Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

Programme schedule

Advanced Hebrew Class

Aim

The Bachelor of Theology programme is designed to integrate theological studies with the work of ministry so as to foster the connection of academy and ministry, theology and practice, as essential components in the education process.

Objective

Students who successfully complete the programme will be adequately prepared for the work of ministry, having been given the necessary tools and equipment to rise up to the challenges and expectations of their work in church and society.

Components and distribution of Credit Hours

  1. 9 credits for Practicum
  2. 75% Bible and Theology courses =36 Courses
  3. 25% Non-Theology Courses =10 courses

The 75% Bible and Theology Courses are distributed as follows

  1. Bible and Biblical Languages = 9 Courses
  2. History, Missions and Evangelism = 6 Courses
  3. Doctrine and Ethics = 6 Courses
  4. Study of Religions = 7 Courses
  5. Practical Theology 9 Courses

Non- Theology/Religion Courses (10 Courses)

  1. Information Communications Technology
  2. English for Tertiary Education
  3. Management
  4. Introduction to Law
  5. Research and Academic Writing
  6. Communication Studies
  7. Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
  8. Ghanaian Language
  9. Introduction to Psychology
  10. Elective:

Bible and Biblical Language Courses (9 required)

  1. Introduction to the Old Testament
  2. Introduction to the New Testament
  3. Beginners’ Biblical Hebrew
  4. Beginners’ Biblical Greek
  5. Old Testament Life and Thought
  6. New Testament Life and Thought
  7. Intermediate Biblical Greek/ Hebrew
  8. Biblical Exegesis
  9. Elective

History, Missions and Evangelism Courses (6 courses required)

  1. A Survey of the Pre-Medieval History of the Church
  2. The Reformation
  3. Introduction to Missiology
  4. West African Christian History
  5. Evangelism and Church Growth
  6. Elective:

Doctrine and Christian Ethics Course (6 Courses)

  1. Basic Christian Beliefs
  2. The Person and Works of Christ
  3. Introduction to Christian Ethics
  4. Ethical Issues In the African Context
  5. Elective:
  6. Elective


Practical Theology (9 Courses)

1. Preaching 1 (Theory)
2. Preaching 2 (Practice)
3. Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling
4. Marriage Counselling
5. Introduction to Christian Education
6. Youth Ministry
7. Liturgics
8. Elective:
9. Elective:

Study of Religions Courses (6 Courses)

1. World Religions
2. Introduction to Islamic Studies
3. African Traditional Religions
4. Philosophy of Religion
5. Pentecostal and New Pentecostal Movements
6. Elective: Phenomenology of Religion/Sociology of Religion/Religion and
Media/Psychology of Religion


Philosophy Courses (3 Courses)

1. The Problem of Evil
2. Death and Immortality
3. Introduction to Philosophy


Four Year Programme:

i. 50 courses
ii. 3 for practicum
iii. Remaining 47 courses are distributed as follows:


1. First semester = 6 courses
2. Second semesters 6 courses
3. Third semester 6 courses
4. Fourth semester 6 courses
5. Fifth semester 6 courses
6. Sixth semester 6 courses
7. Seventh semester 6 courses
8. Eight semester 5 courses


Three Year Programme:

1. 42 courses in all
2. 3 for Practicum
3. Remaining 9 courses are distributed as follows:

iv. First semester 6 = courses
v. Second semester = 7 courses
vi. Third semester = courses
vii. Fourth semester 7 courses
viii. Fifth semester = 6 courses
ix. Sixth semester = 6 courses

Core course (s)

20% of all courses taken during the programme are required to be elective courses.

Mandatory course(s)

Students are required to take 10 mandatory courses currently.

Research component

Research Methods is a mandatory course for all students. In addition, for every course taken, students will be required to write an 8-page paper as part of the internal assessment. Students also have the option of taking Long Essay for 6 credits or take two courses in lieu of it.

  1. Long Essay: Students may either opt for 2 elective courses (6 credits) or write a 6-credit hour Long essay of 15,000 to 20,000 words, double-spaced. In case they decide to write a long essay, a full draft of it should be submitted to the Supervisor by 15th March and the final bound copy submitted by 31 st May of the year of graduation. Any special request for extension should be addressed to the Academic Dean in writing by the student and endorsed by the Supervisor.
  2. Students who wish to specialize in a particular area for a future higher academic degree are advised to focus in that area in their choice of subjects for their free elective courses or in their choice of topics for the Long Essay.

This February

School Re-Opens Fri. 1st Feb
Lectures Begin Mon. 4th Feb
Human Resource Committee Meeting Wed. 6th Feb
Trinity Rally Sun. 17th Feb
Finance & Dev. Committee Meeting Wed. 13th Feb
Senate Meeting Wed. 20th Feb
SRC Week Mon. 25th Feb - Fri. 1st March
Governing Council Wed. 27th Feb

Locate Us

Trinity Theological Seminary

No. 7, Trinity Avenue, East Legon.

Accra, Ghana

P. O. Box LG 48 Accra

Accreditation

The Seminary has progressed from being a semi-autonomous Institution affiliated to the University of Ghana, Legon, to being an Institution fully accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education and subsequently granted a Presidential Charter to award its own degrees, diplomas and certificates.

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