What does it mean to be human? This unit introduces and examines the ways in which Christian theology has approached and understood the mysteries of human personhood. With attention to christology, the body, sexuality, childhood, ageing, death and more, students will learn to deepen and articulate their own developing theological anthropology.

Unit Code: CT3005W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify and analyse a variety of ways that the Christian tradition has approached the question of our being human.


Evaluate where theological understandings of human personhood critically intersect with other theological commitments and experiences.


Articulate a coherent theological response to the question ‘What are human beings?’


Exhibit independent and critical responses for theological reflection on the question of human personhood.

Unit sequence

15 points in CT


Lectures, seminars, online (videos and/or MP3s of lectures, readings, fortnightly seminar discussion)


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,500-word film review

0 25.0
Seminar or Tutorial

1,000-word seminar paper

0 25.0

2,500-word essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Jul, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-11 12:59:48 +1000