This unit will introduce students to some of the key themes in the development of the church from the second to the fifteenth century. Students will explore the spread of Christianity, the apostolic tradition, church-state relations, ‘heresy’, dissent and schism, Constantine and the 'Triumph of Christianity', monasticism, the rise of the papacy, Christian society, the Medieval church, John Wycliffe and Jan Hus.

Unit Code: CH1711W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Outline key aspects of the Christian story from early to late-medieval times;


Identify some of the social, political and cultural factors influencing the development of Christianity


Demonstrate basic skills in interpreting historical documents


Assess the significance of selected movements and personalities for the church’s history.


Face to Face


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Half-hour written test

0 20.0

Five 100-word forum posts or equivalent (or a 15-minute oral exam)

0 20.0
Document Study

Document study of 1,000 words

0 20.0

Essay of 1,500 words

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-15 10:14:09 +1100