Biblical Studies - Foundations

10 Units

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).

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2016 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2016 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Learning Outcomes

On 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 skills in Biblical interpretation.
  3. Demonstrate skill in Biblical exegesis.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ‘Law and the Prophets’.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the New Testament, especially the Synoptic Gospels and Pauline literature.

Themes will include:

  • Critique of local and global issues in relation to a particular discipline;
  • Research of social and historical contexts of theological setting;
  • Awareness of personal perspective in doing theological reflection on specialised learning experience.

It is expected that students will both contribute to, and at times lead, discussions as a part of the assessment regime of the course.

  • This course replaces THEO6030. If you have successfully completed THEO6030 you cannot enrol in this course.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6030. Students who have successfully completed THEO6030 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6030.
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Tutorial/Group Particpation and Discussion
  • Essay: Written Essays
  • Presentation: Oral Presentation
  • Written Assignment: Major Research Essay
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for RELT6030
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