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Christians and Divisions in Society

Aims of the Module 

This module aims to provide a theological understanding of division and difference within society, in particular Northern Irish society, and to provide positive models for Christian engagement. 


Intended Learning Outcomes 

On successful completion, you will be able to: 

1. Demonstrate critical understanding and ability to analyse selected areas of difference and division within society 

2. Critically evaluate theological responses to these areas of difference 

3. Compare and assess Christian churches and organisations’ engagement with these areas of difference 

4. Reflect critically and analytically on an experience of encounter with an individual or group from another community 

5. Effectively and appropriately communicate the results of learning 


Indicative Module Content 

· Introduction to selected areas of difference and division within Northern Irish society, including issues such as sectarianism, racism and class 

· Theological responses to these areas 

· Case studies of churches’ engagement in tackling these areas 

· Reflection on structured encounters with individuals or groups representing different parts of NI society 



Written assignment 2500 words 50%  

Oral assessment/presentation 2500 words equivalent 50%