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University of Malta

Faculty of Theology

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

(for courses commencing October 2017)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for 2 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

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)
PHI1014 Political 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 Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

PHI1026 Philosophy of Information Technology 2 ECTS




Semester 2

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

FDT1050 Theology of Salvation 4 ECTS (NC)
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)
THL1560 Introduction to Judaism 2 ECTS (NC)

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

PHI1070 Plotinus - Main Themes 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS 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)

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)
MRT2010 Principles of Moral Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2034 Phenomenology and Existentialism 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2120 Metaphysics 1: Ontology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2011 Philosophy of Communication 2 ECTS (NC)
SHG2160 Pentateuch and Historical Books 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

MRT3300 Politics, Economics and Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2001 Logic 6 ECTS (NC)
PHI2121 Philosophy of Language 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2123 Metaphysics 2: Natural Theology and Atheism 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI3045 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG2650 The Gospels 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 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)
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)
MRT3330 Theology, Sexuality and Marriage 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2046 Philosophical Notions of Hindu Philosophies 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2005 Philosophy of Religion 4 ECTS (NC)
PLC2400 Media Literacy for Pastoral Praxis 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY3614 Psychology of Religious Experience 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)

FDT3990 Synoptic Study-unit 2: Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT3340 Bioethics 4 ECTS (NC)
MRT3990 Synoptic Study-unit 3: Moral Theology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI2122 Introduction to Islamic Thought 2 ECTS (NC)
SHG2760 Pauline Writings and Acts of the Apostles 4 ECTS (NC)
SHG3990 Synoptic Study-unit: Holy Scripture 4 ECTS (NC)

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

Requirement for regular progression to Year 4: 60 ECTS 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)
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)
MRT4010 Principles of Moral Theology: Select Issues 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 5: 60 ECTS 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)
HPA4510 Medieval Church History 800 - 1563 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)
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 5: 60 ECTS credits



Requirement for award of Bachelor of Sacred Theology: 300 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 Sacred Theology - S.Th.B. - 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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Measuring Divinity - Inter Faculty Colloquium
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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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Dissertation Logbook
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