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DM2193B - Social and Community Mission 1

  • Unit Code & NameDM2193B Social and Community Mission 1
  • Description

    This 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.

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  • LevelUndergraduate Level 2
  • Semester2, 2022
  • Delivery ModeOnline Intensive
  • Date

    This unit is running as an online intensive.

    Tuesday 14 to Friday 24 June 2022 - the assumption is that the student is released from usual work activities to study fulltime for this fortnight.

    Students will be required to engage with the online material each morning and then join a Teams meeting for discussion most afternoons. Students should come to each class discussion having engaged with the material outlined for each day. The class discussions will assume students have worked through the online material and will be a discussion of the ideas and concepts of those topics.  In the second week these online class discussions will include guests responding to the questions students submitted at the end of week 1. These discussions will be an input to Assessment Task 1.

    • Tuesday 14th June, Introductions 10am – 11:30am (AEST)
    • Wednesday 15th June, Class discussion 2pm – 3pm
    • Thursday 16th June, Class discussion 2pm – 3pm
    • Monday 20th June, including discussion with Subject Matter Experts 2pm – 3:30pm
    • Tuesday 21st June, including discussion with Subject Matter Experts 2pm – 3:30pm
    • Wednesday 22nd June, including discussion with Subject Matter Experts 2pm – 3:30pm
    • Thursday 23rd June, including discussion with Subject Matter Experts 2pm – 3:30pm
    • Friday 24th June 2022, 2pm – 3pm Final reflections
  • Lecturer(s) Lt Colonel Dr Lyn Edge
  • Prerequisites

    18 points Field D (level 2)

  • Learning Activities

    Lectures, 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.

  • Assessments

    1 x 1,500 word tutorial paper - 40%

    1 x 2,500 word essay - 60%

  • Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1.  Describe 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.