THL341 Guided Research (8)

The principal purpose of this subject is to provide students intending to progress beyond the Bachelor of Theology to Bachelor of Theology (Honours) an experience in guided research. As a result, enrolment in this subject requires the approval of the Subject coordinator. The subject allows for the exploration of an approved topic in a chosen theological subdiscipline, to be determined in consultation with the Subject coordinator. Students are expected to demonstrate the use of appropriate methodology, research, writing and communication skills, normally through the presentation of a major essay.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
Ming Hua Theological College
United Theological College
Canberra Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
United Theological College
Canberra Campus
Session 3 (90)
Canberra Campus
Term 1 (75)
On Campus
Ming Hua Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THL341. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Theology students only

Assumed Knowledge

All core subjects

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss critically issues in a chosen theological subdiscipline arising from the investigation of an approved research topic
  • be able to demonstrate consultative and dialogical skills in developing and exploring an appropriate research project
  • demonstrate self-guided learning, including advanced research, writing and communication skills


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The development of an approved research topic in consultation with a supervisor
  • Guided reading and critical analysis of relevant texts
  • Regular contact between student and subject coordinator during the development of the research
  • Hermeneutics, critical methodology and close attention to texts


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.