Not currently offered
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


This course will introduce students to advanced methods and theory for research in the study of religion and theology. This will be provided through 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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO4001. Students who have successfully completed THEO4001 are not eligible to enrol in RELT4010.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


This course will involve the analysis and critical evaluation of methods and theory in the study of religion and theology.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology (Honours) or Bachelor of Arts (Honours) programs.

Assumed knowledge

The 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.

Assessment items

Essay: Research Essay

Presentation: Oral Presentation