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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

American Jewish History (HIS 455)


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

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
January 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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.


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) (11/22 revalidation).