Level 3 Theology & Philosophy (TAP303)
Teacher in Charge: J. Screech
This course is for students who are interested in exploring theological and philosophical questions at a deeper level. Students will contrast religious and non-religious worldviews, analyse the dangers of religious cults and interpret books of the Bible from different perspectives.This is a separate course to Religious Studies, however, you must select RST303 if selecting this course.
There are three 6 credit Level 3 Achievement Standards offered.
3.2: “Sects and Cults” is a study of religious expression in New Zealand.
3.4: “Religious versus Secular” is a comparative study of religious and secular worldviews.
3.1 “What is the meaning of this sacred text?” gives students the tools to analyse sacred texts deeply.
All three Standards are internally assessed. (Students taking this course will still take the compulsory Year 13 Religious Studies course.)
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students own choice of stationary. Options from 2B5 notebook, a refill pad and binder.
Recommended Prior Learning
Open Entry, although there is significant reading and writing component to the course, and students who have had success in English, Religious Studies and/or the Social Sciences may find this subject more suitable.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 2
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.