Feb 24, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

REL6436 LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF CHRIST COURSE PROCEDURE


REL6436 LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF CHRIST

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

REL6436 - Life and Teachings of Christ (3 hrs.)

A survey of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ in the context of culture, history, and literature, from an objective and analytical approach.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

REL6432 and REL6434- Strongly Recommended

Controlling Purpose:

This course provides a continuing introduction in religion studies, through scholarly investigations into the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, or as an elective course.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be familiar with the scholarly approach to Jesus as a historical figure and religious teacher, as depicted in canonical New Testament texts, no canonical texts and through other historical sources and debate.

Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:

The following outline defines the minimum core content, not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Describe the cultural and political history of first-century Palestine
  • Describe the diverse nature of Judaism in the first century, including the various sects than in existence
  • Describe the first-century Jewish concept of the Messiah, and associated expectations & theology

UNIT 2: LIFE OF CHRIST

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Detail events from the life of Jesus Christ, as depicted in New Testament texts, no canonical texts, and other historical works
  • Understand and apply the methods of modern scholarship in defining the actual events from the life of Jesus Christ
  • Understand and apply the methods of modern scholarship in differentiating between the actual events from the life of Jesus Christ from later traditions

UNIT 3: TEACHING OF CHRIST

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Describe the religious teachings of Jesus Christ, as depicted in New Testament texts, no canonical texts, and other historical works
  • Understand and apply the methods of modern scholarship in defining the actual words and works of Jesus Christ
  • Understand and apply the methods of modern scholarship in differentiating between the actual words and works of Jesus Christ from later traditions

UNIT 4: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Understand and discuss the transition from the words and works of Jesus Christ, to the early Jesus Movement, to the early Christian Church
  • Understand and discuss the development of the early Christian Church in the Roman Empire
  • Understand and discuss the historical and cultural diversity of Christianity, through the emergence of Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions
  • Discuss the relationships among the various Christian theologies of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ

UNIT 5: SCHOLARSHIP AND CRITICISM

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Compare the portraits of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in  the New Testament Gospels
  • Compare the portraits of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament Gospels with no canonical Gospels and other works
  • Undertake and present original research in the investigation of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, employing a critical, scholarly approach
  • Comment critically on contemporary scholarship, interpretations, and theology of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ

Textbook:

Contact the Bookstore or Instructor for current textbook

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program:

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class, which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.