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SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

Systematic Theology is not offered as a major at undergraduate level. For information on the five undergraduate modules on offer, consult the subject "Theologies in Context". Systematic Theology can only be taken at postgraduate level.

Reflection on Faith - THE1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: BTH1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and understanding of the current diversity of faith and faith studies. Qualifying students will demonstrate knowledge skills and values that portray theological sensemaking pointers and a critical awareness of the historical contexts in which theologies emerge.
Ethics and Spirituality (Offered from 2022) - THE2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: THE1502
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who seek to link faith and life and will enable them to gain an integrated understanding of Christian Ethics and Spirituality that is relevant to their personal, faith community and social existence.
Developing Faith & Youth Work - CGM2604
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: of this module will be useful to students who would like to understand how people develop in their faith; the role f faith in personal, congregation/community and social transformation. It will also prepare students for in depth study of youth ministry/work. The module will empower propective pastors, youth workers, religious leaders and lay leaders with theoretical knowledge of a contextual nature and practical skills in the areas of faith development and of the young person in specific religious contexts. The activities contained in this module are designed to assist the student in internalising the content by way of a process of reading, reflection and action.
Introduction to Ethics - THE1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: BTH1501
Purpose: of this module is for students to be able to create and evaluate Christian religious praxis from an African perspective among whom are aspirant pastors, youth workers, religious educators, lay leaders, community leaders, to practice, reflect and apply their daily work from a religious perspective in and through religious and communicative practices.
Research in Systematic Theology - HPSTH81
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module is designed to equip students with knowledge and skill to : to do research in the specific field of systematic theology; to design research reports in the field of Systematic Theology; to recognise and distinguish different research frameworks, designs and methodologies; to evaluate the strenghths and weaknesses of various research approaches; to develop and design an acceptable research proposal for a small research report or an extended paper, articles in the field of Systematic Theology.
Research Report - HRSTH85
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To allow students, under the guidance of a supervisor, to further develop their research skills. This will include: the collation of reading and research materials; the advancement of writing skills; the formulation and execution of an extended research report on a topic of their own choice within the broader field of Systematic Theology; the research design includes the submission of a viable proposal and the objective to develop and sustain interactive academic dialogue with the supervisor.
Approaches to Theology - STH4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with knowledge of the presuppositions of different theological theories and their related philosophies. The module incorporates in the material presented: (a) A continuing emphasis on the question "What is theology?". (b) An exposition of different approaches to doing theology, here noting the relationship between theology, philosophy and the sciences. (c) The study of the presuppositions and the basic theoretical development of fundamental concepts and lines of thought of different types of theology.
History of Theology - STH4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: A study of the development of christian thought and the paper include (i) The history of systematic theology as a discipline; (ii) The history of doctrines studied in Systematic theology;(iii)The study of a historical text and (iv) The theological evaluation of doctrinal development as a historical fact.
Themes in Theology - STH4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the ability to critically analyze, and evaluate the various views concerning one of the following themes in Christian Theology " God: Incorporate God as a Triune God, Christology, and Pneumatology). " Creation: Incorporate issues concerning Providence and Theological Anthropology " Soteriology: Incorporating issues, amongst others, concerning Sanctification and Salvation. " Ecclesiology: Issues concerning the forms, essence, images and models/paradigms of the church. " Eschatology: Incorporate views on, amongst others, life after death and resurrection.