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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

PHL 401 Path of the Just I and II

Formerly PHL 401 Path of the Just


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: discuss man’s mission in this world and the need for self-improvement; identify character traits, positive and negative, and their impact on daily life; select the appropriate tools to make lasting changes in character development; and apply the concepts that have been studied to improve one’s personal relationships.


In order to prepare for this examination, students study the following topics: man’s mission in his world; the qualities of a man who is just and how to acquire them. These qualities include: zehirus – vigilance; zerizus – alacrity; nekiyus – cleanliness from temptation in human interaction; perishus – abstinence; tahara – purity; chassidus – piety, in deeds and intent; anavah – humility; yiras cheit – fear of sin; kedushah – holiness.

Credit recommendation: 

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