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Undergraduate Course: Paul and His Letters (DIVI08010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is the partner to Jesus and the Gospels (level 8) and like that course is aimed at students beginning their academic study of biblical literature. It comprises a focused introduction to the life and letters of the apostle Paul, including critical issues pertinent to the whole Pauline corpus, as well as detailed reading of several representative letters (Galatians, 1 Corinthians, and Romans).
Course description Academic Description:
This course is the partner to Jesus and the Gospels (level 8) and like that course is aimed at students beginning their academic study of biblical literature. It comprises a focused introduction to the life and letters of the apostle Paul, including critical issues pertinent to the whole Pauline corpus, as well as detailed reading of several representative letters.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
Following a few key issues of historical introduction, the syllabus comprises a survey of several representative Pauline letters, as well as some parallel passages in the Acts of the Apostles. Main set texts include 1 Thessalonians, Galatians, 1 Corinthians, and Romans, with supplementary secondary readings.

Student Learning Experience Information:
The course contact hours comprise three lectures plus one tutorial per week. The former includes interaction between instructor and students, and among students, on the set readings which will have been done beforehand.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Paul and His Letters (BIST08022)
Other requirements Students who have previously taken the following course MUST NOT enroll: Paul and His Letters (BIST08022)
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, 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 30 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 15% - Mini-Essay (1500 words) on one of several topics set by the instructor

15% - Exegesis Essay (1500 words on a passage from Galatians, 1 Corinthians, or Romans

10% - Regular participation in weekly tutorials

60% - Exam
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify and explain key issues in the study of Paul and his letters.
  2. Relate the Pauline texts to their Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman contexts.
  3. Undertake basic exegesis of Pauline texts.
  4. Render critical judgments on historical and interpretive issues in the Pauline letters.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills - Capacity to modify, suspend, or otherwise change position when warranted
- Analytical ability and the capacity to formulate questions and solve problems
- Writing skills, including clear expression and citing relevant evidence
- Ability to engage critically with the meaning of documents and recognise that meanings may be multiple
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Matthew Novenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
Email: matthew.novenson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
Email: rdutton@ed.ac.uk
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