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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

Spain and the Expulsion: 14th and 15th Century (Jewish History 307)

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

Varies; self-study format. 

Dates: 
October 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate proficient knowledge about historical events and personalities involving or affecting the Jewish people in medieval Central Europe; demonstrate understanding of how historical figures (Avner, Shlomo HaLevi, Yehoshua Lorki, R' Nissim b. Reuven, R' Chisdai b. Crescas, R'Yitzchok Abrabanel, Torquemada, Ferdinand and Isabelle) impacted Jewish life through their major works and communal interactions; discuss how the Jews who lived in Europe during the Middle Ages interacted with surrounding cultures and their influences by their host countries; and express an understanding of the significance of major political and cultural events and their impact on the Jewish communities and individuals.

Instruction: 

The Jewish History 307 proficiency examination assesses students' knowledge of Jewish history in Spain during the late Middle Ages, covering the period of 14th and 15th centuries. Topics include: the conversos; the riots of 1391; the Inquisition, the Holy Child of LaGuardia, and the refugees from Spain.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11) (3/16 revalidation). 

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