Undergraduate Course: The Bible in Literature (DIVI08003)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers an introduction to the biblical stories and themes which echo throughout literature in English. An exploration of the differences between quotation, allusion and echo, and the notion of reception criticism, will be followed by a thematic survey of key biblical narratives, and examples of their use in literary texts will be discussed. The influence of the King James Version will be assessed, and other translations considered.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written degree exam (60%);
Two 1000 word essays, each worth 15% (30% in total);
Tutorial sheets and participation (10%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| 1. An understanding of theories of intertexuality as they relate to the Bible and literature.
2. A knowledge of key biblical stories and themes.
3. The ability to discuss the significance of these stories and themes where they appear in selected literary texts.
4. The ability to assess critically secondary literature about the relationship between the Bible and literature.
5. Demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings.
6) Demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Alison Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 8944
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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