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New Testament Exegesis, second cycle , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Religious Studies - RKA
  COURSE CODE   719A49
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- account for scientific theoretical and methodological problems linked to Bible studies and other subject areas of religious studies
- participate in discussions about research and studies in central parts of the subject area New Testament Exegesis,
- independently formulate an issue in the biblical subject area and independently in an essay examine it by means of the theory and method traditions of the subject area,
- discuss and assess others' scholarly work within or outside the biblical subject area.
The course consists of three modules with the following parts:

Module 1: Methods and Theories in Religious Studies, 7.5 HE credits

- theory and method traditions in different disciplines of religious studies
- the common theoretical issues of religious studies

Module 2: In-depth studies, 7.5 HE credits

- central works in modern and older New Testament exegesis, with an opportunity to focus on one or more specialities as well
- text and commentary studies of chosen parts of the New Testament and related literature

Module 3: Thesis, 15 HE credits

With a clear connection to the theory and method traditions of the subject area, a problem in the research field of the biblical subject area is formulated and examined independently. The results are presented in writing as an academic paper and defended at an essay seminar.
The teaching mainly takes the form of independent writing and literature studies. The studies will also be supported by teaching, in module 1 normally in the form of lectures and seminars, in module 2 in the form of supervised independent studies, in module 3 in the form of supervision, seminars and a presentation seminar. The students should also study independently.
Module 1 is examined through assessment of written assignments that are covered in seminars, module 2 through oral or written examination, module 3 through defence of the essay at a seminar discussion, as well as a critical review of another essay.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Passing grade on the essay, comprising 15 HE credits, in New Testament exegesis (degree project for a bachelor's degree or course for second-cycle studies), or passing grade on the essay, comprising 7.5 HE credits, in New Testament exegesis and in an in-depth course comprising 7.5 HE credits in New Testament exegesis (in-depth courses for first-cycle studies or courses for second-cycle studies), or the equivalent. In addition, courses in biblical Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis comprising at least 30 HE credits in total. In addition, documented knowledge in Swedish and English, equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle studies, is required.
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
New Testament Exegesis, second cycle
Nya testamentets exegetik, avancerad nivå
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: LiU-2008/00111   Course Code: 719A49      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Religious Studies - RKA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     RKA   TL  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-06-11