ENGL 245 - The Bible as Literature
A survey of major books of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures considered from literary and historical points of view. Major attention is devoted to themes, symbols, and archetypes that have influenced subsequent literature. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly EN 209.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify the characteristics of Biblical literary traditions, authors, genres and themes.
- Apply various literary terms to discuss, interpret, and analyze representative texts.
- Respond to, explicate, analyze, and evaluate literary texts.
- Express well supported opinions of texts and use a style appropriate for academic discourse using formal writing of three pages or more.
- Understand and apply of the political, socio-cultural or historical contexts of the Bible.
- Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations, including secondary critical texts.
- Cite sources in essays using standard documentation procedures.
- Utilize technology in assignments.
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