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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience

HIS 301 Classical Jewish History I and II

Formerly HIS 301 Classical Jewish History


Proficiency examination administered at the Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) testing center or authorized proctor sites.

June 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: examine the causes of the fall of Judea to Babylonia; describe the growth of the Jewish community in Israel during the Second Temple Era; analyze the conflict between the Greco – Roman culture versus Jewish law and tradition; and identify the leading personalities of the time and explore their influence on historical events and developments; and delineate the causes of the fall of Judea to Rome.


In order to prepare for this exam, students study the following topics: the end of the First Temple Era; new beginnings in the land of Israel; the downfall of Babylonia and the rise of Greece; the conflict between Hellenist culture and Jewish tradition; the leaders of the Jewish community and their impact on the community in Israel; the rise of Rome; the war against the Jews; and the end of the Second Temple era.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Jewish History, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (6/15) (4/21 revalidation).