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Undergraduate Course: Scottish Theology 3/4 (THET10027)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAn analysis of the leading trends, thinkers and texts in Scottish theology (i.e. theology in Scotland) from the middle ages to the twentieth century.
Course description Academic Description:
The course will introduce students to key thinkers set in historical context.This will demonstrate the influence of theological ideas on Scottish culture, while also showing the effects of wider European traditions upon Scottish life. The interactions of theology with philosophy, history and science will also be identified.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
Attention is given to leading scholars from Duns Scotus in the 14th century through the Reformation, early modern period, and Enlightenment. Students will cover the leading Reformation confessions in Scotland before proceeding to the influence of later trends in Scottish theology, including the influence of Biblical criticism, Darwinian science and trends in continental theology.

Student Learning Experience Information:
Each session will include a short lecture from the course teachers followed by a student-led presentation on a prescribed text. For ease of access, texts are made available electronically through the course website. Essay topics will enable students to select a subject of particular interest, not covered elsewhere in the course syllabus.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Christian Theology: Doctrines and Debates (THET08017) OR God in Philosophy: Plato to Hume (THET08010)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 25, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 167 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Seminar Presentation and Participation (20%), Essay (30%), Degree Examination (50%).
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Engage critically with selected historical and theological sources.
  2. Show an awareness of the contextual conditions under which theological ideas were advanced and received.
  3. Show an ability to structure an argument, to use correct grammar in expressing philosophical and theological ideas, and to support claims with reference to specific named primary and secondary texts.
  4. Develop skills in oral communication and participation in group discussion.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserProf David Fergusson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8912
Course secretaryMs Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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