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RST-201 Introduction to Biblical Studies

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures of the Christian tradition, exploring their historical and literary contexts, as well as interpretations of religious meaning.  The course presents modern methods of biblical study, including Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish scholarship.  The course fulfills the general education requirement for 200-level religious studies.  [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Appreciate the Bible as both a human and religious book
  2. Analyze the Bible from historical- and literary-critical perspectives
  3. Discuss some of the central religious beliefs of the Christian Biblical tradition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Discussion and Participation
  2. Homework
  3. Midterm Exam
  4. Final Exam
  5. Biblical Analysis Paper

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

Assignments and/or chapter(s) being discussed on the first day of class are indicated in the course syllabus found on the Joule course site and require reading/completion prior to coming to class.