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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Survey of Ethics of the Fathers (PHI180)


Varies (Self-study format).

Maalot Educational Network, Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations.

September 2009 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze the ethical, moral, and theological teachings represented in the Avot tract and the various interpretations reflected in the commentaries and works of Jewish thought and read, translate, and compare primary Judaic sources related to the Tractate. 


Major topics include: transmission of Torah; student rewards and punishment; particularism and universalism; meaning in challenges; influence of surroundings; judging others favorably; jealousy; greed; the value of every person and every event; interpersonal relationships; speech and silence in communications; gratitude; charity; altruism; selfishness; humility; asceticism; spirituality; Judicial ethics; Theodicy; eschatology. Topics may vary.  

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Philosophy, Hebraic/Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).