Independent Study

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
COURSE UNIT 392

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Students choose, with the approval of the programme leader, a topic related to any of the units offered at Level 6 which they wish to explore in depth.  They are not permitted to take this unit alongside a taught unit on the same subject at Level 6.  The topic must be appropriate to an undergraduate degree, draw upon the skills previously gained by the student, be based on an adequate body of knowledge, be based on adequate and accessible resources, and be capable of being supervised by a member of the teaching staff.

Aims

To enable students to explore a subject of special interest.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Category of outcome

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

Knowledge and understanding

·         Demonstrate mature knowledge of the subject studied

Intellectual skills

·         Provide evidence that they have conducted their own research into a special topic within the theological field

·         Show good ability to collect, analyse and evaluate appropriate data

·         Exercise creativity in judgment and application

Practical and Transferable skills; Personal qualities

·         Present a coherent, extended piece of work

·         Demonstrate the ability to apply their results in an appropriate manner

Assessment:

Assessment task

Length

Weighting within unit

Formative:

·         A work plan

 

400 words

 

n/a

Summative:

·         A project, presented in appropriate medium and format

 

4000 words

 

100%

FURTHER INFORMATION

Semester

 

Available on which programme(s)?

BA in Theology

Content

n/a

Teaching method

Independent study

Additional eLearning content

 

Feedback

Written feedback within 20 working days from submission

Date of approval (for office use)

 

Information updated on

December 2015

Indicative reading

n/a

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Independent Study

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
Course Unit 392

Credits:

10

Level:

4

Hours of Learning:

100

Tutor:

Director of Studies

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