History of the Catholic Church in Australia since 1788
This course examines the history of the Catholic Church in Australia from the early convict and settler colonies through to the late 20th century. It will be set within the general history of Australia in its global context and will include relationships between the Catholic Church and other faith traditions. Topics may include the following: beginnings in convict/settler colonies; Irish and other settler influences; relations with indigenous Australians; sectarianism; ‘Australianising’ the Catholic Church; effects of international influences such as World Wars and Vatican II.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
On successful completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of key developments in Australian Catholic history; 2. Identify Australian and international factors which have influenced Australian Catholicism since 1788; 3. Critically analyse the changing relationship of Catholics within Australian history over the last two centuries; 4. Apply historical methodologies appropriate to the study of Australian religious source material; 5. Demonstrate advanced research, writing and information technology skills appropriate to the study of religion and theology.
The course provides a history of the Australian Catholic Church from 1788 to the present. It will be organized around the following key topics/themes:
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for RELT6027|