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: CT9711W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

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 tradition 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?’

4.

Identify, critique and develop responses to questions surrounding death raised in contemporary culture.

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, online discussions

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Forum

Online Forum: 1,500 words

25.0
Oral Presentation

Online Presentation: 1,000 words (or equivalent)

25.0
Essay

Essay: 3,500 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 08:38:07 +1100