CH9725B Christianity in Australian History
- Unit Code & NameCH9725B 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
- Unit Points24
- LevelPostgraduate Elective
- Semester1, 2019
- Delivery ModeOnline
- Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
- PrerequisitesCH829B Introduction to Church History or equivalent
- Learning ActivitiesLectures, discussion, forum engagement, online videos, web links, reading
- Assessments1 x 1,200 word primary source analysis - 20%
3 x 600 word posts on discussion board (1,800 words total) - 30%
1 x 3,000 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.