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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

History of the Yiddish Language (HIS 500/JST 500)


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

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

January 2022 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply their knowledge of the thousand-year history to the development of the Yiddish language and literature; analyze the impact of Jewish and non-Jewish history and cultural forces on today’s East European Jewish civilization; identify the various cultural confrontations and explain their impacts; and critically identify and evaluate the mainstream stereotypes that flourish today.


Topics include: Origins of Yiddish, Rabbinic Debates on Yiddish, anti-Yiddish campaigns, Yiddish Dialectology, Religious Literature in Older Yiddish, and Recent History and Current Trends.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in History, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Yiddish, and Eastern European Studies (11/22 revalidation).