Research and Communication for Bible Exposition – BIBL 987

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

A 16 week course designed to develop research skills in concert with the completion of comprehensive exams and the development and approval of a dissertation prospectus. Students will write and secure approval of a PhD prospectus outlining chapter by chapter content summation in alignment with a thesis statement and a comprehensive approach to research and writing. The course will additionally include preparation and completion of comprehensive exams. The dissertation prospectus must be approved prior to beginning dissertation writing, which will take place within the course once the prospectus is approved.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

BIBL 987 is the transition course that assesses competency from PhD in Bible Exposition course work and prepares the PhD candidate for dissertation writing. This is accomplished through comprehensive exams, prospectus development and approval, and pairing the candidate with a dissertation mentor. All of these tasks are necessary before dissertation writing can formally commence.

Course Assignment

  1. Quiz: Pre-Prospectus Proposal

    A one question quiz to assess whether or not you have completed the two part pre-prospectus proposal. Part one of the pre-prospectus proposal consists of a written document laying out your proposed dissertation topic and thesis, and part two consists of an arranged virtual consultation meeting with faculty for the purpose of redirection or confirmation prior to prospectus development. (CLO: C)

  2. Comprehensive Exam: Old Testament Essays Assignment

    There are four Old Testament essay questions that must be answered as a part of the PhD in Bible Exposition comprehensive examination process. The first three questions assess scholarly competency related to historical, literary, and theological aspects of Old Testament studies. The fourth essay assesses competency in expositional writing and exegetical interpretation. (CLO: A, B)

  3. Comprehensive Exam: New Testament Essays Assignment

    There are four New Testament essay questions that must be answered as a part of the PhD in Bible Exposition comprehensive examination process. The first three questions assess scholarly competency related to historical, literary, and theological aspects of New Testament studies. The fourth essay assesses competency in expositional writing and exegetical interpretation. (CLO: A, B)

  4. Prospectus: First Draft Assignment

    The PhD in Bible Exposition prospectus is a written “roadmap” providing detailed direction for dissertation research and writing. The first draft of the prospectus includes a dissertation abstract, chapter by chapter outline, and bibliography. (CLO: C, D, E)

  5. Prospectus: Final Draft Assignment

    The PhD in Bible Exposition prospectus is a written “roadmap” providing detailed direction for dissertation research and writing. The final draft of the prospectus includes a revised dissertation abstract, chapter by chapter synopsis (coinciding with the outline), and bibliography. (CLO: C, D, E)

  6. Quiz: Mentor Pairing

    A one question quiz to assess whether or not you have completed the dissertation pairing tool (to request a dissertation mentor). (CLO: G)

  7. Quiz: Retake and Revision

    A one question quiz to assess whether or not you have satisfactorily completed requested retakes or revisions pertaining to comprehensive exams. (CLO: A, B)

  8. Quiz: Reading and Research

    A one question quiz to assess whether or not you have continued in dissertation reading and research once all other BIBL987 tasks are satisfactorily completed. (CLO: F)