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Elementary Talmud I (Talmud 101)
Varies; offfered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.
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Instructional delivery format:
Students are required to read, translate, and explain four folios of the Babylonian Talmud with the basic Rashis; be familiar with basic outside information such as identifying the parts on a dof (Mishna, Gemara, Rashi); apply basic background information (historical information, basic rules such as the authority of the Mishna versus the Gemara, etc.); read Rashi script, basic acronyms, explain Aramaic grammar and vocabulary; apply talmudic legal expressions and terminology; and identify types of statements, information, questions, attack questions, answers to attack questions, logical proofs, etc.
Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. Emphasis is placed on correct reading and comprehension of the Talmudic text with basic Rashis, a vocabulary of Talmudic terms and idioms and an ability to comprehend the Talmudic dialogue.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06) (3/12 administrative review) (5/19 revalidation).