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FACULTY OF THEOLOGY

   Award: Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Theology

   Educational Aims

The Programof Bachelor with Honours in Theology aims at equipping our pluralistic society with men and women capable of not only taking care of souls and bodies , but also understanding the religious phenomenon and having a dialogue with the other in the respect and the tolerance to build together a better world.

The Objectives of proposed program are summarized as follow:

 

  • Training and equipping students with Biblical knowledge,practical skills, evangelical, ethical and civic values that enable them to respond to the needs of the Church and society;
  • Developing theological tools able to nurture dialogue with contextual issues
  • Providing a scientific and intellectual sound training that takes into consideration the national, regional and international contexts in its present and prospective features
  • Boost critical awareness and understanding of other global challenges
  • Strengthening the spirit of ecumenism and unity among churches and other religions
  • Boosting Research on theological issues within the society and articulate alternatives to handling them
  •    PROGRAM STRUCTURE

    The program is made of 480 credits covered at five levels three (3) years of studies for the full time students and four (4)years for the part time students (Evening, Weekend and in service). The first two years emphasize more on fundamental theoretical courses whereas the third year (L 4 and L 5), goes more in depth on selective question while focusing on and bridging with practical issues. During the last year, both students (part and full time) will stick on the courses more applied to the needs of industries or the community (Parishes, churches, faith based organisation, ecumenical bodies…) depending their specialization.

    Teachings will operate in daily basis, evening, weekend and in-service programs. Daily classes will begin from 8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. Evening program classes will start from 6.00 p.m up to 9.30 p.m, from Monday up to Friday. Weekend program will begin Friday 3:00pm till Saturday 5p.m. In-service program operates in block release of two weeks per month from 8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m from Monday to Saturday.

    Academic calendar will begin in September and ends in August.

       LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY

     In order to fulfil its objectives and carry out the program, the following strategies were adopted:

        A. Teaching and Learning environment

    To set up a conducive teaching and learning environment: adequate classrooms, library, space for reading, access to internet and ICTs, languages Center ….

    All students are required to comply with Discipline code and classroom attendance according to EACU Policies and regulations.

     B.
      Teaching and learning methodologies:

     

  • Teaching and learning process is done in modular system
  • Teaching and learning process is based on participatory and active approaches through associative methods (group discussions and works) and individual learning. Class discussions and presentations form is part of the programdelivery.
  • Associative methods are used to promote social competences, peer tutoring, teamwork spirit and integration, learning community, and cognitive activation.
  • Individual learning methods are used to develop self-responsibility, autonomy, attitudes, time management and cognitive competences.
  • Teaching and learning are based on explicit learning outcomes which are consistent with program’s aims.
  • Students are given opportunities to attend and participate in public lectures and scientific conferences and workshops.
  •  C.
     Industrial Attachment and internship

     

  • Field works through community of practice and simulations-micro-preaching (where applicable) are provided to students with the purpose to link theories (in class) with practices.
  • Two modules of Industrial attachment and internship in the second and third year help the student to link theory and practice
  •     D. Languages skills

    The primary medium in the learning process is language. All that a learner at any level of the education system is expected to grasp is either heard or read. The English language is adopted as medium of teaching and Learning in EACC. Therefore, all students and staff are required to master English.
    However, it has been observed that there are skills gap in English language due to our history. To respond to that challenge EACC has established a languages center well equipped with model didactic materials that help the students and staff to improve their English proficiency.


      ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

  • To enhance the quality of assessment, academic staffs are regularly trained in preparing examination with emphasis on complex tasks.
  • Continuous assessments tests (formative assessment: assignments, class presentations, mid-term exams) are regularly planned and marked at the rate of 60 percent of the whole module
  • Students will be required to present their work throughout the semester; in addition to strengthening students' presentation skills and familiarity with their work, this strategy also helps in the prevention of potential plagiarism or duplication of other students' ideas as students would find it difficult to partake in academic discussions and respond to critical questions for work that is not of their own creation
  • Final exams at the rate of 40 percent are planned at the end of the module and cover the all learning outcomes. It is important to note that, the final mark received by the student is based on the coursework taken through the whole semester.
  • Individual and collective constructive feedback is provided to students.
  • Results are monitored, analyzed and appropriate action are taken to enhance performance
  • Linking learning outcomes to the questions set in exams.
  • To ensure that standards of assessment are maintained, second marking and/or moderation of examinations and reports will be conducted. This will serve to minimize potential mistakes or discrimination by a given examiner. In certain instances, examinations, assessments, level progressions and degree classification will follow a “blind” strategy whereby the names of the students will not be revealed to staff members conducting the said tasks. This will be done to further prevent potential biases or unfair assessment of students by examiners. Additionally, the overall assessment criteria will be reviewed by an external examiner to ensure that it conforms international assessment standards.
  •   STUDENT PROFILE

    After completing the program, the graduate will serve even more effectively in the church and society: parish ministry, chaplaincy in hospitals or other settings, family/marriage Counsellor, youth ministry, work with the elderly, interdenominational/religious organizations, people living with disability or with at-risk population.

      SPECIFIC ADMISSION CRITERIA

    Eligible candidates to the program are required to meet all the criteria and general requirements specified in the EACU General academic regulations and Admission policies. The candidates must possess a high school certificate from an accredited or Rwandan school or its equivalence with two principle passes in different domains.

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