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BA Biblical Studies and Linguistics

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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. The English part of the course is concerned with the structure, use, history and acquisition of English, and of natural languages more generally.
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - ABB -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB+BB -Scottish Highers - AAAB -Irish Leaving Cert. - AABBB -International Baccalaureate - 33 points -Core Requirements - Grade A in A Level English or comparable subject
  • Academic Title
    Biblical Studies and Linguistics BA
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    Important notice :

    English
    The course structure is relatively fixed at level one: you will take 40 credits of linguistics modules, including Sounds and Structures of English (20 credits combined), plus one of the following (History of English, Doing Linguistics, and Varieties of English).


    Typical First Year Modules
    Module/Unit

    -De-coding the Bible    
    -From Creation to Revelation: The Bible's Founding Narrative    
    -The Sounds of English
    -The Structure of English    
    -Doing Linguistics    
    -History of English    
    -Varieties of English    


    Typical Second Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -A Sense of Place: Local and Regional Identity
    -Art and Tradition    
    -Chaucer's Comic Tales    
    -Cognitive Approaches to Language Acquisition    
    -Greek Texts    
    -Greek Texts    
    -Hebrew Texts    
    -Introduction to Old English    
    -Language Politics and Language Policy    
    -Language and Power    
    -Lexicology    
    -Morphology    
    -Old English: Language, Texts and Culture    
    -Paul and His World    
    -Phonetics    
    -Sociolinguistics    
    -Syntax 1    
    -Syntax II    

    -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)    
    -The History of Persuasion    


    Typical Third Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -Dissertation (Dual Honours)    
    -Full-Year Dissertation
    -Dialect in Literature and Song    
    -Dissertation    
    -English Folklore: Language, Literature and History    
    -English Folklore: Language, Literature and History    
    -Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition    
    -Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition    
    -History of Linguistics    
    -Imaging God
    -Language Change    
    -Language and Gender
    -Later Modern English 1700-1945    
    -Paul and His World    
    -Phonology    
    -Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse    
    -Special Subject    
    -Syntax 3    
    -Syntax 3    
    -Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages    
    -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 Gospel and the Gospels
    -Theories of Language and Literature    
    -Traditions of Supernatural Belief    
    -Tudor English

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