This course in Early African Christianity employs a wide range of assessment methods, strategically accommodating for the different learning styles and dispositions of students and providing professors with models of good assessment practice.
Assessment of achievement/proficiency is undertaken for each module in the program.
For each module, teams of learners will make two presentations on the substance, significance, and development of argument of the primary material assigned during the twelve week reading intensive period.
Learners are required to undertake a basic research project. The aim of the research project is to identify significant concerns in each module and to choose a specific research project. Preliminary findings of the research project will be made available during the intensive phase of each module and further developed during the 12 week research period following the forty hour intensive.
The examination after module one (Introduction) will be taken residentially in Heliopolis. Examination questions will assess the learner's knowledge of weekly readings and cohort discussions. This is an open book exam that allows the student to integrate as much reading, course material, and cohort discussion as possible.
Learners are required to write a paper summarizing what they believe to be the most important ideas from the required secondary texts, how module secondary texts elucidate primary texts, and how class primary texts relate to broader module issues and topics.