Biblical Studies - Foundations

Course code RELT6030Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course builds the foundations for an advanced understanding of contemporary methods of Biblical studies. It gives students the skills with which to critically examine and interpret the Biblical texts. The course utilises the tools of contemporary Biblical studies in order to examine major themes and texts found in both the Old and New Testament (the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures).

Available in 2015

UoN Broken Bay Instit - OnlineSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Critically examine and show familiarity with the major divisions and themes of the Bible
2. Demonstrate advanced skills in Biblical interpretation.
3. Demonstrate a capacity to perform a Biblical exegesis in a highly skilled way.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the Torah, the Historical Books and the Prophets.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the New Testament, especially the Gospels and Pauline literature.
6. Apply the skills and knowledge developed throughout the course to a particular field of interest or professional practice.
ContentThe course will be organised around the following themes:
1. The Bible and its theological themes
2. Contemporary methods of Biblical analysis and interpretation.
3. The nature and significance of the Hebrew Scriptures, especially the Torah, the Historical Books and the Prophets.
4. The nature and significance of the Christian Scriptures, especially the Gospels and selected Pauline letters.
Replacing Course(s)THEO6030
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6030 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6030.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 x 1,800 word research essay (60%)
Presentations - IndividualOral Presentation 20%
(20 minute presentation, 1,200 word written submission)
Quiz - On-line20% (up to 100 multiple choice/true false questions or 20 short answer questions at 60 words each or a combination of these)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for RELT6030