RELT6009

Ecological Theology

10 Units

This course is an advanced study in the emerging field of ecological theology. This field is marked by its attention to current scientific insight in the field of ecology and growing interest in ecological ethics, as well as current trends in philosophy, anthropology and ecology. It analyses the relationship between theology and these areas with a focus on scholarship in the areas of ecological theology and social ethics.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability

Not currently offered

Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of ecological theology; 2. Demonstrate critical understanding of globalization and its various philosophical-religious perceptions with attention to the phenomenon’s increased attention to ecological concerns; 3. Understand the field of ecology and explore its theological implications; 4. Explore the contribution of theology to ecology, social and environmental ethics;

Content

The course will be organised around the following themes:

  1. Philosophy and ecology
  2. Theology and ecology
  3. Christology and ecology
  4. Theological ethics and ecology
Replacing Course(s) THEO6009
Transition Students who have previously completed THEO6009 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6009.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 2 x 3000 words (100%)
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for RELT6009

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