THEO800Foundations for Theological Studies
Unit overview and content
This unit provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for graduate study in Theology. It introduces the student to the disciplines of Biblical Studies and Theology. Students will gain a firm foundation of specialised knowledge in these areas and will be ready for further study in Biblical Studies, Theology, Leadership, or Religious Education.
Unit content includes:
- The God who reveals, the God who is revealed
- The Trinity at the centre of faith
- Belief in Christ
- The community of belief in Jesus Christ
- The scriptures as the revelation of God
- Theology and Scripture in dialogue with our lives
- Faith and the experience of women in the church
- Faith in Action: Towards a civilization of love
- Faith in an age of ecological crisis
- Faith and science
- Faith and technology
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.
Trimester 1 – Prof Anne Tuohy
Trimester 2 – Prof Gerard Moore
Trimester 3 – Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez
Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.
At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.