Directed Studies in Religion and Civil Society

Course code RELT3021Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course provides opportunities for third year students to develop an advanced level of understanding of religion and civil society and relevant research skills through a customised learning experience which may include guided, intensive scholarly reading in particular fields or disciplines and/or pursuit of particular vocational interests or career avenues in real-world settings (ie. regular or intensive, interactive and practical experience). Students may choose from the following broad areas of study on religion: gender, sexuality; politics, law and ethics; society and culture; interfaith, inter-religious relations.
Students may also propose a vocational experience as the context for their study and reflection, for example in a place of worship, social welfare agency, educational context or institution.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of a specialised topic in the study of religion and civil society; Apply research methods relevant to the study of religion and civil society;
2. Critically evaluate their own learning and educational growth;
3. Reflect upon and synthesise theological insights across a range of secular and/or religious workplace settings;
4. Demonstrate advanced writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
ContentThis course allows students to develop an advanced level of learning on religion and civil society through a customised learning experience.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units of RELT courses at 1000 level.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 x 2500 word essays (100%)
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term