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Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:
12 weeks.
Dates:

January 2011- March 2017. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss Jewish tradition in the context of environmental sustainability; explain ecological perspectives as they relate to Jewish teachings; and develop and apply biblical research skills and techniques.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a distance learning format consisting of eleven units with written assignments, required readings, and a proctored proficiency exam. It offers a study of Biblical, Rabbinic, and Modern Jewish teachings with relevance for modern environmental issues. Major topics include: the Garden of Eden and a stewardship paradigm, Bible sources on agriculture and globalize food production today, and the Bible's injunction not to waste in tandem with issue of food and energy waste in contemporary society.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Thought, Jewish Ethics, or Jewish Law (4/11).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 123 Grove Street, Cedarhurst, New York
Length:
12 weeks.
Dates:

May 2010 - February 2015. 

Objectives:
Students will discuss the theological elements of the first chapters of the Book of Genesis concerning the creation of the universe until the flood of Noah; explore major religious and mystical elements of the book; examine and analyze the text using a variety of classical commentaries; develop and apply biblical research skills and techniques.
Instruction:
This course is delivered in a distance learning format with a proctored proficiency exam. It includes a study of the Book of Genesis with the 11th century commentary of Rabbi Solomon Yitzhaki, Nachmanides, Babylonian Talmud, Prophets, Writings, and other classical commentaries focusing on understanding the major religious and historical elements.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Near Eastern Studies, Classics, and Bible Studies (8/10).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 123 Grove Street, Cedarhurst, New York
Length:
12 weeks.
Dates:

May 2010 - February 2015. 

Objectives:
Students will discuss the theological elements of the early chapters of the Book of Genesis concerning the progeny of Noah until the ascendance of Abraham; explore major religious and mystical elements of the book; examine and analyze the text using a variety of classical commentaries; develop and apply biblical research skills and techniques.
Instruction:
This course is delivered in a distance learning format with a proctored proficiency exam. It includes a study of the Book of Genesis with the 11th century commentary of Rabbi Solomon Yitzhaki, Nachmanides, Babylonian Talmud, Prophets, and other classical commentaries focusing on understanding the major religious and historical elements.
Credit recommendation:
the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Near Eastern Studies, Classics, and Bible Studies (8/10).
Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:
12 weeks.
Dates:

May 2011 - August 2017.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss what the Jewish tradition teaches about material consumption; apply historical and sociological perspectives on consumption in modern American society; and develop biblical research skills and techniques.

Instruction:
This course is delivered in a distance learning format with a proctored proficiency exam. It entails a study of Jewish teachings that relate to material consumption with readings from sociologist and historians. Major topics include how rabbinic authorities have approached material consumption, how modern American consumption has differed from that in past centuries, and what Jewish teachings can offer as guidance for contemporary society.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, and Bible Studies (8/11).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:
12 weeks.
Dates:

May 2011 - March 2017.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the purpose of life from the lenses of the Torah; identify the contributions of the post-inquisition European philosophers; realize the purpose of the human story reflected in the actual Biblical Hebrew word for mankind; and uncover the meaning and message of the narratives through a close reading of the texts and commentaries.

Instruction:
This course is delivered in a distance learning format with a proctored proficiency exam. It entails a study of Biblical, Rabbinic, and modern Jewish teachings with a focus on the purpose of the individual and the connection to the purpose of the universe through the scope of ancient and modern Jewish teachings. Topics include the centrality of the intellect, the nature of humility and correlation to the purpose of life. Texts and commentary include Maharal from Prague, Ramchal, and the Meor Eynayim.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, and Bible Studies (8/11).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 123 Grove Street, Cedarhurst, New York
Length:
12 weeks.
Dates:

January 2010 - April 2017. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze the writings of Jewish thinkers to compare and contrast the various major and minor movements in American Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Humanistic, Renewal and n'turei karta).

Instruction:

This distance-learning course consists of eight modules monitored by a mentor. In addition to a proctored final examination, the course requires extensive reading of primary and secondary sources and written assignments.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sociology, Modern Jewish History, Jewish Philosophy, or Jewish Law (4/11).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

12 weeks (48 hours).

Dates:

June 2012 - June 2017. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss and apply the ethical teachings of the mishnaic tractate through an analysis of the narrative and commentary of Rabbi Moses Maimonides.

Instruction:

This distance-learning course consists of sixteen units. In addition to a proctored final examination, the course requires extensive reading of primary and secondary sources and written assignments.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies (6/12).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 123 Grove Street, Cedarhurst, New York
Length:
14 weeks (100 hours).
Dates:

December 2011 - January 2017.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and discuss theories about the nature of man and his interactions with the world around him; discuss theories about personality; identify patterns of human behavior; and discuss and learn how to channel and balance emotions through the teaching and analysis of various scholars and religious traditions.

Instruction:
This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format with on-going assignments, a required learning log, and a proctored final exam. Lecture and readings include various topics within daily human interaction with a focus on moral behavior and proper code of conduct.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Jewish Philosophy, Ethics, Judaic Studies or Religious Studies (1/12).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:
14 weeks (84 hours).
Dates:

May 2012 - June 2017.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and discuss theories about the nature of man and his interactions with the world around him; discuss theories about personality; identify patterns of human behavior; and discuss and learn how to channel and balance emotions through the teaching and analysis of various scholars and religious traditions.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format with on-going assignments, required learning log, and a proctored final exam. Lecture and readings include various topics within daily human interaction with a focus on moral behavior and proper code of conduct. Prerequisite: Psychology 301.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Jewish Philosophy, Ethics, Judaic Studies or Religious Studies (6/12).

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