This unit develops tools and skills for understanding and analysing a range of selected social justice issues prevalent in today’s world. It examines selected Biblical texts with reference to these specific issues. It adopts theological reflection and social analysis to develop a framework for application to other issues and contexts. The unit will include a critical and constructive review of The Salvation Army’s responses to social justice.

Unit Code: DM3717B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate the Biblical foundations of justice


Critically evaluate The Salvation Army approaches to social justice since its formation


Analyse the main ways in which Globalisation can affect individuals and communities and the implications for justice.


Apply theological reflection and social analysis to selected social justice issues.


Create an integrated framework for evaluating and responding to any social justice issue and provide analysis of a social justice issue using that framework.

Unit sequence

30 points in Field D with 15 points from DM or DP


Lectures, group work, online forums, videos


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Oral Presentation

Online presentation and accompanying paper (can be book review) 2,000 words

2000 40.0

Essay of 3,000 words

3000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-18 13:43:14 +1000