Critical Academic Skills in Theological Studies

The unit Critical Academic Skills in Theological Studies provides structured, practical instruction in the nature and skills of critical thinking, reading, and writing in a theological context. It is designed as a generic introduction to the academic skills relevant to the various disciplines in theological studies. As such, it is an elective unit and does not form part of a Specialisation in any specific Discipline.

All A units are not included in the structure of Majors or Sub-majors (UG studies) or in concentration or specialisation (PG studies).

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Credit Points






Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate the relative merits of statements of thought, opinion, fact, belief, and knowledge
  2. Analyse arguments in readings drawn from a range of theological disciplines to identify valid conclusions based on authentic evidence
  3. Access and process with critical empathy a diverse range of relevant primary and secondary theological research resources
  4. Construct evidence-based arguments in a range of theological disciplines
  5. Produce a cogent piece of extended critical writing utilising appropriate critical methods and academic presentation conventions.
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