Maricopa Community Colleges  ENH252   20004-99999 

Official Course Description:  MCCCD Approval:  3-28-2000

ENH252  2000 Summer I - 9999

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

Biblical Backgrounds of Literature

Deals with genres and/or themes in reference to the Old and New Testament which are recurrent in world literature.

Prerequisites: None.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


ENH252  2000 Summer I - 9999

Biblical Backgrounds of Literature



Trace the development of the text of the Bible, and identify key events in its history. (I)


Describe the expansion of Christianity and its effects on literature. (I)


Identify and explain various approaches to the reading and criticism of literary texts. (I)


Identify and describe three phases of language. (II)


Identify, describe, and exemplify major genres of literature. (II)


Identify, describe, and exemplify various types of myths and stories. (III)


Define and exemplify the concept of metaphor as it is used in literature. (IV)

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ENH252  2000 Summer I - 9999

Biblical Backgrounds of Literature


I. Historical Context

A. Development of the Text of the Bible

B. Expansion of Christianity

C. Christianity: Inroads into the Literature

D. Approaches to Reading and Criticism

II. Form of Literary Text

A. Three Phases of Language

1. Metaphorical (poetic)

2. Metonymical (analogical, dialectical, prose)

3. Descriptive

B. Genres

1. Tragedy

2. Comedy

3. Epic

4. Lyric

5. Pastoral

6. Novel

III. Myths and Stories

A. Current definition of myth

B. Folklore and legends

C. Parables and fables

D. Allegories

E. Descriptive narratives

1. Historical

2. Fictional

3. Historical reminiscence (historical narrative)

IV. Metaphor

A. Repeated images

B. Extended metaphor as story


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