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Postgraduate Course: Approaches to Research: Biblical Studies (DIVI11012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryA partner to Approaches to Research in Divinity and Religious Studies, the 10-credit S1 course on research skills for all PG students in the School of Divinity. This 10-credit S2 course is the devolved component for Biblical Studies students, in particular. It covers key critical issues in Hebrew Bible and New Testament, research tools and methods in Biblical Studies, and research proposal workshops for enrolled students.
Course description Academic Description:
A partner to Approaches to Research in Divinity and Religious Studies, the 10-credit S1 course on research skills for all PG students in the School of Divinity. This 10-credit S2 course is the devolved component for Biblical Studies students, in particular. It covers key critical issues in Hebrew Bible and New Testament, research tools and methods in Biblical Studies, and research proposal workshops for enrolled students.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
Week 1: Taxonomy of methods, writing and presenting a proposal
Week 2: Print and electronic research tools
Week 3: Current issues in biblical studies 1
Week 4: Current issues in biblical studies 2
Weeks 5-8: Individual meetings with dissertation supervisors
Week 9: Dissertation proposal presentations
Week 10: Dissertation proposal presentations

Student Learning Experience Information:
Course contact hours comprise a series of disciplinary skils seminars with Biblical Studies staff in the first five weeks of semester, followed by one session for oral presentation of dissertation research proposals in the second half of semester.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 88 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 60 %, Practical Exam 40 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 60% - Dissertation proposal (2000 words)

40% - Dissertation proposal presentation
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify and explain key critical issues in current scholarship on the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
  2. Interact productively with a wide range of methodological approaches in Biblical Studies.
  3. Construct an original research proposal.
  4. Present a research project in oral format to a group of specialists.
Reading List
N/A
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 5 meetings of 2 hours each over the course of the semester.
KeywordsApproaches to Research,biblical studies,Hebrew Bible,Old Testament,New Testament
Contacts
Course organiserDr Matthew Novenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
Email: matthew.novenson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary
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