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  • LOGOS Programme

    What is the LOGOS Programme?

    The LOGOS Programme is an innovative way in which the University delivers the Core Curriculum on the Sydney Campus. It is comprised of three units (LOGOS I, LOGOS II, and LOGOS III) which aim to enrich students' education by introducing them to philosophy, ethics and theology within the Catholic liberal arts tradition.

    What makes the LOGOS Programme unique?

    The LOGOS Programme offers students more choice in relation to the topics which they study within the Core Curriculum. It does this by offering self-contained 'modules', which are 3.5 hour learning sessions focused on a particular topic. Each semester there will be between 40 and 50 different topics to choose from. A number of modules are repeated so there will normally be almost 150 module sessions on the timetable to choose from, in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

    How do you complete a LOGOS unit?

    Each LOGOS unit consists of 8 modules and a graded assessment. Except for 4 compulsory modules across the programme, students choose which modules they will do. For example, in the first LOGOS unit, LOGOS I, students do the compulsory module 'Think' --an introduction to the foundations of philosophy and, in particular, the skills of critical thinking and informal logic—but the other 7 modules they choose from the pool of modules on offer. Likewise, in LOGOS II, students choose 7 electives and do one compulsory module called 'Choose' which is an introduction to the key concepts and theories in Western moral philosophy as well as skills in practical reasoning and decision making. In the final LOGOS unit, LOGOS III, students to do 6 electives and 2 compulsory modules, 'Live' and 'Learn', which introduce some key concepts in theology and in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

    How does the LOGOS Programme affect your degree?

    To find out when the LOGOS units are to be completed within your course structure, contact the course coordinator in your School.

    Where can I get more information?

    The LOGOS team can be contacted at the School of Philosophy and Theology Office (for administrative matters) and in the LOGOS Room (NDS17, Level 1, 22 City Rd) during teaching periods (for academic matters). You can also send an email to sydney.philosophytheology@nd.edu.au

    Students who have enrolled in LOGOS units will be given access to LOGOS unit course sites on BlackBoard one week before modules begin. Blackboard is the University's Learning Management System. It is accessible via the main University web page (click on the 'Web Portals' tab ). At the beginning of each semester, students enrolled in LOGOS units will also receive an email containing the unit outline and instructions on how to sign up for modules online.

  • LOGOS for schools

    Courses in philosophy and ethics for students completing Years 10-12

    You can apply to count successfully completed units towards:

    • Your Preliminary HSC, and
      Any Bachelor degree course offered through the University of Notre Dame Australia

    Applications for December are now open

    More information can be found at Logos for Schools.

  • Advisory Board

    The members of the School of Philosophy and Theology (Sydney Campus) Advisory Board are:

    • Mr. Anthony Cleary (Chair)
      Director, Catholic Education Office, Sydney
    • Fr Wim Hoekstra
      Dean of Studies Holy Spirit Seminary Parramatta
    • Fr. Luke Holohan S.M.
      Lecturer in Theology, Campion College, Toongabbie.
    • Mr Chris Meney
      Director Life, Marriage and Family Centre, Archdiocese of Sydney
    • Sr. Isabell Naumann I.S.S.M.
      Dean of Studies, Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush.
    • Bishop Richard Umbers
      Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
    • Professor Renée Köhler-Ryan
      Dean, School of Philosophy & Theology