Religion, Culture and Society 2

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
COURSE UNIT 280 - 8280

UNIT DESCRIPTION

The unit aims to highlight some of the main ideological and social developments in contemporary culture, to equip students with the skills to evaluate, analyse and critique these belief systems.  Consideration is given to the relationship between the Christian faith and other worldviews.  Students are provided with the intellectual tools to work out practical responses to these current dilemmas.

Aims

To engage knowledgeably and critically with the main issues and developments in contemporary religion, cultural and society.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Category of outcome

By the end of this unit students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

·      Compare and evaluate competing and opposing contemporary ideological perspectives 

Intellectual skills

·      Analyse changes in social structure and belief systems

Practical and Transferable skills; Personal qualities

·      Locate, analyse and utilise information

·      Analyse contexts and show critical awareness of their impact on their ministries

·      Apply their learning to their personal life and practice

Assessment:

Assessment task

Length

Weighting within unit

Formative:    

 

500 words

2000 words

 

n/a

n/a

·         280:

·         8280:

An essay plan

An essay

Summative:

 

3000 words

2000 words

 

100%

100%

Pass/fail*

·         280:

·         8280:

An essay plan

An essay

and a learning journal*

 

* Distance learning students are required to pass this element. So long as this element has been passed, they will be eligible for compensation if the overall unit mark is within the compensation zone (30-39%), and the compensatable credit allowance as set out in the Degree Regulations has not been exceeded.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Semester

 

Available on which programme(s)?

BA in Theology

Content

1.    Worldview thinking

2.    Marxism

3.    Psychology - psychoanalysis

4.    Feminism

5.    Race - multiculturalism

6.    Sexualities

7.    Conservatism

8.    Post-modernism - Post-Christendom

9.    Islam

10.  Technology - internet

11.  Globalisation - capitalism

Teaching method

Interactive lectures

Additional eLearning content

Unit materials are available at Spurgeon’s Online to support student learning

Feedback

Written feedback to students within 15 working days from submission

Date of approval (for office use)

 

Information updated on

December 2015

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Religion, Culture and Society 2

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
Course Unit 280 - 8280

Credits:

10

Level:

4

Hours of Learning:

100

Tutor:

Pro Tem – Director of Studies

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