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JTH 401 Advanced Jewish Philosophy I
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
April 2022 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: develop the tools to manage pitfalls of daily life by gaining a foundational understanding of the common pitfalls of being distracted from responsibilities, both religious as well as the most basic; identify and utilize tools and tactics to address these challenges, thereby greatly enhancing the quality of life; develop the most basic self-awareness necessary for honest introspection and character development; relate numerous insights into the deeper meanings of verses throughout Torah, Nevi'im and Kesuvim, as well as passages throughout the Talmud.
This course will improve students’ academic knowledge, while simultaneously developing important elements of character. Major topics include man’s mission in the world, battle with one’s evil inclination, viewing this world only as a route to Olam Habah (World to Come), free will, the elements of three foundational values: 1] zehirus –watchfulness 2] zerizus –alacrity in service of G-d and 3] nekiyus –cleansing oneself of bad habits and inclinations.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jewish Philosophy, or Religion (1/23).