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THEO900

Advanced Studies in Theology for the 21st Century

Unit overview and content

In this unit, their foundational studies in theology will enable students to draw on the best insights from the social sciences, philosophy, and other related studies into our current context. They will do so with special attention to new developments in the field of theology, focusing on the ever increasing and prominent role of religion in the current context, especially in the public sphere. Their foundational studies will enable them to constructively and creatively address current issues in theology related to their professional or scholarly interests.

Assumed knowledge or prerequisites

It will be expected that students have successfully completed THEO800, THEO801 and THEO802 from the BBI Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies, unless otherwise approved by the course coordinator. Students who enter the Master of Theological Studies with the equivalent of prior study in theology or a cognate discipline at the Graduate Certificate level will be understood to have met this requirement.

Study hours

15 hours per week for 8 week Trimester ( in Trimester 3 2017-18), comprised of:

  • Directed supervision and directed reading

Teaching methods

Online Directed Supervision

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Extended Proposal (30%)
  • Literature Review (30%)
  • Essay (40%)
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