Ecological Theology

Course code RELT6009Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is an advanced study in the emerging field of ecological theology. This field is marked by its attention to current scientific insight in the field of ecology and growing interest in ecological ethics, as well as current trends in philosophy, anthropology and ecology. It analyses the relationship between theology and these areas with a focus on scholarship in the areas of ecological theology and social ethics.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of ecological theology;
2. Demonstrate critical understanding of globalization and its various philosophical-religious perceptions with attention to the phenomenon’s increased attention to ecological concerns;
3. Understand the field of ecology and explore its theological implications;
4. Explore the contribution of theology to ecology, social and environmental ethics;
ContentThe course will be organised around the following themes:
1. Philosophy and ecology
2. Theology and ecology
3. Christology and ecology
4. Theological ethics and ecology
Replacing Course(s)THEO6009
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6009 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6009.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 x 3000 words (100%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term