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We offer distance learning courses that are recommended for college credit by the NCCRS in the following subjects:

Art and Music

    Introduction to Art

    (ART-101)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Art and Music


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Interpret the most common styles of art; describe the contributions of many key artists to the field; contrast the styles used in various essential works of art; compare artwork style and content effectively utilizing the vocabulary of art to enhance and interpret art; solve complex problems regarding the purposes and content of art.

    Introduction to Art (ART-101) introduces students to Western cultural history through the visual arts. Students will explore art’s nature by questioning the definition of art, examining why artists and cultures create art. Various theories and criticism of art will be explored. Students will learn how each disciple creates art and which tools they use to do it. The various schools of art will be examined with a chronological study of culture and art history.

    In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art, Survey of Art, or Art History (5/21).

    Jewish Art of Antiquity

    (ART-301)

    $300.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    June 2017 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Art and Music


    Versions 1:  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify artistic motivations and key features of Jewish art of Antiquity; trace the development of popular motifs in Jewish art; compare and contrast Jewish art of Antiquity from different places; compare and contrast Jewish art of Late Antiquity with that of nearby cultures; identify strengths and weaknesses of various theories of art interpretation as they apply to Jewish art of Antiquity; explain changes in Jewish art from the Second Temple period through the end of Late Antiquity; analyze Jewish art of Antiquity from multiple perspectives, including political, social, and religious; and apply rabbinic sources to questions of Jewish art. Version 2: Same as version 1.

    Version 1: Jewish Art of Antiquity examines visual Judaism from the time of the settlement of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel, including major emphasis on Late Antiquity, including the major archaeological finds from that period in both Israel and the Diaspora and their significance, a variety of interpretations of these pieces and the debates over various theories of interpretation, social, political, and religious contexts, and comparisons between different works from the period. Special attention is given to the rabbinic view on art and specific types of art, and what level of influence the rabbis may have had over the producers of the art in this period. Version 2: Same as version 1 with expanded breadth, depth and scope.

    Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art, Biblical Studies, History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religious Studies (6/17). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Art, Biblical Studies, History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religious Studies (2/22 revalidation).

    The Music of the Orthodox Jew from Antiquity through the Twentieth Century

    (MUS-301)

    $300.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    June 2017 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Judaic Studies


    Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the essential components of traditional Jewish music; compare and contrast Jewish music to the music of other ethnic groups amongst whom Jews have lived; link various trends in Jewish music to common roots; describe the theological and philosophical background to Jewish musical tendencies; compare and contrast the synagogue and folk music of different Jewish communities; apply knowledge of Jewish music to understand the historical underpinnings of any given piece of music; identify the changes that have occurred to Jewish music throughout the years and trace their sources; and provide historical background for the state of Jewish music today.

    Version 1: Major topics include: the music of the Orthodox Jew from antiquity through the end of the twentieth century, including the instruments known from the First and Second Temple and how they were used, the history of synagogue music for prayer and cantillation of the Bible and traces the development of the art of chazzanus and the folk song, numerous Jewish cultures, both Ashkenazic and Sephardic, how Jewish music developed in different circumstances and how the music of the Orthodox community became what it is today. Version 2: Same as version 1 with expanded depth, breadth and scope.

    Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Music, Jewish History, or History of Music (6/17). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Music, Jewish History, or History of Music (2/22 revalidation).