Academics



Master of Arts in Christianity (M.A. – Christianity)

The Master of Arts in Christianity (M.A. – Christianity) programme is designed for those who are seeking to be effectively used in Christian Service.  The programme is spread over 3 years with a minimum of 60 credits to be achieved. As in all myGSOL.in programmes, M.A. is divided into course-units of 1 credit each. The time allocated for completion of each course-unit will be 2 weeks, thus creating a framework for the student to complete the entire programme in 3 years.

Each course is guided by a dedicated Subject-Matter Expert (SME) and a Teaching Associate (TA). The course also incorporates asynchronous as well as Weekly Synchronous Interactions (WSI). Continuous Assessment and interactions will help the student to stay focused and advance through the study.

Credit Hours

    • 60 Credits
    • 1Credit @ aTime
    • Badges and Level Certificates offered

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. A definite understanding of Christianity – its belief, doctrines, values and practices besides the contemporary society.
  2. Think Biblically, critically and creatively in demonstrating the relevance of Christian faith in the context of missions in a changing world.
  3. Express love and passion for God and people as modelled by Christ Jesus himself.
  4. Demonstrate the relevance of the Christian faith in the contemporary context and employ the Scripture responsibly.
Graduation Requirements

  1. Mandatory attendance for all the WSI and F2F sessions
  2. Successful completion of the required credit hours of course work.
  3. Receive a cumulative average score of 7 towards character commendation.
  4. Receive a cumulative average score of 6 for ministerial involvement.

PROPOSED CURRICULUM

 

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Basic Core - Subjects

Credit Hours

1

Study and Research Methods

1

2

Introduction to the Bible

1

3

Old Testament Survey

2

4

Inter-Testamental Period Survey

1

    5

New Testament Survey

1

6

Biblical Interpretation

3

 

 

9 Credits

Level 1A – The What of Christianity

1

Introduction to Christian Mission

2

2

Pentateuch

3

3

The Synoptic Gospel

3

 

 

8 Credits

Level 1 B – The What of Christianity

1

Foundation of Christian Ministry

1

2

History of Christianity

3

3

Bible Doctrines

4

 

 

8 Credits

Level 2 A – The How of Christianity

1

Spiritual Formation

2

2

The Pentecostal Movement

2

3

Evangelism

3

 

 

7 Credits

Level 2 B – The How of Christianity

1

Introduction to Anthropology

2

2

Prayer and Worship

2

3

Principles of Preaching

3

 

 

7 Credits

Level 3 A – Be a Christian

1

Christian Response to Human Need

2

2

Major World Religions

3

3

Contemporary Religious and Secular Movements

3

 

 

8 Credits

Level 3 B – Be a Christian

1

Contextual Theology

3

2

Christian Ethics

3

3

Christianity in Asia

3

 

 

9 Credits

 

Electives: Minimum of 4 Credits to be availed

 

1

Elective: Greek Primer

1

2

Elective: Hebrew Primer

1

3

Elective: Cult and Occult

2

4

Elective: Christian Leadership

2

5

Elective: Pastoral Care and Counselling

3

6

Elective: Christian Education

3