Content

This unit is a hurdle requirement which must be completed successfully by the middle of the first semester of commencing a course. Students learn academic skills preparing them for Theological study in a tertiary environment. These skills include how to write essays (argumentative and reflective), summary writing, referencing, exam preparation and critical thinking.

Unit Code: AR1009T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Religious Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate the nature of academic culture and the expectations of being a student

2.

Demonstrate appropriate awareness of academic attribution and an ability to reference correctly according to the University’s style guide

3.

Demonstrate effective note taking skills for both reading and lectures including the ability to summarize and paraphrase

4.

Analyse the structure of written texts in order to identify key points

5.

Exhibit the use of correct vocabulary including basic theological terminology to discuss sources, facts, evidence and data

6.

Construct a reflective essay using appropriate style and language

7.

Prepare an outline for an argumentative essay, including the use of counterargument and citing appropriate evidence

Pedagogy

Online lessons, quizzes, tutorials, short video lectures

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Quizzes x 3 (equivalent 1000 words)

25.0

Short written assessments (x4) (equivalent to 2000 words)

50.0

Essay (1000 words)

25.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-05 10:07:44 +1100