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BIBS215 Special Topic: From Samuel to Solomon

Paper title Special Topic: From Samuel to Solomon
Paper code BIBS215
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $779.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,307.50

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
BIBX 215
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

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The paper offers an introduction to the content, world and key themes of the Old and New Testaments. It is designed to enable students to use what they learn so that they can deliver the National Religious Education Programme in Schools.

Paper title Special Topic: The Bible in Religious Education
Paper code BIBS215
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2015 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
BIBX 215
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Notes
This paper is primarily for students taking the Catechetical Studies Programme through the College of Education, or school teachers. Other students must contact the Department before enrolling.
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Paul Trebilco
Lecturer: Dr Gillian Townsley
Paper Structure
The paper is divided into twelve modules that cover the content, background and key themes of both the Old and the New Testaments. It also enables students to apply this learning to the National Religious Education Programme in Schools.Assessment comprises an essay (20%), two creative assignments (15% each) and a two-hour exam (50%).
Textbooks
J. L. Sumney, The Bible - An Introduction (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010). A Course Book has also been developed for this course.
Teaching Arrangements
Campus: one two-hour lecture per week
Distance: one one-hour videoconference and four two-hour videoconferences spaced throughout the semester
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, critical thinking.. View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
When you complete the paper you will be able to:
  • Explain key themes of the Old and New Testaments
  • Explain key events, dates, names and places associated with the Old and New Testaments
  • Recognise and interpret various kinds of literature in the Bible
  • Interpret particular passages from the Bible using critical methods
  • Relate all the material covered in the paper to the Religious Education Curriculum in schools
Eligibility
This paper is primarily for students taking the Catechetical Studies Programme through the College of Education or school teachers. Other students must contact the Department before enrolling.
More information link
View more information on the Department of Theology and Religion's websites: www.otago.ac.nz/theology or www.otago.ac.nz/religion
Contact
Professor Paul Trebilco

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Learning management system
Blackboard

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Weeks: 9-14,16-17,19-22 Mon : 15:00-16:50

Tutorial

Weeks: 10-14,16-22 Tues : 12:00-12:50
or Thurs : 12:00-12:50