Dr. Hicks-Keeton teaches courses on biblical literature, ancient Judaism, and early Christianity. For a complete list of courses taught, please see her C.V.

In 2018, Dr. Hicks-Keeton received a Risser Innovative Teaching Fellowship to develop further her active learning strategies in the biblical studies classroom.

Canonization simulation

Click here for reflections from students who participated in Dr. Hicks-Keeton’s canonization simulation, in two iterations:

Role-playing Games in OU RELS "Lost Scriptures" Class

Role-playing games in the classroom? Ancient Jewish and Christian diversity? Empathy with alternative views? Check, check, and check at OU Religious Studies.This summer, students in Dr. Jill Hicks-Keeton's "Lost Scriptures" class designed and implemented a week-long historical simulation to wrestle with questions of how people in antiquity ascribed authority to scriptural texts and to imagine possible alternative histories. They adopted and researched ancient characters who had overlapping but not identical sacred texts and then negotiated a new "Community Rule." Check out photos and student reflections here.It's a great summer at OU College of Arts and Sciences!

Posted by OU Department of Religious Studies on Thursday, August 2, 2018
Lost Scriptures Canonization Simulation

Looking for a summer class? Check out Prof. Jill Hicks-Keeton's course "Lost Scriptures and the Formation of the Bible." Students participate in non-traditional final exam: a collaborative role-playing historical simulation dealing with how the Bible was formed. We're looking foward to a great summer at The University of Oklahoma and the OU College of Arts and Sciences!

Posted by OU Department of Religious Studies on Sunday, April 22, 2018

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