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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

Principles of Moral Development II (Philosophy 320)

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: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the Jewish principles related to abstinence, purity, piety, humility, fear of sin, and holiness; identify and discuss the causes of their constraints and formulate methods used for acquiring them; clearly explain the philosophical concepts of morality; extrapolate and apply these concepts to other areas; and reconstruct the proofs articulated in the texts.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: The Philosophy 320 examination assesses students' ability to express in-depth knowledge of the Jewish philosophy of moral development. Topics include asceticism, pleasure, compassion, purity, piety, the holy man, and humility.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: For the proficiency exam: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11) and for the distance learning course: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11). Version 2: For the proficiency exam: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (3/16 revalidation) and for the distance learning course: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (3/16 revalidation).  

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