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History of the Reformation Era (THE623)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The European Reformations of the sixteenth century were fundamental influences on the shaping of modern Western Christianity. This unit will examine ways in which the British Christianity, both Protestant and Roman Catholic, arose from or were reshaped by that period of their history. The unit will also explore ways in which British Christianity was influenced by continental religious developments, as well as by political and cultural developments in the period.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the secondary and primary texts of sixteenth-century Reformation history and how the period was shaped by wider religious, social, economic, and political forces
LO2 Critically evaluate key theoretical and methodological approaches used by historians of the Reformation
LO3 Demonstrate effective independent research and analytical skills
LO4 Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture-workshop 2 hours weekly
Unit Learning Experiences 1. Students learn to discover and summarise various and differing scholarly arguments in critical prose essays
2. In their critical prose essays students learn to formulate their own historical argument and support it from relevant historical evidence
3. Students learn to engage with viewpoints and arguments different from their own from their essay work and class discussion with other students and the unit coordinator.
Assessment 2 critical prose essays plus a 2 hour closed book exam.
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Diploma in Theology (GradDipTheol) [New in 2014]
Master of Divinity (MDiv) [New in 2014]
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Rowan Strong

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

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
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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