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Biblical Tradition

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Course ID: WH-FP-I-1-TradycBibl
Erasmus code / ISCED: (unknown) / (unknown)
Course title: Biblical Tradition
Name in Polish: Tradycja biblijna
Organizational unit: Faculty of Humanities
Course groups:
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 2.00 Basic information on ECTS credits allocation principles:
  • the annual hourly workload of the student’s work required to achieve the expected learning outcomes for a given stage is 1500-1800h, corresponding to 60 ECTS;
  • the student’s weekly hourly workload is 45 h;
  • 1 ECTS point corresponds to 25-30 hours of student work needed to achieve the assumed learning outcomes;
  • weekly student workload necessary to achieve the assumed learning outcomes allows to obtain 1.5 ECTS;
  • work required to pass the course, which has been assigned 3 ECTS, constitutes 10% of the semester student load.
Language: Polish
(in Polish) Dyscyplina naukowa, do której odnoszą się efekty uczenia się:

literary studies

Subject level:

elementary

Learning outcome code/codes:

FP1_W07

FP1_U01

FP1_K01

Preliminary Requirements:

(in Polish) nie dotyczy

Short description:

Level of the course: basic

Objectives of the course:

1) Student is acquainted with the fundamental aspects of the phenomenon of the Bible, its origins and special literary features.

2) Student also identifies the main biblical genres, motifs and episodes, and understands better biblical events in their historical and cultural contexts.

Prerequisites:

Student has a basic knowledge about the Bible (according to the secondary school programme) and detailed content of books of the Bible.

Full description:

Part I: Introductory issues

1) Features of the original languages of the Bible. Authorship and redaction of biblical texts in different circumstances. Means of transmitting of the biblical text – autographs and apographs. The most important preserved papyri and codices.

2) Etymology and definition of the Bible. The canons of the Bible as the final result of a literary and religious development. Characteristics of the basic canons of the Bible.

3) Key issues and topics specific to collections of biblical books.

a) The Old Testament historiography: Pentateuch and its main characters. Deuteronomistic historiography, work of chroniclers and historiography of 1 and 2 Maccabees – evaluation of selected characters.

b) The Old Testament wisdom: poetics of biblical wisdom books.

c) Collection of prophetic books – range of issues of Old Testament prophetic texts. Characteristics of prophetic perspective on selected topics.

d) The four Gospels – literary differences in the construction of the testimony of Jesus. Features of historiography in Acts – presentation of key characters. Apocalypse of John - what are its main subjects?

4) The text of the biblical canon and apocryphal literature. Examples of biblical apocrypha and their role in culture.

5) Literary genres in the Bible.

6) Biblical hermeneutic.

7) Biblical translations. Critical editions. Examples of the most important ancient and Polish translations of the Bible.

Part II: The Bible in literature

Students’ teamwork – presentations and discussions on selected topics related to references to the Bible in literature.

Bibliography:

ou must read following biblical texts: Genesis; Exodus 1-20 & 32-34; Numbers 20-24; Joshua 1-6; Judges 10-16; 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel; 1 Kings 1-13 & 17-20; 2 Kings 1-8; Ruth; Tobit; Judith; Esther; Isaiah; Jeremiah; Ezekiel; Daniel; Jonah; Job, Canticle of Canticles, 2 Maccabees; Luke, John, Acts, Revelation.

Recommended readings (textbooks) broadening the issues: 1) Quesnel M., Gruson Ph., red., Mickiewicz F., red. n. pol. wyd., Biblia i jej kultura. t. 1. Stary Testament, t. 2. Jezus i Nowy Testament, tłum. J. Domańska-Gruszka, A. Loba, P. Tomczak, Ząbki 2008; 2) Starowieyski M., Tradycje biblijne. Biblia w kulturze europejskiej, Wstęp, G. Ravasi, Kraków 2011.

Recommended reading in English:

There are many more books and articles which will be useful (they will be given during the course). This is just to help you to start.

1) Schanks H., ed., Ancient Israel. A Short History from Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple, Washington 1988.

2) Kaiser W.C., Silva M., An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. The Search for Meaning, Grand Rapids 1994.

3) Fee G.D., Stuart D., How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: A Guide for Understanding the Bible, Grand Rapids 1993.

4) Longman III T., Literary Aproaches to Biblical Interpretation, Grand Rapids 1987.

5) Schmidt K.L., The Place of the Gospel in the General History of Literature, transl. by B.R. Mc Cane with an introduction by J. Riches, Columbia University of Souf Carolina Press 2002.

Efekty kształcenia i opis ECTS:

1) Acquired knowledge

After the course the student should be able:

a) to define basic biblical concepts; to refer elementary knowledge about literacy, historical and cultural issues relevant to the Bible;

b) to explain the impact of the Bible on Polish language and literature;

c) to identify the origins and meanings of the most important biblical threads and motifs and to distinguish them from the motifs of other cultural traditions.

2) Acquired skills

After the course the student should be able:

a) to find, to evaluate, and to select information on the functioning of the Bible in the European culture, and to display the results of the research with the help of multimedia;

b) to interpret the biblical text in Polish translation with basic tools used in literary studies, and to analyze the relationships between biblical characters, themes, and cultural ideas.

