Youth Ministry - Foundations

Course code RELT6021Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course provides an introduction to Catholic youth ministry through the examination of key concepts related to ministry to youth in the Catholic Church, including a review of the comprehensive youth ministry vision. The course examines the local youth ministry context in light of a comprehensive and systems thinking approach. Additionally, ministry to youth will be discussed, in light of faith development and learning style theories.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be expected to:

1. Explain the concepts, principles, and aims of a comprehensive youth ministry vision to be approved by Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
2. Engage in a systematic reflection regarding ministry with youth in the Catholic Church using a systems theory and recent research.
3. Describe key concepts from foundational to learning and faith development related to ministry with youth.
4. Articulate the integration of key course concepts into local youth ministry context.
ContentTopic include:
- Comprehensive vision of youth ministry
- Current research in youth ministry
- A systems approach to Catholic youth ministry
- Foundational documents in youth ministry
- Understanding of learning style and faith development theories related to youth ministry
Replacing Course(s)THEO6021
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6021 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6021.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2000-2500 words (20%)
Assignment 2 Module 3: Assignment 3 Assignment 4
Essays / Written Assignments2000-2500 words (20%)
Essays / Written Assignments2000-2500 words (40%)
Other: (please specify)Blogs and Forum Posts: 1500-2000 words (20%)
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term