MOOC, Exchange & Summer Programs

MOOC, Exchange & Summer Programs

MOOC - The Bible in Light of the Ancient Near East

Bar-Ilan University's Zalman Shamir Department of Bible is offering a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled The Bible in Light of the Ancient Near East - an introduction to the Bible, set against the background of the rich archaeological findings from the Ancient Near East. The purpose of the nine-week course is to introduce students to the fascinating world of Israel’s neighboring civilizations in biblical times, and offers a comparative study that examines the relationship between the Bible and these civilizations. The course will also provide a new understanding of the ancient Near Eastern context of such central biblical themes and genres as creative traditions, flood stories, the Tower of Babel story, law literature, prophecy and wisdom.

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Undergraduate Program for Physics Third-Year students

BIU's Department of Physics is offering a new exchange program, in English, for excelling 3rd year physics undergrads. The program provides extensive knowlege in the fields of Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Electrodynamics and Solid State Physics. The program also includes several elective courses on Lasers, Advanced Solid State Labs, Nanotechnology and Fabrication. Program participants will also take part in reserach projects held by the department's leading scientists. 

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Summer Program in Nano-Photonics:
Optical Super Resolved Imaging and Fluorescent Microscopy for Outstanding Graduate Students

The summer program of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering allows graduate students to acquire an extensive academic experience in a vibrant social and cultural environment at Israel’s most advanced department of electrical engineering. The program centers around one core course carrying 4 academic credits.

For more information check the Program's Website.

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The Bar-Ilan/Yeshiva University Summer Science Internship

This exciting program enables talented undergraduate science majors to work in the research group of one of Bar-Ilan's distinguished faculty members in the biological and/or physical sciences at the Bar-Ilan Campus in Ramat Gan.

For more information check the Program's website.

International Summer Program:
Identity-Based Conflict Resolution – Faculty of Law 

This interdisciplinary four-week program (taught in English), examines interpersonal level, national and international conflicts with a focus on identity-based conflicts and a particular emphasis on conflicts found in Israel. The Program is offered to holders of undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as current advanced undergraduate students and current graduate students. The interdisciplinary program, consisting of seminars, workshops, simulations, films and guest lectures, deals with issues from a variety of perspectives, including law, psychology, religion and culture. The program also includes various social events such as receptions and educational travels in Israel. Upon completion of the complete program (4 courses), a certificate of participation is awarded by the Faculty of Law. Students can request an official university transcript of their graduate level courses and grades for transfer to other institutions.  

For more information check the Program's website.

The Dead Sea Scrolls – An Introduction
An online summer course from the
Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

The Dead Sea Scrolls are the most important discovery in the history and archeology of the Holy Land and ancient Judaism. They changed everything we thought we knew about our past. However, the on-going publication of more than 800 texts leaves many of us confused about their contents and significance. The course introduces a thorough and up-to-date review of the different kinds of scrolls found at Qumran, pointing to their significance for our understanding of ancient Judaism and early Christianity.

For more information check the program's page.

A Summer Workshop – Religions Facing Critical Challenges along the Ages

A summer workshop held as part of the activities of an international research group, established by the Kenan institute of Ethics in Duke University, the faculty of theology in Leipzig university and the department of history, Bar- Ilan university; students from the three institutions are invited to participate.

For more information check out the workshop's page.

Last modified: 19/07/2018

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