Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

Selected biblical texts on the themes of poverty, wealth, justice, compassion, and environmental care and management will provide a framework within which students will explore Christian responses to the needs of marginalised people in a globalised world. Situations of the global poor, refugees and asylum seekers, as well as the themes of power, trade, debt, gender, advocacy and the role of NGOs, will be carefully examined. Thorough consideration will be given to the challenges facing Christian development practitioners as they work with local communities to achieve transformative outcomes. The role of advocacy will be examined in the context of current national and global campaigns for justice.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include lectures, tutorials, weekend schools and presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, OHP, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction. Students also learn by class discussion, personal study, preparation of assignments and assessment comments on their work.

Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.