Theological Studies: Foundations

10 Units

This course will study theology as a 'discipline among disciplines' as it has been expressed in history and with a special focus on its various manifestations today and its approach to faith and revelation. The course will pay particular attention to important theologians and important theological issues in the current context.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 2 - 2016 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 1 - 2016 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate an understanding of the discipline of theology as well as its place and importance in contemporary academia and society.
  2. Critically evaluate, debate, discuss, and respond to theological issues which have arisen throughout history and which exist today.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key theologians throughout history and today.
  4. Examine the relationship between theology and particular practical and professional interests today (such as theology and science, theology and education, etc.)

The course will be organised around the following themes:

  1. Theology and its Foundations
  2. Theology and Faith
  3. Theology and Revelation
  4. Theology Today
  • This course replaces THEO6040. If you have successfully completed THEO6040 you cannot enrol in this course.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6040. Students who have successfully completed THEO6040 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6040.
Assumed Knowledge It is advantageous for students to have completed THEO1040 "Introduction to Theology" in the Bachelor of Theology.
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Wiki Teamwork/Discussion Board Task
  • Quiz: Online Quiz
  • Essay: Minor Research Essay
  • Essay: Major Essay
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term Full Term (This is equivalent to 10 hours per week of independent study.)
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for RELT6040
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