PIASS • DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY (DT)

Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences

FAITH AND SCIENCE FOR LIFE.

PIASS,Huye Po Box 619,RW

Office of Vice Chancellor : (+250)788310811


Registrar: (+250)785150811,registrar@piass.ac.rw




DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY (DT)

The objectives of the Department of Theology are defined as follows:
Give competitive knowledge at the national and international levels with intellectual, moral, professional and scientific knowledge of the theological sciences and promote research in this domain. Train theologians and ministers capable of meeting the needs of Churches and society. Students who graduate from the Faculty of Theology and the Religious Sciences, Department of Theology should be equipped enough to become Ministers of Parishes and Chaplains of secondary schools.

Programme  Title : BACHELOR’S IN THEOLOGY
Exit Awards: Bachelor’s Degree with Honours
Modes of Attendance : Full time and Part time

MODULES AVAILABLE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY (DT)
 
LEVEL 1
 

Module code

Module Title

Credits

Module components

GEN 101

General English I

120 hours (not credited)

  1. Listening and speaking skills reading  and  vocabulary

  2. Writing skills

IPL 102

Introduction to Philosophy  and Logics

10

  1. General introduction to philosophy

  2. Introduction to logic

  3. Ancient and medieval philosophy

ICT I 103

Information and Communication Technologies I

10

  1. Introduction to hard and soft ware

  2. Introduction to Microsoft word

  3. Introduction to internet

NTG 104

New Testament Greek I

15

  1. Preliminaries and Declension

  2. Conjugation I

ERC 105

Ethics and Rwandan culture

10

  1. General Introduction to ethics

  2. Introduction to Christian ethics

  3. Ethics and Rwandan culture

PTH 106

Practical Theology  

15

  1. Introduction to PTH

  2. Worship study

  3. Church Music

SSK 107

Study Skills

10

  1. Study Skills and Strategies

  2. Introduction to Scientific Research

  3. Writing Techniques

BMS 108

Basic Managerial Skills

10

  1. General Accounting

  2. Principles of Management

ITB 109

Introduction To The Bible I

15

  1. History  of  the Bible and  its transmission

  2. Introduction to the Pentateuch

  3. Introduction to the New Testament

BIH 110

Biblical Hebrew I

15

  1. Basic morphology

  2. Conjugation

CHS 111

Church History I

10

  1. Early church

  2. Middle age

  3. Renaissance

Total

 

120

 
 

Award: Certificate of Higher Education of Arts in Protestant Theology

 

LEVEL 2

 

Module code

Module Title

Credits

Module components

NTG 201

New Testament Greek II

10

  1. Declension and Syntax

  2. Conjugation

CHS 202

Church History II

10

  1. Reformation

  2. Enlightenment era

  3. Modern and post modern period

HSR 203

History of  Regions

10

  1. Abrahamic Religions : Judaism, Christianity, Islam

  2. Asian Religions

  3. African Traditional Religions

SPH 204

Systems of Philosophy  

10

  1. Modern and Contemporary philosophy

  2. African philosophy

ENG 205

English II

 

Not credited

  1. Grammatical structures

  2. Conjugation

  3. Language in use

WOS 206

Worship study

15

  1. Worship Study (Day)

  2. Church music (Juvenal)

ICT  207

Information and Communication Technology II

10

  1. Microsoft Office Excel &access

  2. Microsoft office PowerPoint

  3. Microsoft office Publisher

ITB II 201

Introduction to the Bible II

15

  1. Latter Prophets

  2. Introduction to the   Sacred Writings

  3. Introduction to Epistles Writings

BIH 202

Biblical Hebrew II

10

  1. Conjugation

  2. Syntax and semantics

CED 209

Christian Education

                          

15

  1. General pedagogy and Methods of teachings

  2. Group dynamic and facilitation  

  3. Christian Education

STH 211

Systematic Theology

15

  1. Introduction to Dogmatics

  2. Doctrine of God

  3. Christology & Pneumatology

Total

 

120

 
 

Award:  Diploma Arts in Protestant Theology

LEVEL 3

 

Module code

Module Title

Credits

Module components

BTH 301

Biblical theology and hermeneutics

 

15

  1. Introduction to Biblical Exegesis and Hermeneutics  

  2. Exegetical Analysis of Genesis 33

  3. Exegetical Analysis of the Epistle to the Romans (Day)

TFP 302

Theory and Field Practice  

10

  1. Field practice

  2. Evaluation of the Field Practice

  3. Advanced Worship Study

ACE 303

Applied  Christian Ethics

15

  1. Advanced Christian Ethics

  2. Political Ethics

  3. Christian Ethics  in context

MSG 304

Missiology

10

  1. Introduction to missiology

  2. Theories of mission  

STH 305

Systematic Theology II

10

  1. Ecclesiology

  2. Eschatology

Total

 

60

 
 

Award: Advanced Diploma of Arts in Protestant Theology

 
LEVEL 4
 

Module code

Module Title

Credits

Module components

CGV 401

Church governance


 

15

  1. Church governance patterns

  2. Church leadership

  3. Social communication   

SRM 402

Statistics and Research Methods

15

  1. Basic Statistical tools

  2. Theoretical Frameworks of Social Science Research

  3. Data Collection, analysis and interpretation

IPC 403

Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling

15

  1. Introduction Psychiatric Disorders and Psychotherapy

  2. Introduction to Pastoral Care  

  3. Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

DMN 404

Diaconal ministry

15

  1. General overview of Diaconal ministry

  2. Advocacy and public word

  3. HIV/AIDs prevention & care

Total

 

60

 
 

Award: Ordinary Degree of Arts in Protestant Theology

LEVEL 5
 

Module code

Module Title

Credits

Module components

ABH 501

Applied Biblical   Hermeneutics

15

  1. Introduction to Apocalyptic literature

  2. Diachronic and synchronic analysis of Daniel

  3. Diachronic and synchronic analysis  of  NT Apocalypses

AFP 502

Advanced Field Practice  

15

  1. Field practice

  2. Evaluation of the Field Practice

  3. Preaching on apocalyptic biblical texts (Sylvia)

APC 503

Advanced Pastoral Care and Counselling

15

  1. Chaplaincy (Juvenal)

  2. Marital issues (Celestin)

  3. Helping Relationship and Trauma Recovery

ACH 504

Advanced Church History


 

15

  1. Theological trends (feminism, liberation theology, fundamentalism, liberal theology

  2. History of Christian Thoughts and African  Theology

  3. Ecumenism, interdenominational   and interfaith Dialogue

AST 505

Advanced Systematic Theology

10

  1. Sacraments  

  2. Reading of theologians

FBP 506

Faith Based Peacebuilding

15

  1. Theories of peace and conflict transformation

  2. Understanding of the root causes and consequences of the 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda

  3. Conflict management skills at community level

CDV506

Church Development

 

15

  1. Project Planning and Management (Josephine

  2. Discipleship

  3. Holistic church growth

RER 508

Research Report

20

Research Report

Total

 

120

 


Award: Ordinary Degree with Honor of Arts in Protestant Theology.


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