Studies in [Topic]

The unit Studies in (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 p address in greater depth a topic that has arisen from some prior study or from a current interest in the academy or the wider society. It thus provides an additional degree of flexibility as an Elective unit which, when applied to a specific Discipline, forms part of a Specialisation within that Discipline within the postgraduate 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:

  • Articulate the key components of the topic that warrant special attention;
  • Analyse the factors that have given rise to the current form of the topic;
  • Review the topic as it is represented in recent scholarship;
  • Assess the impact and likely course of the topic in relation to Christian thought or practice;
  • Produce an informed position paper on a significant aspect of the topic.
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