|06246082||Faculty of Theology and Religion||Department: Biblical and Religious Studies|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
Also refer to General Academic Regulations G16-G29.
The purpose of this programme is to provide qualifying students the opportunity to obtain specialised knowledge, skills and applied competence on a first postgraduate level in a particular field or fields of Theology.
The BThHons is conferred on a student if the student has complied with the following minimum period of study: One academic year after the qualification has been obtained by virtue of which admission to the study has been granted.
Examination regulations applicable to honours degrees in the faculty
A student may not sit for an examination for the honours degree more than twice in the same module, subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department. A percentage mark is given provided that the pass mark is at least 50%.
The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who obtains a weighted average (GPA) of 75% (not rounded) in all the prescribed modules, provided not one of the modules had been failed previously and that the programme was completed within the minimum prescribed period.
Minimum credits: 120
The six electives consist of the following choices:
After studying this module, the student should be able to write a scholarly essay and utilise the sources in the library.
The aim of this module is to acquaint the student with certain aspects regarding the background of the world in which the Bible originated.
In this module the emphasis falls on the different factors involved in the interpretation of the Bible, as well as on some models of interpretation.
After studying this module, the student should be able to define Biblical archaeology, and to discuss its methods and its contribution to our understanding of the Bible. The student should be able to discuss archaeology in Jerusalem as well as the religious significance, geography and history of Jerusalem from an archaeological perspective.
The aim of this module is to make the student aware of the subject of Religious Studies and its different subfields, and to give the student an introductory view of a few world religions.
The aim of this module is to get an overview of several aspects of the Book of Psalms in order to identify and understand the different theologies in the book.
The aim of this module is to understand the principles underlying a theology of the New Testament and the origin of New Testament theology.
Ethical questions are very important in our society. Human relations form the basis of the church as well as the society as a whole. In this module attention will be given to the ethical guidelines of scripture on ethical issues.
The aim of this module is to have insight in the process of exegesis and to be able to evaluate different approaches to the analysis of the Bible.
After completing this module, the student should be able to discuss the character, composition, research history and message of the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. He/she should also be able to discuss the translation, literary form and meaning of selected texts.
In this module the student will do exegesis of selected texts from the New Testament.
This module aims to provide the student with insight into how the Biblical text is read and understood in the African context.
The first aim of this module is to get a broad overview on the role of music in the Bible, to reflect on the relationship between music and religion in general, and to understand the role of music in the Western civilisation and sub-Saharan Africa. The second aim is to enable the student to discuss the relationship between visual arts and religion (Christianity) in history with special attention to distinct tendencies in specific periods and the religious aspects and meanings of selected works of art.
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