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Master of Arts Major in Theological Studies Curriculum

Master of Arts Major in Theological Studies Curriculum

This thesis program aims primarily to prepare catechists, religion or theology teachers in educating Filipinos in the Christian Faith by a sound grounding in the basic sources (Scripture, Church Teaching and Human Experience), stressing structural integration (Doctrine, Morals and Worship), together with a critical formation in professional religious education, its nature and methodologies. It focuses on the unique values and skills exercised in modest research and composition of a well-ordered thesis in religious education.
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree with at least the 12 units in Theology or Religious Education.

Curriculum of the Master of Arts major in Theological Studies

I. REQUIRED SUBJECTS (36 units)
Course work is divided into three categories:
A. Foundation Subjects (15 units)
TH 204 Ecclesiology 3 units
TH 205 Revelation and Faith 3 units
TH 207 Christology 3 units
TH 208 Fundamental Moral Theology 3 units
TH 209 Christian Worship 3 units

B. Concentration (Professional) Subjects (9 units)
TH 222.2 Old Testament Seminar III 3 units
TH 230.2 New Testament Seminar III 3 units
TH 231 Catechesis 3 units

C. Electives (6 units)
TH 233 Dogmatics II 3 units
TH 203 Effective Methodology in Ecclesial Ministry 3 units

II. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS
After completing the course work, all FIRE students must take the written
and oral comprehensive examinations.

III. THESIS/PROJECT AND ORAL DEFENSE (6 units)
After finishing the course work and passing the comprehensive examinations, the students present a proposal either on a thesis, a modest research in religious education (90-120 pages) in Turabian form, or ministerial project, e.g. a teacher’s manual or student textbook, to be reviewed and approved by the thesis mentor and other faculty members. Upon approval, the students are required to register for thesis direction for a minimum of 6 units. Students ready for the oral defense on their thesis need to enroll in Thesis Defense. The thesis or ministerial project is presented before three appointed readers.

SUMMARY
Required Subjects 30 units
Thesis/Project 6 units
Comprehensive Examinations -
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Total 36 units

 





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