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Charter Oak celebrated Constitution Day 2015 with Online Lecture
History professor Dr. Richard Gerber presented "The 14th Amendment - Then & Now"

Evening Event: Hiring Trends & Hot Jobs
Feed your Career with Dinner & this Presentation: "Hiring Trends & Hot Jobs" by Patrick Flaherty (CTDOL) on 10/7

Learning Studio Nights @ Charter Oak: Work, Study, Engage
Need to study away from distractions? Come to our Learning Studio Nights! Study, work, & get academic coaching! Events on 10/14, 10/28 & more!

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - Judaic Studies

The Judaic Studies concentration includes such areas as the Bible, Talmud, Law, Ethics, Religious Thought, Philosophy, Literature, Hebrew, and History. Students will be exposed to a variety of texts both ancient/classical and contemporary. Students will have the opportunity to study these subjects and gain a knowledge and understanding of the textual materials as well as critical thinking and analytical skills that can be used in other disciplines. Students must also demonstrate proficiency in reading and translating Hebrew through Hebrew language courses or courses that use Hebrew texts. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits
Bible 3 credits
Law 3 credits
Philosophy/Ethics 3 credits
History 3 credits
Talmud 3 credits
Judaism and Contemporary Society
Examples: Judaism and Business,
Judaism and Medical Ethics
3 credits
Literature 3 credits
Electives related to the concentration 12 credits
Capstone - JUD 499 (Culminating course in concentration) 3 credits
Pre-requisite: Hebrew 6 credits
Note:Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Judaic Studies will be able to:
  1. read and utilize primary and secondary source materials;
  2. critically interpret Judaic concepts;
  3. discuss the historical development of Judaism as a world religion (e.g., Ancient Judaism, Medieval Judaism, the Haskala [Jewish Enlightenment] and the encounter with modernity);
  4. demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the significance of the Torah, Talmud and Bible in Judaism and their place in contemporary society;
  5. use critical and analytical thinking skills in applying theory to practice; and
  6. demonstrate a foundation in Jewish law and tradition, and the skills to approach the texts independently.