Skip to main content

National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Foundations of Moral Behavior II (Ethics 202)

Formerly Foundations of Moral Behavior II (Ethics 350)
Location: 
Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
Length: 

Varies; self-study format.  

Dates: 

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

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate in-depth understanding of Jewish ethics as presented in the Mishna of Pirkei Avos and its commentaries; explain how ethical behavior is derived from the words of the sages; analyze the axioms of the sages; explain underlying premises that build the foundation of the Jewish ethical system; identify the sources that the sages base their axioms; and apply those axioms to practical situations.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: The Ethics 202 examination asseses students' knowledge of the major theories of Jewish ethical behavior, their sources, underlying premises; and how those theories are applied to Jewish law and practice. Specific topics include: performance of the commandments, guarding the commandments; giving rebuke, the meaning of "good" and "evil", morality and justice, acts of kindness and charity, repentance, and other topics.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11).Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (3/16 revalidation).

Top