Skip to content

Module Catalogue

Breadcrumbs navigation

DI1012   Practical Theology and Ethics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 10.00 am Mon, Tue, Thu

Practical Theology and Christian Ethics are two disciplines within theology, each with distinctive approaches to critiquing people's actions and proposing enhanced practice. One half of this module introduces students to the work of a number of practical theologians so that they may gain methodological and conceptual tools for studying how Christian faith is practised - within and beyond the Church in fields as diverse as disability, cities, gender, and congregations. The other half introduces key concepts from the history of Christian Ethics, such as natural law, divine command, virtue ethics, the relation of scripture to ethics, and political theology.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take DI1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial (apart from week 11)

Scheduled learning hours: 43

Guided independent study hours: 157

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr E Stoddart, Dr J Perry