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Undergraduate Course: Intermediate New Testament Greek (DIVI08008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryConsolidation of grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament and readings in selected passages.
Course description Academic Description:
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.

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, Philippians.

Student Learning Experience Information:
The course meets once a week over the whole academic year. 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Introducing New Testament Greek (BIST08014) OR Introducing New Testament Greek (DIVI08006)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Intermediate New Testament Greek (BIST08018)
Students MUST NOT also be taking Greek 1B (GREE08004)
Other requirements Students who have previously taken the following course MUST NOT enroll: Intermediate New Testament Greek (BIST08018)
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) 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, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 149 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 40 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 40% - Class test

60% - Exam
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)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. Tackle a range of New Testament writings in Greek.
  4. Show an ability to navigate the textual apparatus of modern Greek New Testament editions.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills - Self-discipline
- Self-direction
- Ability to engage critically with the meaning of documents and recognise that meanings may be multiple
- Ability to read texts in a different language
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Philippa Townsend
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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