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ETH 303 Advanced Jewish Ethics III
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: fear and love of G-d: where people come from and where they are going, the role of authority, conversations, using time when alone, the yoke of Torah versus the yoke of the world, engaging in Torah study with other people, what is G-d’s and what is yours? Torah and enjoying nature, escapism, desecrating the sacred, how to treat superiors, creating fences for yourself, man created in G-d’s image, free will versus predestination, and Torah and secular learning.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/23).