Bachelor of Christian Studies
3Years Full Time
Payments Centrelink Approved
Course code: BCS02
9Max Years Part Time
Introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training which emphasises application of this story to life in the world, including professional and vocational life.
The course will be based on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated in two main fields:
- Bible & Languages (LA, OT, NT, BB)
- Christian Thought & History (TH, CH, PE)
It will also provide an approach to synthesising this understanding with particular occupational and/or life interests in ‘integrated studies’ (IN).
Through elective units students can:
- Develop foundational understanding in the Bible and Christian Thought & History
- Develop particular practical ministry skills in the three areas of the field of Ministry & Practice (EM, PC, DM)
96 credit points over 3 years (F/T)
- Old Testament (OT301 & OT302): 8 cps
- New Testament (NT301 & NT302): 8 cps
- Christianity in History (CH301, CH302 or CH305): 4 cps
- Theology (TH401 – TH404): 4 cps
- Old Testament and/or New Testament exegesis: 8 cps
- Church in History (CH) and/or Theology (TH): 8 cps
- Independent study that relates to the student’s non-theological area of study to the Christian faith (IN490): 4 cps
- Elective units, including a maximum of 8 cps Type B Electives (if offered): 20 cps
- At least one year F/T equivalent of degree level study at an Australian University in a non-theological field of which at least 75% must form a coherent area of study: applied as 32 cps
Units in this course are completed at 300/400 level.
ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; OR
Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; OR
Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview.
Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.5 in each subtest OR 10 years English in country experience.
Discipline knowledge and understanding
1. Demonstrate functional knowledge and understanding of ‘Christian Studies’ as an academic discipline
2. Discuss the interaction between Christian Studies and at least one other non-theological field of knowledge and understanding
3. Apply the functional spiritual and ethical implications of Christian Studies and at least one other non-theological field of knowledge and understanding
Inquiry and analysis
4. Collect, analyse, evaluate and synthesize recognised scholarship in Christian Studies and other non-theological fields of knowledge and understanding in inquiry-based learning
Problem solving and integration
5. Synthesize Christian Studies with at least one other non-theological field of knowledge and understanding
6. Construct evidence-based perspectives on functional issues in Christian Studies and other non-theological fields of knowledge and understanding by using recognized source materials and relevant scholarly literature, evaluating alternative interpretations and drawing reasoned conclusions
7. Present functional ideas, knowledge and principles in Christian Studies and other non-theological fields of knowledge and understanding to, and engage with, different audiences using a variety of formats
Teamwork and professional practice
8. As leader and in groups, apply functional ‘Christian Studies’ understanding in formal ministry contexts, professional and vocational life, and the wider community
Engagement with the world
9. Engage with the functional challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world
Continuous learning and professional development
10. Demonstrate a capacity for independent reflection and learning to sustain personal and professional development in Christian, professional and vocational life and ministry
$9,120 per semester for full-time (48cp) domestic students (2020 course fees and credit points).
For more information about tuition fees, FEE-HELP, and student payments, view tuition fees.
- Max cps per semester: 20
- A maximum of 12 cps may be taken in Type B elective units.
- A maximum of 16 cps may be studied in DSC mode, including no more than 8 cps in any one field of study.
- No more than 28 cps of 300 level units can be counted in a student’s course of study. Biblical language units (LA0**) are not counted as foundational level units for this requirement.
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