Undergraduate Course: Intermediate New Testament Greek (BIST08018)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Consolidation of grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament and readings in selected passages.
This is a second level course, building on the introduction to New Testament Greek offered by BIST08014. Students will consolidate their grasp of both the grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament through close reading of biblical passages.
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, Philippians.
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) and the final exam.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Divinity/Religious Studies course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
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)
||Class test (40%): the test will be administered online;
Degree exam (60%): take-home exam (2 hours + 1 hour format)
Students must achieve a minimum mark of 40% in both components in order to pass the course.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a good reading ability in New Testament Greek.
- Show an acquaintance with the major tools of Greek exegesis: grammars, lexica, and concordances.
- Tackle a range of New Testament writings in Greek.
- Show an ability to navigate the textual apparatus of modern Greek New Testament editions.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Philippa Townsend
|Course secretary||Mr Jamie Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 8913