This unit is offered in order to enable postgraduate students to fulfil the capstone requirements related to their award and is intended to be taken in the student’s final year. It aims to direct, support and encourage the integration of student learning across the theological disciplines by means of participation in an integrative seminar and completion of a project that draws on the student’s prior learning and directs it towards an integrative treatment of a chosen topic. Topics may be related to a particular theme identified in advance by Faculty. Projects must include explicit engagement with methodologies, concepts and content from more than one Field and show awareness of the issues related to creative and effective communication of theological ideas. Seminars will provide an overall framework for integrative learning, but specific content will be largely determined by the participants’ own interests and experience. Students will be expected to present their ideas to their peers and members of Faculty and to engage in critical interaction and feedback within the seminar process and at a Colloquium before a wider group.
Unit code: XX3909T
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Capstone
Unit discipline: Capstone Other X
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the methodologies, concepts and key issues from at least two fields of study explored in their prior learning
Articulate points of synthesis and integration between different fields of theological study (biblical, historical, systematic, philosophical, practical)
Direct their understanding towards the generation of new questions and insight in relation to a chosen project that relates to at least two fields of theological study.
Present integrated theological ideas coherently, creatively and effectively, taking into account critical feedback from peers
Plan and execute an integrative project, drawing on skills in research, writing and presentation.
Required postgraduate foundational units and at least 50% of elective units relevant to the award. The capstone unit will usually be taken during the last two semesters of a coursework Masters degree.
Seminars, online discussion, lectures, personal research
Titles will be provided in relation to the chosen theme for each year’s Capstone Seminar.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Project Report or Project Journal||
Written Integrative project of 5,000 words or equivalent
|Seminar or Tutorial||
Attendance at and interaction in four seminars (either face to face or online) comprising intentional, reflective and critical interaction with tutors and peers. Assessed by faculty who are present during these seminars. (equivalent 1000 words)
Presentation of the outline of chosen Integrative Project in seminar. This outline is presented for discussion and feedback by peers and faculty. Due weight is given to the critical integration of ideas and promotion of peer discussion and feedback. (1000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 6 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-10-06 15:47:18 +1100