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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

The Early Ashkenazim: 10th and 11th Century (JHis 303)

Formerly The Early Ashkenazim: 10th and 11th Century (Jewish History 303)

Varies; self-study format.  

Various; distance learning format.
October 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate proficient knowledge about historical events and personalities involving or affecting the Jewish people in medieval Europe; express understanding of how historical figures (Kalonymus family, R'Gershom, Me' or HaGolah, the Chasidei Ashkanaz, and R Yaakov b. Yakar) made an impact on Jewish life through their major works and communal interactions; demonstrate an understanding of how the Jews living in medieval Europe interacted with their host countries and how major political and cultural events impacted the Jewish communities.


The final examination is designed to assess students' knowledge of Medieval Jewish history in Central Europe from the 10th through the 11th centuries.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11) (3/16 revalidation) (8/21 revalidation).