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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

The History of Anti-Semitism in the United States (Jewish History 350)

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

Varies; self-study format. 

Dates: 
March 2012 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and explain the causes of anti-Semitism in the United States from the Reconstruction era until the present; discuss significant anti-Semitic incidents and repercussions; identify and define various anti-Semitic movements and individuals; trace the growth of, and the obstacles leading to points of decline of, the Jewish influence in American politics; and identify different political motivations for anti-Semitism and link their manifestations in the United States with historical trends.

Instruction: 

This course is offered as a proficiency examination that includes an extensive study guide and required readings administered through the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: Post-Civil War United States, historical background of Jews' relationship with his state, and anti-Semitic patterns from Europe.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History or Political Science (3/12) (3/17 revalidation). NOTE: History 350 and Political Science 350 are duplicative in content; credit should only be given for one course.

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