Postgraduate Course: Ancient Jewish, Christian, and Pagan Texts (BIST11019)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is a workshop in the interpretation of a range of ancient Jewish, Christian, and pagan texts in original languages and in translation. Emphasis will be placed on philological, literary, and historical questions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm course prerequisites with the course manager.
Course Delivery Information
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| By the end of the course students will have:
undertaken detailed exegesis of one or more key ancient religious texts;
improved their ancient language skills;
gained experience writing a major interpretive essay;
gained expertise in one or more key texts or issues in religion in the ancient world.
Students will also be able to:
read and interpret key primary texts in their original languages;
integrate diverse pieces of primary evidence pertinent to a research question;
render independent critical judgments on pertinent modern scholarship;
give a sophisticated account of a pertinent issue in ancient Mediterranean religion.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Ancient, Jewish, Christian, pagan, texts, Greco-Roman, religion, Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Novenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227