Naaleh College: Online Jewish College

Summer 2012 ~ June 11, 2012-August 16, 2012
  • Courses are offered only with sufficient enrollment.
  • Any course for a given major can also be taken by students studying for a different degree, and counted as elective credits.
  • All classes below, besides for MAT 102, are entry-level courses and do not require any prerequisites.  Statistics I is open to students who have taken MAT 101 or have taken and passed the Math placement exam.
Course Number Course Title Instructor Lecturer Credits Course Description Category
JPHL101 Fundamentals of Jewish Faith Professor Chana Prero Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller 3 Fundamentals of Jewish Faith consists of lectures by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller, renowned teacher of Jewish philosophy and thought.This course explores four fundamental aspects of Jewish philosophy and faith: Emunah:  Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Faith as well as the philosophical discussions of the Maharalon faith,  analyzes the concept of trust in G-d as the ultimate provider of all of Man's needs and desires in this world and the Next World.  It explains how to focus on joy as the key to developing a trustful relationship with Hashem, and ways to properly face the challenging areas of life that require trust in G-d. Part III examines the role of the Torah as the source for directing the Jewish nation in their unique task in this world and defines the path towards the ultimate redemption. Part IV concludes with an in-depth analysis of the Ten Commandments and the meaning in mitzvot. Judaic Studies major
JCAL200 Days of Awe Professor Chana Prero Rabbi Hershel Reichman 3 The Days of Awe, beginning with the month of Elul and concluding with Sukkot, are days of repentance, introspection, self-definition, prayer, and ultimate joy. This course takes a comprehensive look at this emotionally charged period, particularly focusing on the Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur prayers, explaining their structure, the logical sequence of the prayers, and the meaning and symbolism of key tefillot(prayers). Students also examine Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's important work on Jewish Thought,Al HaTeshuva, which discusses repentance and self-improvement as a means to growth and ascension in service of Hashem. Judaic Studies major
CHAS 302 Chassidut on the Parsha II :  Shem Mishmuel Professor Hava Preil Rabbi Hershel Reichman 3 This course is centered on the weekly Torah portion. It begins with the portion Mishpatim and ends with Vezot Habracha. Within each Torah portion, one or two topics are analyzed and discussed based on the book of Chassidic discourses, the Shem Mishmuel, by Rabbi Shmuel Bornsztain, the second Sochatchover  Rebbe, who wrote his book between the years 1910-1926. This course attempts to deepen one's understanding of some of the themes presented in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  This goal is achieved by discussing the narratives presented in this book, and synthesizing them with the comments of the Midrash, the Talmud, and Hasidic thought.  The concepts presented are then connected to contemporary life, and the students are able to apply the lessons of the Bible to modern issues and challenges. Judaic Studies major
JPHL220 Character Development: Selections from Tomer Devora, Chovot Halevavot, and Mesilat Yesharim Professor Hava Preil Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen 3

This course studies selections from the classical ethical works,Chovot HaLevavot by Rabbenu Bachya ibn Pekuda,Tomer Devora by Rabbi Moshe Cordevoro, and Messilat Yesharim by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato. ChovotHaLevavot discusses Man's purpose in the world and his obligations to G-d in belief, behavior and character. Tomer Devora describes how Man should adapt and adopt G-d's Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, transforming himself from a mere human to a G-dly individual. Messilat Yesharim follows a step by step plan of ascension to spiritual perfection, based on a Gemara which lists 15 steps to reach Ruach Hakodesh, Divine inspiration.   The instructor explicates these fundamental works and looks at key themes found throughout the books and ways in which they can be applied to daily living.

Judaic Studies major
BIBL-P220 Topics in the Parsha I Professor Hava Preil Mrs. Shira Smiles 3 This course is an in-depth study of selected topics in the weeklyTorah portion, or Parsha, with a focus on character development. The classes cover most of the parshiot from Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers. Each lecture begins with basic primary sources, usually a verse from the Torah, and then studies extensive selections from both the Early Commentators of the Middle Ages and the Later Commentators of the Modern Era. The instructor adds excerpts from classical works produced by the Chassidic and Mussar Movements, and ties together all components of the lecture to present a new insight into one's life as an inspired Torah Jew. Judaic Studies major
SCRP220 Megillot Professor Hava Preil Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller 3

Students study the five megillot: Esther, Shir HaShirim, Kohelet, Eicha, and Ruth. The course focuses on the basic meaning of the text as well as the deeper meaning within it.

Judaic Studies major
SOC102 Law and Ethics I Dayan Shlomo Cohen Dayan Shlomo Cohen 3

Many of the principles presented in the Torah form the basis of Western ethics, both business and personal.  A study of these laws and their logical underpinnings will enable students to develop a moral compass and ethical behavior.This course presents issues of integrity in business based on practical examples of Jewish law for a moral and upright society.  The course presents modern issues in business ethics with examples of contemporary Rabbinic court cases for thought-provoking and engaging discussions. Classes use case studies and various sources to help students understand the underlying principles and thought processes behind business law, and discusses current topics to encourage lively interaction and debate.

General Education requirement for all degrees
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology Professor Binyamin Klempner Professor Binyamin Klempner


The introductory course to Psychology will provide students in the applied and academic field studies of the human mind and behavior. Students will seek to understand and explain thought, emotion and behavior. The course will provide a broad view of psychology as well as applications of knowledge gained from contemporary research to problems and challenges students face in today's world. General Education requirement for all degrees
HRS 101 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals TBA TBA 3 This course takes a fresh look at the key skills necessary for personal and managerial success in today's business organizations. The course is organized in four distinct topics of understanding: self, others, teamwork, and leadership.  The emphasis is on integrating these topics in developing professional interpersonal skills. General Education requirement for all degrees
MAT202 Statistics I TBA TBA 3 This course is designed to introduce students to Statistics, which is the science of the collection, organization, and interpretation of data. Students will deal with all the aspects of statistics including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiment. The course provides a first exposure to Statistics I that focuses on technological skills to increase statistical literacy, with detailed explanations presented in an easy conversational writing style. The lessons use a step-by-step problem-solving approach that helps students understand complex statistical concepts, while incorporating educational trends that stress student understanding of basic statistical concepts with the help of technological devices.
General Education requirement for all degrees
CPT101 Computer Applications Professor Rina Schwartz Professor Rina Schwartz 3 This course is intended to prepare all students to interact successfully with the continuously dynamic environment of computer technologies. It is not intended to introduce students to the very basic operations of a PC as is more typical of a course titled Computing 101. By the end of the course, students will have attained a basic computer literacy, including computer hardware and software, networking concepts, and essential security approaches. General Education requirement for all degrees
BUS101 Principles of Business TBA TBA 3 This course offers students complete instruction in business concepts and skills needed in today's competitive environment. Covered are major business concepts including finance, marketing, operations, and management. Information and skills for the workplace are included, as well as the importance of participation in organizations such as DECA, a business-marketing student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Business Professionals of America (BPA). Topics presented are the global business environment, business management, operations and technology in business, and consumer financial management. Introductory classes for Graphics and Business degrees
GRD101 Basics of Graphic Design Professor Goldi Thalheim Professor Goldi Thalheim 3 The Basics of Graphic Design course comprises the history of graphic design, the current technology, as well as the design principles to give a rich, well-rounded view of this ever-evolving field. The program will offer students information on perception, layout dynamics, in addition to illustration and photography in design. Introductory classes for Graphics and Business degrees

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