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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Talmud I (Talmud 301)


Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
March 2006 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

In addition to the Elementary and Intermediate objectives, students are required to: define machlokes, Svara's strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, formulate abstract legal categories, display a proficiency in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries, extracting principles and evaluate the relationship between parts of the legal discussion. The difference between the Advanced I and Advanced II exams is found in the difficulty of the commentaries assigned, self-preparation of a previously unseen Gemara and its commentaries and complexity of the subjects being analyzed.


Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. Emphasis is placed on comprehension of the Talmudic text with all commentaries and an advanced level ability to comprehend the Talmudic dialogue and display advanced conceptualization of Talmudic text and commentaries.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06) (3/12 administrative review) (5/19 revalidation). NOTE: Advanced Talmud 1 (Talmud 301) can be repeated multiple times as long as the Chapters are different. (For example, Talmud 301 Bava Basra Chapter 1 does not overlap with Talmud 301 Bava Basra Chapter 3).