The Capstone unit entails study at an advanced level, drawing together and moving beyond the student’s preceding coursework. It requires the distinctive formulation of a topic area, question or theme. Study of this topic requires research, exegesis of texts or specific authors’ work, and critical appraisal of arguments and potential further work in the subject area. Strong communication skills are required for the assessment tasks. The Capstone unit requires an integrative approach, drawing upon at least two disciplines within theological studies. The Capstone unit is undertaken within the final two semesters of a Masters Degree.
Explain succinctly the issue or theme addressed and how it relates to other areas of theological study
Critically review the distinctive arguments or perspectives presented by relevant texts or sources, drawing upon at least two disciplines of theological studies
Critique the contribution, merits or limitations of these arguments or sources, and their potential impact on ministry or faith practice
Introduce potential areas for further study of this theme
After an initial orientation seminar, students will work under the supervision of an appropriately qualified member of faculty.
OPTION A (or OPTION B) One Exegetical Paper or Book Review, 1500 words, and One Essay of 4500 words including a 10 minute oral presentation or Option B
OPTION B (OR OPTION A) One essay of 6000 words including a 10 minute oral presentation
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Oct, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-07-05 11:29:41 +1000