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.
Because RELG 230 is cross-listed with JSTU 230, the change by Religious Studies faculty to RELG 230 requires a corresponding DL approval for JSTU230 so that they can continue to be taught at the same time through the same method.
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.
Students often inquire 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 Jewish Studies Program seeks to make more 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 JSTU 230 along with 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.
From: CUTSINGER, JAMES Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:01 PM To: MCCABE, MARDI Cc: DUBINSKY, STANLEY Subject: RE: RELG 230/JSTU230
Following Stan's pattern:
To whom it may concern:
With this email Religious Studies offers concurrence for the course changes being proposed for RELG 230/JSTU 230.
This proposal should be identical to the one for RELG 230 (except for reversing the roles of RELG and JSTU).
As with RELG 230, the official course description has been administratively edited to remove the cross-listing and date of last FS action. This does not change the fact that RELG 230 and JSTU 230 are actually cross-listed.
JSTU 230 needs to address the following concerns:
Summary of comments from the Instructional Development Committee related to the JSTU 230 ‘Introduction to Judaism’ course proposal
This is a well written syllabus. There are only a few comments from the Committee:
see comments from INDEV and resubmit
From conversations with the proponent, I have confirmed that proposals for JSTU 230 and RELG 230 are now consistent. The one for RELG 230 has been approved by INDEV. The JSTU 230 proposal is attempting to catch up with the one for RELG 230. (DBM - 4 May 2017)