Christianity: History of a Global Religion

Course code RELT1011Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course provides an historical overview of the development of Christianity. Students will be introduced to key factors in the genesis and growth, identity and developing self-understanding of the Christian churches, with particular attention to the interaction of faith and theology within changing social, cultural and intellectual worlds. Following an introduction to the Judaic, Greco-Roman, Near Eastern and African milieus within which Christianity first emerged, the course outlines and critically examines how and why the Christian faith spread across the world and became a global religion. It explores the historic and current diversity of Christianity.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the historical developments of global Christianity;
2. Analyse source material in Christian history as part of the continuing development of the tradition’s thought and practice;
3. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
ContentThe course critically examines how and why the Christian faith spread across the world and became a global religion.
Replacing Course(s)THEO1002
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO1002 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT1011. 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 1500 word essay (40%)
Online Discussion5 x 300 discussion board (40%)
Quiz - On-line4 x 1 hr online quizzes (20%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for RELT1011