New Testament Texts Non Honours TRS3028

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will study part of the New Testament in depth, reading closely and considering a variety of perspectives. The material varies from year to year and involves close reading of the text, discussion of relevant questions, and critically engaging with current scholarship.

Timetable

1x2hr seminar per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

 

This is one of the Level 3 options in TRS and may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Grade D3 or above in any TRS level 2 course or at the discretion of the Head of Theology and Religious Studies.

Excluded Courses

TRS3022 New Testament Texts 3 

TRS4048 New Testament Texts Honours

TRS4066 New Testament Texts

TRS4067 New Testament Texts with Greek

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Essay (2,000 words) - 40%

Presentation of 10 minutes - 10%

Book Review (700 words) - 10%

 

Examination (90 minutes duration) - 40%

OR

In place of the exam an additional 2,000 word essay on a topic to be agreed with the convener, by an agreed date - 40%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Presentation is not available for reassessment.

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ engage in close reading of selected texts from the New Testament;

■ relate the biblical texts to a variety of religious and secular contexts;

■ apply a range of theoretical interpretative approaches to texts.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ discuss analytically the historical, cultural and literary character of specific texts from the New Testament;

■ relate themes and motifs from the prescribed texts to contemporary (ancient and/or modern) contexts;

■ apply theoretical approaches to specific texts;

■ present complex arguments in written and oral form.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.