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Biblical Studies Curriculum

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Beyond Bible core, the following are required for the majors in Biblical Studies:

Course Number Course Name Credit
Required Courses 9
BIBL 201 Biblical Interpretation
BIBL 202W Research Methods
THEO 240 Introduction to Christian Theology
Canonical Focus Courses (pick THREE; must take 1 course in OT and 1 course in NT)
BIBL 310 Torah
BIBL 320 From Conquest to Exile
BIBL 340 Prophets
BIBL 350 Wisdom and Poetry
BIBL 360 Jesus and the Gospels
BIBL 370 Paul: His Life and Letters
BIBL 380 Hebrews and the General Epistles
BIBL 390 Apocalyptic Literature
Contextual Focus Courses (pick THREE)
BIBL 315 Science and the Bible
BIBL 325 Women in Scripture
BIBL 335 Judaism and Jesus
BIBL 345 Politics and the Bible
BIBL 355 Film and the Bible
BIBL 365 Sex, Violence, and the Bible
BIBL 375 The Marginalized and the Bible
BIBL 385 The Sermon on the Mount: Yesterday and Today
Culminating Senior Experience
BIBL 440 Senior Seminar
Subtotal Credit Hours for All Tracks:
Track One: Without Languages 9
2 additional BIBL courses
1 additional THEO course
Total Credit Hours: 39
Track Two: With Languages  15
2 consecutive semesters of Greek or Hebrew
2 additional BIBL courses (HEBR 201 or GREE 201 can count toward this total)
1 additional THEO course
Total Credit Hours: 45

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