This unit introduces learners to the context, purpose, methods, and content of theology in the Catholic tradition. It examines those elements which together constitute a balanced and comprehensive engagement in the search for a deeper understanding of the Christian faith. The Second Vatican Council’s understanding of revelation, faith, scripture, tradition, and the teaching office of the church will be examined and applied to the church’s mission in Australia’s multi-religious and non-religious context.

Unit Code: CT1100C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Successfully access and accurately reference scholarly print and electronic resources relevant to theological topics.


Distinguish between official Church teaching, scholarly theological discussion and personal expressions of Christian piety.


Identify the intrinsic relationship and methodological differences between faith and theology.


Identify and give an informed account of some key topics of Catholic theology, as presented by the Second Vatican Council, showing awareness of historical and systematic development and relevance to the Australian church context.


Apply learning to produce a written presentation of a theological topic, demonstrating critical understanding and application of knowledge, accurate use of appropriate sources and sound academic writing skills.


A variety of learning resources—lectures, guided reading, peer discussion, formative feedback on assessment tasks, electronic resources for further study—will enable students to achieve the learning outcomes of the unit.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Written Examination

1 hour written examination

0 30.0
Annotated Bibliography

500-word annotated bibliography

500 10.0
Document Study

500-word document study

500 10.0

2,000-word essay

2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-24 22:48:28 +1000