Content

We humans simply have to talk about death! But what exactly is death? How shall we talk about it in ways that are honest, meaningful and responsible? In this unit, students will undertake a theological investigation into the subject of death utilising the resources of Christian belief and significant thinkers in the Western tradition: from the ancient Greek poets and playwrights through to the cultural critics and philosophers of modernity.

Unit Code: CT3711W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify and analyse a variety of ways that the Western and Christian theological traditions have thought about death

2.

Critically evaluate such understandings in light of and in conversation with other resources employed by Christian theology

3.

Articulate a coherent theological response to the question ‘What is death?’

Unit sequence

36 points in CT

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, online discussions

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Online test 500 words

10.0
Forum

Online Forum: 1,500 words

30.0
Short Answer Tests

Online test 500 words

10.0
Essay

Essay 3000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-07 09:40:03 +1100