Core requirements for the B.A. can be fulfilled at Maalot Yerushalayim by selecting appropriate courses from the offerings listed below. Depending on their interests, students will be advised which of these courses will support their choice of major. Maalot provides most of the pre-requisites for a broad range of graduate programs. Students should work with their college advisor to choose their courses wisely.
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Major topics covered in the course are expository writing and basic techniques of the research paper. The course will concentrate on staged development of a research project from topic selection, library use, thorough note-taking, outlining, drafting, to final writing.
This course helps students to develop their critical thinking and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English Composition I. The course emphasizes the application of logical reasoning, analysis, and strategies of argumentation in critical thinking and writing, using literature (both fiction and non-fiction) and literary criticism as subject matter. Major topics covered in the course are expository writing and basic techniques of the research paper, personal essay development and examination of short stories and poems. Students will learn basic library research and effective note taking. In addition, students will be asked to write critical essays about a wide variety of topics, including short stories and poetry. Students will also read several examples of published personal essays, and will be required to write at least one personal essay.
Students will be able to apply the concept of function; solve all types of equations and graph linear, trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential and rational equations as well as conic sections.
Major topics covered in the course are: algebraic expressions, real and complex numbers, equations and inequalities, algebraic and graphic solutions, verbal applications and introduction to functions.
Major topics covered in the course are: measurement scales, sources of data, descriptive statistics, data display, univariate measure of location and variability, basic probability, normal curve and applications, correlation and regression, inferential statistics, probability theory, binomial distribution, and parametric and non parametric tests of significant difference.
Major topics covered in this course include biological bases of behavior, perception, learning and memory; problem solving, mental health; psychological development, and social psychology.
Major topics covered in the course are the nature and perspectives of sociology; methods of sociological research; organization of social life; socialization; groups; social stratification; deviance and social control; racial and cultural minorities; formal organizations; collective behavior and social movements; role, position, and identity, and social change.
Major topics to be discussed are: curriculum design and implementation in childhood education; lesson planning, skills in communicating with children; classroom management and collaborating with parents and staff. This course places a major emphasis on the application and implementation of the theories taught through supervised teaching internship.
Major topics covered in the course are: physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of various stages from adolescence through adulthood; life-time transitions including marriage; career; family, maturation and facing death.
Methods of instruction include lecture and demonstrations with laboratory requirement. A general overview of the organization of the human body is presented followed by major organ systems and an overview of pathophysiology topics.
Methods of instruction include lecture and lab. A general overview of the organization of the human body is presented followed by major organ systems and an overview of pathophysiology topics. Pre-requisite: Anatomy and Physiology I.
Methods of instruction include lecture and lab. Topics include the scientific method, chemical basis of life, cell structure and metabolism, cellular reproduction, genetics and transfer of genetic information from genes to protein, and the molecular basis of cancer.
Methods of instruction include lecture and labs. Topics include atoms, molecules, atomic theory, chemical formulas and equations, matter and energy, properties of solution, periodicity of elements, chemical bonding, and properties of gasses.
This course includes a history of the recreation of the Jewish community in the Land of Israel beginning with the first returnees in the aftermath of the Crusades and culminating with the establishment of the Modern State of Israel. Emphasis is placed on investigating the nature of the historical issues and personalities who played a significant role in the development of the community and the direction in which it eventually evolved .Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion.
Topics include the creation and function of the Mishna and Talmud, the era of the Geonim, the formation of Sefardi and Ashkenazi Jewry, the Golden Age of Spain, the Halachic Codification of Talmudic law, the Crusades, Peshat vs. Drash and Rationalist vs. Non-Rationalist approaches, Expulsions of the 14th and 15th century, Maimonidean controversy, Lurianic Kabbalist thought, commentators on the Shulchan Aruch, false Messiahs and their effect on the modern Jewish world, Reform and Enlightenment, the philosophy of Rav S.R. Hirsch, the emergence of Chassidut, Haskala, the Yeshiva and Mussar movements, Zionism, etc. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion.
Topics covered in the course are the Cossack pogroms and false Messiahs; The Enlightenment and the reform; Chassidim and Misnagdim; the Yeshivas and the Mussar movement; Russian oppression and migration to America; Zionism; Eastern European Haskala and social revolution; anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; the State of Israel; American Jewry; and biographies of major figures and rabbinic leaders. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion.