Biblical Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the books of the Bible, including the Hebrew Bible/tanach, the apocrypha and the Dead Sea scrolls. The program provides tools for understanding the historical, literary, and cultural background of these ancient books.
Students who wish to major in BBCL must complete 36 senior credit points normally consisting of BBCL2603 Prophets; BBCL2606 Jewish Apocalyptic Literature; BBCL2607 Biblical Poetic Books; BBCL2608 Biblical Wisdom Literature; plus either BBCL2609 Historical Jesus to Written Gospels and BBCL2610 The New Testament as Literature; or two units in Classical Hebrew. RLST2624 The Birth of Christianity may be substituted for one of the senior units.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
Hebrew (Classical), Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture