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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This program is designed to introduce students to basic Judaic principles and enable them to study Jewish texts in depth. There are three routes for the Judaic Studies Program:

  1. TaNaCh Concentration
  2. Talmud Concentration
  3. Jewish Law Concentration

 

The Judaic Studies – TaNaCh Concentration covers the basics of Bible (Parsha and Chumash), Prophets, Scripture, Classic Jewish Philosophy and Thought, and Jewish law. It includes in-depth study of Chumash (Bible.) This program enables students to enter Judaic programs in specialty areas offering higher degrees and to teach Judaic Studies.

The Judaic Studies – Talmud Concentration covers the basics of Bible (Parsha and Chumash), Prophets, Scripture, Classic Jewish Philosophy and Thought, and Jewish law. It includes in-depth study of Gemara (Talmud.) This program enables students to enter Judaic programs in specialty areas offering higher degrees and to teach Judaic Studies.

The Jewish Law Concentration covers Talmud in-depth, in addition to covering basic Jewish Law. Talmud is the area of scholarship which forms the basis of contemporary Jewish Law and tradition. The program covers 4 years of in-depth study of Talmud, Talmud surveys, and Jewish Law. It prepares students for a Rabbinical degree.

All students in the Judaic Studies program are required to complete 30 credits of general Education courses. Students can then choose either the Judaic Studies Traditional Route, which includes 27 Judaic Studies required credits, one Judaic Studies elective, and 60 additional elective credits, graduating with 120 credits. Or, the Judaic Studies Talmud Route, which includes 44 required Judaic Studies credits and 46 elective credits, graduating with 120 credits.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

General Education Outcomes:

 

  • Demonstrate creative thinking skills

    1. Student will be able to outline multiple solutions to a problem.  
    2. Student will be able to recognize consequences of solution and articulate reason for choosing solution.
    3. Student will be able to create a novel or unique idea, question, format, or product
  • Demonstrate critical analysis skills.

    1. Student will be able to organize evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities.

    2. Student will be able to synthesize in-depth information from relevant sources representing various points of view/ approaches.
    3. Student will be able to analyze arguments defining limitations and implications.
  • Demonstrate ethical responsibility
    1. Student will be able to judge and evaluate business behavior.
    2. Student will be able to compare and contrast employee and employer relationships.
    3. Student will be able to argue for the importance of ethical work responsibility.

 

 


Judaic Studies Outcomes:

TaNaCh Concentration

  1. Research topics in Judaic Studies and synthesize information from different Judaic sources in order to articulate a theme in Judaism

  2. Critically analyze primary Biblical sources as evidenced by

    1. Identify difficulties in the Biblical text, analyzing them, and proposing solutions to these difficulties

    2. Analyze Biblical commentaries (analyze, relate to text, compare and contrast)

    3. Analyze characters or incidents in the Biblical text, at times comparing them to other characters, and deriving lessons from their behaviors

  3. Analyze the development of Jewish laws

  4. Apply Jewish Philosophical ideas to their lives

Talmud Concentration

  1. Research topics in Judaic Studies and synthesize information from different Judaic sources in order to articulate a theme in Judaism

  2. Interpret Talmudic texts, as evidenced by

    1. Translate Talmudic Aramaic text

    2. Identify difficulties in a page of Talmud

    3. Study and analyze commentaries on the Talmud such as Rashi and Tosfos

  3. Analyze the development of Jewish laws

  4. Apply Jewish Philosophical ideas to their lives

Jewish Law Concentration

  1. Research topics in Judaic Studies and synthesize information from different Talmudic sources in order to articulate a theme in Judaism

  2. Interpret Talmudic texts, as evidenced by

    1. Translate Talmudic Aramaic text

    2. Identify difficulties in a page of Talmud

    3. Study and analyze commentaries on the Talmud such as Rashi and Tosfos

  3. Analyze the development of Jewish laws


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


Judaic Studies Program Outline

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

 

General Education

Science, Technology, and Math

Any MAT, CPT, or Science courses

9

 

 

 

Language and Literature

Any COM, LIT, or Language courses

6

 

 

 

Social Responsibility

SOC 102, SOC 103, or other Ethics courses

6

 

 

 

Social Sciences

Any PSY, JPHL, or other social science courses

9

 

 

 

Total General Education                                                      30

TaNaCh Concentration

Talmud Concentration

BIBL 201, BIBL-P 101, BIBL-P 201, BIBL 300, BIBL-P 310

Choice of 2 Pentateuch Bible courses, one upper level and one lower level

6

TALM 110, TALM 210

Choice of lower level Talmud courses

6

BIBL 211

Survey of Early Prophets (Neviim Rishonim)

3

TALM 310, TALM 410

Choice of upper level Talmud courses

6

BIBL 210, 311

Choice of Later Prophets (Neviim Acharonim)

3

BIBL 201, BIBL-P 101, BIBL-P 201, BIBL 300, BIBL-P 310

Choice of Pentateuch Bible course

3

BIBL 221, 222, 421

Choice of Scriptures (Kesuvim)

3

 

 

 

JPHL 200

Introduction to Oral Law

3

JPHL 200

Introduction to Oral Law

3

JLAW 101, 301, 400

Choice of Jewish Law

3

JLAW 101, 301, 400

Choice of Jewish Law

3

JPHL 101

Fundamentals of Jewish Thought

3

JPHL 101

Fundamentals of Jewish Thought

3

JCAL 101, 201, 202

Choice of Jewish Calendar

3

JCAL 101, 201, 202

Choice of Jewish Calendar

3

 

Judaic Studies elective

3

 

Judaic Studies elective

3

 

Total Major Courses

30

 

 

 

 

Elective Courses (Select from General or Judaic courses.)

60

 

 

 

 

Total Program Credits

120

 

 

 

Required Major Courses – Jewish Law Concentration

JLAW 331

Jewish Law I: Laws of Daily Living

4

 

 

 

JLAW 332

Jewish Law II: Laws of the Festivals

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TALM 110

Introductory Talmud Intensive

6

 

 

 

TALM 120

Introductory Talmud Survey

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TALM 210

Beginning Talmud Intensive

6

 

 

 

TALM 220

Beginning Talmud Survey

4

 

 

 

TALM 310

Intermediate Talmud Intensive

6

 

 

 

TALM 320

Intermediate Talmud Survey

4

 

 

 

TALM 410

Advanced Talmud Intensive

6

 

 

 

 

Total Major Courses

44

 

 

 

 

Elective Courses (Select from General or Judaic courses.)

46

 

 

 

 

Total Program Credits

120

 

 

 

Upon completion of General Education and Required Major Courses, students may take any combination of electives to meet the required number. Elective courses are either General or Judaic and are listed after the list of Programs.


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