Seminar discussion classes enable students to reflect on methodological issues within their discipline, and integrate material covered in tutorials and University of Oxford lectures.

Seminars are offered in the following eight disciplines:

  • Classics
  • English language and literature (for English and modern language students)
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Science and Religion
  • Theology

Students develop their research skills by writing a term paper for which they must formulate a hypothesis or question, plan their research paying particular attention to questions of sources, method, and approach, and produce a substantial paper using an appropriate range of scholarly resources. The process offers training in preparation for the rigorous research and writing required of graduate students and is supported by classes in bibliographic methods and editing as well as individual consultation with specialist advisors.

The Vocation and Scholarship course and seminar discussion classes prompt reflection on the relationship between vocation and scholarship in its subject matter within different Christian traditions.


Credits: 4 semester credits