Read critically and analyze Biblical texts using methods of analysis typically used in the study of literature.
Learn basic principles informing scholarly approaches to the Bible as literature, including questions of textual history, genre, and translation.
Gain familiarity and facility with a range of interpretive methods.
Form an appropriate research strategy, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these to develop an effective and informed work of biblical criticism.
Produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.