3) Social competences

a) During the course student should increase an awareness of his knowledge and understand the continuous need for personal development;

b) During the course, student should learn to work in a team, and understand his own responsibility for the final results of the work of the whole team.

Student’s workload consists of obligatory participation in 30 hours of lectures, and of extra time which he should spend studying source texts in order to possess the required knowledge, and of team-work involving preparation of a multimedia presentation for the purpose of presenting it during the course.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Methods and criteria of assessment:

The final evaluation of a student consists of:

1) Evaluation of individual student work – oral examination - basic knowledge of the Bible. It verifies student’s mastery of introductory material of the course and knowledge of content of the following biblical texts: Genesis; Exodus 1-20 & 32-34; Numbers 20-24; Joshua 1-6; Judges 10-16; 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel; 1 Kings 1-13 & 17-20; 2 Kings 1-8; Ruth; Tobit; Judith; Esther; Isaiah; Jeremiah; Ezekiel; Daniel; Jonah; Job, Canticle of Canticles, 2 Maccabees; Luke, John, Acts, Revelation.

2) Evaluation of student’s teamwork – preparation within the team of a given subject concerning: borrowings from the Bible, biblical inspirations in literature, references and polemics with the Bible in selected literary works, and presentation of the results to the whole group. In this task, the assessment is centered primarily on the ability to recognize connections between literature and the Bible, and on the ability to analyze and evaluate the nature of such relationships, as well as to demonstrate the ability for creative work in a team.

Practical placement: (in Polish)

nie dotyczy

Classes in period "Summer semester 2019/20" (past)

Time span: 2020-02-01 - 2020-09-20
Choosen plan division:


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Type of class:
Conversatorium, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Małgorzata Burta, Joanna Zajkowska
Group instructors: Małgorzata Burta
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Course - graded credit
Conversatorium - graded credit
(in Polish) E-Learning:

(in Polish) E-Learning (pełny kurs) z podziałem na grupy

Type of subject:

obligatory

(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych:

(in Polish) nie dotyczy

Classes in period "Summer semester 2020/21" (past)

Time span: 2021-02-01 - 2021-06-30
Choosen plan division:


magnify
see course schedule
Type of class:
Conversatorium, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Dorota Muszytowska, Joanna Zajkowska
Group instructors: Dorota Muszytowska
Course homepage: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3ae9233fe7a8d64928810215e52fb0aebc%40thread.tacv2/Og%25C3%25B3lny?groupId=d157086b-7016-44a1-bd98-8705463e9ae5&tenantId=12578430-c51b-4816-8163-c7281035b9b3
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Course - graded credit
Conversatorium - graded credit
(in Polish) E-Learning:

(in Polish) E-Learning (pełny kurs) z podziałem na grupy

Type of subject:

obligatory

(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych:

(in Polish) nie dotyczy

Full description: (in Polish)

Zajęcia prowadzone są zdalnie, wymagane jest aktywne uczestnictwo, w tym realizacja (zdalnie) prezentacji na wyznaczony temat w określonym terminie podczas zajęć.

Przygotowaną prezentację należy przesłać prowadzącemu zajęcia najpóźniej na tydzień przed zajęciami, na których ma być wygłoszona przez studentów.

Bibliography: (in Polish)

Do oceny końcowej wlicza się wynik testu końcowego - przeprowadzonego zdalnie w terminie ostatnich zajęć na platformie MS Forms oraz ocena uzyskana z prezentacji.

Classes in period "Summer semester 2021/22" (past)

Time span: 2022-02-01 - 2022-06-30
Choosen plan division:


magnify
see course schedule
Type of class:
Conversatorium, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Magdalena Bober-Jankowska, Dorota Muszytowska, Joanna Zajkowska
Group instructors: Dorota Muszytowska
Course homepage: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a3c925d8a60e248ef8a46d971529ca876%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=15857d26-9082-4116-ac64-b6d96ea0ff1b&tenantId=12578430-c51b-4816-8163-c7281035b9b3
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Course - graded credit
Conversatorium - graded credit
(in Polish) E-Learning:

(in Polish) E-Learning (pełny kurs) z podziałem na grupy

(in Polish) Opis nakładu pracy studenta w ECTS:

(in Polish) Godzinowy nakład pracy studenta 2 ECTS związany jest z obowiązkowym uczestnictwem w 30 godzinach zajęć (0,75 ECTS) oraz z dodatkowym czasem, który student powinien poświęcić na zapoznanie się z tekstem źródłowym (20 godzin - 0, 75 ECTS), na opanowanie wymaganego materiału z zajęć (5 godzin - 0,25 ECTS) oraz na pracę zespołową (5 godzin - 0, 25 ECTS), polegającą na przygotowaniu prezentacji multimedialnej na wyznaczony temat i przedstawieniu wyników pracy zespołu podczas zajęć.

Type of subject:

obligatory

(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych:

(in Polish) nie dotyczy

Classes in period "Summer semester 2022/23" (future)

Time span: 2023-02-01 - 2023-06-30
Choosen plan division:


magnify
see course schedule
Type of class:
Conversatorium, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Magdalena Bober-Jankowska, Dorota Muszytowska, Joanna Zajkowska
Group instructors: Dorota Muszytowska
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Course - graded credit
Conversatorium - graded credit
Type of subject:

obligatory

(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych:

(in Polish) nie dotyczy

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