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University of Malta

Faculty of Theology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology
(B.A. (Hons) Theology(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2017)

YEAR ONE

During their first year of studies, in addition to compulsory study-units, students shall be required to register for 4 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

The total number of study-units to be covered during the year should as much as possible be spread over the two semesters.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FDT1010 Christian Thought and Practice 4 ECTS (NC)
FDT1100 Philosophical Foundations of Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
FDT1300 The Philosophy of Personhood 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI1001 History of Philosophy: (a) Ancient Philosophy and (b) Medieval Philosophy 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY1610 Major Paradigms in Psychology: Introduction, the Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Paradigms, and Systemic Thinking 6 ECTS (NC)
SHG1000 Foundations of Theology 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Unit

PLC1110 Liturgy and Architecture 2 ECTS
SHG1104 The New Testament in its Historical and Geographical Environment 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FDT1050 Theology of Salvation 4 ECTS
MRT1020 Catholic Social Teaching 2 ECTS (NC)
PHI1006 History of Philosophy: (a) Modern Philosophy and (b) Contemporary Philosophy 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI1016 Philosophy of Perception 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI1017 Ethics 1 and 2 4 ECTS (NC)
PLC1400 The Pastoral Context: Sociological Considerations 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG1010 Biblical Inspiration and Interpretation 2 ECTS (NC)
THL1570 Introduction to Judaism and Islam 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units

PLC1120 Liturgy and Language 2 ECTS
SHG1570 Personification of Evil 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year Two: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

During their second year of studies, in addition to compulsory study-units, students shall be required to register for 10 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Optional Study-Units
Students are required to register for a total of 6 ECTS credits.

The total number of study-units to be covered during the year should as much as possible be spread over the two semesters.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FDT3000 Reason, Faith and Revelation 4 ECTS (NC)
FDT2310 A Christian Understanding of God 4 ECTS (NC)
HPA2500 Ancient Church History 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT2010 Principles of Moral Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2120 Metaphysics 1: Ontology 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2160 Pentateuch and Historical Books 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units

DBS3011 Disability Issues and Pastoral Ministry 4 ECTS
MRT1660 Spiritual Life 2 ECTS
SHG1104 The New Testament in its Historical and Geographical Environment 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FDT3260 Christology and Ecclesiology 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT3330 Theology, Sexuality and Marriage 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2121 Philosophy of Language 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2123 Metaphysics 2: Natural Theology and Atheism 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2650 The Gospels 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units

FDT2012 Major Doctrinal Themes in Muslim-Christian Dialogue 4 ECTS
MRT1661 Prayer 2 ECTS
MRT2600 Gender Spirituality 4 ECTS
PLC1120 Liturgy and Language 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year Three: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FDT3160 Christian Anthropology 6 ECTS (NC)
THL3200 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FDT3670 The Sacraments: Theological and Pastoral Aspects 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT3300 Politics, Economics and Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2005 Philosophy of Religion 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2260 Prophetic, Apocalyptic and Wisdom Literature 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MRT3340 Bioethics 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY3614 Psychology of Religious Experience 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2760 Pauline Writings and Acts of the Apostles 4 ECTS (NC)
THL3141 Synoptic Study-Unit Paper 1 - Philosophy 4 ECTS (NC)
THL3151 Synoptic Study-Unit Paper 2 - Sacred Scripture 4 ECTS (NC)
THL3161 Synoptic Study-Unit Paper 3 - Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
THL3171 Synoptic Study-Unit Paper 4 - Moral Theology 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for successful completion of Year Three: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.A. (Hons) in Theology: 180 ECTS credits


This programme of study is governed by The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology - B.A. (Hons) Theology - under the auspices of the Faculty of Theology.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 22 September 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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