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DR2078: READING NEW TESTAMENT GREEK (1) (2017-2018)

Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 15:08


Course Overview

Reading the New Testament in the language of its original authors and readers is one of the most rewarding ways of approaching these texts. This course will build on the acquisition of New Testament Greek at Level 1, and focus on reading and translating some of the simpler portions of the Greek New Testament, drawing especially on the Gospels. Students will have the opportunity to compare parallel portions of the Gospels using a Greek Synopsis, and develop skills in evaluating how different translations of the New Testament influence meaning, and consequently the task of interpretation.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Off-site Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Bachelor Of Theology (With Honours) Distance Learning (Studied) or Certificate in Christian Studies (Studied) or Diploma in Christian Studies (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Reading the New Testament in the language of its original authors and readers is one of the most rewarding ways of approaching these texts. This course will build on the acquisition of New Testament Greek at Level 1, and focus on reading and translating some of the simpler portions of the Greek New Testament, drawing especially on the Gospels and Johannine letters. Students will have the opportunity to compare parallel portions of the Gospels using a Greek Synopsis, and develop skills in evaluating how different translations of the New Testament influence meaning, and consequently the task of interpretation.


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%) - one essay (1,500 words, 25%) and language exercises (15%).
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students will be required to translate portions of the text, and comment on grammatical and translation issues in class. These contributions will be subject to informal formative assessment.

Feedback

Tutors will provide oral feedback on informal formative assessment; and written feedback on summative continuous assessment. Additionally, students will be able to obtain oral and written feedback on written examination summative assessment.

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