BACHELOR OF ART

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Bachelor of Act is a programme of the University of Ibadan. Interested candidate will have to write JAMB examination and pick our college. Successful candidates will write the post utme as conducted by University of Ibadan.

Requirements

BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Five credits including English and Christian Religious knowledge at a sitting and six credits in the same order at not more than two sittings, previous and higher degree may be added advantage for waiver on some details for admission.
2. AGE LIMIT:  Applicant must not be older than 40 years of age as at September of the enrolling academic year.
3. Involvement in Church ministry and experience will be required.
4. Applicant from the Anglican church shall be recommended by his Diocesan Bishop.
5. DURATION: 4 Academic Sessions of 2 Semesters.
6. PERIOD: September – May ending.
7. Jamb and Post UTME: Candidate must pass Jamb and our Post UTME

COURSEs

FIRST YEAR

The Formative Period of Israelites History

The history of Israel for the call of Abraham to her period of servitude in Egypt, the period of the Exodus and the finale settlement in the land of Canaan, paying particular attention to the formation of the amphityonic league, the role of Judges as leaders, as well as the link between the exodus event.

Units: 2

Introduction to Christian Theology

The course will undertake a general introduction to Christian Theology, its nature and its relationship to philosophy and the method of theology.

Unit: 3

General Introduction to the Study of Religion

Etymology, definition and theories of the origin of religion; approaches to the study, its purposes and difficulties.

Unit: 2

The Church in the Apostolic Age

The development of Christianity from the first to the middle of the second century Christian era, with emphasis on issues such as hierarchical structure, episcopal and leadership. It also examines some challenges it poses to the contemporary Church of Nigeria.

Unit: 2

 

Introduction to Religious Ethics

Definition of Religious Ethics, its features, theories, Agents, Agencies and methods of articulating religious ethics in Nigerian Society.

Unit: 2

Use of English

This is an Intensive English Language course specifically designed to help new students to develop correct and appropriate usage of the language. This course is aimed at developing in the students, the listening language skills as well as refining the structure of English appropriately. The different aspects of the grammar of English, such as parts of speech, phrases, clauses, concord, voice, direct and indirect speech, as well as tense, mood and aspects are taught

Unit: 2

Religious Developments in the 7th Century Semitic

A description of Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and primal religions in the Semitic world and the rise and impact of Islam

Unit: 2

Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV)

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of reproductive health, human sexuality and sexual health, including epidemiology, prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases with emphasis on HIV

Unit: 2

Philosophy, Logic Critical Thinking and Writing

This course is meant to introduce students to the meaning and significance of philosophy to human existence as well as the crucial place of critical thinking in any human endeavor.

Unit: 2

Science, Industry and Mankind

This course aimed at explaining why science is a tool for industrial growth and human welfare, putting appropriate behavior and perform brilliantly in a dynamic world and applying simple principles of science to solve day-to-day problems.

Unit: 2

The Synoptic Gospels

The birth of the Synoptic Gospels, the nature of their history, the relatedness to John’s Gospel, the synoptic problem and the current proposed solutions and the place of the synoptic in New Testament studies.

Unit: 2

Introduction to French

This is a French language course, specially designed to help Anglophone students develop correct and appropriate usage of the language. The course is aimed at developing in the students, the oral and written communication as well as oral and written expressions.

SECOND YEAR

History and Doctrine of the Early Church

The process involved in the formation of Christian thought, the organization of the Church and Church-State relations; the major doctrinal controversies in early Christianity up to the 7th Century, the role of early Christian Centres in Africa in the development of Christian thoughts, as well as the effects of the controversies on African Christianity.

Unit: 2

Old Testament Background

The peoples of the Old Testament, the World of the African Near East, their myths of creation, legal codes and archaeological discoveries of the Old Testament

Unit: 2

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

The task of philosophy of religion, the legacy of Greece in Philosophy of Religion; the main objection raised against religion including empiricism.

Unit: 2

Use of English II

use of English 

Unit: 2

Critical Introduction to the Old Testament

Bible as a unique document; the nature of the Old Testament History and the critical problems unsolved in the study of the Old Testament and some of the proposed solutions; the types of literatures contained in the Old Testament

Unit: 2

Critical Introduction to the New Testament

The formation of the New Testament, the types of literature contained in the New Testament, its Canon, some of the critical issues in the New Testament Studies, as well as theological insight into the New interpretation.

