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ENGL 277
The Bible as Literature


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
The Literature of the Bible is a five-credit course designed to introduce both beginning and experienced readers of the Bible to the artistry of its stories and poetry. Neither a religious nor historical approach is applied towards the biblical text; instead, the Bible is approached from a literary standpoint. Formerly LIT 277.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate how narrative crafts a meaning for people's lives.
  • Identify the principle forms of literature represented in the Bible.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define elements of literature relevant to biblical literature.
  • Analyze biblical works by reference ot the above indicated elements of literature.
  • Identify important biblical figures and the stories attached to them.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the makeup and composition of the Bible.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the contents of several important biblical books.
  • Demonstrate the Bible's influence in secular literature.
  • Explain how story and poetry embody values of biblical peoples.
  • Identify literary artistry evident in the poetry and stories of the Bible.

  • Course Topics
  • Biblical poetry.
  • Biblical narrative.
  • Elements of literature.
  • Biblical allusions in literature.
  • Biblical subject matter and themes in literature.
  • Myth.
  • Cultural values.
  • Literary analysis.
  • Biblical history.
  • Makeup and history of the Bible.
  • Biblical peoples and cultures.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 277
    Winter 2014
    6024
    James Bower
    ENGL 277
    Fall 2013
    8105
    Krzysztof Piekarski
    ENGL 277
    Spring 2012
    6865
    James Bower
    ENGL 277
    Summer 2010
    6371
    James Bower


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.