ENGL 261 The Bible as Literature (5)
The Bible as Literature examines the Bible, both the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Testament, as a collection of literary works. Students learn to recognize plot, theme, character, setting, and style and to consider the interaction of those elements. They also learn about the history of the composition, transmission, and translation of the works. The purpose of the course is not to supplant the Bible as a religious text, but to enhance each student’s appreciation of the Bible regardless of his or her religious convictions.
Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a minimum grade of C.