| This course is part of John Carroll University's undergraduate
Core Curriculum because it fosters students' understanding of the Jesuit,
Catholic mission of the University and develops their skills in critical
thinking, analysis of texts, compelling and elegant writing, and independent
research. It falls specifically within Division V of the Core because it
addresses issues of religious, philosophical, and theological significance.
In this specific case, the course focuses on the Biblical texts central to the Christian tradition and treats the contents, origins, and history of interpretation of those texts. This means that we will pay particular attention to the form and content of the Biblical texts and the process by which they were produced. Students will receive explicit instruction in methods of analysis of these textual traditions so that, when the course is completed, they will be able to continue to study the Bible on their own for both their intellectual and spiritual benefit.