Building on the unit DD8981J or DD8988J Spiritual Exercises Theory 1, the student will focus their knowledge of the Spiritual Exercises. In this unit the student will use biblical and theological interpretative frameworks to explore the history of the Spiritual Exercises and focused topics in depth.

Unit code: DD8231J (Approved)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Spiritual Direction

Proposing College: Jesuit College of Spirituality

Show when this unit is running

Learning outcomes


Articulate a detailed knowledge within a focused area of the history, theory, context and content of the Spiritual Exercises


Demonstrate a theologically and scripturally informed knowledge of particular dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises


Analyse a focused aspect of the Spiritual Exercises in light of foundational Ignatian themes


Apply an appropriate theoretical framework for personal discernment and decision-making

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: DD8221J / DD8229J Spiritual Exercises Theory 1 Prohibited combinations: Old Code: DD8981J / DD8982J or DD8988F/DD8989F (online)


Lectures, seminars, tutorials, facilitated interaction in small groups


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

3000-word written essay

3000 45.0
Oral Presentation

Class presentation of 15 minutes (equivalent to 1000 words)

1000 10.0

3000-word written essay

3000 45.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit record last updated: 2019-10-29 14:52:48 +1100