topics vary based on the texts selected.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/05) (3/11 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:

January 2011- December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recall events, days, and customs from the Jewish Calendar; understand the significance of events, days, and customs in the Jewish Calendar; apply Jewish laws and customs to the observance of Jewish Holidays; draw parallels and differentiate between Jewish Holidays or events on the Jewish Calendar; and interpret the symbolism of significant days or events on the Jewish Calendar.

Instruction:

This course examines days and events throughout the Jewish year; the essence behind the events; the correlation between holidays and their customs and rituals; and the history and source for the holidays.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Jewish Thought, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/11).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:

January 2011- December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recall events, days, and customs from the Jewish Calendar; understand the significance of events, days, and customs in the Jewish Calendar; apply Jewish laws and customs to the observance of Jewish Holidays; draw parallels and differentiate between Jewish Holidays or events on the Jewish Calendar; and interpret the symbolism of significant days or events on the Jewish Calendar.

Instruction:
This course examines days and events throughout the Jewish year; the essence behind the events; the correlation between holidays and their customs and rituals; the history and source for the holidays.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Jewish Thought, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/11).

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