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    Default Upper Level Options for History, Ethics/Philosophy & Political Science

    This could help those majoring in history at TESC or those who need another UL humanities course. Right now a history major at TESC will exhaust their options for testing out with just CLEP and DSST and will need at least 3 more UL credits to meet the requirements. Here's something I found via NCCRS that could help for only $200/course! The format is very similar to Straighterline and does use ProctorU, which I hate, but could still be a viable option for some:

    The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies

    Course Fees: $50/credit plus $50 for ProctorU exam (roughly $200/course total)

    The History of Anti-Semitism in the United States (Jewish History 350)
    Location: Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States.
    Length: Varies.
    Dates: March 2012 – Present.
    Objectives: Students will identify and explain the causes of anti-Semitism in the US from the Reconstruction era until the present; discuss significant anti-Semitic incidents and repercussions; identify and define various anti-Semitic movements and individuals; trace the growth of, and the obstacles leading to points of decline of, the Jewish influence in American politics; identify different political motivations for anti-Semitism and link their manifestations in the US with historical trends.
    Instruction: Jewish History 350 is offered as a proficiency examination which includes an extensive study guide and required reading administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: Post-Civil War United States, historical background of Jews' relationship with his state, anti-Semitic patterns from Europe.
    Credit recommendation: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History or Political Science (3/12). NOTE: History 350 and PoliSci 350 are duplicative in content; credit should only be given for one.

    Ethics of Communication I (Ethics 310/310 DL)
    Location: Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
    Length: Proficiency examination administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies.
    Dates: October 2010 – Present.
    Objectives: Students will be able to: demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the ethical and moral issues involved in communication; identify and discuss the sources, underpinnings, and conclusions that dictate ethical communication in interpersonal relationships; use their theoretical knowledge to assess types of language and situations to determine appropriate ethical responses for all involved parties.
    Instruction: The Ethics 310 examination and distance learning course explore the ethical, philosophical, and practical issues involved in interpersonal communications. Topics include: libel; slander; rebuke; innuendo; the Biblical sources for ethical communication; the problem of listening to disparaging speech; repercussions for unethical speech; speaking about others in the workplace; speaking in front of a person; speaking behind a person’s back; and other topics. The distance learning course is delivered through a series of 40 video lectures.
    Credit recommendation: Note: For the proficiency examination: in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11) and for the distance learning course: in the upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11).

    Ethics of Communication II (Ethics 320)
    Location: Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
    Length: Proficiency examination administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies.
    Dates: October 2010 – Present
    Objectives: Students will be able to: demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the ethical and moral issues involved in communication; identify and discuss sources, conceptual underpinnings, and conclusions that dictate ethical communication in interpersonal relationships; use their theoretical knowledge to assess language and situations to determine the appropriate ethical response for all involved parties.
    Instruction: The Ethics 320 examination is designed to assess students’ ability to express knowledge of ethical and philosophical issues involved in interpersonal communications. Topics include: gossip; white lies; libel; slander; rebuke; deprecating speech for positive purposes; quitting a job; and common situations.
    Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11).

    Principles of Moral Development I (Philosophy 310/310 DL)
    Location: Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
    Length: Proficiency examination and distance learning course administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies.
    Dates: October 2010 – Present.
    Objectives: Students will be able to: express a comprehension of the Jewish principles related to the man’s duty in this world; describe various aspects of the virtues of vigilance, alacrity, and cleanliness; identify and discuss causes of their constraints and explain the method for acquiring them; clearly explain the philosophical concepts discussed and extrapolate and apply these ideas to other areas and reconstruct the proofs articulated in the text.
    Instruction: The Philosophy 310 examination and 310 DL (distance learning) course examine problems facing mankind on an individual and collective level; discuss solutions offered by the Jewish system of moral development. Topics include: human nature; man’s potential; purpose of mankind; duty; individual and collective responsibility; theories and methods of moral development. The distance learning course will follow a series of 40 audio lectures.
    Objectives: NOTE: For the proficiency examination: in the upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11) and for the distance learning course: in the upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11).

    Principles of Moral Development II (Philosophy 320)
    Location: Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
    Length: Proficiency examination administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies.
    Dates: October 2010 – Present.
    Objectives: Students will be able to: explain the Jewish principles related to abstinence, purity, piety, humility, fear of sin, and holiness; identify and discuss the causes of their constraints and formulate methods used for acquiring them; clearly explain the philosophical concepts of morality; extrapolate and apply these concepts to other areas; and reconstruct the proofs articulated in the texts.
    Instruction: The Philosophy 320 examination will assess students’ ability to express in-depth knowledge of the Jewish philosophy of moral development. Topics include asceticism; pleasure; compassion; purity; piety; the holy man; and humility.
    Objectives: In the upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics or Philosophy (2/11).

    The Politics of Anti-Semitism in the United States (Political Science 350)
    Location: Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
    Length: Varies
    Dates: March 2012 – Present.
    Objectives: Students will identify and explain the causes of anti-Semitism in the US from the Reconstruction era until the present; discuss significant anti-Semitic incidents and repercussions; identify and define various anti-Semitic movements and individuals; trace the growth of, and the obstacles leading to points of decline of, the Jewish influence in American politics; identify different political motivations for anti-Semitism and link their manifestations in the US with historical trends.
    Instruction: Political Science 350 is offered as a proficiency examination which includes an extensive study guide and required reading administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: Post-Civil War United States, historical background of Jews' relationship with his state, anti-Semitic patterns from Europe.
    Credit recommendation: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History or Political Science (3/12).

    They also have courses that will satisfy any UL religion credits you need. You can find more about those on their website.
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    Great find...gonna bookmark this one. The UL Ethics would kill two birdes with one stone in any concentration at COSC (Ethics and UL)
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    Wow - this is great!
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    I've added this to the Degree Forum Wiki for future reference.

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    That wiki is great.
    Thanks IrishJohn. I like the anti-Semitism history course. We could all learn from that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryoder View Post
    That wiki is great.
    Thanks IrishJohn. I like the anti-Semitism history course. We could all learn from that.
    Agreed on both points. I wish DF Wiki and this forum had been available years ago but c'est la vie...
    At least we can help those looking for info now.
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    anyone know what courses these transfer in as at TESC?
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