Overview of Jewish experiences, beliefs, practices from a contextual point of view.
The faculty of Religious Studies are adding an internet delivery option to a number of courses to enlarge the reach and scope of course availability and to provide additional options for students and Religious Studies Majors to complete their degrees.
Students are increasingly challenged by multiple personal, work and family obligations as well as constraints of financial pressures and time limitations. Creating a substantial selection of internet based courses for the Religious Studies major, allows more students to be able to successfully complete their BA degree.
The department often receives inquiries about the availability of internet based courses, and students at branch campuses inquire about adding courses we offer to their degree program. Adding internet based courses will serve both of these needs.
Quality asynchronous courses can also benefit adult learners who are interested in taking our courses for personal interest, regardless of their physical location.
In an effort to better serve our students and to reach a broader audience, the Department of Religious Studies seeks to make more of their courses deliverable through a distance learning method. Providing this course in an online format is important for students who, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to find the time for scheduled classes or have the ability to attend on-campus classes. Delivering RELG 230 Introduction to Judaism, via an asynchronous, 100% online format will also support the University’s efforts to make first-rate courses available to a wider scope of students, including those who may experience distance or time constraints.
Please nots: Although the APPS system only allows entry of an effective term of Fall 2018, this course is DL approval only of existing course and we need it approved for Fall 2017.
Academic Unit Head (JSTU) Status: Accepted
Submitted to College/School for Review
Added to Approval queue on Feb 13, 2017 5:57 AM
Responded on Feb 13, 2017 7:36 AM by DUBINSKY, STANLEY
In addition to changing delivery method, the cross-listing is being deleted from the official course description. This administrative edit should not delay the processing or approval of this proposal. It is duly noted that the online course is to be offered in Fall 2017 (not 2018).
While this is not a problem, I note that there is not a parallel proposal to approve JSTU 230 for distance delivery. The only consequence of this is that when RELG 230 is offered as an online course, it cannot be cross-listed with JSTU 230 (until that course is also submitted and approved for distance delivery).
REGL 230 Comments
March 23, 2017
Corrections to the Syllabus for RELG 230
Please see the comments from INDEV.
Updated text for the course description by deleting the sentence about cross-listing and the last date of FS action - neither of these is actually a part of the course description. This does not change the fact that JSTU 230 is the cross-listed course.