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Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Theology and Religious Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

NORMAL ENTRY
  • 5 ‘O’ Levels including English language
  • 2 ‘A’ Level passes in Arts subjects.
  • Applicants with a Diploma in Religious Studies from recognised institutions will enter the university at level 2. 

SPECIAL ENTRY
Special entry will be considered for applicants who hold a relevant diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning or its equivalent as well as 5 ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent including English Language.

MATURE ENTRY
To qualify for mature entry, applicants must have 5 ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent including English Language and be at least 25 years of age. In addition, a candidate may be required to undertake an entry examination administered by the Department as part of the process of satisfying entry requirements for admission into the program.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates with the Bachelor Of Arts Honours Degree in Theology and Religious Studies can fit into a variety of occupations, including the following:

  • Academics
  • Researchers on religion and theology
  • Authors of religious and theology material
  • Consultants in religious and non-religious organisations
  • Facilitators of inter-religious dialogue
  • Field officers in governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • Social and political analysts
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Advisers
  • Policy makers
  • Intelligence officers
  • Diplomats
  • Ethics Officers

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

YEAR 1: SEMESTER 1                                                       
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Core Courses

UWC 100 Introduction to Computers 
HTRS 101 Introduction to Christian Theology
HTRS 102 Phenomenology of Religion
HTRS 103 Introduction to Old Testament
HRSPH102 Introduction to Philosophy
UWC140 Communication Skills
             
Elective Courses

HTRS104: Religion and Ecology
HTRS110: Elementary Biblical Hebrew: Grammar and Syntax 1
HTRS111: Elementary Biblical Greek: Grammar and Syntax 1

YEAR 1: SEMESTER 2
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Core Courses

HTRS 105: Introduction to New Testament
HTRS 106: Christian Theology
HTRS 107: Christian History and thought up to the Middle Ages 
HTRS 109: African Theology
HRSPH 101: Introduction to Logic
UWC 130: Ethics
                                                                                     
Elective Courses

HTRS 108: Studies in Christian Spirituality
HTRS 112: Elementary Biblical Hebrew: Grammar and syntax 2
HTRS 113: Elementary Biblical Greek: Grammar and syntax 2

YEAR 2: SEMESTER 1
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Core Courses

UWC 200: English for Professional Purposes
HTRS 201: Religion and Human Rights
HTRS 202: Emergence of prophecy and Israelite pre-canonical prophets
HTRS 203: The life and Teaching of Jesus Christ as depicted in the gospels
HTRS 204: Religion and HIV and AIDS
HTRS: 212: Philosophy of Religion

Elective Courses

HTRS205:  Political Theology
HTRS 213: Elementary Biblical Hebrew: Reading and Translation
HTRS 214: Elementary Biblical Greek: Reading and Translation

YEAR 2: SEMESTER 2
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Core Courses

HTRS 209: Hellenistic Christianity up to Early Catholicism
HTRS 210: Research Methods
HTRS 211: Israelite classical prophets
UWC 220:  Philosophy of Ubuntu/Hunhu and a total person

Elective Courses
HTRS 208: Christian History and Thought from Reformation to the Present
HTRS 207: History and Doctrine of Islam
HTRS 213: Biblical Hebrew: Reading and Translation
HTRS 214: Biblical Greek: Reading and Translation

YEAR 3: (WORK-RELATED LEARNING)
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HTRS 301: Student’s Work-Related Project  

YEAR 4: SEMESTER 1
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Core Courses

HTRS 401: History and Methods in the study of African Traditional Religion(s) 
HTRS 402: History and Selected Methods In the study of Old Testament
HTRS 403: History and Selected Methods in the Study of New Testament
HTRS 404: Religion and Development

Elective Courses

HTRS 405: Sociology of Religion
HTRS 406: Studies in Liberation Theology

YEAR 4: SEMESTER 2
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Core Courses

HTRS 407: Selected Major themes in African Traditional Religion(s)
HTRS 408: Religion and Gender Studies
HTRS 409: Religion, Politics and Conflict Management in Africa
HTRS 460: Dissertation

Elective Courses

HTRS 410: Studies in Pentecostal Spirituality
HTRS 411: Selected Major themes in New Testament
HTRS 412: Selected Major themes in Old Testament