This unit examines the influences that shape and impact communities both in Australia and overseas. The unit aims to provide a foundation for students to engage in civic life by discerning important challenges confronting communities globally and by exploring creative, innovative and effective responses. Students will explore justice, social movements, globalization, international relations and approaches to development through critical engagement with Christian theological traditions.

Unit Code: AP8001S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Philosophy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Analyse critical challenges facing our global community and examine contributing factors.


Investigate and interpret how sectors of society influence and impact people and communities.


Demonstrate a framework for engaging in civic life and service to others, based on Christian texts and traditions.


Critically evaluate a range of responses to challenges facing our global community.


Engage and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.


Effectively use resources and research such as case studies to create innovative responses to current global issues.


Lecture input; group discussion and collaboration; input from guest speakers/industry leaders; online including text, visual material, graphics and audio.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Case Study

5 critical reviews of case studies (200 words each)

0 15.0
Critical Review

Critical Review 1,000 words

0 15.0

Essay 2,000 words

0 30.0

Presentation (equivalent 1000 words) 20% and Report (1000 words) 20%

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-04 11:07:57 +1100