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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5150

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
150485

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To introduce students to the active and critical process of 'doing theology' in the Catholic tradition, in educational settings and beyond, through the in-depth 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, origins, 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 evaluated according to Catholic theological principles. The context, mission and message of Jesus are analysed, 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 and linked, along with other contemporary expressions and challenges. The course also evaluates the vital implications of these elements of theology for contemporary Catholic school settings, including Religious Education programs.

Textbook(s)

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

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5149 Catholic Studies 1: Scripture M

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Seminar 2 hours x 9 weeks
Online activities 1 hour x 9 weeks

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


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Reflective report 1000 words 15% N/A
Essay or book review 2000 words 45% N/A
Journal 1500 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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