Introduction to Christian Theology TRS1023

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course offers an introduction to Christian theology.


20 x 2hr sessions over both semesters as scheduled in MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



Reflective Journal extract (500 words) - 20%

Essay (1000 words) - 30%

Essay (1500 words) - 50%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The course will provide the opportunity to:

■ introduce students to the central doctrinal beliefs of Christianity

■ inform students about the historical development of Christian doctrine

■ enable students to reflect critically on challenges to Christian theology since the Enlightenment

■ equip students to integrate their learning on this course with practical approaches, including ministerial practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ evidence a knowledge and understanding of the historical development and expressions of the central doctrinal beliefs of Christianity

■ identify and discuss areas of historic and contemporary doctrinal disagreement within Christianity

■ write accurately, analytically and evaluatively about the elements of Christianity covered in the course

■ understand and evaluate primary source materials relating to Christian theology

■ produce examples of reflection on practice which are related to course themes

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.