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H8501 Introduction to the Study of Christian History

  • Unit Code & NameH8501 Introduction to the Study of Christian History
  • DescriptionThis course unit introduces the student to the study of Christian history with an overview of significant historical periods and themes. We will also look at a number of different approaches to studying history.

    This course unit introduces the student to the discipline of church history and provides an overview of significant historical periods and themes and the variety of methodological approaches to them.
  • DisciplineHumanities
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester1, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline, Class
  • DateClasses will be held on Tuesday mornings from 9.15-12.45. Online students will access weekly learning activities
  • Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, classroom discussion, viewing of documentary videos, online activities
  • AssessmentsAnalysis of a primary source, short essay and longer research essay
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate solid knowledge of a number of key events in the Church?s past
    2. Understand and articulate a number of approaches to researching, constructing and interpreting the past
    3. Distinguish between primary and secondary source materials and use such sources critically and appropriately
    4. Show with precision how historical knowledge provides a necessary context for theological studies
    5. Construct and support a coherent and historical argument in written form that demonstrates capacity for critical thinking and analysis, and utilises the methodological conventions of the discipline.