This unit is the first of a sequence of two that introduces students to practice of personal and corporate spirituality. Spirituality is approached both broadly as the human exploration of personal meaning and transcendence as well as more specifically in the Christian tradition of the human experience of God in Christ through the Holy Spirit and in the communal life of the Church.

This first unit examines the following areas of Spirituality • Spirituality and Self-awareness • Spirituality and Relationships
• Contemplative spirituality • Historical Spiritual Disciplines and Practices

Unit Code: DS0101W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Appreciate the breadth of experiences, expressions and emphases evident in the Christian encounter of God within a variety of traditions


Develop a biblical and theological appreciation of Christian spirituality and the process of spiritual formation


Demonstrate an awareness of their own encounter with God;


Thoughtfully engage new practices spirituality

Unit sequence

This unit is first in a sequence of two units (DS0101W, DS0102W) that together serve as an introduction to Christian spirituality. It is expected that students work through these units in sequence.


Lectures, seminars, tutorials.
The unit will also utilise the practice of spirituality as well as field trips and excursions to provide students with the opportunity to explore various expressions and contexts of spirituality.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Written Assessment Task 1000 words

1000 30.0
Oral Presentation

Presentation 20 mins

0 30.0

Written Assessment Task 1,500 words

1500 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-12 14:51:20 +1100