RST 40 Course Syllabus

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Unformatted text preview: MyUCDavis External Site Window 9/27/07 10:44 PM Course Home >> RST 40 fall 2007 syllabus Instructor: Wendy R. Terry, Ph.D. New Testament Purpose: The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the texts of the Christian New Testament. Course time: Course location: Instructor contact information: lecture--MWF 2:10 to 3 PM lecture--Olson 206 (please see course website for section locations) [email protected] 724 Sproul Phone: 754-9998 Office Hours: Mondays 8:30 to 10:30AM & 3:10 to 4:10 PM or by appt Box: 614 Sproul Claire Blackstock & Ruth Lesher cmcblackstock@... [email protected] Thurs 9 to 11AM W 10AM to noon, 1 to 2PM & F 12:50 to 1:50PM Office: 307 Voorhies Box: 614 Sproul Teaching assistant information: office hours: Course required texts: Raymond E. Brown, An Introduction to the New Testament. New York: Double Day, 1997. New Revised Standard Version translation of the New Testament (You may use other translations to augment your study, but all examination will and citation must come from the NRSV.) Requirements: As a student in the course, you will: Attend lecture and section having completed the reading for that day/week, Complete 2 in-class exams and 1 final, and Write one 5 to 7 page research paper. Evaluation: You will be evaluated in 3 areas, with the following weights: Attendance at Section 10% Exams (3 of equal weight) 60% Research Paper 30% Page 1 of 5 MyUCDavis External Site Window 9/27/07 10:44 PM Attendance: We will not be taking roll at lecture. We will, however, be taking roll in section. Studies have shown that the best way to learn is to participate. In a class of 120 students, participation in lecture is difficult. Therefore, section is of paramount importance. The time in section will be important for clarifying reading and lecture, as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss the biblical material. To encourage you, section attendance will constitute 10% of your course grade. I also understand that things come up from time to time that require our attention that may not fall under the rubric of "excused absence." Consequently, you will have one free absence from section for the term. Included in you attendance grade is one office hour visit to your teaching assistant in their office in Voorhies during the first three weeks of the term. Exams: We will have 3 in-class exams of equal weight. The first exam ( M 22 Oct) will cover the Pauline material. The second exam ( M 19 Nov) will cover the gospels and Acts. The third exam ( Thursday, 13 December from 1 to 3 PM) will cover the remaining New Testament material. The exams will not be cumulative. OPTIONAL cumulative final--Instead of coming to the final exam, you may choose to complete a takehome final. The take-home final with be cumulative, and will be essay format. We will hand it out the last day of class. It will be due to my box (614 Sproul) by 3PM on Thursday, 13 Dec. Research Paper: You will write one 5 to 7 page research paper for this course. A list of topics will be handed out in the third week of class. That handout will explain all additional paper requirements. Due date is W 21 Nov. We will return the graded papers with comments. You may then re-write the paper. The optional re-write will be due at the in-class final or in my box by 3PM on Thursday, 13 Dec. Should you choose to do the re-write, your paper grade will be an average of the two grades (the grade your received initially and that which you received on the re-write). Your graded original paper MUST be re-submitted with your re-write. Note that I do not take late work. You may turn in work to my box early at any time. I recommend that if you turn in work early, you send an e-mail alerting me. Reading: Reading is due on the day for which it is assigned. This is a course on texts. Therefore, there is a lot of reading. I have given you assignments in the New Testament and in our secondary source by Brown. I have tried to arrange the material to make the reading for each meeting as even as possible. You can see that this effort has not always been terribly successful. Please look at your calendars and at the reading list below and plan ahead for when you know that you will not be able to complete the reading immediately before the class meeting for which it is due. Notice that our first few meetings are introductory material from Brown. This may be a good opportunity for you to begin reading the New Testament texts ahead of time. As the term progresses, if you come to a time when you must prioritize, I suggest you do the New Testament reading first. e-mail list: If you are enrolled and have an active UCD e-mail account, you are automatically enrolled in the course e-mail list. You should make sure you have an active UCD e-mail account if you have not yet done so. To save paper, announcements and some handouts will go directly to the course e-mail list. You should check your e-mail regularly. Students are responsible for information sent to the class e-mail list. B=Brown, An Introduction to the New Testament NT=New Testament Page 2 of 5 MyUCDavis External Site Window 9/27/07 10:44 PM Class Day/Date 1 2 3 4 F 28 Sept M 1 Oct W 3 Oct F 5 Oct Topic Introduction, Methods & Manuscripts Context Paul Letters 1 Thessalonians Reading B ch. 1, 2, 3 B ch. 4, 5 B ch. 16, 17 B ch. 15, 18 1 Thessalonians B ch. 19 Galatians Logistics 5 M 8 Oct Galatians 6 W 10 Oct Philippians & Philemon B ch. 20, 21 Philippians, Philemon 7 F 12 Oct 1 Corinthians B ch 22 1 Corinthians 8 M 15 Oct 2 Corinthians B ch 23 2 Corinthians 9 W 17 Oct Romans B ch 24 Romans 10 11 12 F 19 Oct M 22 Oct W 24 Oct Gospels Exam 1 Mark B ch 6 Exam 1 B ch. 7 Mark 13 14 F 26 Oct M 29 Oct Mark, cont. Matthew B ch. 8 Matthew 15 16 W 31 Oct F 2 Nov Matthew, cont. Luke B ch. 9 Luke 17 M 5 Nov Acts B ch. 10 Acts Page 3 of 5 MyUCDavis External Site Window 9/27/07 10:44 PM 18 19 W 7 Nov F 9 Nov Acts, cont John B. ch 11 John M 12 Nov 20 21 HOLIDAY W 14 Nov John, cont. F 16 Nov Johnannine B ch. 12, 13, 14 1, 2, 3 John 22 23 M 19 Nov Exam 2 B ch. 25, 26, 27 2 Thessalonians, Colossians Exam 2 Paper due NO section W 21 Nov Pseudonymity & DeuteroPauline 2 Thessalonians, Colossians F 23 Nov HOLIDAY Ephesians 24 M 26 Nov B. ch 28 Ephesians 25 W 28 Nov Revelation B ch. 37 Revelation 26 F 30 Nov Pastoral letters B ch. 29, 30, 31, 32 Titus, 1 & 2 Timothy 27 M 3 Dec Hebrews B ch. 32 Hebrews 28 W 5 Dec 1 Peter, James B ch. 33, 34 1 Peter, James 29 F 7 Dec Jude, 2 Peter B ch. 35, 36 Jude, 2 Peter Thursday, 13 December Thursday, 13 December Take-home final due by 3PM in my box Optional re-write due by 3PM in my box or at inclass final Take-home final due Optional paper re-write due Page 4 of 5 MyUCDavis External Site Window 9/27/07 10:44 PM Thursday, 13 December FINAL exam 1 to 3PM Exam Note: I do not take late work. Page 5 of 5 ...
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