Content

In this unit, students will participate in a supportive research community, in which they will learn methods of qualitative research and approaches to the academic study of spirituality. Students will develop skills in thesis formulation and writing and research methodology; and apply these skills to a particular aspect of spirituality.

Unit Code: DS9151J

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Jesuit College of Spirituality

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Analyse critical issues in the study of spirituality as an academic discipline

2.

Compare research methodologies for the academic study of spirituality

3.

Examine key issues in the construction of research papers

4.

Apply these methodological and research skills to a particular aspect of spirituality

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: Old code: DS9119F

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, facilitated interaction in small groups

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

3000-word written essay on critical issues and research methodologies for the study of spirituality

50.0
Essay

3000-word written essay applying these methodologies and skills to a particular aspect of spirituality (research proposal)

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 3 Aug, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-16 09:21:54 +1000