Unit Code & NameBN3796B A Narrative Study of the Gospel of Mark
DescriptionThis unit offers the opportunity to study various narrative approaches to Mark's Gospel. Students will explore the literary conventions and devices used by Mark, including characterization, dialogue and the use of irony.
The unit examines reader-response methods, structuralist and post-structuralist readings and ideological approaches to the text.
Prerequisites54 points in Field B, with at least 36 points in BN
Learning ActivitiesLectures, group work, online forums, videos
*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
Assessments1 x 1,500 word critical reviw of readings - 30%
1 x 3,000 word research essay - 70%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Apply research skills in the area of narrative criticism.
2. Articulate an understanding of the major narrative devices and reading strategies in relation to Mark's gospel.
3. Assess the debate concerning Markan genre.
4. Critically evaluate the hermeneutical foundations of relevant approaches to gospel studies within literary critical theory.
5. Demonstrate the effective use of literary critical tools in the exegesis of specific Markan texts.