Directed Studies of Scriptures

Course code RELT3031
Not available in 2016


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; and 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 currently available.

Learning Outcomes

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.


This course allows students to develop an advanced level of learning through a customised learning experience studying religious scriptures.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO3015. Students who have successfully completed THEO3015 are not eligible to enrol in RELT3031.


This course replaces THEO3015. If you have successfully completed THEO3015 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

20 units of RELT courses at 1000 level.

Assessment Items

Essay: 2 x Essays

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term