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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Ethics and Material Consumption in Hasidic Thought

12 weeks.
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.

May 2011 - August 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss what the Jewish tradition teaches about material consumption; apply historical and sociological perspectives on consumption in modern American society; and develop biblical research skills and techniques.

This course is delivered in a distance learning format with a proctored proficiency exam. It entails a study of Jewish teachings that relate to material consumption with readings from sociologist and historians. Major topics include how rabbinic authorities have approached material consumption, how modern American consumption has differed from that in past centuries, and what Jewish teachings can offer as guidance for contemporary society.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, and Bible Studies (8/11).