History of the Christian Churches in Australia
|Course code RELT2015||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course examines the history of the Christian churches in Australia from their foundations in the settler colonies through to the late 20th century. The course will provide an overview history of the period and look at some important themes and developments. These may include: difficulties in a convict colony; transition of leadership amongst new immigrant populations and finally to Australian-born leaders; the roles played by religious orders; the development of the Roman Catholic and Anglican school systems; sectarian problems; issues in church and state and Australian politics.
Not available in 2015
|Previously offered in 2014|
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will be able to: |
1. Demonstrate understanding of the historical developments of the churches in Australia;
2. Analyse source material in Australian Christian history as part of the continuing development of the tradition’s thought and practice;
3. Empathise with Australians from an earlier period;
4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
|Content||The course critically examines the historical development of the Christian churches in Australia.|
|Transition||Students who have previously completed THEO2019 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT2015. Other first-year and upper-level options are available for these students.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|