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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5149

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
150523

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To examine and analyse the First and Second Testaments as enduring sacred texts, while evaluating contemporary Scriptural interpretation, its associated debates, and specific Catholic educational implications of the Scripture studied.

Course content

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of key literary genres, themes, structures and cultures of the First and Second Testaments. The Pentateuch’s central place in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures is analysed (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 closely linked with analysis of various worldviews, ancient and modern, which shape Scriptural interpretation. The study of the Second Testament includes a survey of First-Century CE Judaism and the Jewish and Roman imperial contexts of Jesus, prior to analysis of the historical development of the Gospels. Each of the four Gospels is situated in its early Christian context. 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)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
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, MAWSON LAKES
Reflective paper 1000 words 15% N/A
Summary and Review 2000 words 45% N/A
Text analysis 1500 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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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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