Course Details for Post-Graduate Diploma in Theology
Semester 1, 2019
R127.830 Hebrew Poetry and the Human Condition
This course takes a literary approach to Hebrew Poetry in the Bible. The stylistics and forms of Hebrew Poetry are engaged as well as close reading and exegesis of exemplar texts. The relation between poetics and creative expression in light of the human condition is reflected upon. The subsequent life of Hebrew Poetry in Judeo-Christian tradition and in western literature is also considered.
R223.830 Theology and Media
This course critically examines key areas of religious communication including the coverage of religion be mass media, how religious communities interact with the media, and how mass media shape perceptions of religion. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the interaction between Christianity and media in both local and global contexts.
R351.830 Postgraduate Research and Writing
This course focuses on methodology and practical aspects of advanced postgraduate research. Students will reflect on the theological, ethical and missiological implications of research whilst developing advanced skills and methods which will support a research project. A range of scholars will relate their own research experience and projects and students will engage with a number of contemporary approaches to critical research and writing. Students will develop and hone the skills of theological research and writing by designing and implementing a research project in the field of their interest.
R361.830 Research Paper
Dependent on supervisor availability. This course offers a student a supervised research essay on an approved topic in an aspect of Theology and/or related discipline. Students can apply to the Head of Theology for enrolment in this course upon the successful completion of R351.830 Postgraduate Research and Writing.
R540.830 Foundations in Vocational Theology
This course invites practitioners from a diverse range of vocations to critically reflect on the integration of faith and vocational practice. Engaging with theologically integrative frameworks, approaches and practices students are offered opportunities to reflect on their own vocational practices in relation to God and the world, to address key questions pertinent to their own vocation, and so faithfully enhance their own professional well-being and engagement.
This timetable is correct at the time of publication; however the College reserves the right to cancel courses, or alter lecture times should circumstances arise. Up to date information is available at any time by contacting the College.