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THEOREL 308

: Special Topic in Theological and Religious Studies
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Study of a particular theme, religious tradition or set of texts from within the discipline of Theological and Religious Studies.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 208
2502

THEOREL 308

: Special Topic in Theological and Religious Studies
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Study of a particular theme, religious tradition or set of texts from within the discipline of Theological and Religious Studies.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 208
2503

THEOREL 308

: Special Topic in Theological and Religious Studies
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Study of a particular theme, religious tradition or set of texts from within the discipline of Theological and Religious Studies.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 208
2504

THEOREL 309

: Directed Study 1
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Provides students with the possibility of undertaking directed study of a topic in Theological and Religious Studies approved by the Academic Head and directed by a member of academic staff with relevant expertise.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule
2505

THEOREL 309

: Directed Study 1
2024 Semester One (1243)
Provides students with the possibility of undertaking directed study of a topic in Theological and Religious Studies approved by the Academic Head and directed by a member of academic staff with relevant expertise.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule
2506

THEOREL 310

: Directed Study 2
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Provides students with the possibility of undertaking directed study of a topic in Theological and Religious Studies approved by the Academic Head and directed by a member of academic staff with relevant expertise.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule
2507

THEOREL 310

: Directed Study 2
2024 Semester One (1243)
Provides students with the possibility of undertaking directed study of a topic in Theological and Religious Studies approved by the Academic Head and directed by a member of academic staff with relevant expertise.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule
2508

THEOREL 311

: Religion, Gender and Sexuality
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Considers how gender and sexuality are articulated and debated within contemporary religious communities. Topics covered may include: gender and sexuality in religious texts and traditions; women in religion; sexualities and religion; gender, sexuality, and religion in popular culture; feminist, gender and queer theories in the study of religion; gender violence and religion; HIV/AIDS and religion.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 211
2509

THEOREL 314

: Special Topic: The Evolution and Psychology of Religion
2020 Semester One (1203)
Approaches religion as a dimension of human biology, psychology, and social life. We consider how approaches in the human sciences clarify patterns of individual and cultural variation in the expression of religion and spirituality. Topics include the evolution of religion and cooperation, social inequality, ecology, virtue, transformational experiences, collective rituals and the diverse social functions of religion.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 214
2510

THEOREL 315

: Danger and Desire: The Bible and Visual Culture
2020 Semester One (1203)
Explores the ways that biblical themes of sexuality, gender, sin, and desire, are represented in the visual arts, including fine art, advertising, and film. Students will learn how artists’ cultural contexts shape and inspire their visual interpretations of the Bible, and how these interpretations have influenced cultural discourses of gender and sexuality throughout history.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 212, 215, 312,
2511

THEOREL 316

: Early Christianity
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Examines the history of Christianity from its origins in Palestinian and diaspora Judaism through to its official endorsement by the Roman Empire at the end of the fourth century. Explores how various traditions about Jesus evolved, how Christians both accommodated and resisted the wider culture, and how norms for “orthodoxy” (correct teaching) gradually took shape.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in the BA Schedule
Restriction: CTHTHEO 252, 352, THEOREL 216, THEOLOGY 104
2512

THEOREL 316

: Early Christianity
2021 Semester One (1213)
Examines the history of Christianity from its origins in Palestinian and diaspora Judaism through to its official endorsement by the Roman Empire at the end of the fourth century. Explores how various traditions about Jesus evolved, how Christians both accommodated and resisted the wider culture, and how norms for “orthodoxy” (correct teaching) gradually took shape.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in the BA Schedule
Restriction: CTHTHEO 252, 352, THEOREL 216, THEOLOGY 104
2513

THEOREL 318

: Special Topic: Religion, Trauma and Suffering
2023 Semester Two (1235)
An exploration of how recent insights into trauma and suffering intersect with theology and religion. Students will learn about ways in which religious narratives and practices have contributed to trauma and suffering, as well as possibilities for resistance and relief. The course will include engagements with trauma and suffering across a range of contexts.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in the BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 210
2514

THEOREL 319

: Theory and Method in Religious Studies
2021 Semester One (1213)
Examines key theories and methods used in the multidisciplinary study of religion. Although dedicated to social-scientific theories of religion, it also covers textual, historical, feminist/queer, and psychological theories. It will provide students with a critical understanding of the diversity of approaches used in the field and raise awareness about the possibilities for framing their own research.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule
2515

THEOREL 320

: Religion in New Zealand
2023 Semester One (1233)
An exploration of living religions in contemporary New Zealand, surveying the beliefs, traditions and practices that are central to religious groups in New Zealand and their interactions with contemporary culture both locally and globally. Comparative study of religion in New Zealand, in such topics as religion and ritual, exploring belief, and interfaith dialogue.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOLOGY 201, THEOREL 201
2516

THEOREL 321

: Comparative Religion and Society
2024 Semester One (1243)
Examines the social theories of religion. An empirical approach to the study of religion, which constructs theories and arguments about its social forms and significance through the collection and analysis of data. Global case studies will be used to consider the power of religion both as a force for social cohesion as well as disruption and social change.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 221
2517

THEOREL 321

: Comparative Religion and Society
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Examines the social theories of religion. An empirical approach to the study of religion, which constructs theories and arguments about its social forms and significance through the collection and analysis of data. Global case studies will be used to consider the power of religion both as a force for social cohesion as well as disruption and social change.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 221
2518

THEOREL 322

: Religion, Climate Change and Justice
2024 Semester Two (1245)
An exploration of the influence of religion on how we understand and relate to the natural world. Students will learn about some religious ideas that have contributed to the current climate crisis, as well as the role that religion and spirituality are playing in responses to this crisis.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 222
2519

THEOREL 323

: How People Became Things: Christianity, Colonisation and Race
2024 Semester One (1243)
An exploration of theological and religious ideas that supported colonisation and contributed to a wider transformation of identity, land and economics. Students will learn about some of the ideas and beliefs that were integral to the progression of colonialism, as well as the role of religion in various forms of resistance.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 223
2520

TONGAN 101

: Tongan Language 1
2024 Semester One (1243)
Gives students an introduction to the structure of Tongan as well as allowing them to develop basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition.
Subject: Tongan
Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed
2521

TONGAN 101

: Tongan Language 1
2023 Semester One (1233)
Gives students an introduction to the structure of Tongan as well as allowing them to develop basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition.
Subject: Tongan
Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed
2522

TONGAN 101

: Tongan Language 1
2022 Semester One (1223)
Gives students an introduction to the structure of Tongan as well as allowing them to develop basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition.
Subject: Tongan
Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed
2523

TONGAN 101

: Tongan Language 1
2021 Semester One (1213)
Gives students an introduction to the structure of Tongan as well as allowing them to develop basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition.
Subject: Tongan
Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed
2524

TONGAN 101

: Tongan Language 1
2020 Semester One (1203)
Gives students an introduction to the structure of Tongan as well as allowing them to develop basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition.
Subject: Tongan
Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed
2525

TONGAN 101G

: Tongan Language 1
2021 Semester One (1213)
Gives students an introduction to the structure of Tongan as well as allowing them to develop basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition.
Subject: Tongan
Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed