Postgraduate Course: Approaches to Research: World Christianity (DIVI11017)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||In the second semester of the Approaches to Research course, World Christianity candidates will study selected sources in the historical, social scientific, and theological study of world Christianity. These will be selected for their value in demonstrating key methodologies and with the overall aim of helping students prepare for their dissertation work and lay the foundations for further research in the area.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written dissertation proposal of 2,500-3,000 words, plus bibliography (60% of total course assessment);
Oral presentation of dissertation proposal (40% of total course assessment).
|No Exam Information
| Students who successfully complete this course will:
(1) be familiar with some of the main methodological issues raised by the historical, social scientific, and theological study of world Christianity;
(2) have experience in critical analysis of some representative primary sources for the study of world Christianity;
(3) be well prepared to commence work on their Masters dissertation in World Christianity.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 hours sessions in Weeks 1-4 and dissertation proposal session in Week 10.
|Keywords||Christianity; sources; methods
|Course organiser||Prof Brian Stanley
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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