An introduction to the use of English as the medium for studying theology, with special emphasis on critical reading and analysis and the preparation of formal written papers.
Understand and use the specialised terminology of biblical and theological study (in both academic and colloquial style, and recognizing figurative language and allusions to the Bible);
Apply the techniques and styles of written composition for academic purposes;
Make use of appropriate reference materials and construct bibliographies in accordance with academic practice;
Undertake critical reading of scholarly argumentation;
Incorporate critical methods into their essay-writing at first year level, correctly documenting arguments from the Bible and primary historical sources, and using correct conventions in quotation and cross-referencing;
Make oral presentations in appropriate language and style
Pronounce key terminology correctly
Explain the administrative language used in academic regulations and forms.
Non-English Speaking Background students who have not undertaken tertiary studies in English. A written and oral test will be given in the first week of class to assess the student’s present capabilities in English.
Discussion, listening exercises, writing exercises, glossary development
Two 1,000 word essays
One 10 minute oral examination
Vocabulary Test (100 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-29 09:26:53 +1100