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DM3793B Social and Community Mission 1

  • Unit Code & NameDM3793B Social and Community Mission 1
  • DescriptionThis unit will explore the theology and practice of social and community services as an expression of holistic Christian mission.

    Structural disadvantage and social issues will be examined, particularly as they relate to the delivery of contemporary social services in an Australian context. A community development framework will be applied to address complex social needs, ensuring ethical and practical issues are considered.
  • FieldD - Theology: Mission and Ministry
  • DisciplineDM - Missiology
  • Unit Points18
  • LevelUndergraduate Level 3
  • Semester2, 2019
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Prerequisites30 points in Field D
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials, online videos, online meetings, class discussions, discussion boards

    *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
  • AssessmentsOne 1,500 word seminar paper - 40%
    One 3,000 word essay - 60%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Analyse a theological basis for Christian engagement in social service provision
    2. Outline a broad understanding of structural disadvantage in a range of contemporary Australian social issues
    3. Discuss some of the ethical concerns that are associated with the delivery of social and community services
    4. Identify ways in which a commitment to social justice can be practically demonstrated using a specific model
    5. Demonstrate a clear understanding of community development principles in planning, managing and evaluating social and community services.