BIB500 is a hybrid course that explores the origins and content of the literature (books) of the Hebrew Scriptures, also known as the Old Testament (OT) in Christian circles, considering the history and culture of the people who produced them. This course will introduce the student to critical approaches for reading and interpreting the biblical texts. For CE units/Audit: Attend 90% of sessions and complete a short assignment. For academic credit: Attend all lectures and complete all assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course. 3 academic credits. The cost includes $100 in tuition and a $8 registration fee.