Studies in [Topic]

The unit Studies in [Topic] provides students with an opportunity to develop introductory-level skills and knowledge in an area of study (the topic) within a discipline or subdiscipline that is not available elsewhere in the curriculum.  It is designed to enable the student to engage in such studies as: an examination of contemporary themes or current issues in the discipline; exploration of developments in research and theory; a consideration of the implications of developments in research and theory to a broad range of issues of current concern to Christian life, ministry or theology; or an opportunity to learn new theories and skills and to apply them in practical or simulated circumstances.

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. Demonstrate relevant knowledge of the topic selected for consideration;
  2. Analyse specific elements of the topic by utilising methodologies appropriate to the discipline;
  3. Incorporate relevant primary and secondary scholarship into a study of the topic;
  4. Utilise practical, critical and/or analytic skills to apply knowledge gained to a specific context;
  5. Apply the results of their study to enrich Christian life, ministry or theology.
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