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Undergraduate Course: Intermediate New Testament Greek (Honours) (BIST10041)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis honours course aims to consolidate reading of New Testament Greek, to enrich experience of textual criticism and exegesis of the Greek New Testament, and to apply these skills into the wider activities of the study of biblical texts.
Course description Academic Description:
This honours course aims to consolidate reading of New Testament Greek, to enrich experience of textual criticism and exegesis of the Greek New Testament. It is aimed at those who have taken an introductory New Testament Greek course, such as BIST08014.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
The course is structured around a number of New Testament texts. These vary each year, but a possible curriculum might be the following: John 1-3, Mark 14-16, Matthew 1-2, Philipppians.

Student Learning Experience Information:
The course meets once a week over the whole year for a two-hourly block (with a break in the middle). We shall work through the set passage, verse by verse, paying attention to vocabulary, grammar and exegetical matters. Students are encouraged to ask questions and to share what they have read in commentaries with the rest of the class. Participants will demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes through the class test (at the end of the first semester), an exegetical essay, and the final exam.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Introducing New Testament Greek (BIST08014)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Intermediate New Testament Greek (BIST08018)
Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 148 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-course assessment (30%) + Essay of 2000 words (10%) + Degree exam (60%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a good reading ability in New Testament Greek.
  2. Show an acquaintance with the major tools of Greek exegesis: grammars, lexica, and concordances.
  3. Write a short exegetical essay on one passage from the Greek New Testament, outlining the most significant points of linguistic and theological interest.
  4. Show an ability to navigate the textual apparatus of modern Greek New Testament editions.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserDr Matthew Novenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
Course secretaryMs Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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