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  • Objectives
    Biblical Studies is a flexible programme that allows you to study the ancient civilizations that contributed to the development of the Bible and their languages, including Hebrew and Greek, alongside the use of the Bible in contemporary society, including politics, art, film, literature, and music. In the Germanic Studies part of this course you will improve your written and oral proficiency and your presentation and communication skills, as well as spending the third year of your four-year degree at a specified university abroad.
  • Practical experience
    You will spend the third year of your four-year degree at a specified university abroad.
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - BBB -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - BB+BB -Scottish Highers - AABB -Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB -International Baccalaureate - 32 points -Core Requirements - Grade B in GCE A Level German
  • Academic Title
    Biblical Studies and German BA
  • Course description
    Typical modules

    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.
    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :

    Germanic Studies
    Level one modules develop your ability to work independently, and build on the skills and knowledge you already have acquired. The language classes involve advanced practice in oral and written communication, and include work on German grammar, an introduction to contemporary German society and its historical contexts (taught in German), and an introduction to German writing in its social and literary contexts. You can also take Beginners' Dutch.


    Typical First Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -De-coding the Bible    
    -From Creation to Revelation: The Bible's Founding Narrative    
    -Aufbausprachkurs    
    -German Studies - Aufbaukurs    
    -German Studies - Basiskurs    
    -Grundsprachkurs    


    Typical Second Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -German Language (Continuation)    
    -German Language (Foundation)    
    -Dutch Advanced
    -German Culture and Ideas from the Enlightenment to the Present Day    
    -Greek Texts    
    -Greek Texts    
    -Hebrew Texts    
    -Introduction to German Linguistics    
    -Nederlandse Taalvaardigheid en Cultuur    
    -Paul and His World    
    -The Bible and Archaeology    
    -The Bible and Gender    
    -The Bible and Images of Christ
    -The Bible and the Fourfold Gospel
    -The Bible and the Historical Imagination    
    -The Bible and the Literary Imagination    
    -The Bible and the Poetry of the Erotic (Song of Songs)
    -The Bible and the Postcolonial World
    -The Bible and the Prophetic VIsion    
    -The Bible and the Tragic Vision (Samuel)    
    -Aspects of Modern German Drama
    -Dutch Beginners A    
    -Dutch Beginners B    
    -Freud's Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies    
    -German Film and Society    
    -History and Dialectology of the German Language    
    -Images of Women in German Literature    
    -Maternalism and Militarism: 1871-1918    
    -Medien und Oeffentlichkeit    
    -Oesterreich Heute    
    -Politik und Gesellschaft in Deutschland    


    Typical Third Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -Germanic Studies Year Abroad    
    -Germanic Studies Year Abroad    
    -German Year Abroad (Project)    
    -German Year Abroad (Project)    


    Typical Fourth Year Modules
    Module/Unit

    -Dissertation (Dual Honours)    
    -German Language Part 1    
    -German Language Part 2    
    -Deutsche Literatur und Gesellschaft im 19. Jahrhundert
    -Dutch Language and Culture for Specialists    
    -Geschichte und Gesellschaft der DDR    
    -Imaging God    
    -Modern German Political Culture and the Legacy of the National Socialist Past    
    -Modern German Thought    
    -Nederlands Voor Gevorderden
    -Nederlandse Taalvaardigheid en Cultuur    
    -Paul and His World    
    -Syntax und Diskurs im Gesprochenen Deutsch    
    -The Bible and Archaeology    
    -The Bible and Field Archaeology    
    -The Bible and Gender
    -The Bible and Images of Christ
    -The Bible and Perspectives on Paul    
    -The Bible and Theology    
    -The Bible and the Apocalyptic Imagination (Revelation)
    -The Bible and the Liberation of the Oppressed (Exodus)    
    -The Bible and the Pauline Persona (Galatians)
    -The Bible and the Poetry of the Erotic (Song of Songs)    
    -The Bible and the Tragic Vision (1 Samuel)    
    -The Language and Society of Luxembourg    
    -Twentieth Century Fiction and Drama    
    -Swedish Advanced A    
    -Swedish Advanced B

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