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ETH 305 Advanced Jewish Ethics V
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 sayings structured around numerical lists: the ten tests of Abraham, seven characteristics of a wise person, seven kinds of punishment, four types of students, four types of givers to charity, four types of people who sit before sages, love hinging on a particular cause versus love without ulterior motive, disputes for the sake of truth versus disputes with an ulterior motive, bringing people to the side of merit versus bringing people to sin.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/23).