FC 203 Christian Faith and the Dynamics of Culture in a Secular Age

Module Level

8

Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 Hours; Reading / Project: 24 Hours

Assessment

Continuous Assessment: 20% (in-class quizzes); 80% Project. Please Note: There is no repeat option available for this module

Module Aims

To provide an introduction to some important topics and critical issues that are relevant to our understanding of how Christian faith interacts with a rapidly changing, contemporary culture. To explore the issues in question as they have emerged in recent decades, paying special attention to the idea of culture, the process of secularization, various forms of humanism, the arts, the internet and social media, young people and the institutional church, and the emerging so-called post-secular context.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the course students will have engaged with a series of topics that are central to an interaction between faith and contemporary culture.
  • They will have achieved a certain competency in understanding and discussing the relevant issues.
  • In particular they will have developed an appreciation of the evolving nature of the discourse and of the critical achievements attained in these areas of growing interest.
  • Finally, they will have researched a particular area in detail, worked as part of a group, and presented a project on the findings.