Introduction to [Topic]

The unit Introduction to [Topic] provides students with an opportunity to focus at an introductory level on an area of study (the topic) within a discipline or subdiscipline that is not available elsewhere in the curriculum.  It is designed to present a general overview of a contemporary or emergent issue or theme of current concern to Christian life, ministry or theology. The unit is an Elective unit which, when applied to a specific Discipline, forms part of a Major within that Discipline within the Bachelor awards.

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.

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Can be offered in any discipline or sub discipline

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the major elements involved in the topic;
  2. Account for the factors that have given rise to the topic;
  3. Incorporate a range of relevant primary and secondary scholarship into a study of the topic;
  4. Analyse the salient features of the topic in its current context;
  5. Produce a coherent statement of the significance of the topic in the context of current Christian thought or practice.
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