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January 24, 2013
JSOL is cancelling the following planned courses for Spring 2013:
JSOL SPRING 2013 Semester
Dates: February 4, 2013- June 13, 2013
Registration Deadline: January 31, 2013
BIBLE 282 Capstone Course
Biblical Heroes and Heroines
Credit: 3 semester hours
In-depth analysis of major personalities in the Biblical narrative, men and women, the nature of their roles and prescriptive ramifications through an analysis of text examined in light of classic and modern Jewish commentaries. Study is augmented by relevant selections in Midrashic literature. This course presumes reading proficiency in classic and Biblical Hebrew, and proficiency in major medieval commentaries.
Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Herzl Yitzhak
HISTORY 232 Capstone Course
Women and Jewish History
Credit: 3 semester hours
Exemplars and ordinary women from the late middle ages, their social roles and contributions to Jewish life and culture. Examination of the modern historian's tools and sources for discovering the forgotten heroines of the past.
Instructor: Dr. Leslie Ginsparg Klein
JSOL Fall 2012 Semester
IEP Capstone Courses included
Dates: September 5, 2012 - January 18, 2013
Registration Deadline: August 22, 2012
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are JSOL credits transferable?
A: JSOL is a division of Hebrew Theological College, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. As an accredited institution, students have been able to transfer HTC credits to many colleges and universities around the world. JSOL courses may be used to fulfill elective or general studies requirements, according to each college's rules . Please contact the Office of the Registrar or appropriate department at your college to discuss credit transfer policy to ensure a smooth transfer of credit. Upon completion of the course, students can request a transcript from Hebrew Theological College.
Q: Can I use my IEP tuition credit for JSOL classes?
A: Yes! Your IEP tuition credit ($1100 for students on IEP 2011/2012; $900 for students on IEP 2010/2011) can be used to cover part of the cost of a JSOL course.
Contact the HTC Registrar's office (847) 982-2500, ext. 128, to verify the amount of your IEP tuition credit. Please note that your tuition credit is only available for two years after IEP, so don't wait!
Q: How much do JSOL courses cost?
A: Tuition for a three-credit JSOL course is $1290 (as of 9/1/12.) In addition, there is a $100 technology fee for each JSOL course you enroll in. There is also a registration fee of $25 for students enrolled in 1 JSOL course; $50 registration fee for students enrolled in 2 or 3 JSOL courses ; $80 for four or more JSOL courses.
Q: Is financial aid available for JSOL classes?
A: HTC does not offer any scholarships for JSOL classes. Former IEP participants may apply their unused tuition credit to JSOL tuition within two years of IEP participation. Financial aid may be available through the Federal government Pell Grant program, even for part-time enrollment. Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov or HTC's own Financial Aid Office webpage.
Q. Can I take a JSOL course even if I am coming to HTC later in the school year?
Q. How long do IEP students have to comply with their agreement to take HTC courses on-line or on-campus?
A: IEP students are expected to take a capstone course at HTC on-line or on-campus in the fall following their return from Israel.
Q: How much time does each course require?
A: JSOL courses are college-level classes which require time and effort. Each class is organized differently according to the instructor's syllabus. Courses may have more reading and wriiting assignments than an on-campus course. The work might include web-based multimedia components, readings, threaded discussions, multiple choice tests, essays and exams.
Q: How do JSOL's on-line classes work? Do I need special hardware or software?
A: All JSOL courses are offered asynchronously through a web-based platform, so you can access your class any time of day or night from any computer with access to the Internet. While you can login to class according to your own schedule, you will have weekly assignments, papers, quizzes and exams. After you register, aproximately two weeks before the begining of the semester, you will receive a link to the class website as well as a login and password. You will be automatically enrolled in a student tutorial to familiarize yourself with our on-line class software . A help desk is available 24 hours a day help you with technical issues
Q: How often do I need to log into the class?
A: Typically, each class will have assignments posted on a weekly basis. Therefore, you will need to be able to access the internet at least once per week.
Q: How do I register for a JSOL course?
A: The registration form is available online by clicking here . Complete the form and fax your registration , with payment, to our office at (847) 982-2507, Attention: JSOL. You will receive a confirmation of enrollment from the Registrar's office and your login and password will be sent to you through email.
Q: Where can I go for more information?
Q: Who are the instructors?
A: Click here to view the instructors
Q: What courses are being offered Spring 2013?
A: Click here to view course information
Q: When is the registration deadline?
A: Click here for registration information