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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2014-2015 (archived)

Module THMN40630: Methodism in Dialogue

Department: Theology and Ministry

THMN40630: Methodism in Dialogue

Type Open Level 4 Credits 30 Availability Not available in 2014/15 Module Cap


  • None


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • to explore Methodism's contribution to and conversation with aspects of Church & Society


  • Structure of Teaching/seminars:
  • Methodism & Society in 18 & 19th C: an overview
  • Personal & Social Holiness
  • Methodism and the Poor
  • Methodism and Education
  • Methodism and Politics
  • Methodism and Women
  • Mission shaped liturgy
  • Methodists in conversation with other Church Traditions
  • The World Methodist family in dialogue: a hermeneutical community
  • Models of Mission in World Methodism

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • By the end of the module the student will:
  • have explored critically the practice of practical theology in one tradition using a variety of disciplines
Subject-specific Skills:
  • be able to give a detailed critical account of at least one issue with which Methodism has engaged;
  • have examined research work in key areas of the Methodist studies;
  • be able to identify leading research areas & research questions and be equipped to undertake research in Methodist Studies
Key Skills:

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • The course will be 30 hours of research based lectures and student led seminars and discussions based on extensive primary and secondary reading (ten 3 hour sessions). This will involve students in building the knowledge base and appropriate skills for research study in the field.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures & seminars 10 Weekly 3 hours 30

Summative Assessment

Component: Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written assignment 5000 words 100%

Formative Assessment:

Two formative assessments: normally a structured contribution to a seminar which is written up into a 2,500 word piece. Feedback to students will comprise dialogue in seminars, and written feedback on formative work. Staff will also be available for individual consultation.

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University