Various; distance learning format.
Self study, self-paced.
July 2018 – Present. Instructional delivery format: Proficiency examLearner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to; analyze and discuss the Book of Genesis and the major themes within; describe the key lessons demonstrated by the leading characters of the narrative; offer deeper explanation of the text using input from a variety of classical and modern commentaries with a focus on Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi); and develop and apply needed skills and techniques to illustrate an understanding of the Biblical text.
This is an in-depth study of the Book of Genesis alongside an application of classical and modern commentaries, with a focus on the commentary by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi). Students focus on topics that include but are not limited to the following themes; the creation narrative; the formation of the people of Israel via Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and the purpose of the Egyptian exile. Prerequisite: Students need a basic understanding of the Hebrew Language.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Studies, History, or as a general elective (7/18).