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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Ethics of Communication I (Ethics 310/310 DL)

Location: 
Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
Length: 

Varies; proficiency examination. 

Dates: 

Version 1: October 2010 - February 2016. Version 2: March 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the ethical and moral issues involved in communication; identify and discuss the sources, underpinnings, and conclusions that dictate ethical communication in interpersonal relationships; and use their theoretical knowledge to assess types of language and situations to determine appropriate ethical responses for all involved parties.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: The Ethics 310 examination and distance learning course explore the ethical, philosophical, and practical issues involved in interpersonal communications. Topics include: libel; slander; rebuke; innuendo; the Biblical sources for ethical communication; the problem of listening to disparaging speech; repercussions for unethical speech; speaking about others in the workplace; speaking in front of a person; speaking behind a person's back; and other topics. The distance learning course is delivered through a series of 40 video lectures.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: Proficiency examination: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11). Distance learning course: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11). Version 2: Proficiency examination: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11). Distance learning course: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11) (3/16 revalidation). 

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