Religion and Theology Honours I: Methods and Theory

Course code RELT4010Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course will introduce students to advanced methods and theory for research in the study of religion and theology. This will be provided through a weekly seminars, which will focus on key figures and movements in the history of the study of religion and theology, as well as current trends in contemporary approaches to religion and theology, such as historical sociological, anthropological, psychological, phenomenological, and other philosophical and theological issues.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to problems in the area of religion and theology with intellectual independence, with regard to the specific issue(s) considered in the course;
2. Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to understand a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with regard to the specific issue(s) considered in the course;
3. Explain and critically discuss the underlying principles and concepts relevant to one or more specific issues religion and theology;
4. Apply the appropriate principles, methods, and technical skills required to conduct research in religion and theology
5. Communicate and present information with clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas in religion and theology to a variety of audiences
6. Demonstrate advanced research writing and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
ContentThis course will involve the analysis and critical evaluation of methods and theory in the study of religion and theology.
Replacing Course(s)THEO4001 and RELI4001
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO4001 and/or RELI4001 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT4010
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThe Bachelor of Theology Honours and Bachelor of Arts Honours programs require successful completion of a Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science or its equivalent, with a major in as field relevant to their proposed Honours study and at least a credit average in the field in their undergraduate program.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 x 4500 word essays (80%)
Presentations - Group1 x 15 minute group presentation (20%)
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology Honours or the Bachelor of Arts Honours programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for RELT4010