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DI4826   Themes in Postcolonial Theology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm Wed

This module explores some of the main themes in postcolonial theology. Postcolonial theology refers to a variety of theologies that have challenged structures of thought, classification and order that have been inherited through colonial, political and theological projects from the Enlightenment. Initially triggered by Edward Said's seminal work Orientalism (1978) postcolonial theologies have used postcolonial theory as a heuristic devise in order to challenge the dominance of a Eurocentric theology. However, postcolonial theologies have managed to bridge an initial dichotomy between Western (European, North Atlantic) and Third World theologies by a hermeneutical alliance with postcolonial discourses within European theology.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-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: Prof M Aguilar