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History of Missions (THE616)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Description The unit will examine historical periods in Christian missions when the practice and understanding of mission underwent significant shifts or developments. Historical periods to be studied will include the Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian missions of the early Middle Ages; the Roman Catholic missions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; and the Protestant missions of the nineteenth century.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Students will develop their own critical understanding of these periods of mission history based in relevant historical evidence and the views of relevant scholars.
2. Students should become aware of the diverse views of historians about these periods of mission history.
3. The ability to write clearly, proposing and substantiating an historical argument, will be developed.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 1 hour per week; Seminar: 1 hour per week
Unit Learning Experiences In addition to lectures from the unit co-ordinator, students will often work with primary sources from the relevant periods covered by the unit.
Assessment 1 x 2500 word critical prose essay
1 X 2000 word criticism of a primary source document
1 x 2 hour closed-book examination
Prerequisites Enrolment in graduate level study.
Previously 2016: 'Missiology'
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Professor Rowan Strong

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6470
e: R.Strong@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.072 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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