This survey unit provides an historical overview and introduction to key people and events in the history of the Church. It explores issues of significance faced by Christianity throughout the life of the church. Students will explore how the church and individuals have responded in the past and how this has made an impact on the life of the church and Christian expression today.

Unit Code: CH8791B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of key themes and events in the history of the church;


Assess the significance of particular key figures of Christian tradition.


Articulate specific ways in which thinking about God and questions of faith have changed through Christian history


Critically articulate the ways Christian tradition can inform faith in the present.


Distinguish between and critically utilize primary and secondary sources.


Duration of unit 16 weeks 12 weeks of teaching weekly for online and face to face 2 weeks, 18 hours class time per week, for two week intensive face to face only 36 hours class time over 6 days for six day intensive face to face only 3 blocks of 2 days teaching – 12 hours per block for one week extensive face to face only


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

3,000 word Major Essay

0 50.0

1,500 word primary source analysis

0 25.0
Tutorial Paper

1,500 word Tutorial Paper

0 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-27 14:37:49 +1100