Content

An introduction to the use of English as the medium for studying theology, with special emphasis on critical reading and analysis and the preparation of formal written papers.

Unit Code: AL1003W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Understand and use the specialised terminology of biblical and theological study (in both academic and colloquial style, and recognizing figurative language and allusions to the Bible);

2.

Apply the techniques and styles of written composition for academic purposes;

3.

Make use of appropriate reference materials and construct bibliographies in accordance with academic practice;

4.

Undertake critical reading of scholarly argumentation;

5.

Incorporate critical methods into their essay-writing at first year level, correctly documenting arguments from the Bible and primary historical sources, and using correct conventions in quotation and cross-referencing;

6.

Make oral presentations in appropriate language and style

7.

Pronounce key terminology correctly

8.

Explain the administrative language used in academic regulations and forms.

Unit sequence:

Non-English Speaking Background students who have not undertaken tertiary studies in English. A written and oral test will be given in the first week of class to assess the student’s present capabilities in English.

Pedagogy

Discussion, listening exercises, writing exercises, glossary development

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Two 1,000 word essays

40.0

One 10 minute oral examination

20.0

Vocabulary Test (100 words)

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-29 09:26:53 +1100