Content

This unit offers an introduction to the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It introduces students to the principles of scriptural interpretation within the Catholic tradition and provides a foundation for understanding Scripture in the context of Religious Education and the life of the Church.

Unit Code: BS8602C

Points: 16.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of some of the key principles for interpreting Scripture within the Catholic tradition;

2.

Describe and examine central concepts and types of literature in the Bible

3.

Interpret passages from the Old and New Testament within their social and religious contexts

4.

Show how these skills of interpretation may be used and adapted in a classroom setting;

5.

Develop a specific topic of research related to the unit content in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.

Unit sequence

This is the first unit in CTC’s program of units for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education. (It replaces BS8600C “Sacred Scripture: A Foundation for Teaching Religious Education”.)

Pedagogy

Lectures and tutorials

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

2000 word essay on New Testament topic, including consideration of principles of Catholic interpretation of Scripture, and related to classroom situation.

50.0
Essay

2000 word essay on Old Testament topic, including consideration of principles of Catholic interpretation of Scripture, and related to classroom situation.

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Aug, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-12 17:13:58 +1100