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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- 36 100-level points
- BIBX 215
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- 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.
- 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 Theology Programme’s website
- 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.
- Two creative assignments (15% and 10%)
- One PowerPoint presentation (10%)
- One essay (25%)
- A two-hour exam (40%)
- Teaching Arrangements
- Campus: one two-hour lecture per week.
Distance: one one-hour videoconference and four two-hour videoconferences spaced throughout the semester.
- J. L. Sumney, The Bible - An Introduction, second edition (Minneapolis: Fortress Press,
A Course Book has also been developed for this course.
- Course outline
- View the course outline for BIBS 215
- 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