Theology: Searching the Spiritual

Course code RELT1010Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course examines Theology among the disciplines of knowledge by studying the history, sources, truth claims and experiential dimensions of the spiritual searchings of major religious traditions, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western. It will begin with an exploration of theology’s ancient origins and move to a brief overview of Hindu, Confucian and Shinto theologies. It will then move to a focus on Christianity and its place within the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with particular attention being given to the theologies of various Christian denominations, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant. It will investigate the anthropological and faith structures of theological truth claims and their various creedal expressions. It will explore and appraise the nature and function of Theology through studying the work of major theologians across various religious traditions and throughout history.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the distinctive role played by Theology among the disciplines of knowledge;
2. Describe the nature and function of Theology through reference to the theologies of major religious traditions;
3. Employ theological concepts and discourse in analysing events in the world and in dialoguing with those who hold to a variety of beliefs and standpoints, both religious and non-religious;
4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
ContentThis course provides an introductory overview of themes and methods in the study of theology in major religious traditions.
Replacing Course(s)THEO1040
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO1040 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT1010. Other first-year and upper-level options are available for these students.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 x 750 words (25%)
1 x 1200 words essay (40%)
Online Discussion2 x 250 words discussion board posts (15%)
Other: (please specify)1 x 600 word wiki teamwork assignment (20%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for RELT1010