B Theology

By | January 5, 2021

 

B Theology

The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) degree prepares students either for the ordained ministry in a Christian church, or for a wider engagement in society from a theologically responsible position. The degree introduces students to the four basic disciplines of theology, namely Biblical Studies and Literature, the History of Christianity, Practical Theology and Systematic Theology in the first two years, and then students are able to major in one or two of these disciplines in the third year.
Structure
Each module is worth 16 credits. Students must take at least 4 modules at Level 3 in the discipline in which they major – see below.
 

Level One (128 Credits)
Semester 1 Semester 2
BIST110 Introduction to the New Testament BIST120 Introduction to the Old Testament
BILA110 Introduction to Classical Hebrew
or approved Language module
BILA120 Introduction to Hellenistic Greek
or approved Language module
HICH110 History of Christianity: Introduction PRTH110 Introduction to Practical Theology
SYTH110 History, Truth and Worldviews SYTH120 Intro to Theological Methods
Level Two (128Credits)
Semester 1 Semester 2
BIST210 Text, Interpretation and Culture BIST220 Critical Tools for Biblical Study
HICH210 History of Christianity: The Reformation RELG101 Introduction to Religion
SYTH210 Selected Christian Doctrines SYTH222 Christian Ethics
  Elective PRTH220 Introduction to Christian Education
Level Three (128 Credits)
Semester 1 Semester 2
SYTH310 Systematic Theology BIST310 Biblical Theology
PRTH341 Christian Counselling HICH311 History of Christianity: Modern Period
Elective 1* Choose an elective from the Major Elective 3* Choose an elective from the Major
Elective 2* Choose an elective from the Major or a 300-level module from another theological discipline. Elective 4* Choose an elective from the Major or a 300-level module from another theological discipline

* Students must take at least 4 modules at Level 3 in the discipline in which they major – see below.
 

B Theology

Major Components (From which the electives are to be chosen)
Notes:

  1. i) In total, students require 8 modules (128 credits) at the 300 level.
  2. ii) 4 of these 8 modules are compulsory: SYTH310; PRTH341; BIST310; and HICH311

iii) 3 of the remaining 4 modules must contribute to the major

  1. iv) The remaining module is a 300-level elective chosen from any of the other modules listed below
  2. v) Not all of the following modules are offered every year.

Biblical Studies

BIST310 Biblical Theology¹
BIST320 New Testament Texts
BIST330 Old Testament Texts
BIST331 Old Testament Exegesis
BIST340 New Testament Exegesis in English
BIST341 New Testament Exegesis in Greek
BIST360 Cluster Elective
BIST370 Special Focus
BILA310 Hellenistic Greek
BILA320 Hellenistic Greek

History of Christianity

HICH311 Modern Period¹
HICH321 Research Seminar
HICH340 Cluster Elective
HICH350 Cross-Disciplinary Module
HICH370 Special Focus
SYTH310 Systematic Theology
SYTH320 Theology & Ethics
SYTH330 African Theology

Systematic Theology

SYTH310 Systematic Theology¹
SYTH320 Theology & Ethics
SYTH330 African Theology
SYTH340 Cluster Elective
SYTH350 Special Focus
SYTH370 Lutheran Theology
SYTH380 Political and Economic Ethics
HICH311 History of Christianity: Modern Period

 
Practical Theology

PRTH310 Community Development
PRTH330 Congregational Skills
PRTH341 Christian Counselling¹
PRTH350 Missiology: Church Growth
PRTH370 Special Focus 1
PRTH371 Special Focus 2
PRTH381 Cluster Elective
PRTH383 Church Life and Faith
SYTH380 Political and Economic Ethics

B Theology

HUM-BTH1 Structure

  1. a)  Students shall complete BIST110 and 120. With permission of Dean and Head of School, two modules of another language may be permitted in fulfilment of this requirement.
  2. b) Students intending to major in Practical Theology are required to do two level 2 Practical Theology modules.

HUM-BTH2 Majors

  1. a) The following majors are offered:

Biblical Studies
History of Christianity
Practical Theology
Systematic Theology
Note: All BTh students are required to take this module at third year.
Bachelor of Theology
Biblical Studies
Contact Person (Pietermaritzburg): Dr Wilhelm Meyer
Email: Meyerw@ukzn.ac.za
Telephone: (033) 260-6123
 
History of Christianity
Contact Person (Pietermaritzburg): Prof P Denis
Email: denis@ukzn.ac.za
Telephone: (033) 260-5064
 
Practical Theology
Contact Person (Pietermaritzburg): Dr H Moyo
Email: moyoh@ukzn.ac.za
Telephone: (033) 260-5574
 
Systematic Theology
Contact Person (Pietermaritzburg): Dr X Sakuba
Email: sakuba@ukzn.ac.za
Telephone: (033) 260-5340