Unit Code & NameCH3125B 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
LevelUndergraduate Level 3
DateClasses will be held weekly on Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm
Campus | 100 Maidstone St, Ringwood
PrerequisitesCH129B Introduction to Church History or equivalent
AssessmentsOne 1,000 word primary source analysis - 20%
Three 500 word posts on discussion board (1,500 words total) - 30%
One 2,500 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 interpret primary and secondary sources and use them appropriately;
4. Construct a coherent historical argument, relevant to the needs of the contemporary church, using the conventions of the discipline of history.
5. Articulate the value of historical awareness for the present identity and mission of Australian churches.