BI 102 New Testament Survey
Spring 2005 Fast Track 2
Academic Building Rm 203 Wed
Office: Academic Office
The course contributes to
the student’s overall experience at
- Kenneth Schenck, Jesus is Lord! An Introduction to the New Testament
- Bible (translation of your choice, but preferably NIV)
By the end of this course you will …
1. have enhanced your enjoyment of the New Testament.
2. be able to navigate your way through the basic layout of the New Testament.
3. have a basic grasp of the content of each NT book.
4. not be frazzled when you encounter strange people and places in the NT.
5. know, love and enjoy God better by studying his words and works.
“A survey of the history, literature and theology of the New Testament. Emphasis upon the contents of the twenty-seven books that comprise the New Testament. Attention will also be given to the transmission of the text and the process of canonization. Students will also be exposed to critical issues and scholarly methods employed in modern research of the New Testament.”
1. Weekly Points: 10 weeks x 50 pts/week = 500 points
Each weekly session you can earn up to 50 points. These points will be given based on assignments, reading, quizzes, and active participation. By the end of each day we will fill out a log sheet with pertinent data learned in that day’s activities. These log sheets will be the key to taking later quizzes and the final. Make sure to come prepared every day and these points are yours.
2. Project Points: 2 projects x 150 points ea = 300 points
Each student is responsible for two projects. On May 25th, students will work together in teams to teach the class about Paul’s letters. You will need to do some research and preparation for this. Secondly, on the week before the final exam (June 8th), each individual student will hand in a creative expression of the basic shape of the New Testament. The purpose of this project is to grasp the big picture of the NT in a way enjoyable to you. Instructions for these assignments can be found in the appendix.
3. Exam Points: 1 Exam x 200 pts each = 200 points
There will be one final exam worth 200 points. It will test your accumulated knowledge of basic NT knowledge. It will be cumulative, consisting primarily of questions from previous weekly quizzes, so the trick is to study and learn as you go!
500 Weekly Points
300 Project Points
+ 200 Final Exam Points
1000 total possible points
1000 – 950 A
949 – 900 A-
899 – 870 B+
869 – 830 B
829 – 800 B-
799 – 770 C+
769 – 730 C
729 – 700 C-
699 – 670 D+
669 – 630 D
639 – 600 D-
Apr 13th Introduction & Matthew
Apr 20th Mark and Jesus’ People
Apr 27th Luke and Jesus’ Places
May 4th John and Jesus’ Person
May 11th Acts and Paul’s Places & People
May 18th Romans – I & II Corinthians
May 25th Galatians – Titus
June 1st Hebrews – Revelation
June 8th Conclusion and Review
June 15th Final Exam
Apr 13th – ___/50 Weekly Points Total = ___/50
Apr 20th – ___/50 Weekly Points Total = ___/100
Apr 27th – ___/50 Weekly Points Total = ___/150
May 4th – ___/50 Weekly Points Total = ___/200
May 11th – ___/50 Weekly Points Total = ___/250
May 18th – ___/50 Weekly Points Total = ___/300
May 25th – ___/50 Weekly Points
___/150 Group Project Total = ___/500
June 1st – ___/50 Weekly Points Total = ___/550
June 8th – ___/50 Weekly Points
___/150 Creative Project Total = ___/750
June 15th – ___/50 Weekly Points
___/150 Final Exam Total = ___/1000
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email the director, Dr.
In an effort to
ensure that students experience the greatest return from their studies at SCC
and to maintain a sense of community between and among students and
SCC recognizes that extenuating circumstances will necessitate students missing class on occasion. Therefore, students are allowed to miss one block session (unexcused) per three credit-hour course without question and without academic penalty. A block session constitutes one class meeting (2 ½ or 3 ½ hour session) per week.
Unless approval is obtained from the instructor in advance, students missing 2-4 classes will have their letter grade lowered one full letter for every block class missed (e.g. students missing 2 block classes would have his/her grade lowered from A to B; 3 absences would reduce the letter grade from A to C, etc.). Students who accrue more than 4 absences will be assigned a grade of "F" for that course. In all cases, students have the right to appeal. Appeals must be made in writing to the instructor and the Academic Dean.
In all cases, including unexcused absences, students must make up all assignments and tests missed during any absence through arrangement with their instructor(s) in order to receive academic credit.
In case of
inclement weather or other emergency conditions, students, staff and faculty
should consult the
SCC requires that all research papers conform to the style guide as outlined by the MLA (Modern Language Association).
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. NY: MLA, 2003.
Four important rules to remember in order to avoid plagiarizing something:
*Note: Documenting sources helps your reader find more information as well as helping you avoid plagiarism.
Gannon, Jack. The Week the World Heard Gallaudet.
Appendix 1 – Log Sheet
Who What When Where Why
Size Location Features
Hot Topics: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Appendix 2 – Paul’s Letters Project Grade Sheet
Your Name: __________________________________________
Your Epistle(s): _________________________________________________________
Grade yourself according to how much you read and how well you read:
___/25. I carefully read the appropriate NT Epistles.
___/25. I carefully read the appropriate textbook chapters.
___/25. My Log Sheet(s) were complete
___/25. My Log Sheet(s) were accurate
___/25. I prepared a creative learning process for my fellow students.
___/25. I effectively facilitated the class in learning (a.k.a. I wasn’t boring)
Project Total: ____/150