REL 210 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                   Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Liberal Arts, Science, Business Administration


Course and Title:  REL 210, Survey of the New Testament


Credit Hours:    3                Hours/Wk Lecture:    3       Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:   



I.              Catalog Description:         Surveys books of the New Testament, with special attention upon placing the writings within their historical and geographical setting. Lecture 3 hours per week.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: 

This is a transfer level college course which meets humanities and liberal arts elective requirements.


III.           Required background: 

Non-developmental in English


IV.          Course Content:  Students will cover the following:

A.               General Exegetical Considerations

B.               Problems and Theories of Interpretation

C.               Historical Authorship and Developments of the New Testament

D.               The Gospels

E.               The Acts of The Apostles and the Pauline Corpus

F.                The Catholic Epistles

G.               The Apocalypse


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:


VI.  Evaluation

A.   Be able to demonstrate an understanding of interpretive issues, approaches, and theories for the New Testament

B.   Be able to articulate relevant historical events and political, social and economic conditions which influenced the content and development of the New Testament.

C.   Be able to describe major themes and characters of the books of the New Testament.

Students will be evaluated using some combination of quizzes, tests, papers and other assignments as defined by the instructor.  Students must complete at least one major, systematic research paper.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.




         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding