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Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Spain and the Expulsion: 14th and 15th Century (Jewish History 307)
Varies; self-study format.
Various; distance learning format.
Instructional delivery format:
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.
The final 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.
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).