ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Fall 2022, Section 005 - The Book of Genesis
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this first-year seminar, students have an opportunity to delve deeply into the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. This text contains some of the world’s most famous and most challenging stories: Adam and Eve in the Garden; Noah’s Ark and the Flood; the Tower of Babel; the Binding of Isaac; Joseph in Egypt, etc… We will approach the Book of Genesis in the same way that we read any literary work: we will analyze its literary style, description of character, patterns of imagery, and recurrent themes. As we work our way through the text, students will learn about a variety of methods of interpretation, including Rabbinic Midrash, folklore analysis and modern Bible criticism. We will also explore how three major religious traditions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) have made sense of the text.

Schedule

ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
28872
Open
5
6Y1
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
23333
Closed
0
 
6Enrollment Management
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
23334
Closed
0
 
6Enrollment Management
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
24750
Closed
0
2Y1
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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