BACHELOR OF ART WITH RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The principal aim of Religious Education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that students can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.

This option enables students to explore the world's major religions and views which are independent of religious belief and to consider the challenges posed by these beliefs and values.

Programme Outcomes:

  • Students will have an in-depth understanding of the basic beliefs, practices, history, and sacred texts of at least two major traditions of the student’s choosing.
  • Students can articulate how religious symbols and narratives are interpreted and mobilized to construct meaning in human life, by individuals and by communities – and how this changes over time or across different communities.
  • Students can engage in public dialogue and debate regarding ethical and political issues related to religion.
  • Students can articulate their own thoughts clearly in critical discussion and in writing.
  • Students can engage in constructive dialogue regarding the role religions play in public life in a modern democracy.
  • Students will appreciate the diverse accounts of wisdom and scripturally based moralities articulated by different religious traditions.

Course code

Subject Name/Description  

Presented each semester

LH

PH

CH

CU

 

Year one

Semester one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRE1101

World Religions

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Core

BRE1102B

Contemporary Ethical Issues

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Core

Year One

Semester two

Semester 1

 

 

 

 

 

BRE1204

Biblical Law and Historical Books

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Core

BRE1202

Introduction to Islam

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Core

 

Total credits for Year 1

 

 

 

 

12

 

Year two

Semester one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRE2105

Biblical prophetic and Wisdom literature   Books

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Minor

BRE2103

Church History In Africa

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Minor

BRE2104

History Of Islamic Civilization

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Major

BRE2102

Introduction to Quran

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Major

Year Two

Semester two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRE2208

Religious Ethical Concepts

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Minor

BRE2202

African Traditional Religion

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Major

BRE2206

Hadith and Fiqh

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Major

BRE2207

The Early Church and the Gospels

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Minor

BRE2205

Religious Education Teaching Methods

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Core

 

Year 2 total credits

 

 

 

 

27

 

Year Three

Semester One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRE3101

Religion And Gender

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Minor

BRE3106

The New Testament Epistles

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Minor

BRE3105

Church History Outside Africa

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Major

BRE3107

Islam In Africa

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Major

Year Three

Semester Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRE3202

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Minor

BRE3204

African Christian Theology

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Major

BRE3203B

Religion and conflict Resolution

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Minor

BRE3205

Quran II

Semester 1

45

0

45

3

Major

Year 3 total credits

 

 

 

 

24

 

Total Credits/Load

 

 

 

 

63