ENGL 452: The Bible as
0-3-3. A survey of
literary genres of the Old and New Testaments, focusing on
the poetic and/or narrative art of each. Preq. English 210,
211, or 212. (Eligible for graduate credit). (G)
- English 452 is
designed to introduce the students to the different
types of literature in the Bible.
- We will also study
the various theories of reading and interpreting
literature that have been applied to the Bible.
The grading scale is A: 90-100%, B:
80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F:0-59%.
- Nota bene.
- People in this class will interpret the Bible in a
variety of ways. Our study can only be successful if
we treat one another's views with courtesy, tolerance,
- English 452 is a demanding course. Be sure to
arrange your schedule so you can spend adequate time
for class preparation, researching, and writing.
- Turning in Your Work
- I want an electronic copy
submitted to the TurnItIn link on Moodle. In online
classes, submit your paper through Moodle to
TurnItIn. If you have trouble uploading it Moodle,
you may email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also bring a paper copy by my office. You
are still responsible for turning in the assignment by the
due date, so plan ahead.
- Late Work
- Your paper is due ON or
BEFORE the due date. You can turn it in any time
until the due date. After that, the grade drops
5 points per period.
- In a face-to-face class, I'll
take role every period. Your attendance grade is a
straight percentage of how much you attended class.
For example, if you attend 17 times out of 20 periods,
your grade will be 17÷20=85%. An absence may be
excused with proper documentation.
- Graded Material
- In the event of a question
regarding an exam grade or final grade, it will be the
responsibility of the student to retain and present graded
materials which have been returned for student possession
during the quarter.
- Accommodations for Students
- Students needing testing or
classroom accommodations based on a disability are
encouraged to discuss those needs with me as soon as
- Honor Code
- "In accordance with the
Academic Honor Code, students pledge the following: Being
a student of a higher standard, I pledge to embody the
principles of academic integrity." If I determine
that you have violated the Honor
Code or the English Department plagiarism policy,
you'll receive a '0' on the assignment, and I may refer
you to the Honor Council if I think it appropriate.
- The Emergency Notification
- All Louisiana Tech students
are strongly encouraged to enroll and update their contact
information in the Emergency Notification System. It takes
just a few seconds to ensure you're able to receive
important text and voice alerts in the event of a campus
emergency. For more information on the Emergency
Notification System, please visit: http://www.latech.edu/administration/
- Graduate Requirements
- In addition to meeting the
above requirements, graduate students enrolled in the
course for graduate credit:
- must write a substantially longer research paper
than undergraduates. (12-15 pages for graduate
students, 8-9 pages for undergraduates.)
- may be asked to give presentations to the class.
- should show leadership in class discussion.
Registration Week (March 7-9)
- Lecture: Introduction to the Course
- Reading: Greek
alphabet. Please learn the Greek alphabet well
enough to sound out words. A lot of the best sources
- Lecture: Deuteronomy lecture
- Reading: Deuteronomy
- Packet 23-33 Translating the Bible
- 77-87 English Translations
- 89-93 Literary Criticism
- Lecture: Pslams lecture
- Reading: Psalms 1-25,
45-50, 119, 120-134
- Packet 12 Metaphor
- 14 Parallelism Diagram
- 70-76 Hebrew Poetry
- 94-96 OT Wordplay
Translating the Bible into English
- Lecture: Proverbs lecture
- Reading: Proverbs
- Ryken, chapters 4-6
- Packet 108-111
Wisdom of Sol.
- Reading: Ecclesiastes
- Presentation: Philology
- Reading: Isaiah
- Packet 13 Allegory diagram
- Presentation: Allegory
- Reading: Ryken,
- Packet 19-21. The Canon of the New Testament
- 1 Maccabees 1-5 (be sure to read all 5
- Reading: Mark
- Ryken, chapters 7-8, Appendix
- Presentation: The
- Lecture: John lecture
- Reading: John
- Presentation: Source
- Lecture: Luke lecture
- Reading: Luke
- Presentation: Narratology
Week 8 (April 30 - May 4)
Writing: Essay Exam
- Lecture: lecture
- Reading: Using the
Bible to understand literature
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