This unit is one of two complementary units that relate to “Footsteps of Faith: Encountering the Christian Tradition” Study Tour. Students may undertake both or either of the units in conjunction with the Study Tour. The main focus of this unit is the patristic legacy, the monastic centuries and medieval achievements. Further the unit engages students with a representative selection of texts from great figures, architectural sites, music and art. The total experience is enlivened and enriched through the liturgical and pastoral dimensions of each time and place.

Unit code: CH2708C (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Church History

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Exhibit an awareness of the chief characteristics of the major epochs of the Christian centuries.


Situate in their historic context, the life and work of several major figures in the evolution of Catholic culture


Demonstrate a working knowledge of the chief contribution of at least one major historic figure whom they study on the journey.


Articulate an appreciation of the varied media through which spirituality and culture have been transmitted: literature, art, architecture and music


Critically discuss major aspects of Catholic culture

Unit sequence

Two units of Church History / Christian Spirituality


Guided tour, lecture (pre-tour and enroute), seminar and reflection


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

4,500 word essay or equivalent project.

0 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 7 Aug, 2014

Unit record last updated: 2019-03-20 15:37:28 +1100