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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 1069

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101580

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2021.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To examine the First and Second Testaments as enduring sacred texts, while analysing contemporary Scriptural interpretation and the Catholic educational implications of the Scripture studied.

Course content

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of key literary genres, themes and structures of the First and Second Testaments. The Pentateuch’s central place in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures is explored (especially the Books of Genesis and Exodus), including the contrast between literalist and contextualist approaches to Scriptural interpretation and the role of the Historical-metaphorical approach. This is linked with understanding the various worldviews which shape Scriptural interpretation. The study of the Second Testament includes a survey of First-Century CE Judaism and the Jewish context of Jesus, prior to exploration of the historical development of the Gospels. The close links between the First Testament and the Gospels are examined, especially through the study of Matthew’s Gospel. The course also explores the relevance of these early Christian texts and communities for contemporary Catholic school settings and Religious Education programs.

Textbook(s)

Moloney, F. 2010, A Friendly Guide to the New Testament, 1st ed, John Garratt Publishing, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks
Online activities 1 hour x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks
Online activities 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Reflective report 1000 words 20% N/A
Review 2000 words 45% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 35% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Reflective report 1000 words 20% N/A
Review 2000 words 45% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 35% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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