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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

History - Genesis University

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:
January 2010 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine the Jewish experience in America; discuss the central events and personalities in American Jewish history from colonial times to the present; and examine events in American history and its effects on Jewish life in America.

Instruction:

Major topics include: a study of the American Jewish community from its colonial beginnings to the present, emphasizing such topics as, waves of Jewish immigration; patterns of Jewish settlement; economic activities; communal ties; philanthropic organizations; diversity within Jewish religious affiliation, with an emphasis on the various streams of the American Judaism; and challenges of traditional Judaism in America.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History or Judaic Studies (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:
January 2010 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine and discuss the Early Modern Jewish History utilizing primary and secondary texts and documents; discuss central events and personalities in Jewish history from the 1700s to the 1880s; examine the impact of emancipation, revolutions and reactions in Europe and changes arising from political, social, and economic developments and mass movements during the early modern period, on Jewish communities around the world; and analyze the impact of the forces and events of world history upon Jewish history.

Instruction:
This course examines the early modern period of Jewish History. Topics include: Emancipation; Reform; French Revolution; Hassidic movement; Yeshiva; Enlightenment; Czar; Pale; and Mussar movement. The course also deals with the rise of nationalism, social movements, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic developments, and their impact.
Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History or Judaic Studies (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:
January 2006 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the development of the Oral Law (Torah She'baal Peh), from Sinai to the redaction of the Talmud; identify key personalities in the chain of tradition; identify the important works of Torah, their functions and impact; and discuss key concepts in the transmission of Torah.

Instruction:

This course is a study of the history and development of the Jewish tradition, emphasizing the evolution and transmission of the Oral Law from Sinai to the redaction of the Talmud. Topics include the primary components of the Oral Law; methods of codification; masters; legal authority; and impact of historical context and settings.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06) (3/11) (9/16 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:
January 2006 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to examine and discuss the historical period of medieval Spain utilizing primary and secondary texts and documents.

Instruction:

This course is a  study of the major historical, cultural and political events, involving or affecting the Jewish people, in medieval Spain, emphasizing the lives of influential figures. Topics include: the lives of R. Shmuel Hanagid; R. Yehudah Halevy; Jewish age of poetry; Maimonides, his life and works; controversies and bans on the works of Maimonides; Disputation; Columbus and the discovery of the New World.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06) (3/11 revalidation) (9/16 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:
January 2006 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to examine and discuss the major historical, cultural and political events and trends in Jewish history from the fall of Betar through the completion of the Mishna, emphasizing the lives of influential figures.

Instruction:

This course provides an in-depth study of the major historical, cultural and political events and trends in Jewish history from the fall of Betar through the completion of the Mishna. Topics include: the Bar Kochba revolt; the impact of the Bar Kochba revolt; Hadrianic persecutions; Mishna; daily life in Mishnaic and Talmudic times; and the transition from the Mishnaic to Talmudic era.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06) (3/11) (9/16 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:
January 2006 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: study Jewish folklore and examine its impact at that time and its impact on the future of the Jewish people; describe various events throughout Jewish history from the Jewish perspective; compare and contrast events from different eras of Jewish history; and utilize primary sources to research a chosen topic in Jewish History.

Instruction:

This course examines a variety of episodes in Jewish history or folklore, much of which are stranger than fiction. Major topics include: Jewish Perspectives of Early Christianity; Rabbinic controversy; Forgers and Forgeries of Jewish texts; and the Golem.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Folklore, History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:
January 2006 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine and discuss the Modern Period of Jewish History utilizing primary and secondary texts and documents; discuss central events and personalities in Jewish history from the 1880s to the present; and examine the impact of revolutions and reactions in Europe and changes arising from political, social, and economic developments and mass movements during the modern period, on Jewish communities around the world.

Instruction:

This course covers the modern period of Jewish History, the 1880s to the present. Topics include emigration to America; World War I; Zionism; World War II; the State if Israel; and the impact of social movements, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic developments.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:
January 2006 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the history of Jews in the Middle East; examine the historical relationship between Islam and Judaism and the Arabs and Jews; and examine primary and secondary texts.

Instruction:

This course is a study of Jews and the Modern Middle East, focusing on the transition to modern times in the Middle East; Messianism; impact and European intervention on behalf of non-Muslims; social, economic, and cultural transformations; Zionism and Mideast Jewry; Arab and Jewish nationalism; World War II; and Mideast, Israel, and new diasporas.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). 

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:
January 2006 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine the Rabbinic response to general culture in modern times; define modernity and its challenges to traditional Jewish life; analyze world events and its impact on general culture; examine general culture and its impact on the Jewish communities; examine the emergence of new forms of religious and political expression among Jews as a response to emancipation; and discuss and contrast the differences between Western and Eastern Europe in terms of emancipation, religious reform.

Instruction:

Students study the factors that influenced Rabbinic responses and the variety of responses these influences helped to generate. Topics include: world events and its impact on general culture; general culture and its impact on the Jewish communities; cultural differences between Eastern and Western Europe; the Torah only approach; Torah and Derech Erez approach; and Rabbinic personalities including Rabbis Bernays, Ettlinger, Hirsch, Hildesheimer, Dessler and Schwab, and their views and differing approaches relating to modernity.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History, Culture, Sociology, or Judaic Studies (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

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