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DR452C: ENCOUNTERS WITH GREAT THEOLOGIANS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 24 Jan 2024 11:46


Course Overview

Across two millennia, Christian theology has been advanced by contributions of leading theologians who have reflected upon substantive claims of the Christian faith, developed accounts of their interconnections and meaning, and engaged with the intellectual challenges raised in their era. This course invites students to detailed engagement with the work of Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), one of the most significant and influential theologians from the history of the Christian tradition, by way of sustained study of primary texts in the context of lively seminar discussion and debate.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Daniel Pedersen
  • Dr Nicola Whyte

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Across two millennia, Christian theology has been advanced by contributions of leading theologians who have reflected upon substantive claims of the Christian faith, developed accounts of their interconnections and meaning, and engaged with the intellectual challenges raised in their era. This course invites students to detailed engagement with the work of Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), one of the most significant and influential theologians from the history of the Christian tradition, by way of sustained study of primary texts in the context of lively seminar discussion and debate.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Seminar Participation + Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo explain the historical and intellectual context within which the work of the major theologian under consideration in this iteration of the course is found and best understood.
ConceptualEvaluateTo analyse the ideas and contribution of the major theologian considered in this iteration of the course.
ConceptualUnderstandTo rehearse with understanding the main lines of the thought of the theologian whose work is considered in this iteration of the course.
ProceduralApplyTo express their own theological ideas and arguments effectively in oral and written forms.
ReflectionEvaluateTo appraise the significance of the major theologian considered in this iteration of the course within the wider scope of the theological tradition.

Expository essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 45
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo explain the historical and intellectual context within which the work of the major theologian under consideration in this iteration of the course is found and best understood.
ConceptualEvaluateTo analyse the ideas and contribution of the major theologian considered in this iteration of the course.
ConceptualUnderstandTo rehearse with understanding the main lines of the thought of the theologian whose work is considered in this iteration of the course.
ProceduralApplyTo express their own theological ideas and arguments effectively in oral and written forms.
ReflectionEvaluateTo appraise the significance of the major theologian considered in this iteration of the course within the wider scope of the theological tradition.

Research essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 45
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo explain the historical and intellectual context within which the work of the major theologian under consideration in this iteration of the course is found and best understood.
ConceptualEvaluateTo analyse the ideas and contribution of the major theologian considered in this iteration of the course.
ConceptualUnderstandTo rehearse with understanding the main lines of the thought of the theologian whose work is considered in this iteration of the course.
ProceduralApplyTo express their own theological ideas and arguments effectively in oral and written forms.
ReflectionEvaluateTo appraise the significance of the major theologian considered in this iteration of the course within the wider scope of the theological tradition.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandTo rehearse with understanding the main lines of the thought of the theologian whose work is considered in this iteration of the course.
ProceduralApplyTo express their own theological ideas and arguments effectively in oral and written forms.
ReflectionEvaluateTo appraise the significance of the major theologian considered in this iteration of the course within the wider scope of the theological tradition.
ConceptualAnalyseTo explain the historical and intellectual context within which the work of the major theologian under consideration in this iteration of the course is found and best understood.
ConceptualEvaluateTo analyse the ideas and contribution of the major theologian considered in this iteration of the course.

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