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Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

RELI 201
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 203
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

This course introduces students to the contents of the Hebrew Bible, known in some Christian traditions as the Old Testament. It examines its major themes, structures, and genres and investigates the various sources and traditions of the Ancient Near East that shaped the Bible over the long period of its production. By surveying a range of modern methodologies, including source criticism, genre criticism, the historical-critical school, and redaction criticism, this course is aimed toward providing students with tools for reading the Hebrew Bible critically and interpreting its contents.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will be exposed to ancient cultures and literatures. Students will develop critical tools for interpreting religious texts.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CJST-MN)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(MEST-MN)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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