New Testament Theology TRS4070

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will study parts of the New Testament in depth, by engaging in a close reading of the text to identify selected theological topics.

Timetable

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

 

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

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Theology and Religious Studies, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes who qualify under the University's 25% regulation.

Excluded Courses

TRS4006 New Testament Theology

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Essay (2,500 words) - 40%

Presentation of 10 minutes - 10%

Book Review (750 words) - 10%

 

Examination (90 minutes duration) - 40%

OR: in place of the exam an additional 2500 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? Not applicable

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. 

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ offer an introduction to the theological interpretation of the New Testament with particular reference to the Gospels and/or the Pauline Epistles

■ explore the way in which the biblical authors develop different theological ideas

■ analyse how these ideas have been identified and discussed in modern scholarship.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ identify and analyse key theological topics covered in the class;

■ situate these theological ideas in their ancient setting with respect both to the individual authors discussed and to the cultural situation in which the texts were composed;

■ trace and evaluate modern theological debates related to representative topics;

■ 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.