|06120002||Faculty of Theology|
|Duration of study: 3 years||Total credits: 376|
This programme offers general theological education to students who have passed the National Senior Certificate with admission to Diploma studies. It also provides a basis for denominational programmes, formation and practical training with a view to the ministry.
A fixed curriculum is prescribed.
The student, who registers for this programme, has to submit his or her curriculum to the Programme coordinator for approval at the beginning of each academic year.
The Diploma in Theology comprises the same subjects as for the two degree programmes in Theology and students who perform, may be admitted to postgraduate studies.
Minimum requirements for 2016
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See also General Regulations G.12.4 and G.12.6.
A student who complies with all the requirements for the diploma with the exception of a maximum of four quarter modules, two semester modules or one year module, in each of which a combined mark of at least 40% has been obtained, may be admitted to a special examination in the same modules at the end of the following semester.
(i) To be admitted to the second year of study, a student must pass at least eight semester modules, unless the Dean decides otherwise.
(ii) To be admitted to the third year of study, a student must pass at least 21 semester modules, unless the Dean decides otherwise.
The Dean may on recommendation of the relevant faculty committee, exclude a student academically by the cancellation of the registration for that particular year or for the following year, if he or she does not comply with the minimum set requirements. You may appeal against your academic exclusion, but it is advisable to solve any problems as soon as possible. Contact your lecturer as soon as you experience problems with your studies.
The diploma is conferred with distinction on a student who obtains an average of 75% (GPA) in all the prescribed modules of the final year provided that not one of the modules had been failed previously and that the programme was completed within the minimum prescribed period.
Minimum credits: 120
Find, evaluate, process, manage and present information resources for academic purposes using appropriate technology.
Apply effective search strategies in different technological environments. Demonstrate the ethical and fair use of information resources. Integrate 21st-century communications into the management of academic information.
This module intends to equip students to cope more confidently and competently with the reading and understanding of a variety of texts, to apply these skills in a variety of contexts and to follow the conventions of academic writing.
By the end of this module students should be able to cope more confidently and competently with the reading, writing and critical thinking demands that are characteristic of the field of Theology.
Geographical and historical background of the Old Testament. The Near-Eastern cultural context of the Bible.
Module content:Encyclopaedic placement of New Testament studies in Theology. The Mediterranean socio-cultural setting of the New Testament.
Module content:Introduction to Old Testament narratology. Capita selecta: Pentateuch or other Old Testament corpus.
Module content:Youth work. Christian education.
The relationship between theology, faith and spirituality. The ambit, method and disciplines of theology.
The method and disciplinary ambit of theology.
Module content:Introducing some fundamental issues. Introducing Mark.
Module content:The history of the early church up to (and including) Augustine of Hippo.
Module content:Introducing dogmatics and Christian Ethics; selection of loci.
Module content:Introduction to science of religion and missiology. Introducing theology of mission.
Minimum credits: 135
Module content:Reformation and its legacy in Europe.
Module content:19th and 20th centuries in church history: rise and ideologies and philosophical movements; the Ecumenical Movements.
Module content:Anthropology, Christology and soteriology.
Module content:Scriptural authority and Scriptural use in theology and ethics.
Module content:Church, mission and leadership. Phenomenology of religion.
Module content:Primal religions. Traditional African religions; African Independent Churches. Theologies of the Third World.
Module content:Introduction, theology and exegesis: John. Hermeneutics.
Module content:Introduction, theology and exegesis of Luke and Acts.
Module content:Exegetical method. Early Prophets.
Module content:Poetical and apocalyptic literature of the Old Testament.
Module content:Pastoral care I. Context studies I.
Module content:Liturgy and homiletics I. Hymnology and homiletics I.
Community engagement. Includes aspects of ministry and missions. General principles and formation.
Minimum credits: 120
Module content:Africa and South Africa in church history I (general and church specific).
Module content:Social ethics, ecclesiology and eschatology.
Missionary practice and service witnessing in context.
Module content:Introduction, theology and exegesis of the authentic Pauline letters. Paul on marriage, sexuality and ecclesiology.
Module content:The Pentateuch (including hermeneutical perspective).
Pastoral Care II. Context Studies II.
Module content:Church Polity (general and church specific).
Africa and South Africa in church history II (general and church-specific).
Theological issues, currents and influential theologians.
Module content:Bio-ethics. Philosophical-theological issues.
Module content:Oriental religions. Israel, Islam and Christianity.
Module content:Missionary ecclesiology. Missionary deaconate and eco-practice.
Module content:Introduction, theology and exegesis of the Deutero-Pauline letters. Introduction, theology and exegesis of the General Letters.
Module content:Theology and ethics of the New Testament.
Module content:Selection from the Prophets.
Module content:Theology of the Old Testament.
Module content:Pastoral Counselling I. Liturgy and Homiletics II.
Hymnology and Homiletics II. Pastoral Counselling II.
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