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The Credits

The Course

What category subjects are these credits counted towards?


These would count as “elective credits” in another college. All students have to fulfill a quota of elective credits in order to graduate.




Will all schools accept these credits?


Yeshiva University credits have been accepted to many different colleges throughout the country, including highly selective schools, liberal arts colleges, public flagships, specialized programs, and many more , such as:

  • Arizona State University
  • Baruch College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Binghamton University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cal Arts
  • California State University
  • Collin College
  • Northridge (CSUN)
  • FIT
  • FIU
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • Grand Valley University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Kennesaw University
  • Lehigh University
  • LMU
  • Loyola University
  • Macaulay Honors College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Michigan State University
  • Monmouth University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Community College
  • NYIT
  • NYU
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Queens College
  • Rhode Island School of Art and Design
  • Ringling College Of Art And Design
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall
  • St. John’s University
  • State College of Florida
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • Touro College
  • Towson University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Wayne State University
  • William Patterson University
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Yale University




How are grades determined?


Grades will be determined as follows:
Attendance: 30%
Midterm: 35%
Final: 35%
A final grade of D is the minimum required to receive credit




Why is this good for my college resume?


Students who can articulate their interest in a specific major and how they want to explore it in college, have a significant advantage in the college admission process. This course covers many topics that are gateways to majors like science, philosophy, and medicine. One of our students was admitted into Stanford after writing about the relationship between science and faith in her application. Colleges love to see that students push themselves to explore the world around them, beyond what’s assigned in school. This course is a fantastic way to demonstrate that you’ve pursued outside interests. With so much on hold because of Covid, this is a great extra-curricular activity to put on your resume, showing colleges you didn’t stop when school-based activities stopp




How will this help prepare me for college?


Though there won’t be homework assigned, you will get a feel for a college-level lecture, the pace, and the expectations for discourse.





The course

The Course

What is the course


The Fall course, JUD 1007 - Foundations of Judaism II, is a Jewish philosophy overview presented by local instructors with an online review on the Yeshiva University Portal. See Course Overview below.




What is the course length?


1 hour for 14 weeks.




What topics does the course cover?


  • How do we know G-d Exists?
  • The Meaning in Suffering
  • Hashgacha Protis
  • Free Will
  • What does it mean to be the chosen people?
  • What is Torah? (Written and Oral Law)
  • Torah and Science
  • Happiness
  • Relationships
  • The power of speech
  • Popular culture - Music and sports
  • What happens when we die — the Jewish view on the afterlife
  • Moshiach




Is there coursework?


There is no homework.





Addmission and Pricing

The Course

What category subjects are these credits counted towards?


These would count as “elective credits” in another college. All students have to fulfill a quota of elective credits in order to graduate.




Will all schools accept these credits?


Yeshiva University credits have been accepted to many different colleges throughout the country, including highly selective schools, liberal arts colleges, public flagships, specialized programs, and many more , such as:

  • Arizona State University
  • Baruch College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Binghamton University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cal Arts
  • California State University
  • Collin College
  • Northridge (CSUN)
  • FIT
  • FIU
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • Grand Valley University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Kennesaw University
  • Lehigh University
  • LMU
  • Loyola University
  • Macaulay Honors College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Michigan State University
  • Monmouth University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Community College
  • NYIT
  • NYU
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Queens College
  • Rhode Island School of Art and Design
  • Ringling College Of Art And Design
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall
  • St. John’s University
  • State College of Florida
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • Touro College
  • Towson University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Wayne State University
  • William Patterson University
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Yale University




How are grades determined?


Grades will be determined as follows:
Attendance: 30%
Midterm: 35%
Final: 35%
A final grade of D is the minimum required to receive credit




Why is this good for my college resume?


Students who can articulate their interest in a specific major and how they want to explore it in college, have a significant advantage in the college admission process. This course covers many topics that are gateways to majors like science, philosophy, and medicine. One of our students was admitted into Stanford after writing about the relationship between science and faith in her application. Colleges love to see that students push themselves to explore the world around them, beyond what’s assigned in school. This course is a fantastic way to demonstrate that you’ve pursued outside interests. With so much on hold because of Covid, this is a great extra-curricular activity to put on your resume, showing colleges you didn’t stop when school-based activities stopp




How will this help prepare me for college?


Though there won’t be homework assigned, you will get a feel for a college-level lecture, the pace, and the expectations for discourse.





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