The Christian Churches in the World: Advanced Studies in Ecclesiology

Course code RELT6010Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is an advanced study of ecclesiology which examines various historical and contemporary theological understandings of the Christian Church.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the field of ecclesiology
2. Evaluate theologies of the Christian Church, including those which arose out of significant moments in its history.
3. Critically analyse contemporary ecclesiologies and important scholars in this field of study.
4. Apply theological reasoning to contemporary issues in the 21st century presence of the Christian Church in a variety of cultural contexts
ContentThe course will be organised around the following themes:
1. Theological Development of Ecclesiology
2. Ecclesiology in Historical Context
3. Contemporary Ecclesiologies
Replacing Course(s)THEO6010
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6010 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6010.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 x 1500 words minor essay (20%)

1 x 3000 words major essay (40%)
Online Discussion1,500 words equivalent (20%)
Quiz - On-line(20%) (up to 100 multiple choice/true false questions or 20 short answer questions at 60 words each or a combination of these)
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term