Room: Online
Time: Online

GTM 222
(318) 805-2326
12:30-2:00 M-R
4:00-5:00 M-R

or by appointment



Course Description

ENGL 452: The Bible as Literature.

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)


Objectives

  • 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.







GRADES
1.
Daily Quizzes 45%
2.
In-class Essay Exam 15%
3.
Sentence Outline
10%
4.
Research Paper
20%
5.
Participation
10%
6.
Total
100%
7.
Presentation (Graduate Students Only)
20%

The grading scale is A: 90-100%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F:0-59%.





Nota bene.
  1. 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, and respect.
  2. 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 bmagee@latech.edu.  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.

Attendance
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 with Disabilities
Students needing testing or classroom accommodations based on a disability are encouraged to discuss those needs with me as soon as possible. 

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.

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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.




Hoc opus, hic labor est.


Registration Week (March 7-9)

Period 1


Week 1 (March 12-16)

Period 1

Period 2


Week 2 (March 19-23)

Period 1

  • Reading:   Exodus 1-20; 32-40
    • Numbers 20-24
    • Deuteronomy 34

Period 2

  • Reading: 1 Samuel 1-26, 28, 31
    • 2 Samuel 1-7, 11-19
    • Packet 23-33 Translating the Bible
      • 77-87 English Translations
      • 89-93 Literary Criticism


Week 3 (March 26-30)

Period 1

  • Reading: Psalms 1-25, 45-50, 119, 120-134
    • Proverbs 1-14, 31
    • Ryken, chapters 4-6

Period 2

  • Reading: Ecclesiastes
    • Song of Songs


Week 4 (April 2-6)

Period 1

  • Reading: Job 1-14, 38-42
    • Jeremiah 1-5, 18-19, 32, 45
    • Lamentations

Period 2

  • Reading: Isaiah 40-66
    • Ezekiel 1-19, 37


Week 5 (April 9-13)

Period 1

  • Reading: Daniel 1-9
    • Packet 13 Allegory diagram
    • 99-100 1 Esdras
    • 114 Baruch
    • 115 Epistle of Jeremiah
    • 116 Prayer of Azariah
    • 117 Susanna
    • 118 Bel and the Dragon

Period 2

  • Reading: Ryken, chapters 10-11
    • Hosea 1-4, 11


Week 6 (April 16-20)

Period 1

  • Reading: Jonah 
    • Esther
  • Writing:

Period 2

  • Reading:

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Week 7 (April 23-27)

Period 1

  • Reading:

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Period 2

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Week 8 (April 30 - May 4)

Period 1

  • Reading: 
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Period 2

  • Reading: 
  • Writing: Presentations


Week 9 (May 7-11)

Period 1

  • Reading:
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Period 2

  • Reading:
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Week 10 (May 14-18)

Period 1

  • Reading:
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Period 2

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