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ETH 301 Advanced Jewish Ethics I
Varies (self-study, self-paced).
April 2022 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: interpret and analyze Mishnaic Hebrew; identify the primary character traits and ethical lessons being emphasized in each Mishna; analyze the Mishna from the various viewpoints leading to a variety of different applications as taught by a diverse range of both early and contemporary commentaries; apply the axioms from Pirkei Avos to modern-day issues; and derive an ethical decision based upon the wisdom of the Sages and identify the source.
Major topics include building an ideal society: becoming a thinker and creating a society of thinkers, fear of G-d and love of G-d, building a thirst for wisdom in the home, the value of charity, the relationship between husband and wife, how to be a good judge, collecting evidence, work and power, definition of peace, fame and status versus personal growth, free will, removing oneself from doubt and confusion, and the value of silence and study and justice.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/23).