Contextualising Youth Ministry

Course code RELT6024Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course enables students to critically examine and theologically reflect on the many contexts that influence and shape ministry to young people.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be expected to:

1. Describe and recognise the systemic influence of the family systems and parents have on youth ministry.
2. Articulate the various contexts in which ministry to youth occurs such as the parish, Catholic school, dioceses, and movements.
3. Identify the impact of generational theory on ministry with youth
4. Examine the impact of postmodern culture on ministry to youth.
5. Demonstrate an understanding and utilise the internet and technology on ministry with youth, especially Web 2.0 theories.
6. Identify key theological themes and principles of Catholic youth ministry.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of and utilise the process of theological reflection in ministry with youth.
ContentTopic include:
- Family systems
- Postmodern culture
- Implications of technology and Web 2.0 on youth ministry
- Generational Theory
- Theological context of Youth Ministry
Replacing Course(s)THEO6024
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6024 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6024.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsModule 2: 1500 words (20%)
Essays / Written AssignmentsModule 3: 1500 words (20%)
Essays / Written AssignmentsIntegration Paper: 2000 words (40%)
Other: (please specify)Blogs and Forum Posts: 1500-2000 words (20%)
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 143 hour(s) per Term for Full Term