Course Memo

The purpose of this course is to help students explore the challenges and opportunities that may arise in teaching biblical texts in contemporary settings. In this course students will learn and explore the creative, innovative, and important ways to teach biblical studies in their respective contexts. The exercises designed by students in this class will help foster an environment of biblical literacy and also help students to develop strategies that can help students communicate   historical, cultural, and political issues of the ancient text into contemporary contexts. This course will engage disciplines from biblical studies and religious education in order to promote a better teaching and understanding of biblical texts that encourage a more inclusive, ethical, and moral interpretations of texts. This is an upper level course and requires Introduction to Hebrew and Christian Scriptures as prerequisites. [Faculty Consent required; Auditors with faculty permission]