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Meeting Program Units

2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
Requirements for Participation

Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite proposals for a session discussing the ways biblical studies, as a humanities field, remains an appropriate field of study in a higher education system that is increasingly focused on maximizing the career potential of its undergraduates. How can we move beyond the default argument that biblical studies and the other humanities fields are relevant because they teach students “critical thinking”? What more can we offer? We also invite proposals for an open session, especially proposals suggesting various creative ways instructors of biblical studies courses might assess the full range of student performance. What techniques might best gauge and evaluate improvement in student skills and abilities beyond mastery of the subject content of the course?

Program Unit Chairs

Glenn S. Holland

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For all other persons wanting to propose a paper, you must communicate directly with the chair of the program unit to which you want to propose. Chairs have the responsibility to make waiver requests, and their email addresses are available above. SBL provides membership and meeting registration waivers only for scholars who are outside the disciplines covered by the SBL program, specifically most aspects of archaeological, biblical, religious, and theological studies.

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