Advanced Seminar [Topic]

This unit enables students to read or research in greater depth a particular topic, to present the results of this reading or research to their peers and to engage in analytical discussion on the topic. A seminar is a class of students and an academic staff member that meets regularly.  A seminar has no lectures.  Students discuss assigned readings or their research and take an active role in their learning. Under guidance from or in consultation with the lecturer, this course unit permits students to choose a research topic in and to develop their skills of investigation under supervision.

This unit is generic and can be applied to any discipline or sub discipline. Generic “teaching” units contribute to flexibility in teaching practice through innovations and increase student engagement in learning. It allows lecturers to respond to student initiatives, to the latest developments in the disciplines, and to the availability of leaders in the field. These units provide an opportunity through lectures, seminars, guided research, or other means to engage students with ground breaking research, creative initiatives, and stimulating variations from the standard curriculum.


Study Level



Can be offered in any discipline or sub discipline

Credit Points



36 Credit points

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate thorough knowledge of the area chosen for consideration
  2. display well-developed skills of researching in a particular area
  3. evaluate the topic under consideration using the methodologies of the subject area
  4. present the results of the research to others and sustain extended argumentation on the topic
  5. evaluate the pertinent theological, ministerial and social implications of the topic.
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