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Undergraduate Course: Paradise Lost? Christianity in the Pacific 1668-1999 3/4 (ECHS10013)

Course Outline
School School of Divinity College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Ecclesiastical History Other subject area Theology and Ethics
Course website http://www.div.ed.ac.uk/ Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description The course will examine the history of Christianity in the Pacific in context of change and continuity over a period of three hundred years. Through an examination of primary sources drawn from diverse perspectives students will be encouraged to reflect critically on the nature, interpretation and significance of the encounter between European Christianity and the religions of the Pacific; the forms of Christianity which have emerged there; and the impact of religious change on Pacific societies.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Religion 1A: Religion in the Contemporary World: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (REST08006) AND Religion 1B: Religion in the Contemporary World: Indigenous Religions and the Religions of Asia (REST08005)) OR ( Religion 2A: Making Sense of Religion: Phenomenological, Historical and Cultural Approaches to the Study of Religion (REST08008) AND Religion 2B: Religion and Society: Social Scientific Approaches to the Study of Religions (REST08007))
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Pack of printed seminar readings circa 5
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the course should be able to:
Demonstrate a historical approach in interpreting primary evidence to provide information about the past and evaluating material on the basis of reliability and significance.
Analyse events by identifying causes and constructing empathetic explanations which reflect the complexity of factors which influenced them and the diverse perspectives of participants.
Construct analytic accounts of change and continuity and draw appropriate cross-temporal [diachronic] and geographic comparisons.
Reflect critically on the nature, interpretation and significance of the encounter between European Christianity and the religions of the Pacific and also on the forms of Christianity which have emerged there.
Assessment Information
Essay 2000 words 30%
Presentation and contribution to discussion [including WebCT forum] 10%
Exam 60 %
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiser Dr Jane Dawson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8913
Email: J.Dawson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Joanne Cannon
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: j.cannon@ed.ac.uk
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