KST Courses

Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean)

Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean)

AWARD SUMMARY  
AQF Level 6 award
Entry Requirements

 

Satisfactory graduation from High School in Korea at a level that would gain admission into a university. This graduation is considered evidence of Korean language literacy sufficient to undertake the course; or

Mature Age and Special Entry Admissions for those who have reached the age of 21; or

articulation from other Sydney College of Divinity programs.

Duration 2 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Mode Full-time, part-time.
Structure 144 credit points (i.e. 16 units).
Korean Proficiency In this course all teaching is conducted in the Korean language. All teaching and support staff are native Korean-language speakers. The course materials are in the Korean language. Graduates are expected to work in a Korean language context.

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where Korean is not the language of instruction must be fluent in the Korean language and have achieved Korean proficiency equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test.

English Proficiency Satisfactory completion of at least one year study of English as a subject in high school or in an English-only language school or other training centre, or

Satisfactory completion of a post-school award of at least 6 months duration where teaching was in English, or

Satisfactory completion of a test approved by the SCD that demonstrates that the candidate can

  • Speak English: understands and answers (often incorrectly) basic questions in English, is able to speak using several very short sentences using very simple vocabulary about everyday issue. Spoken English can be understood by the listener for about 50% of the time.
  • Write English: writes a few ideas in a few sentences using simple vocabulary, simple structures, occasionally attempting paragraphing (with limited success); limited grasp of punctuation and spelling. Writing generally lacks coherence.
  • Read English: reads aloud text in English that was chosen and prepared by the candidate. Recounts aspects of the text and explains meanings of selected words.
Fees Contact the SCD Korean School of Theology
Contact The Registrar of the SCD Korean School of Theology

Graduate Profile and Rationale 졸업 과정의 이념

The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) course is an undergraduate award that provides an opportunity to undertake some theological study with special focus on Christian Thought (including Biblical Studies, Theology, and Humanities in the Christian Tradition) or on Christian Practice (including Christian Life and Ministry). All course units are undertaken at AQF Level 7. The special focus is achieved by completing a major in the area of interest. The organisation of the disciplines / sub-disciplines / majors and the way they are linked is described in the following table.

Discipline Sub-disciplines Majors / Submajors
Christian Thought Biblical Studies Biblical Studies
Theology Theology
Humanities in Christian Tradition Church History

Philosophy

 

Church History

Philosophy

Humanities

[Discipline] (major /submajor not to include A units))

Christian Practice Christian Life & Ministry Christian Spirituality

Worship & Liturgy

Mission

Pastoral Counselling

Pastoral Theology

Christian Ethics

Christian Spirituality

Worship & Liturgy

Mission

Pastoral Counselling

Pastoral Theology

Christian Ethics

Christian Life & Ministry [Discipline]

Outcomes

Graduates will have:

Knowledge 지식즉 측면

a broad theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Christian Thought or in Christian Practice, with basic knowledge in Theology and Biblical Studies forming the basis for further learning.

Skills 기술적 측면

Cognitive, communication, and technical skills in a theologically-related body of knowledge, so that they are able to:

  • identify, analyse, and evaluate theological information and concepts from a range of sources
  • identify and provide solutions to complex problems
  • interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems in theology
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas, with some depth in theology
  • communicate clearly and coherently theologically-related knowledge, and ideas.

Applications of Knowledge and Skills

the ability to

  • use initiative and judgment to make plans, solve problems, and make decisions in para-professional ministry, demonstrating a broad understanding of knowledge by applying it creatively in ministry
  • adapt knowledge and skills in a range of ministry settings and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
  • work in collaboration with others within broad parameters while exercising responsibility and accountability for own learning.

Enrolment

The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) is offered through individual Teaching Bodies. Details are available from the Teaching Body offering the course.

Articulation to Other Awards

The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) is both a stand-alone award and a nested award in the Bachelor of Theology (Korean). As a result it articulates directly into the Bachelor of Theology (Korean). On completion of the BTh(Korean) the student would surrender their Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean). The exception would be if there was no credit granted into the BTh for the units in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean).

