Literary Studies of the Bible

Literary Studies of the Bible
Scholarly engagement with the aesthetic forms and cultural context of Biblical texts.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesENGL 251 & ENGL 291 & ENGL 295
 TaughtWinter Contact Department
 OfferedIndependent Study also.
 ProgramsContaining ENGL 338
Course Outcomes

Critical Analysis

Read critically and analyze Biblical texts using methods of analysis typically used in the study of literature.

Biblical Scholarship

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.

Research Strategies

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.