Credit-by-Exam and On-line Courses

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Credit by Exam Courses:

Our Credits by Exam Courses are similar to CLEP tests as you must have the knowledge required to pass the exam without benefit of sitting in a class. If you pass the exam you will be given credit. There is minimal documentation to assist in your exam preparation. The exam will be graded on a Pass/Fail.

Unless noted otherwise, all courses are the equivalent of three (3) credit hours.The available Credit by Exam courses are subject to change. New course exams are added yearly and are listed in the College Catalog.

On-line Courses:

Our On-line courses are made available in cooperation with several other colleges and universities. These are the same courses you would be taking in a residence class with the convenience of being at a location of your choice. Some of the courses are supported with extensive documentation and resources. Others are more minimalistic.

There is a final examination when you have completed your studies. The exam will be graded on an A, B, C, D, and F basis. Points will be assigned from 4 to 0, with 4 being associated with an "A" on the exam. All courses are equivalent to three (3) credit hours unless otherwise noted.

There are Undergraduate as well as Graduate courses available. Courses related to our master level program in Peace Studies are so noted. These on-line courses are subject to change. New courses are added as they become available and are posted to the list on this web page. Please check back often to review available classes. The current course list is as follows:

Arts

·        20th Century Art

Biological/Botanical Sciences

·        Religion and Ecology

Cultural Diversity

·        Anthropology of the Middle East

·        Becoming Israel

·        A Cultural History of the Jews

·        Cultural Anthropology

·        Ethnic and Religious Identities in Israel

·        Islamic Societies of the Middle East and North Africa: Religion, History, and Culture

·        Israeli Literature and Culture

·        Spirituality and Culture (Four Credit Hours) Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

·        Women in Islamic Societies

·        Zionism in Thought, Culture, and Literature: From Inception to the State

Historical Studies

·        Ancient Economies

·        Anthropology of War and Peace - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program and can be taken for undergraduate credit with permission.

·        The Arab-Israeli Conflict - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program and can be taken for undergraduate credit with permission.

·        Becoming Israel

·        A Cultural History of the Jews

·        The Emergence of Zionism

·        History of Ethics

·        History of Modern Israel

·        Islamic Societies of the Middle East and North Africa: Religion, History, and Culture

·        Israel Wars

·        Jewish History

·        Jews and Christians Throughout History

·        Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

·        Women in Islamic Societies

·        Zionism in Thought, Culture, and Literature: From Inception to the State

International/Political/Peace Studies

·        Anthropology of War and Peace - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program and can be taken for undergraduate credit with permission.

·        The Arab-Israeli Conflict - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program and can be taken for undergraduate credit with permission.

·        Becoming Israel

·        Causes and Prevention of War - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program and can be taken for undergraduate credit with permission.

·        Conflict | Part 2 | Part 3

·        Conflict Analysis - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program.

·        The Emergence of Zionism

·        Israel Wars

·        Mediation in International Conflicts - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program and can be taken for undergraduate credit with permission.

·        Negotiating Middle East Peace - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program.

·        Organization for Security and Cooperation | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Simulation 1 | Simulation 2 | Simulation 3 | Readings | Muslims in the U.S. | Public Support for Terrorism - (Six Credit Hours) - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program.

·        Palestinian Israel Conflicts - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program.

·        Peace and Conflict - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program and can be taken for undergraduate credit with permission.

·        Peace and Conflict in the Middle East - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies.

·        Politics and Religion

Jewish Studies

·        A Cultural History of the Jews

·        The Arab-Israeli Conflict - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program and can be taken for undergraduate credit with permission.

·        Becoming Israel

·        The Emergence of Zionism

·        Ethnic and Religious Identities in Israel

·        History of Modern Israel

·        Introduction to Judaism

·        Israel Wars

·        Israeli Literature and Culture

·        Jews and Christians Throughout History

·        Jewish History

·        Jewish Movements of the Second Temple Era

·        Judaism in the Modern World

·        Judaism of the Talmud and Midrash

·        Living Jewishly

·        Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

·        Palestinian Israel Conflicts - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program.

·        Sociology of the Israeli Palestinian Confrontation

·        Zionism in Thought, Culture, and Literature: From Inception to the State

Languages

·        Philosophy of Language

Literature/Composition

·        Approaching Literature

·        Israeli Literature and Culture

Philosophy/Ethics

·        Christian Moral Philosophy

·        History of Ethics

·        Introduction to Philosophy 1

·        Introduction to Philosophy 2 | Supplemental Material

·        Philosophy of Language

·        Zionism in Thought, Culture, and Literature: From Inception to the State

Physical Science

·        Anthropology of the Middle East

·        Anthropology of Religion

·        Anthropology of War and Peace - this is a Graduate course for the Peace Studies program and can be taken for undergraduate credit with permission.

·        Cultural Anthropology

·        Introduction to Anthropology

·        Introduction to Archaeology

·        Magic, Witchcraft, and the Spirit World

·        Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism

·        The Solar System

Quantitative Reasoning

·        Ancient Economies

·        Six Sigma

Religion/Spirituality

Religion:

·        Anthropology of Religion

·        Introduction to Judaism

·        Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Christian Old Testiment)

·        Islamic Societies of the Middle East and North Africa: Religion, History, and Culture

·        Jewish Movements of the Second Temple Era

·        Jews and Christians Throughout History

·        Judaism in the Modern World

·        Judaism of the Talmud and Midrash

·        Living Jewishly

·        Magic, Witchcraft, and the Spirit World

·        Politics and Religion

·        Religion and Ecology

·        Religion Today

·        Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism

·        Visions of the End

·        Women in Islamic Societies

Spirituality (the following courses are advanced undergraduate studies which can be used as either undergraduate or graduate credit):

·        Introduction to Spirituality

·        Spiritual Rituals

·        Spirituality and Culture (Four Credit Hours) Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

·        Spirituality and Religion

·        Life Cycles and Spirituality

·        Spiritual Assessment

·        Spiritual Screening

·        Spiritual Well-being (Four Credit Hours) Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Worksheet | Additional Resource References | Calendar Worksheet | Emotions Resources

Social/Behavioral Sciences

·        Becoming Israel

·        Conflict | Part 2 | Part 3

·        Ethnic and Religious Identities in Israel

·        Life Cycles and Spirituality

·        Living Jewishly

·        Peace and Conflict

·        Sociology of the Israeli Palestinian Confrontation

·        Women in Islamic Societies