This seminar based unit is designed to enable students to develop advanced skills in historical research and writing. The Unit will include sessions on methods of historic research; writing history; using oral history; the internet and historical research; historiography

Unit Code: CH3851C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Undertake historical research with the appropriate understanding of historical methodology and demonstrate understanding of a range of approaches to the study of historical texts.


Show skilled use of electronic databases, journals and other scholarly literature.


Engage in scholarly exchange with people engaged in other areas of historical research.


Critically evaluate the work of other historians in the seminar discussions.


Display competence in historical methodology and research methods relevant to the discipline of Church History.


Reflect theologically upon historical texts and integrate their study with other theological disciplines

Unit sequence

30 points in Church History at first level 30 points of Church History at second level


Lectures and seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

1,000 seminar paper on historical methodology

0 20.0
Seminar or Tutorial

500 word seminar paper on historical analysis

0 10.0
Seminar or Tutorial

500 word seminar papers on historical analysis

0 10.0

3000 word research essay

0 60.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-26 08:12:19 +1100