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Fall 2012 ~ September 3, 2012-January 9, 2013

All courses are open to all students, besides for PSY 102 which is only open to students who have taken PSY 101 and BUS 102, which is only open to students who have taken BUS 101.

Course Number

Course Title

Instructor

Lecturer

Credits

Course Description

Category

BIBL301

Chumash in Depth I :  The Binding of Isaac, Sale of Joseph

TBA

Mrs. Shira Smiles

3

Students examine the powerful stories of Akeidat Yitzchak (The Binding of Isaac) and the Sale of Joseph. Utilizing a blend of classical and modern commentaries, students study these difficult episodes via a close reading of the relevant verses and a deep analysis of the hidden meaning behind these narratives.

 

Judaic Studies Electives or Classes for Major

JPHL220

Character Development:  Selections from Tomer Devora, Chovot Halevavot, and Mesilat Yesharim

Prof. 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. Chovot

HaLevavot 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 Electives or Classes for Major

JLAW300

Hilchot Shabbat I

TBA

Rabbi Shimon Isaacson

3

This course contains an in-depth study of various melachot, or prohibited activities on Shabbat.  Using Biblical verses as a starting point, students follow the halachic discussion in the Talmud, and then go on to the halachic rulings of the Medieval and Contemporary commentaries, ending with the final halacha as it applies today.  Main topics covered are cooking and reheating food on Shabbat, benefitting from a prohibited activity on Shabbat, and the melachot  of dosh (grinding), memachek (erasing), sechita (wringing), libun (washing), and kotev (writing).

Judaic Studies Electives or Classes for 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.

 

Required General Education Courses

PSY101

Introduction to Psychology

TBA

TBA

3

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.

Required General Education Courses

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.

 

Required General Education Courses

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.

Required General Education Courses

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.

Business Major

GRD 101

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 Graphics Course

BIO 101

Biology

Professor Chana Prero

Professor Chana Prero

3

The course offers students a deep understanding of the core concepts in Biology. Complex ideas are presented clearly and describe how biologists collect and interpret evidence to test hypotheses about the living world. The class will help students cultivate the mental habits of a scientist.

 

Required General Education Courses

CPT 102

Software Applications I

TBA

TBA

3

The course provides students an environment for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer software. The program covers a broad coverage and clear exposition to present a complete picture of the dynamics of software application field.  Students will develop a practical, realistic understanding of installing, networking, and security essentials of software applications.

 

Computer Major Course

GRD 102

Principles of Design

TBA

TBA

3

The program combines beginning design principles with design skills and software instruction. Ideal for introductory students in graphic design, the course walks students through the concepts of the creative process by presenting information concerning principles, elements, process, applications, as well as employment.

 

Graphic Design Major

 


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