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University of Malta

Faculty of Theology

Bachelor of Sacred Theology
(S.Th.B.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2011)

YEAR ONE

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)

PHI1003 Philosophical Anthropology - Perception, Language, Action 6 ECTS
PHI1014 Political Philosophy 4 ECTS
PHI1102 Ethics 1 and 2 4 ECTS
PSY1313 An Overview of Psychology 6 ECTS




Semester 1

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

CLA1001 Basic Notions of Latin 1 2 ECTS
FDT1010 Christian Thought and Practice 4 ECTS
HPA1000 Research Tools in Theology: Methodology 2 ECTS
PHI1001 History of Philosophy: (a) Ancient Philosophy and (b) Medieval Philosophy 4 ECTS
SHG1000 Foundations of Theology 6 ECTS
SOC1001 Understanding Sociology 4 ECTS
THL1560 Introduction to Judaism 2 ECTS




Semester 2

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

CLA1002 Basic Notions of Latin 2 2 ECTS
FDT1050 Theology of Salvation 4 ECTS
MRT1020 Catholic Social Teaching 2 ECTS
PHI1006 History of Philosophy: (a) Modern Philosophy and (b) Contemporary Philosophy 4 ECTS
SHG1010 Biblical Inspiration and Interpretation 2 ECTS

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

Students are required to choose 2ECTS credits of elective study-units

PHI1009 Augustine of Hippo's Philosophy 2 ECTS
PHI1070 Plotinus - Main Themes 2 ECTS
PHI1080 Marsilio Ficino - Main Themes 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year II: 60ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

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)

MRT2010 Principles of Moral Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2003 Metaphysics 6 ECTS (NC)
SHG1120 Biblical Greek 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

FDT2310 A Christian Understanding of God 4 ECTS (NC)
FDT3000 Reason, Faith and Revelation 4 ECTS (NC)
HPA2500 Ancient Church History 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2001 Logic 6 ECTS (NC)
PHI2002 The Philosophy of Mind: (a) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind; (b) A Contemporary Theory of Mind - John McDowell 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2160 Pentateuch and Historical Books 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

MRT3330 Theology, Sexuality and Marriage 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2009 Contemporary Continental Philosophy: (a) Structuralism & Post Structuralism (b) Critical Theory 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2107 Aesthetics 2 ECTS (NC)
PHI2207 Principles and Perspectives of Science 2 ECTS (NC)
PLC3611 The Christian in the Audiovisual Civilisation 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2650 The Gospels 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year III: 60ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for 2ECTS 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 Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FDT3160 Christian Anthropology 6 ECTS (NC)
PHI2005 Philosophy of Religion 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG1110 Biblical Hebrew 4 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)
HPA2820 The Church's International Relations 2 ECTS (NC)
MRT3300 Politics, Economics and Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI3120 Far Eastern Religions and Philosophy 1: India and Tibet 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY3614 Psychology of Religious Experience 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2260 Prophetic, Apocalyptic and Wisdom Literature 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2550 Women in the Bible 2 ECTS (NC)

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

PHI3007 Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations 2 ECTS




Semester 2

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

MRT3340 Bioethics 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2760 Pauline Writings and Acts of the Apostles 4 ECTS (NC)
FDT3990 Synoptic Study-unit 2: Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT3990 Synoptic Study-unit 3: Moral Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG3990 Synoptic Study-unit: Holy Scripture 4 ECTS (NC)

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

PHI3036 Contemporary Texts in Philosophy 2 ECTS

Requirement for award of BA in Theology and Human Studies: 180ECTS credits

Requirement for regular progression to Year IV: 60ECTS credits



YEAR FOUR

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)

MRT4206 Responding and Witnessing to God's Love: Liturgical Spirituality and the Consecrated Life 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

FDT4400 Faith and Revelation (Select Issues) 4 ECTS (NC)
FDT4650 Holy Orders: Theological and Canonical 2 ECTS (NC)
HPA4210 Patristic Themes 1: God and Man 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT4010 Principles of Moral Theology: Select Issues 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT4200 Culture, Religion and Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PLC3110 The Liturgical Assembly 4 ECTS (NC)
PLC4210 Introduction to Church Legislation 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG4870 Select Themes in Scripture 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

FDT4710 Christology and Mariology 6 ECTS (NC)
HPA4260 The Church in between Two Councils: 1563-1965 4 ECTS (NC)
PLC4120 Liturgy and Time 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG4161 Old Testament Exegesis 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG4401 The Synoptic Gospels: Exegesis 4 ECTS (NC)

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

Students are required to register for ONE of the following study-units:

FDT3285 The Act of Faith: Credibility and Experience 4 ECTS
FDT3815 Rediscovering Vatican 2: Implications, Assessment and its Reception 4 ECTS

Requirement for regular progression to Year V: 60ECTS credits



YEAR FIVE

Semester 1

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

FDT4641 The Sacraments of Initiation: Theological and Canonical 7 ECTS (NC)
HPA4000 Palaeochristian Archaeology 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT4660 Spiritual Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PLC4110 The Language of the Liturgy 4 ECTS (NC)
PLC4240 Rights in the Church 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG4400 The Gospel of John: Exegesis 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

FDT4471 Ecclesiology and Ecumenical Theology 5 ECTS (NC)
FDT4900 Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Dogma 4 ECTS (NC)
HPA4220 Patristic Themes 2: Christ and Church 4 ECTS (NC)
HPA4510 Medieval Church History 800 - 1563 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT4040 Reconciliation: Theological and Ethical Aspects 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT4900 Synoptic Study-Unit 3: Moral Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PLC4230 Church Legislation on Marriage 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG4900 Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Scripture 4 ECTS (NC)

Requirement for successful completion of Year V: 60ECTS credits



Requirement for award of Bachelor of Sacred Theology: 300ECTS 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 Sacred Theology under the auspices of the Faculty of Theology.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 22 April 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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Notices
21st Annual Augustinian Lecture 2017
The 21st Annual Augustinian Lecture 2017 will be celebrated on the 5th and 6th December 2017 with two lectures delivered by Rev. Prof. Theodore Dieter.

Closing Date Dissertation Proposals
Deadline to present dissertation proposals for next Faculty Board is Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 1700hrs

Augustinian Institute Academic Year 2017-18

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