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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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

Jewish Folklore (HIS 457)


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

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
January 2006 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: study Jewish folklore and examine its impact at that time and its impact on the future of the Jewish people; describe various events throughout Jewish history from the Jewish perspective; compare and contrast events from different eras of Jewish history; and utilize primary sources to research a chosen topic in Jewish History.


This course examines a variety of episodes in Jewish history or folklore, much of which are stranger than fiction. Major topics include: Jewish Perspectives of Early Christianity; Rabbinic controversy; Forgers and Forgeries of Jewish texts; and the Golem.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Folklore, History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/10) (5/15 revalidation) (11/22 revalidation).