(02) 9847 0030



Unit overview and content

In this unit students will enter into a scholarly study of the major doctrinal teachings about Mary, Mother of God. The unit will consider the major doctrinal claims in relation to all or some of five perspectives; Mary in the Biblical sources, early claims and tiles and Christology, Mary and the Church at Vatican II, Mary in the liturgical tradition and Mary in ecumenical expression and discussions. Students will engage with Scriptural, patristic and dogmatic sources to develop a critical theological understanding of the doctrines. Students will engage with contemporary questions in Mariology including ecumenical discussions on Mary following the Second Vatican Council.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures.
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments. 

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Discussion Forum (20%)
  • Annotated Bibliography (20%)
  • Discussion Forum (20%)
  • Theological Essay (40%)
Back to top