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CHURCH HISTORY

Church History is not offered as a major at undergraduate level, can only be taken at postgraduate level.

Church Historiography and Methodology - HMKEG80
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to how historical research is done and explore the significance of these processes. To gain a broad understanding of the methods used to do Church History and explore the nature and characteristics of the art of writing History and Church History and to also examine examples of how the writing of History changed over time and to learn to become historians.
Research Report - HRKEG81
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Firstly to assist and guide students in formulating a viable research proposal for a small research report related to the subject area of Church History; secondly, to design a structure for a research essay or report; and thirdly, to write down, under the guidance of a supervisor, the outcomes of the research using standard practices in the field of Church History research.
A Detailed Study of a Primary Text - KEG4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To introduce students to the study of primary sources and to explore the significance of primary sources for the study of Church History today. To help them gain a broad understanding of the situation the authors found themselves in, to explore the nature and characteristics of the church and its development over time, to examine examples of Christian writings from different stages in the life of the Church and understand the motives behind and methods used by authors.
A Detailed Study of a Theological Theme or a Theologian - KEG4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To introduce students to the study of themes and theologians and explore the significance of these for the study of Church History today. To help students gain a broad understanding of the situation the theologians found themselves in, to explore the nature and characteristics of themes within the church and its development over time, to examine examples of Christian themes and Christians from different stages in the life of the Church and to understand the motives behind and methods used by the Church.