Details for Theory and Practice in Christian History

In this subjects, students will gain a detailed understanding of historical theory and practice, and the major emphases which typified Christian historical thought and practice from the Enlightenment to the Postcolonial era. Students will evaluate the validity, usefulness and consequences of difference approaches to historical inquiry, and the contributions of major schools of contemporary historiography.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: HIS601
  • Credit points: 20
  • Subject coordinator: Mark Hutchinson

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Theory and Practice in Christian History

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

In this subjects, students will gain a detailed understanding of historical theory and practice, and the major emphases which typified Christian historical thought and practice from the Enlightenment to the Postcolonial era. Students will evaluate the validity, usefulness and consequences of difference approaches to historical inquiry, and the contributions of major schools of contemporary historiography.

Outcomes

  1. Display a detailed understanding of historical theory and practice;
  2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the origins of Christian historical thought;
  3. Display perceptive understanding of the major emphases which typified Christian historical thought and practice from the Enlightenment to the Postcolonial era;
  4. Critically evaluate the validity, usefulness and consequences of difference approaches to historical inquiry;
  5. Demonstrate advanced proficiency in the processes of historical inquiry;
  6. Use critical judgment to evaluate the contributions of major schools of contemporary historiography;
  7. Critically analyse the implications of writing contemporary history from a Christian perspective.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (Two weeks (not necessarily consecutive): 7 hours per day for 10 days = 70 class hours + 170 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Postings (25%)
  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Major Essay (50%)