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RE 223 Ancient Christianity
Compton, Elizabeth


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Course

RE 223 Ancient Christianity

Semester

U1SS 2013 RA

Faculty

Compton, Elizabeth

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters in Christian Ministry

Office Hours

By appointment before or after class

Daytime Phone

210-945-4683

E-Mail

Elizabeth.Compton@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 3 - July 28, 2013

Class Days

-T - Th

Class Time

4:55 pm - 7:35 pm

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:
Title:  The New Testament In Antiquity, Copyright 2009
Authors:  Gary M Burge, University of Aberdeen
 Lynn H. Cohick, University of Pennsylvania
Gene L. Green, University of Aberdeen
ISBN-10:  0-310-24495-1
ISBN-13:  978-0-310-24495-0
Publisher:  Zondervan

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Course Description:
RE 223 Ancient Christianity: A critical exploration of the origination and development of Christianity with the larger historical, cultural and religious setting of the ancient Graeco-Roman world. Particular attention is paid to how early Christians understood Jesus of Nazareth, organized and regulated their churches, and dealt with important religious and social concerns. Significant parts of the New Testament are studied with regard to these matters. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The facillitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, and writings.  Each student is expected to engage in classroom discussions in order to fully explore the orgins and development of Christianity.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Explore the basics of Christianity from the historical, geographical and societal context within the New Testament.
  2. Identification and articulation of the foundational Scriptures  contained in the New Testament
  3. Possess a basic level of competence in dientifying and analyzing the various themes and purposes of the New Testament books.
  4. Be able to engage in theological reflection in relatioship to the New Testament writings
Class Assessment:
 Learning objectives will be assessed by two tests, written assignment. class presentation, and in class participation.

Grading:

Grading:
Particiaption 10 points X 16 classes                            160 points (16% of grade)
Mid Term Examination                                             350 points (35% of grade)
Final Examination                                                     350 points (35% of grade)
New Testament Book Outline                                  70 points (7% of grade)
NewTestament Book Presentation                            70 Points (7% of grade)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will only be accepted if the student has contacted the instructor prior to the due date of an assignment with a valid reason he/she cannot meet the deadline. All approvals for extensions are at the instructor's discretion. Any assignments turned in late without prior approval from the instructor will have ten points deducted for each day it is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Respect, goodwill, and cooperation are to be extended to each student in the classroom.  Active particiapation in class discussion and dialogue will be done in a professional, cordial manner.   Side-bar discussions will not be tolerted.  Use of electronic devices in support of classroom activities are acceptable.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Meeting Dates and Assigned readadins (Be prepared to engage in discussion of the questions listed at the end of each chapter)
 
WEEK 1
June 4         Class Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
June 6         Chapters 3 & 4
 
WEEK 2
June 11       Chapters 5 & 6
June 13       Chapters 7 & 8
 
 
WEEK 3
June 18        Chapters 9 & 10
June 20        Chapters 11 & 12
 
WEEK 4
June 25         Chapters 13 & 14
June 27         Mid-Term Examination
 
 
WEEK 5
July 2          Chapters 15 & 16
July 4          Chapters 17 & 18
 
WEEK 6
July 9          Chapters 19 & 20
July 11        Chapters 21 & 22
 
WEEK 7
July 16        Chapters 23 & 24; New Testament Book Outline Due
July 18        Chapters 25, 26, 27
 
 
WEEK 8
July 23         New Testament Book Class Presentations
July 25         Final Examination
 

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Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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