Research Methods

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Dias, Darren
Course Code SMJ5500HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course explores the distinctive contents, methods, and interests of traditional theological disciplines (biblical studies, church history, pastoral and systematic theology and ethics) as well as their interrelationships: What does each subdiscipline count as evidence?; How does it construct knowledge?; What cognate disciplines might extend its insights?; How does it engage the challenges, fears, and hope for the "globalized" world of the 21st century? Students will explore the task of theological research and writing through all its steps. Attention will be given to the use of scholarly research software and bibliographic tools, identification of appropriate methodology, and the value of interdisciplinarity.

Schedule Mon
Start Time 11:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Program Requirement A required course for all MA students.
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Previously Offered Fall 2015
Currently Offered Fall 2016
Next Scheduled Fall 2017