Binah Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies for Women Programs

Binah Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies for Women Programs

Credits Available with Dates Valid

  • Introduction to Algorithms (3 credits, lower division level) January 2007 through March 2013
  • Educational Psychology (3 credits, lower division level) September 2003 through March 2013
  • Human Growth and Development (3 credits, lower division level) January 2001 through March 2013
  • Communication: Public Speaking (1 credit, lower division level) January 2001 through March 2013
  • English Composition (3 credits, lower division level) January 2003 through March 2013
  • Elementary Statistics (3 credits, lower division level) January 2001 through March 2013
  • Classical Physics (3 credits, lower division level) September 2003 through March 2013

Source of Records

Registrar; Binah Institute; 6214 Pimlico Road; Baltimore, MD 21209

About the Training Sponsor

The mission of the Binah Institute is to provide its students with opportunities to pursue a multifaceted curriculum comprising a full program of Judaic Studies and academic and professional career programs alongside a strong foundation in general education. The Judaic Studies curriculum is anchored in the study of the vast canon of Biblical and Rabbinical writings with a focus on deepening students' philosophical insights and developing their moral judgment and ethical character. The academic and professional career programs enable students to achieve their full potential in ways consistent with traditional Jewish life. Internships and study abroad programs and research opportunities integrate thought with action and prepare the students for full and meaningful lives of distinction.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

Introduction to Algorithms (3 credits, lower division level) January 2007 through March 2013
The course focuses on the algorithmic thinking and the algorithmic approach to problem solving. The students will learn how to gradually design algorithms using visual representation tools such as pseudocode and flowcharts.

Educational Psychology (3 credits, lower division level) September 2003 through March 2013
This course studies learners, learning and teaching. The students will explore psychological theories which will lead them to understand how children learn and develop. It will also equip students with the principles leading to educated decisions regarding teaching practices. Educational research will be discussed to provide students with hard facts regarding the most effective teaching strategies. Torah sources are utilized to present the traditional Jewish perspective on teaching.

Human Growth and Development (3 credits, lower division level) January 2001 through March 2013
This course will provide the student with an overview of the life span. Human development is influenced by an interplay of biological, social, and cognitive processes. Biological processes include change in physical characteristics. Social processes include changed in relationships with other individuals, emotions and personality. Cognitive processes include changes in thought, intelligence and language. We will explore the developmental tasks at the following stages: pregnancy; prenatal period; infancy; toddlerhood; early, middle and late childhood; adolescence; and early, middle and late adulthood.

Communication: Public Speaking (1 credit, lower division level) January 2001 through March 2013
In this course, students employ a wide variety of speaking opportunities to gain confidence and competence in their ability to present a message to an audience. Through speeches before a live audience of fellow students who then critique the speech, students learn to critically analyze the elements of effective oral communication. Students also improve their vocabulary, learn proper sentence and paragraph structure and the appropriate use of words and terms in oral communication. Written summaries, outlines and critiques are also required.

English Composition (3 credits, lower division level) January 2003 through March 2013
This course encourages independent thinking, strategies of analysis and documentation. Students are taught to evaluate sources and to use analysis to write clear and persuasive arguments. Several short essay assignments based upon readings in the textbook and other relevant materials are required. The final exam is a major research paper of the student's own design. Students practice drafting and revising, and benefit from in-class workshops and discussion. Research skills are emphasized. Paper topics are individually chosen and may be drawn from a range of disciplines. At the conclusion of this course students will be more adept at creative, expository writing on the undergraduate level.

Elementary Statistics (3 credits, lower division level) January 2001 through March 2013
This course enables the students to understand the role and usages of statistics in accurately gathering, interpreting, and presenting information. Gives a general overview of modern statistical techniques.

Classical Physics (3 credits, lower division level) September 2003 through March 2013
This course is an overview of classical physics for liberal arts students who are seeking a connection between science and they world they live in. It includes topics in the laws of motion, fluids, heat, electricity, sound and light. The topics chosen relate to the students' everyday experience. The course is conceptual, focusing on physics concepts without a reliance on mathematical formulations or extensive problem solving. This course is designed to five students familiarity with the basic principles of Physics and the scientific method, and an understanding of the natural limits and relationships imposed by the laws of Physics.