Studies in [Topic]

This unit is generic and can be applied to any discipline or sub discipline. The unit topic and content will be chosen by Sydney College of Divinity teaching colleges to provide students an opportunity to explore at an intermediate level an area [Topic] within a discipline or subdiscipline that is not available elsewhere in the curriculum.

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

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the topic selected for consideration
  2. appraise a range of primary and secondary literature dealing with the topic
  3. critically evaluate the topic using the methodologies appropriate to the discipline
  4. show skilful competence in practical skills and/or descriptive, critical and analytic skills with respect to the topic
  5. discerningly apply the results of their study to enrich Christian life, ministry, or theology
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