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This course tackles questions such as: What is your responsibility as a leader and advocate for early childhood education prenatal through grade 4? Who can be a leader? How can you create positive change and influence positive outcomes for children and families? What is the early childhood...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

An analysis of the organization, structure, and function of higher education, including an examination of the role of mission, academic administration, student services, financial planning, and institutional advancement. ( Higher Education Concentration)

Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

This course examines the relationship between law, public policy, and current issues in P-12 education. Course content analyzes historical and contemporary legal, political, and ethical issues of public and private schooling, with an emphasis on state and federal educational law, the political...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

This course examines the relationship between law, public policy, and current issues in P-12 education. Course content analyzes historical and contemporary legal, political, and ethical issues of public and private schooling, with an emphasis on state and federal educational law, the political...

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Semester: On campus during the week of July 9-July 13

Why do we do what we do? Explore central concepts and beliefs of Judaism through a look at the Jewish calendar, holidays, lifecycles, Kashrut and other common traditions. This is an appropriate course for a beginner or an adult who wants a meaningful understanding based on text.

This is a survey of the vast literature that has arisen in response to the Holocaust. We will begin with excerpts from ghetto and camp diaries, writing that grapples with events as they are happening. We will spend the bulk of the course, however, reading a small selection of the fiction and...

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Semester: Traditional Semester: January 2 – April 23

This program traces the history of the participation of Jews in American music, from Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” to Big Band music to Rock ‘n’ Roll and even to Rap. There was a major Jewish presence in all music, whether it was MoTown or Philadelphia’s American Bandstand. Rabbi Sussman’s...

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Paul Finkelman, our new President of Gratz College, was the Chief Expert Witness in the lawsuit over the famous Alabama Ten Commandments Monument put up by Roy Moore, who was then Chief Justice of Alabama. Dr. Finkelman will talk about the case, about Judge Moore, and about why monuments...

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This non-credit course is designed to assist students as they prepare their final thesis or project. It will discuss expectations for format and approach as well as provide guidance for research methods and identify milestones students should be striving for in terms of timelines.

Semester: Traditional Semester: January 2 – April 23

This course examines how, if at all, marketing an NPO differs from marketing a traditional private sector organization, good or service. It addresses the particular marketing challenges associated with defining the approaches and services to beneficiaries as well as the cultivation of funding...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

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