EDUC 2049


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To introduce students to the active process of 'doing theology' in the Catholic tradition, in educational settings, through the critical examination of core theological topics. The course method brings contemporary human experience into personal and communal dialogue with the Catholic tradition.

Course content

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the nature, history and expressions of Catholic theology, especially in its post-Vatican II contemporary contexts. Theological anthropology highlights contemporary understandings of the human person as created in the image of God and radically open to personal and communal relationship with the God of Jesus Christ. Images and concepts of God are explored and analysed. The context, mission and message of Jesus are examined, prior to consideration of the community of the Church: its origins in First Century Judaism and its rapid early growth. ‘The Church in the modern world’ - as envisioned by the Second Vatican Council - is a major focus. The theologies of sacramentality and social justice are explored, along with other contemporary expressions and challenges. The course also considers the vital implications of these elements of theology for contemporary Catholic school settings, including Religious Education programs.


Leonard, R. 2010, Where the hell is God, 1st ed, Hidden Spring, Mahwah


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 1069 Catholic Scriptures: An Introduction



Teaching method

Component Duration
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks
Online activities 1 hour x 12 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks
Online activities 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assignment, Learning log/Journal, Reflective report


EFTSL*: 0.125
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