Unit: 2

 

Greek Grammar and Syntax

Review of the Greek Grammar, Morphology through the various Declensions, with Extensive Translation from New Testament Greek to English and vice-versa. Prescribed Text: Gospel According to St. Mark.

Unit: 3

Introduction to Hebrew Grammar

A brief survey of the nature of the Hebrew Language. The Hebrew alphabet, vowels and elementary sentence construction; translation of selected Biblical materials from Hebrew into English.

Unit: 2

Introduction to Systematic Theology

The nature, sources, scope and functions of systematic theology. The theoretical framework for doing theology will be illustrated with the treatment of some of its major themes and emphasis on prolegomenta, bibliology and the study of God. This course explains the connectivity between Christianity and science and its importance to theological studies.

Unit: 3

Introduction to Pentateuch with Emphasis on Genesis

The place of Pentateuch Corpus with the Old Testament Torah, the nature and authorship of its writings, the literacy and historical criticism in the use of J.E.D. and P documentary, tools with special emphasis on the theological, historical and cultural worth of the book of Genesis

Unit: 3

New Testament Background

The History and Literature of the inter-testamental period; the religious, social, political, geographical and archaeological background of the New Testament.

Unit: 3

A Survey of African Religion (aka ATR)

General African World-views on the physical and spiritual realms, belief in Supreme Being, divinities, spirits and ancestors, the origin and nature of man and the religious significance of rites of passages.

Unit: 2

Comparative concepts in Christian and Muslim Scripture

Phenomenological study of comparable themes in Christian and Muslim scripture such as God, angels, religious texts, salvation and eschatology in major Religions in Nigeria

Unit: 2

THIRD YEAR

Hebrew Grammar and Syntax

The various Hebrew conjugations, grammar and syntax, translation of selected prose and poetry materials from Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia

Unit: 3

The Religion of Israel and Judah

The rise of the monarchy in its historical context, paying particular attention to north-south divisions of the states of Israel; the history down to exile and the role of the prophets in Israel with particular reference to Amos, Isaiah, Micah and Hosea.

Unit: 3

Exegesis of St. John

The Origin, literature and theology of St. John’s Gospel’ the exegesis and textual criticism of the gospel, with prescribed texts in Greek and English, the importance of St. John for contemporary Society in Africa.

Unit: 3

African Church Fathers

The history of African Church Fathers; their impact on selected doctrines of the Church, the examination of their writings from the period of Clement of Alexandria to Augustine of Hippo.

Unit: 3

Christian Ethics in Contemporary Society

This course is meant to expound the ethical teachings of the Old and New Testaments, as well as the contemporary ethical responses to the texts in the scripture. It will also explore modern thoughts, actions and decisions by inquisitive humankind that are having ethical implication for human life and the survival of the planet.

Unit: 3

Soteriology

A survey of the Christian doctrine of salvation and the works of the Holy spirit. Special attention will be given to ongoing debates on the doctrines of election and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Unit: 3

Ancient Prophets in Israel

The history of the rise of prophets including their stages of development, their functions during the period of monarchy from its institution to the exile, laying emphasis on their roles as religious thinkers, political activists and social reforms.

Unit: 3

The Reformation

The history of the reformation; the factors which gave rise to it, the reformation in Europe, the counter-reformation and the response of the Church of Africa

Unit: 3

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills

The course aims at re-orientating students towards a job-creation mindset rather than the fixed attitude of job-seeking. It is meant to equip students with the skills required in establishing businesses or making them add value to existing systems, if employed in organizations.

Unit: 2

Messianic Concept and Figure

The circumstances, from which the Biblical Messianic Expectation within their literary and historical contexts, pointing out their diachronic and synchronic elements. The mysterious and human figure of the Messiah, his responsibilities within the ambit of the apparent fulfilment of the prophecies about him.

Unit: 3

Studies in the Epistles I

The theology, textual criticism, exegesis and the message of Epistle to the Romans for the contemporary Church in Africa, with prescribed texts in Greek and English.

