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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

Ethical Interpersonal Communication (ETH299)

Formerly Studies in Jewish Law: Interpersonal Communication (REL377)

Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Proficiency exam: Varies; self-study format. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify, describe and interpret Biblical and Rabbinic sources pertaining to laws of interpersonal communication; discuss the background and philosophy behind the laws; apply the sources, laws and philosophical underpinnings to practical application - when, where, how to share information about others.


Major topics include: Biblical and Rabbinic sources on verbal abuse and laws of slander, gossip, and the private and public exchange of information in Jewish Law. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation. Prerequisite: Basic Halalchic knowledge.  

Credit recommendation: 

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