Directed Studies of Scriptures

Course code RELT3031Units 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 and research skills in the study of religious scriptures through a customised learning experience which may include guided, intensive scholarly reading in relevant fields or disciplines. Students may choose from the following broad areas of study: particular book studies in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament or other sacred literature aligned to staff expertise; investigations into the form and efficacy of exegetical and hermeneutic methods including textual criticism, literary criticism, form criticism, redaction criticism and historical criticism along with narrative, social scientific and other hermeneutic theories.

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 religious scriptures;
2. Apply critical methodologies in the study of religious scriptures;
3. Reflect upon and evaluate their own learning and educational growth;
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 through a customised learning experience studying religious scriptures.
Replacing Course(s)THEO3015
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO3015 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT3031. Other upper-level options are available for these students.
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 essay (100%)
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term