Unit: 2

Gospel According to St. Matthew

The origin and setting of the Gospel according to St. Matthew; the place of the Gospel in the Early Church; the Matthean historical Jesus, its missionary motifs and the relevance of the teachings of Matthew to the Church in Africa

Unit: 3

The Church in the Middle Age

The events that transpired during the Middle Age of the Church, especially the relationship between the Church and the State in the decline of political powers in Rome and the rise of Papacy. It also examines the contributions of the church to the rise of scholasticism.

Unit: 3

Basic Practices of the Major faiths in the Nigerian context

A comparative examination of the content, significance and public manifestation of rites such as prayer, alms-giving, fasting, pilgrimage, structures such as marriage, inheritance and authority in the major faiths in Nigeria.

Unit: 2

Religious Research Methods

A study of empirical and non-empirical methods of research and documentations in the study of discipline in religious studies while attention is paid to peculiarities in the Ethics of Research in religious studies.

Unit: 2

God and Modern Man

Theistic hypothesis, discussion of the present day problems of belief in God and modern man, godlessness and theism, belief system, e.g. resurrection and afterlife, miracles as well as contentions between religion and science.

Unit : 2

Interaction of Religions in Nigeria

The concept of interaction; purpose guidelines and problems; consequences of interaction of religions such as coexistence, conflict, cross-fertilization, syncretism, ambivalence, adaptation, compromise, etc. concrete examples of interaction among adherents of African Indigenous Religion, Christianity and Islam will be examined, as well as the prospect of religious interaction in Nigeria.

Unit: 2

FOURTH YEAR

Theology of the Old Testament
The theology of the Old Testament, with particular attention to themes of theological interest e.g. covenant, salvation, remnant, council of Yahweh, holiness, king, Messiah and Election
Unit: 3

Literature and Theology of St. Luke’s Gospel

The origin of the Gospel of St. Luke, a critical analysis of the literature and theology of the Gospel, the major characteristics and themes of St. Luke and its significance for African Christianity today with prescribed texts in Greek and English.

Unit: 3

Clinical Theology

The theory and practice of Christian Counselling; concept of the whole man; societal problems arising from adolescence, marriages, HIV and AIDS, psychiatry, drug addiction; children and adult delinquency, occultism and poverty in Africa.

Unit: 3

New Testament Theology

Major themes in New Testament Theology, and their relevance to contemporary life in Africa.

Unit: 3

Expansion of Christianity in West Africa up to 1914

A study of the efforts made at Christianizing West Africa, the relationship between colonial and local authorities and mission organizations, the expansion of Christianity and missionary policies in West Africa.

Unit: 3

Ecclesiology

This course is designed to expose the students to the understanding of the term Ecclesiology. To have an in-depth knowledge of the Church as the body of Christ and the various names used by Herbert Lockyer for the Church; to be able to understand the three systems of government in the Church.

Unit: 3

Hebrew Exegesis

Exegesis of selected books from the prose and poetry sections of Biblical Hebraica; the relationship between scholarship and biblical literacy structure vis–a–vis Christian understand-ding of Scripture.

Unit: 3

Christian Theology in Africa

Major themes in Christian Theology from African perspective, such as God, atonement, creation, salvation and eschatology as found in the writings of contemporary theologians in Africa.

Unit: 3

History of Indigenous Churches in West Africa

The rise and expansion of indigenous churches in West Africa from the late nineteenth century; also how these churches have both influence and enriched Christianity with their own peculiarities.

Unit: 3

Studies in the Epistles II

The Origin, literature and theology of any of the following Epistles: Ephesians, the Pastoral letters, the Epistles of John or Hebrews, relating the exegesis to the life of the Church in Africa, with prescribed texts in Greek and English.

Unit: 3

Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in Nigeria

The historical origins of Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianity as global movements, the distinctive characteristics with particular emphasis on selected Pentecostal and Charismatic groups in Nigeria.

Unit: 3

Poetical Books of the Old Testament

Evaluation of one of these poetical books: Job, Psalms or Proverb, taking cognizance of their relevance to contemporary socio-religious contexts in Africa

Unit: 3

Long Essay

Unit: 6

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