Exit Points

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) may exit with a Diploma of Christian Studies (Korean) provided they have met the requirements of the award.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS for the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean)

1 Admission to Candidature
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for an Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) shall:
1.1.1 have proof of satisfactory graduation from High School in Korea at a level that would gain admission into a university. This graduation is considered evidence of Korean language literacy sufficient to undertake the course; or
1.1.2 proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test; or
1.1.3 articulation from other Sydney College of Divinity programs and proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test, or
1.1.4 have proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test and have reached the age of 21 and so satisfy the requirements for Mature Age Entry; or have adequate grounds for Special Entry
1.1.5 proficiency in the English language
1.1.5.1 Satisfactory completion of at least one year study of English as a subject in high school or in an English-only language school or other training centre, or
1.1.5.2 Satisfactory completion of a post-school award of at least 6 months duration where teaching was in English, or
1.1.5.3 Satisfactory completion of a test approved by the SCD that demonstrates that the candidate can
1.1.5.3.1 Speak English: understands and answers (often incorrectly) basic questions in English, is able to speak using several very short sentences using very simple vocabulary about everyday issue. Spoken English can be understood by the listener for about 50% of the time
1.1.5.3.2 Write English: writes a few ideas in a few sentences using simple vocabulary, simple structures, occasionally attempting paragraphing (with limited success); limited grasp of punctuation and spelling. Writing generally lacks coherence
1.1.5.3.3 Read English: reads aloud text in English that was chosen and prepared by the candidate. Recounts aspects of the text and explains meanings of selected words
1.2 A candidate for an Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) shall be designated as full-time or part-time. A student is designated as a full-time if enrolled in three units (27 credit points) or more in a semester or part-time if enrolled in less than three units (27 credit points) per semester.
1.3 No candidate for the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) may be concurrently enrolled in any other undergraduate or postgraduate course within the Sydney College of Divinity or any other tertiary institution unless the candidate is enrolled in an approved joint degree program, unless approval has been granted by the Academic Board.
1.4 Application for enrolment in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) is made to the Registrar of the appropriate Teaching Body offering the program.
2 Course Structure
2.1 The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) requires the completion of 144 credit points (16 Bachelor level units). Every program for the award shall include:
2.1.1 at least 18 credit points within the discipline of Biblical Studies;
2.1.2 at least 18 credit points within the discipline of Theology;
2.1.3 at least one major (54 credit points) in the domain of Christian Thought (drawn from Biblical Studies, Theology, and Humanities in the Christian Tradition) or in the domain of Christian Practice (drawn from the discipline of Christian Life and Ministry or its sub disciplines).
2.1.4 each program must include at least 9 credit points in Theological English
2.2 A major is made up of 54 credit points with not more than 18 credit points from 7100 series units, or with the approval of the Academic Board up to 54 credit points from 7200 and/or 7300 and 8500 series units.
2.3 Students may apply to the appropriate body of their Teaching Body to include in the major or sub-major a sequence of units from other areas of study.
2.4 All course units shall be taken from SCD units coded within the 7100-7399 series.
2.5 Every course unit requires students to demonstrate mastery of basic English-language vocabulary and comprehension of English-language passages related to that unit before enrolling in further units.
2.6 All course units shall be taken from the Sydney College of Divinity Schedule of Units of Study.
3 Period of Candidature
3.1 The period of candidature for the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) shall normally be 2 years full-time and up to 6 years part-time.
3.2 In certain circumstances the Student Administration Committee may grant extensions.
4 Leave of Absence
4.1 The Student Administration Committee may grant leave of absence from the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean). The period of leave shall not be counted as part of the period of candidature for the degree.
4.2 The period of leave shall normally be one semester after which a candidate may apply for a further period of one semester or will be required to complete candidature.
5 Assessment
5.1 The assessment of course units shall be conducted in Korean in the manner approved by the Academic Board in line with the College’s established guidelines for assessment packages.
5.2 Students may be required by the Academic Board to present themselves for oral examination.
5.3 Academic and non-academic misconduct will be penalised in accordance with the regulations of the Sydney College of Divinity, whose stipulations are severe.
6 Credit
6.1 A candidate may seek credit for up to a maximum of 72 credit points in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean).
6.2 Credit will be granted for units that are from an equivalent award or institution and have outcomes, content, demand hours, and assessment equivalent to that of units in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean).
7 Saving Clause
7.1 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Academic Board of the Sydney College of Divinity may, in any case in which it may deem it appropriate to do so, vary, dispense with or suspend any requirement or prescription by these regulations, and report forthwith to the Council of the Sydney College of Divinity.