THL555 Theology Honours Project/Dissertation (32)

This is a research subject in which the student writes a dissertation on a topic approved by an appointed supervisor, showing awareness of scholarly debate and involving critical analysis of relevant materials in one of the following specialist theological fields: Biblical Studies; Systematic Theology; Church History, or Practical Theology. The dissertation should demonstrate the student's capacity to assemble material, argue a case at an advanced level, and demonstrate critical thinking and interpretive judgement in developing new understanding in the field of theology. The dissertation is written over two sessions and is to be a minimum of 15,000 and a maximum of 20,000 words in length.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
United Theological College
Online
Canberra Campus
United Theological College
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
United Theological College
Online
Canberra Campus
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THL555. 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

HONS

Duration

Two sessions

School

School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Theology (Honours)

Subject Relationships

THL415 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

THL415

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an advanced critical understanding of a specialist theological field
  • be able to develop an appropriate bibliography
  • be able to plan and execute a substantial scholarly research project with clarity and independence
  • be able to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas in their chosen area of research
  • be able to demonstrate critical thinking and interpretive judgement in developing new understanding in their field of study
  • be able to demonstrate advanced competence in methods of theological research.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Having selected the topic, students will be guided by the supervisor.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THL555 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Honours dissertation
100

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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