Faculty Student Seminar I

3 Units

This course aims to develop practical research and academic writing skills of students. They are required to choose a subject for a paper, to create a logical structure, and to construct their own arguments academically. Their papers will be presented at the seminars. Chosen topics of the paper should be related to theological areas such as systematic theology, biblical studies, church history, practical theology, gender theology and so on. Nevertheless, students are encouraged to discuss current issues and subjects of other disciplines relating to the modern world from a theological perspective. Students’ performances will be primarily assessed by their written papers and presentations, but also by their participation in the discussion session. They will be evaluated on their ability to think theologically, that is, to reflect upon major theological and social issues, to define current issues in theological terms, and theological issues from the perspective of other disciplines.

Book List

Henderson, Eric. The Active Reader: Strategies for Academic Reading and Writing. 2nd ed.  Don Mills, Ont.: OUP Canada, 2011.

Mewburn, Inger, Katherine Firth, and Shaun Lehmann. How to Fix Your Academic Writing Trouble: A Practical Guide. London: Open University Press, 2018.

Ridley, Diana. The Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students. 2nd ed.  London: SAGE, 2012. (中譯:《一步步教您做文獻回顧》。張可婷譯。台北縣永和市:韋伯文化國際,2011。)

Vyhmeister, Nancy Jean, and Terry Dwain Robertson. Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology. 3rd ed.  Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2014. (中譯:《優質的研究報告--神學論文寫作指南》。李美慧譯。 台北:天恩,2011。)

Yaghjian, Lucretia B. Writing Theology Well: A Rhetoric for Theological and Biblical Writers. New York: Continuum, 2006.





Old Course Code (2009-10 and before) : THE5005