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CH9125B Christianity in Australian History

  • 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
  • Unit Points24
  • LevelPostgraduate Elective
  • Semester1, 2020
  • Delivery ModeClass
  • DateClasses will be held weekly on Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Campus | 100 Maidstone St, Ringwood
  • Lecturer(s) Reverend Associate Professor Glen O'Brien
  • 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.