course was first offered as a web, on-line course in the spring, 2003.
Students wishing information on the class as it currently exists should
consult the professor for that semester. As well, students will
here be able to access all information first offered only as a web-course;
however, the professor teaching the current class may object to some of this
material, change it, not offer what one may find here, etc. This
represents the advantage of a state-school religion program: disagreements
abound, and students benefit from the arguments provided for teaching,
emphasizing, interpreting, or suggesting what becomes most important in such
a course. For questions, please check the
current Arkansas State University Undergraduate Bulletin,
which lists the course in the Department of English & Philosophy as ENG 3483,
with the following course description:
"An analytical/critical study of
selected books of the Bible
with an emphasis on its component genres,
literary qualities, and influence."
I would urge students interested in this material to consider classes in the
Religion Studies minor (among which is "The Bible as Literature,"
requires 18 hours for completion, remains interdisciplinary, and requires
but one required course for completion: "The Impulse Toward Religion," ENG
1643. You'll find more information about the minor within this site,
Reading and Annotated Bibliography
note: if you have
previously visited this site, materials under The Bible as Literature course
have now been moved to Religion Studies, a minor under the auspices of
English & Philosophy, but consisting of interdisciplinary classes that
comprise the 18 hour degree.
For information on the program
or for helpful materials, click here.