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DI1201   From Adam to Apocalypse: The Bible and Western Culture

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm, Mon, Tue, Thu

No other book has had a more profound effect on the history of Western civilisation than the Bible, influencing all western cultures and inspiring many of the works of literature, art, and music that define the Western cultural heritage. The module will explore the Bible from start to finish, covering a range of significant biblical figures (e.g. Adam, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus) and introducing students to the most influential of the Bible's books (e.g. Isaiah, the Psalms, Job, the Gospels, Revelation). The module will provide students with a basic biblical literacy, all the while exploring the reception of the Bible throughout history and its role in modern day culture.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 156

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr M Nevader
Module teaching staff: Dr M Nevader, Dr T J Lang