PIASS • Program Of Religious Studies

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Program Of Religious Studies


PROGRAM OUTLINE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES (DT)

1 Module titles and components for Level 1

Module code Module Title Credits Module components Semester
GEN 101 General English I

 
Not credited
  • Listening and speaking skills reading  and  vocabulary
  •  writing skills
Year I
Semester  1
IPL 102 Introduction to Philosophy  and Logics
 
10
  • General introduction to philosophy
  •  Introduction to logic
  •  Ancient and medieval philosophy
Year I
Semester  1
ICT I 103 Information and Communication Technologies I 10
  • Introduction to hard and soft ware
  • Introduction to Microsoft word
  • Introduction to internet
Year I
Semester  1
NTG 104 New Testament Greek I 15
  • Preliminaries and Declension
  • Conjugation I
Year 1 Semester  1
ERC 105 Ethics and Rwandan culture 10
  • General Introduction to ethics
  • Introduction to Christian ethics
  • Ethics and Rwandan culture
Year I Semester  1
PTH 106  Practical Theology  15
  • Introduction to PTH
  • Worship study
  •  Church Music
Year I
Semester  1
SSK 107 Study Skills
 
10
  • Study Skills and Strategies
  • Introduction to Scientific Research
  • Writing Techniques
Year I
Semester  1
BMS 108 Basic Managerial Skills 10
  • General Accounting
  • principles of management
Year I
Semester 2
ITB 109 Introduction To The Bible I 15
  • History  of  the Bible and  its transmission
  • Introduction to the Pentateuch
  • Introduction to the New Testament narratives and Johannine literature
Year I
Semester 2
BIH 110 Biblical Hebrew I 15
  • Basic morphology
  •  Conjugation
Year I
Semester 2
CHS 111 Church History I 10
  • Early church
  • Middle age
  • Renaissance
Year I
Semester 2
Total   120    
Award:Diploma of Arts in in Religious Studies

2 Module titles and components for level 2

Module code Module Title Credits Module components Semester
NTG 201 New Testament Greek II 10
  • Declension and Syntax
  • Conjugation
 Year II
 Semester1
CHS 202 Church History II 10
  • Reformation
  • Enlightenment era
  • Modern and post-modern period
 Year II
 Semester1
HSR 203 History of  Regions 10
  • Abrahamic Religions : Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  • Asian Religions
  • African Traditional Religions
 Year II
 Semester1
SPH 204 Systems of Philosophy  10
  • Modern and Contemporary philosophy
  • African philosophy
 Year II
 Semester1
ENG 205 English II


 
Not credited
  • Grammatical structures
  • Conjugation
  • Language in use
 Year II
 Semester1
WOS 206 Worship study
 
 
15
  • Worship Study
  • Church music
 Year I
 Semester 2
ICT  207 Information and Communication Technology II 10
  • Microsoft Office Excel &access
  • Microsoft office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft office Publisher
 Year I
 Semester 2
ITB II 201 Introduction to the Bible II
 
15
  • Latter Prophets
  • Introduction to the   Sacred Writings
  • Introduction to Epistles Writings
 Year I
 Semester 2
BIH 202 BiblicalHebrew II 10
  • Conjugation
  • Syntax and semantics
 Year II
 Semester2
CED 209  Christian Education
 
15
  • General pedagogy and Methods of teachings
  • Group dynamic and facilitation 
  • Christian Education
 Year II
 Semester2
STH 211 Systematic Theology
 
15
  • Introduction to Dogmatics
  • Doctrine of God
  • Christology & Pneumatology
 Year II
 Semester2
Total   120    

Award:Diploma of Arts in in Religious Studies

3 Module titles and components for Level 3
 
Module code Module Title Credits Module components Semester
BTH 301 Biblical theology and hermeneutics
 
15
  • Introduction to Biblical Exegesis and Hermeneutics 
  • Exegetical Analysis of Genesis 33
  • Exegetical Analysis of the Epistle to the Romans (Day)
Year II Semester2
TFP 302 Theory and Field Practice  10
  • Field practice
  • Evaluation of the Field Practice
  • Advanced Worship Study
Year II Semester2
ACE 303 Applied  Christian Ethics 15
  • Advanced Christian Ethics
  • Political Ethics
  • Christian Ethics  in context
Year II Semester2
MSG 304 Missiology 10
  •  Introduction to missiology
  • Theories of mission 
Year II Semester2
STH 305 Systematic Theology II
 
10
  •  Ecclesiology
  • eschatology
Year II Semester2
Total   120    
Award:Advanced Diploma of Arts in in Religious Studies

4 Module titles and components for level 4

Module code Module Title Credits Module components Semester
AMC 401 Arabic and Modern Culture
 
 
15
  • Koranic Arabic
  • Classical Arabic
  • Muslim Culture
Year II Semester2
AFR 402 African Religions 15
  • Traditional Religious Systems in Rwanda
  • Dialogue with other African Religious systems
Year III Semester 1
ACH 403  Advanced Church History 15
  • Church History in Rwanda
  • Ecumenical Issues
  • Sects Issues
Year III Semester 1
IRM 404 ICT and Research Methodology in Arts and Social Sciences 15
  • ICT II
  • Research Methodology II
Year III Semester 1
Total   60    

Award:Ordinary Degree of Arts in in Religious Studies

5 Module titles and components for level 5

Module code Module Title Credits Module components Semester
MRE 501 Major Religions 20
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Other major Religions
Year III Semester 1
HRE 502 Human and Religion  15
  • Epistemology of Religions
  • Psychology of Religions
  • Sociology of Religions
Year III Semester 1
ENR 503 Ecumenism and New Religious Movements 15
  • Transverse and Marginalized Religions
  • New Religious Movements
  • Ecumenical Movements
  • Interreligious Dialogue
Year III Semester 1
EGY 504 Egyptology
 
15   Year III Semester 1
WPL 505 Work Placement (Internship)
 
15   Year III Semester 2
RER 506 Research Report 30   Year III Semester 2
Total   120    
Award: Ordinary Degree with Honor of Arts in Religious Studies

Download: Module Outline for the Department of Religious Studies.pdf