Spring 2023 - ENGL 376 D100

Special Studies (4)

King James Bible

Class Number: 4289

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    BLU 10921, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2023
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 5037, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    30 units or two 200-division English courses.



The course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught.


The King James Bible

First published in 1611, the King James Version of the Christian Bible (KJV) may be the single most influential text of English literature ever.  In this course, we will not approach KJV theologically. Rather, we will simply read and discuss selections, from both the Old and New Testaments, with a view toward learning their major tropes, symbols, images, narratives, characters, and interpretative problems. Basically, if you’ve ever wanted to get a grip on the whole Bible thing (without going to church), this course is for you.


  • Mid-Term (take-home) 20%
  • Presentation or Project 20%
  • Term Paper (8 pages) 30%
  • Final Exam (3 hours) 30%


We will use an online edition of KJV. You can supplement this with a paper copy if you wish. Just make sure that you have KJV, and not any other translation or redaction of the Bible!



Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

IMPORTANT NOTE Re 300 and 400 level courses: 75% of spaces in 300 level English courses, and 100% of spaces in 400 level English courses, are reserved for declared English Major, Minor, Extended Minor, Joint Major, and Honours students only, until open enrollment begins.

For all On-Campus Courses, please note the following:
- To receive credit for the course, students must complete all requirements.
- Tutorials/Seminars WILL be held the first week of classes.
- When choosing your schedule, remember to check "Show lab/tutorial sections" to see all Lecture/Seminar/Tutorial times required.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html