This unit consists of lectures, tutorials, guided reading and supervised personal study that integrate key concepts of the scriptural, doctrinal, moral and liturgical dimensions of the Catholic tradition, to enable students to present a written account of the Church’s faith and its implications for ministry in contemporary settings. Students participate in a series of lectures and tutorials which include synthetic presentations of various theological themes. Students work under the direction of an individual supervisor in the preparation of a major integrative essay.

Unit code: XS3901C (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Capstone

Unit discipline: Capstone Other S

Delivery mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Integrate key aspects of their learning across a number of theological fields in order to address a particular topic or theme.


Identify and critically assess the ways in which the methodologies and concepts in areas such as philosophy, systematic theology, biblical studies, moral theology, church history and pastoral studies contribute to their chosen topic.


Use primary and secondary resources (print, electronic) accurately and in keeping with academic practice.


Apply their integrated theological understandings to practical workplace/ministry scenarios


Plan and produce a major essay demonstrating high levels of academic practice, integrative insight and pastoral application.

Unit sequence

May only be taken in the final two semesters of the Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry or the combined Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry degrees


This Capstone Unit encourages students to undertake self-directed, peer-engaged and integrative study. A variety of learning resources – lectures, tutorials, guided reading, regular formative feedback on assessment tasks and supervisory support – will enable students to achieve the learning outcomes of the unit.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

OPTION 1 : 4 x 250-word Tutorial Papers 20% each paper due for related seminar
1 x 3000 -word Integrative Essay 60% end of semester 1 x 15 min Oral Exam 1000 words 20% end of semester

4000 100.0

OPTION 2 : 4 x 250-word Tutorial Papers 20% each paper due for related tutorial 1 x 4000-word Integrative Essay 80% end of semester

6000 100.0

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

Unit record last updated: 2019-09-05 13:18:33 +1000