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A Few Big Assignments
Always Do the Reading
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this class to anyone who is looking to learn more about the New Testament of the Christian bible, especially from a historical perspective.
Some highlights of this course were that the teacher was a religious historian, which means that he treats any religious artifact as a piece of history and not exactly as a sacred relic, thus giving the students a more unbiased history of the bible. I learned a lot about the times and historical happenings that were occurring during the time the new testament was being written. I also learned that some of the letters and books contained in the new testament may not have been written by who the church claims they were written by. Even though I probably should feel bad about this, I enjoyed watching the super religious students get super uncomfortable and argue with the professor about what they thought was right and wrong about the way he was teaching the Bible. I was raised in a strict Catholic household, but have since been breaking off from the church, so I wasn't too uncomfortable with the new knowledge. Overall, I really enjoyed the class.
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Advice for students:
ALWAYS ATTEND CLASS. This class was completely lecture based aside from the three (very important) assignments given to us from a supplemental book. If you don't go to class and don't retrieve the notes from that day's lecture, you will not know the answers to a good chunk of the test. I missed ONE lecture and I got a C on the next test because I did not know the information.