Content

This religious history unit introduces students to the place of the Christian churches in Australian society from the colonial period to the present. It considers a number of methodological approaches and the work of a range of representative historians. Themes covered include sectarianism, church-state relations, denominational histories, ecumenism, migration and changing religious demographics.

Unit Code: CH3725B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Analyse significant events and people who have made a contribution to the history of Christianity in Australia;

2.

Compare and contrast a range of competing historical interpretations of Christianity in Australia;

3.

Critically interpret primary and secondary sources and use them appropriately

4.

Construct a coherent historical argument, relevant to the needs of the contemporary church, using the conventions of the discipline of history

5.

Articulate the value of historical awareness for the present identity and mission of Australian churches

Unit sequence

CH129B Introduction to Church History or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, discussion, forum engagement, online videos, web links, reading.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1,000 word primary source analysis

20.0

2,500 word essay

50.0

500 word post on discussion board

10.0

500 word post on discussion board

10.0

500 word post on discussion board

10.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-25 15:08:26 +1100