Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Theology

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

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

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

FDT1100 Philosophical Foundations of Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI1001 History of Philosophy: (a) Ancient Philosophy and (b) Medieval Philosophy 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI1014 Political Philosophy 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY1610 Major Paradigms in Psychology: Introduction, the Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Paradigms, and Systemic Thinking 6 ECTS (NC)
THL1001 Introduction to Theology 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

FDT1020 The Mystery of Christ 4 ECTS (NC)
FDT1060 Vatican 2: Vision and Paradigms 4 ECTS (NC)
HPA1100 Early Christian History 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI1006 History of Philosophy: (a) Modern Philosophy and (b) Contemporary Philosophy 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)
SHG1570 Personification of Evil 2 ECTS (NC)
THL1570 Introduction to Judaism and Islam 4 ECTS (NC)




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 2 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

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

Compulsory Unit (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)

FDT3670 The Sacraments: Theological and Pastoral Aspects 4 ECTS (NC)
HPA1511 Church History: Ancient and Medieval 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT2010 Principles of Moral Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT3330 Theology, Sexuality and Marriage 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2120 Metaphysics 1: Ontology 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2160 Pentateuch and Historical Books 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

HPA2520 Modern and Contemporary Church History 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT1001 Christianity and Culture 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT3340 Bioethics 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2121 Philosophy of Language 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2123 Metaphysics 2: Natural Theology and Atheism 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG1104 The New Testament in its Historical and Geographical Environment 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2260 Prophetic, Apocalyptic and Wisdom Literature 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units

FDT1500 Dialogue between Faith and Science 2 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)

THL3200 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

FDT2310 A Christian Understanding of God 4 ECTS (NC)
HPA2820 The Church's International Relations 2 ECTS (NC)
MRT2511 Social Consciousness and Spirituality in Malta (1800-1939) 4 ECTS (NC)
PLC1120 Liturgy and Language 2 ECTS (NC)
PLC2400 Media Literacy for Pastoral Praxis 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG3050 The Synoptic Gospels 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

FDT3060 Aspects of Christology and Mariology 6 ECTS (NC)
SHG2050 Johannine Literature 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, 2019 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: 10 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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