Unit overview and content

In this unit, students engage in an in depth study of the concept of worldview and how it aligns with the study of hermeneutics, that is, the manner in which people and communities make sense of their experience. Students will utilise this methodology to analyse private and public worldviews, including the worldview of the Australian culture. Finally, they will study how it is that faith intersects with culture and how leaders within faith communities can respond.

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.


A/Prof Jim D’Orsa

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

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.