Unit Code & NameCH9125B Christianity in Australian History
DescriptionThis religious history unit introduces students to the place of the Christian churches in Australian society from the colonial period to the present. It considers a number of methodological approaches and the work of a range of representative historians.
Themes covered include sectarianism, church-state relations, denominational histories, ecumenism, migration, and changing religious demographics.
FieldC - Christian Thought and History
DisciplineCH - Church History
DateClasses will be held weekly on Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm
Campus | 100 Maidstone St, Ringwood
PrerequisitesCH829B Introduction to Church History or equivalent
AssessmentsOne 1,400 word primary source analysis - 20%
Three 700 word posts on discussion board (2,100 words total) - 30%
One 3,500 word essay - 50%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Analyse significant events and people who have made a contribution to the history of Christianity in Australia;
2. Demonstrate an awareness of a range of competing historical interpretations;
3. Critically analyse primary and secondary sources and use them appropriately;
4. Construct a coherent historical argument using the conventions of the discipline of history;
5. Critically assess the value of historical awareness for the present identity and mission of Australian churches.