This unit introduces the student to legal and theoretical concepts of human rights and their relevance and application to Christian faith and practice. It will challenge the student to apply critical thinking to the impact of human rights theories on contemporary social issues and evaluate how this affects Christian ethics and belief. It will examine the impact of human rights on the Church, the Church’s response to human rights and the Church’s engagement with international human rights frameworks.

Unit Code: DM2116B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes


Clearly articulate international human rights frameworks and principles


Apply missiological reflection to human rights concepts


Critically evaluate the place of human rights within the church


Analyse and articulate biblical responses to human rights issues within the global community

Unit sequence

15 points in Field D


Lectures, tutorials, class debate


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 2,500 words

2500 60.0

Participate in a formal class debate and provide accompanying 1,500 word essay on specific debate topic

1500 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-05 07:59:18 +1000