Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Theology

Theology (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

During their first year of studies, in addition to the compulsory study-units, students shall be required to choose a total value of 4 ECTS credits which may be taken from the list of optional study-units offered by other faculties and a number of elective study-units as follows:

From Theology - a total of 4 ECTS credits
From Philosophy and related areas - a total of 8 ECTS credits

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


Semester 1

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

FDT1100 Philosophical Foundations of Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
THL1001 Introduction to Theology 10 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Philosophy and Related Areas

HPA1511 Church History: Ancient and Medieval 4 ECTS
PHI1001* History of Philosophy: (a) Ancient Philosophy and (b) Medieval Philosophy 4 ECTS
PHI1014* Political Philosophy 4 ECTS

*Study-units PHI1001 and PHI1014 can only be taken by students whose second main area is not philosophy.



Semester 2

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

FDT1020 The Mystery of Christ 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Theology

FDT1060 Vatican 2: Vision and Paradigms 4 ECTS
HPA1100 Early Christian History 4 ECTS
PLC1400 The Pastoral Context: Sociological Considerations 4 ECTS
SHG1010 Biblical Inspiration and Interpretation 2 ECTS
SHG1570 Personification of Evil 2 ECTS
THL1560 Introduction to Judaism 2 ECTS

Philosophy and Related Areas

PHI1006* History of Philosophy: (a) Modern Philosophy and (b) Contemporary Philosophy 4 ECTS
PHI1060 The Bhagavad Gita with Shankara's Advaita Commentary 2 ECTS
PHI1070 Plotinus - Main Themes 2 ECTS
PHI1080 Marsilio Ficino - Main Themes 2 ECTS
PHI1017* Ethics 1 and 2 4 ECTS

*Study-units PHI1006 and PHI1017 can only be taken by students whose second main area is not philosophy.



YEAR TWO

During their second year of studies, in addition to the compulsory study-units, students shall be required to choose a total value of 2 ECTS credits which may be taken from the list of optional study-units and a number of elective study-units as follows:

From Theology - a total of 6 ECTS credits
From Philosophy and related areas - a total of 8 ECTS credits

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


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)




Semester 1

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

MRT2010 Principles of Moral Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT3330 Theology, Sexuality and Marriage 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Theology

FDT3670 The Sacraments: Theological and Pastoral Aspects 4 ECTS
SHG2160 Pentateuch and Historical Books 4 ECTS

Philosophy and Related Areas

PHI2002 The Philosophy of Mind: (a) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind; (b) A Contemporary Theory of Mind - John McDowell 4 ECTS
PHI2005 Philosophy of Religion 4 ECTS
PHI2047 Aristotle's Ethics 4 ECTS
PHI2029 Early Modern Ideas: Science, Politics and Religion 4 ECTS
PHI2120* Metaphysics 1: Ontology 4 ECTS

*Study-unit PHI2120 can only be taken by students whose second main area is not philosophy.



Semester 2

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

MRT3340 Bioethics 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Theology

HPA2520 Modern and Contemporary Church History 4 ECTS
MRT1001 Christianity and Culture 4 ECTS
PLC1120 Liturgy and Language 2 ECTS
SHG1104 The New Testament in its Historical and Geographical Environment 4 ECTS
SHG2260 Prophetic, Apocalyptic and Wisdom Literature 4 ECTS

Philosophy and Related Areas

PHI2051 Aesthetics 4 ECTS
PHI2121* Philosophy of Language 4 ECTS
PHI2123* Metaphysics 2: Natural Theology and Atheism 4 ECTS
PHI3028 Philosophy of the Media 4 ECTS
PHI3031 Philosophy of Mathematics 4 ECTS

*Study-units PHI2121 and PHI2123 can only be taken by students whose second main area is not philosophy.



YEAR THREE

During their third year of studies, in addition to the compulsory study-units, students shall be required to register for 10ECTS 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 evenly over the two semesters.


Semester 1

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

FDT2310 A Christian Understanding of God 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT1020 Catholic Social Teaching 2 ECTS (NC)
SHG3050 The Synoptic Gospels 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Theology

MRT2511 Social Consciousness and Spirituality in Malta (1800-1939) 4 ECTS
PLC2400 Media Literacy for Pastoral Praxis 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

FDT3010 Paper 1 - Sacred Scripture, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology 6 ECTS (NC)
MRT3000 Theology and Human Studies Paper 2: Moral Theology and Human Studies 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Theology

FDT3060 Aspects of Christology and Mariology 6 ECTS
SHG2050 Johannine Literature 4 ECTS
SHG2760 Pauline Writings and Acts of the Apostles 4 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Human Studies under the auspices of the Faculty of Theology.
 
Last Updated: 7 October 2019
 
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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