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JWC2030

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Melanie Landau

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to the principles of Jewish Law. The focus is on the way in which Jewish Law has established its principles and has then been applied to Jewish life in a range of host countries including, in modern times, Israel and Australia.

Objectives

Upon completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have a basic knowledge of the operation of Jewish law and its historical development.
  2. Be familiar with the textual sources of Jewish law.
  3. Have an understanding of the major concepts of Jewish law.
  4. Have an understanding of the relation between Jewish law and some of its legal systems, including the Australian legal system.
  5. Have an understanding of the role of Jewish law in the Israeli legal system.
  6. Be able to apply their understanding of Jewish law to specific situations involving legal consequences.

Assessment

Essay (2000 words): 44%
Tutorial presentation (500 words): 12%
Examination (2 hours): 44%

Contact hours

1 x 2 hour lecture per week and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per fortnight

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Religion and theology
Jewish civilisation

Prohibitions

JWC3030