THL211 Ecological Theology (8)

This subject provides students with an opportunity to engage and reflect upon the climate crisis and its implications. Attention will be given to contemporary work in the area of ecological theology, as well as to insights from the natural sciences and other disciplines. In addition, close attention will be given to the insights of climate activists and the experiences of those most affected by climate change.


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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THL211. 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

This subject is not available to students who have completed subject THP404 Ecological Theology as this is a paired subject and shares similar content.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are recommended to have prior knowledge equivalent to or studied THL111 and THL113.

Subject Relationships

THP404 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identity and discuss the realities of the climate crisis;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the barriers that prevent people from engaging with the climate crisis;
  • be able to draw on Scripture and the Christian tradition for understanding and responding to ecological challenges;
  • be able to articulate ecotheological methodologies; and
  • be able to demonstrate self-guided learning, including sound research, writing and communication skills.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The realities of climate change and its effects
  • Ecotheology and its methodologies
  • Stewardship and ecojustice
  • Biblical and theological engagements with ecological challenges
  • Insights from theology and the Christian tradition

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THL211 in Term 3 2021. 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
Value %
Short essay
Major essay

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: March 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.