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Programme and Module Handbook

Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2020-2021 (archived)

Module TMMC3177: Advanced New Testament Greek

Department: Theology, Ministry and Mission

TMMC3177: Advanced New Testament Greek

Type Open Level 3 Credits 10 Availability Available in 2020/21 Module Cap None. Location Durham


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Excluded Combination of Modules

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  • To develop in students an advanced understanding of New Testament Greek and its grammar.
  • To foster the ability to use linguistic skills independently in analysis of New Testament texts.


  • An engagement with the advanced Greek lexicons and grammars (e.g. BDAG; F.W. Blass, A. Debrunner and R.W. Funk).
  • A linguistic and exegetical engagement with one or two New Testament texts that raise complex linguistic issues (e.g. James; 1 Peter).

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • [BA SSK 1, 4] [Graduate Cert / Dip SSK 2]
  • Show systematic and detailed knowledge of lexical and grammatical aspects of New Testament Greek.
  • Engage critically with key concepts and processes of inquiry used in advanced scholarship in discussion of New Testament texts in Greek.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • [BA SSS 1]
  • Apply advanced knowledge of New Testament Greek in making sophisticated judgements on matters of translation and of exegesis.
Key Skills:
  • [BA KS 1, 2] [Graduate Cert / Dip KS 1, 2]
  • Identify, gather, analyse and evaluate textual source materials, including material from primary sources and scholarly research, and communicate their findings with clarity and fairness.
  • Critically evaluate ideas, arguments and assumptions, using them to construct and communicate coherent and well-reasoned arguments, showing critical awareness of their own and others’ beliefs, commitments and prejudices.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Lectures and Personal Study
  • Summatively assessed essay

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 8 1.75 hours 16
Personal Study 84
Total 100

Summative Assessment

Component: Essay Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Essay 2500 words 100%

Formative Assessment:

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University