Cambridge Centre expands "distance learning" program
The academic year 2002-2003 marks the fifth year of operation of the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, England. With 80 students enrolled in its postgraduate program, the Centre has expanded its educational and research activities beyond the British Isles. Current enrollees include students from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Israel, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Kenya. Sixty of them are studying by distance learning.
Together with the Cambridge-based students, they are pursuing an M.A. degree in Jewish-Christian Relations validated by Anglia Polytechnic University. The degree can be taken in preparation for advanced research, for teaching or community work, or purely for interest?s sake. Each of the study units of the program involves guided reading and interactive online exchange with a tutor based in Cambridge and with other students who are working on the same unit.
In addition to the Master?s program, the Centre has recently introduced 10-week courses that are also available by distance learning. These are at the undergraduate level, and currently include courses on "Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations," "The Jewish Roots of the New Testament," and "The Holocaust and Christian-Jewish Relations." For further information about any of these programs, contact Lucia Faltin, Distance Learning Manager, CJCR, Wesley House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BJ, England, or go to www.cjcr.cam.ac.uk.