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ERIC Number: ED086269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 41
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Jewish Studies at a Two-Year Public College (and) Lower Division Judaica: Problems and Solutions.
Garber, Zev
A program in Jewish Studies is being offered by the Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, California. Courses are offered in elementary and intermediate Hebrew, Contemporary Hebrew Literature in Translation, History of the Jewish People, Hebrew Civilization I and II, Israel: The Theory and Practice of Zionism, Jewish Religious Heritage, The Jew in America, and Yiddish Literature in English Translation. The program was established on the strength of a number of factors: the vital, dynamic force of Judaism in Western Civilization; the need for change in the present situation of Jews in the U.S.; the contribution of Jews in every aspect of human endeavor; the legitimacy of Jewish content classes as courses in the schools of Letters and Sciences; service to the educational needs of some of the largest growing Jewish communities in California; the demand by Jewish college youth that courses be relevant to themselves as Jews; the participation of the Jewish community in enhancing the Jewish studies; and the administrative insight as to the importance of the program. Background, offerings, present standards, syllabus, methodology, characteristics of students and professors, observations in teaching several Jewish Studies classes, and some concluding remarks are presented. (DB)
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