Bachelor of Theology

Bachelor of Theology

Bachelor of Theology Sydney

United Theological College’s Bachelor of Theology Sydney Course, accredited through Charles Sturt University, encourages and fosters the search for meaning and spiritual depth in the context of cultural and religious pluralism in contemporary Australia. Students are offered a thorough grounding in the four foundational areas of theology: Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Church History. Each program has a strong basis in Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology. There is a focused emphasis on theory and practice together in the area of Practical Theology, however students have opportunities to pursue a significant number of subjects in any of the four main areas.

Bachelor of Theology – First year students are introduced to the four sub-disciplines and include introductory subjects in the Old and New Testaments. Students will study two subjects in Church History; one on the early church and the other on the Reformation. This is complemented by two subjects from Practical Theology; one on worship and the other an introduction to practical theology itself. The course is rounded off with two subjects in Systematic Theology providing an introduction to theology and a subject on the theology of the church. The intention here is that you are opened to the range of possibilities in theology and also invited to explore how you can integrate these four areas.

Across the program you will have the opportunity to develop frameworks for critical and constructive engagement in church and society. Support is available for you to learn how to study, take notes, write essays, use the library and become confident as a student.

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Course Structure

11 Core Subjects
A minimum of 20 Theological subjects
A minimum of 4 x 200 level (including core) – at least 2 x 200 in Biblical Studies and 2 x 200 in Systematic Theology
A minimum of 6 x 300 level subjects – at least 2 x 300 in Biblical Studies and 2 x 300 in Systematic Theology
A maximum of 12 x 100 level subjects (including core)
A maximum of 4 subjects (32) may be chosen from a discipline other than theology
A maximum of 2 x 400 level subjects (16)

Core Subjects (88)

Biblical Studies (32)

one Biblical Language Subject chosen from:
THL100 Introduction to Biblical Languages
THL101 New Testament Greek 1
THL102 Biblical Hebrew 1
and
THL105 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL106 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL208 The Synoptic Gospels

Systematic Theology (24)

THL111 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL113 Being the Church
THL215 Jesus the Christ

Church History (16)

THL131 The Rise of Christianity to 600 CE
THL132 The European Reformations 1400 – 1700

Practical Theology (16)

THL115 Liturgical Theology
THL120 Practical Theology

Required Subjects (48)

Biblical Studies (24)

200 level (8)
one subject (8) chosen from
THL202 Old Testament History And Narrative
THL203 Paul and His Letters
THL204 New Testament Greek 2
THL209 Wisdom and Worship Traditions
THL241 Biblical Hebrew 2

300 level (16)
two subjects chosen from
THL301 Alternative New Testament Voices
THL302 New Testament Greek 3
THL303 Judaism and Early Christianity
THL304 The Pentateuch
THL306 Biblical Hebrew 3
THL307 The Johannine Literature
THL308 The Prophetic Literature

Systematic Theology (24)

200 level (8)
one subject (8) chosen from
THL211 Creation and Ecology
THL216 Christian Spirituality
THL245 God, Humanity and Difference

300 level (16)
two subjects chosen from
THL310 Ordination Studies
THL314 Sacramental Theology
THL316 The Triune God
THL326 Theological Ethics
THL334 Interfaith Dialogue

Restricted Electives (56)

Seven subjects (56) chosen from the following
(at least two (16) must be at 300 level):

Biblical Studies

THL202 Old Testament History and Narrative
THL203 Paul and His Letters
THL204 New Testament Greek 2
THL209 Wisdom and Worship Traditions
THL241 Biblical Hebrew 2
THL301 Alternative New Testament Voices
THL302 New Testament Greek 3
THL303 Judaism and Early Christianity
THL304 The Pentateuch
THL306 Biblical Hebrew 3
THL307 The Johannine Literature
THL308 The Prophetic Literature

Systematic Theology

THL211 Creation and Ecology
THL216 Christian Spirituality
THL245 God, Humanity and Difference
THL310 Ordination Studies
THL314 Sacramental Theology
THL316 The Triune God
THL326 Theological Ethics
THL344 Interfaith Dialogue

Church History

THL231 Christianity in Australian History
THL235 Medieval Church History
THL315 Anglican Foundations
THL319 Uniting Church Studies
THL330 Global Christianity from 1700

Practical Theology

THL218 Christian Ministry
THL220 The Diaconate
THL228 Pastoral Care
THL230 Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia
THL238 Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
THL250 Ministry Across the Lifespan
THL320 Homiletics
THL322 Theology, the Arts and Film
THL325 Pastoral Care: Advanced Practice
THL354 Youth, Culture and Mission
THL366 Christian Education

General Theological Electives

COM120 Reasoning, Values and Communication
THL225 Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality
THL242 New Religious Movements, Cults and Sects
THL328 Reconciliation: The Theological-Political Nexus in Indigenous Public Policy
THL329 World Religions
THL341 Guided Research
THL361 International Study Experience