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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medieval Hispano-Jewish Poetry (LIT-401)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.
May 2013 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze and synthesize works of Medieval Jewish poets from Spain, including cultural background of Jewish poetry; define common poetic tools, styles, and features; identify styles of major poets and their key works and accomplishments; and become well-versed in various genres of Jewish liturgical poems (piyut) and how and when they are used.


This self-study course provides background on the great poetry of the Jews of Medieval Spain, background on the history of Jewish poetry and Jewish settlements and culture in Spain with special emphasis on the piyut (liturgical poem) as developed by the Spanish poets that still exist today.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Religion, Medieval Literature, Poetry, Sociology, or as a General Elective (6/13) (8/18 revalidation) (5/23 revalidation).