98年第1學期-2961 聖經語言與文化 課程資訊
|Quizzes||10||Short multiple choice|
|Midterm||15||Short and long answer questions|
|Final||15||Short and long answer questions|
|Leading class discussions||30||Asking and answering discussion questions on assigned reading|
|Participation||30||Proposing answers to discussion questions|
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. demonstrate familiarity with the most well-known Bible stories and, with this knowledge, gain a deeper
appreciation for Western art and culture;
2. demonstrate critical thinking skills and greater confidence in expressing opinions in public;
3. consider their own value system as they discuss the moral implications of the stories; and
4. demonstrate improved English communication skills as they use English as a medium for class discussion.
Students will read some of the best known narratives of the Old and New Testament of the Bible, using English as a medium to discuss the plot, character development and the cultural background of the stories. Students will devote a lot of time to the stories of Genesis and Exodus and to other short stories such as Samson, Jonah and Ruth. Students will also read the Gospel of Luke in order to gain an understanding of the life of Jesus and of his parables that are familiar to most westerners.
Students will participate in teacher- and student-led class discussions; they will also be given quizzes to test their overall knowledge of the stories and to stimulate progress in their reading. In class, they will also view film clips of scenes from the stories they have read in order to gain a visual perspective on the times and customs of the Biblical world.