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Bachelor of Arts Theology (Honours)

The BA Theology (Honours) program allows greater specialization than is possible in the standard BA Theology program. It is designed for students who wish to obtain deeper insight and more intensive training in their subject of special interest and who are able to meet the higher standards set. Entrance into this program is by application following the completion a minimum of 45 credit hours, and the student is required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 at the time of entry. Approval is subject to faculty availability and competence in the area of research.

Credit Hours: 120
Coordinator: Kevin Daugherty

Faculty
Kevin Daugherty, PhD
Associate Professor of Theology
Ken Guenter, MA
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History
Carl Hinderager, PhD
Professor of New Testament
David Miller, PhD
Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism
Wes Olmstead, PhD
Professor of New Testament
Don Taylor, DTh
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Susan Wendel, PhD
Associate Professor of New Testament
    Learning Outcomes  Requirements  Program Sheet

Program Overview

The BA Theology [Honours] requires the completion of 51 credit hours of major requirements, including 33 credit hours at the 300-400 levels with a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 400 level.



Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA Theology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the historical and theological developments of the Christian church from the New Testament to the Modern era.
  • Skillfully address contemporary intellectual, social, and ecclesiastical issues from a theological perspective.
  • Communicate Christian theological view in the church and society.
  • Complete a major independent research project that advances a sustained theological argument.

Requirements

I. Required (15 credit hours)
RLST 410 Methods in the Study of Religion
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology
THEO 203 History of Christian Theology I
THEO 204 History of Christian Theology II

II. Theology Electives (24 credit hours)
24 credit hours of Theology electives, including at least 12 credit hours at the 400 level 27 credit hours of Theology electives, including at least 12 credit hours at the 400 level.
Can include upper level Greek and Hebrew courses:
GRK 301 Greek Exegesis I
GRK 400 Greek Exegesis II
GRK 401 Advanced Greek Exegesis
HEB 300 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis I
HEB 301 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis II

III. THEO 497 Honours Reading Course (3 credit hours)
Students must complete THEO 497 Honours Reading Course or a 300-400 level course closely related to the content of the student�s Honours thesis.

IV. THEO 498/99 Honours Thesis (6 credit hours)
Students are required to complete THEO 498/99 Honours Thesis (6 credit hours), including an oral defense or public presentation and the production of a library-acceptable copy. The Honours thesis must be defended before two faculty members, one of whom (typically the second reader) may be a non-Briercrest faculty member.

V. Cognate Language Requirements (12 credit hours)
6 credit hours of a single biblical language (Greek or Hebrew) and 6 credit hours of:
(a) upper level Greek or Hebrew or
(b) of a second biblical language or
(c) a modern foreign language

Biblical Studies requirement (21 credit hours with a minimum of 6 credit hours at the 300+ level)
BLST 304 Acts
BLST 305 Wisdom and Poetry Book Study
BLST 306 Romans
BLST 309 John
BLST 310 1 Corinthians (CDE)
BLST 324 Bible Synthesis
BLST 325 Bible Origins: Text, Transmission, and Canon
BLST 331 Scripture and Contemporary Theology
BLST 367 Pentateuch Book Study
BLST 371 Jewish Backgrounds to Early Christianity
BLST 378 Women and Vocation
BLST 381 Hebrews
BLST 385 Revelation
BLST 436 The Gospel of Matthew
BLST 437 The Gospel of Luke
BLST 438 Galatians
BLST 439 The Pastoral Epistles
BLST 440 The Thought and Theology of Paul
BLST 415 Advanced Studies in New Testament Literature
BLST 423 Current Issues in Biblical Interpretation
BLST 425 Advanced Studies in Old Testament Literature
BLST 434 Prophets Book Study
BLST 435 Synoptic Gospels
BLST 454 Religious Studies Seminar
GRK 301 Greek Exegesis I
GRK 400 Greek Exegesis II
GRK 401 Advanced Greek Exegesis
HEB 300 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis I
HEB 301 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis II

VII. Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 120 credit hours)

PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)
SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)

In addition, all Bachelor of Arts degree require the completion of Briercrest's core curriculum.


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