John Calvin and his Theology TRS4098

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course offers an introduction to the life and work of John Calvin, focusing on a critical examination of his theology through study of the Institutes of the Christian Religion, and a consideration of the historical legacy and cultural effects of his life and work.

Timetable

1x2hr seminar per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

 

This is one of the Honours options in TRS and may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Theology and Religious Studies, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes who qualify under the University's 25% regulation.

Excluded Courses

TRS4050 John Calvin and his Theology

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Two x 2500 word essays - 45% each

Source critical exercise (750 words) - 10%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

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

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ gain a deeper understanding of the life and work of John Calvin;

■ engage in critical reading of relevant theological texts;

■ deepen their understanding of the reception of Calvin's life and work;

■ develop critical self-assessment of their own reading and writing.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ give a critical account of the historical context of John Calvin;

■ analyse the content of Calvin's Institutes of Christian Religion;

■ reflect critically on the theological and cultural influence of John Calvin and his theology.

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.