JUDAIC 317 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 004 The English Bible as Literature
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credits:
3
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Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course introduces students to the literature of the Bible. To study the Bible “as literature” means that we will approach these writings the same way we approach any work of literature: we explore characters, genre; narrative development, styles of narration, point of view, etc.… Some of the genres and motifs we will discuss include origin stories, hero stories, psalms, parables, the loss of Eden, and the journey to the Promised Land. We will also consider some of the ways Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and secular readers have interpreted and made use of the Bible. In addition to analyzing texts in the Biblical canon we will explore some of the echoes of these texts in subsequent works of art, literature, film, and music.

Course requirements include short weekly responses, an analytic essay (5-7 pages), a mid-term, and a final.

JUDAIC 317 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
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45139
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (LEC)
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45948
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26
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (LEC)
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46936
Open
7
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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