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ENG 208 - Literature of the Bible

3 Credits

A study of the rich literary heritage found in both Hebrew and Christian scripture. The course focuses on such types as: saga, short story, poetry, gospel narrative and apocalyptic writings. Themes include the human struggle to understand the Divine and the nature of good and evil.

Prerequisite(s): English 101 with a C or better, placement into English 200, or instructor permission.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-H - Humanities (SHUM)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze the Bible as literature.
2. Critique the Bible using key literary concepts.
3. Explain interrelationships between various Books of the Bible.
4. Analyze interrelationships between the Bible and other texts (secular or religious).
5. Analyze interrelationships between the Bible and major religious traditions of the world.
6. Apply the appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.
7. Write a thesis-driven essay using primary and secondary sources

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2023