KST Courses

Bachelor of Theology (Korean)

Bachelor of Theology (Korean)

AWARD SUMMARY  
AQF Level 7 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 3 years full-time or 9 years part-time
Mode Full-time, part-time.
Structure 216 credit points (i.e. 24 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

The Bachelor of Theology (Korean) course is a primary undergraduate award that provides a broad and coherent study of theology and related disciplines through a structure of majors and sub-majors. This degree prepares candidates for professional and lay Christian ministry and for further learning beyond the degree.

Not all majors and sub-majors are available. The sub-disciplines and the majors and sub-majors that may be available are:

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

a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Theology, Biblical Studies, and one other discipline or area of practice that will form the basis for independent lifelong learning.

Skills

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

  • review, reflect on, and synthesize theological information and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
  • think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
  • demonstrate an understanding of theoretical theological concepts
  • communicate theologically-related knowledge, skills and ideas clearly and coherently

Applications of Knowledge and Skills

the ability to

  • demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge by applying it creatively in Christian living and ministry
  • make high level, independent judgments in a range of ministry settings
  • initiate, plan, and implement activities and projects within a range of ministry settings.

Enrolment

The Bachelor of Theology (Korean) is offered through the SCD Korean School of Theology. In light of the units offered students are able to choose their program to suit their interests and needs, all the while fulfilling the requirements. Details are available from the SCD Korean Program.

Exit Points

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

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS for Bachelor of Theology (Korean)

1 Admission to Candidature
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Bachelor of Theology (Korean) requires:
1.1.1 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 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
1.1.3 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
1.1.4 proficiency in the English language
1.1.4.1 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
1.1.4.2 Satisfactory completion of a post-school award of at least 6 months duration where teaching was in English, or
1.1.4.3 Satisfactory completion of a test approved by the SCD that demonstrates that the candidate can
1.1.4.3.1 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
1.1.4.3.2 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
1.1.4.3.3 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 a Bachelor of Theology (Korean) shall be designated as full-time or part-time. A student is designated as full-time if enrolled in 27 credit points or more in a semester or part-time if enrolled in fewer than 27 credit points per semester.
1.3 Unless the Academic Board has granted approval, no candidate for the Bachelor of Theology (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.
1.4 Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Theology (Korean) apply to the Registrar of the CD Korean School of Theology.
2 Course Structure
2.1 The Bachelor of Theology (Korean) requires the completion of 216 credit points.
2.2 Every program for the award shall include:
2.2.1 at least a sub-major in both Biblical Studies and Theology
2.2.2 two majors from Biblical Studies, Theology, Church History or Philosophy
2.2.3 at least 36 credit points in Christian Life & Ministry
2.2.4 at least 9 credit points in Church History
2.2.5 At least 9 credit points in Theological English
2.3 Majors and submajors are available in:
2.3.1 Biblical Studies.
2.3.1.1 Biblical Studies (The BTh Biblical Studies major requires 54 credit points (see details below) plus 9 credit points in A7110 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, A7120 Introduction to New Testament Greek, or A7130 Introduction to Biblical Languages taken before or concurrently with any post 7100 series Biblical Studies units.).
2.3.2 Humanities in the Christian Tradition.
2.3.2.1 Humanities in the Christian Tradition; Church History; and Philosophy.
2.3.3 Christian Life & Ministry.
2.3.3.1 Christian Life & Ministry; Christian Spirituality; Pastoral Counselling; Worship & Liturgy; Mission; Pastoral Theology; and Christian Ethics.
2.3.4 Theology.
2.3.4.1 Theology
2.4 A major in a subdiscipline requires 54 credit points from the subdiscipline, with not more than 18 credit points from 7100 series units and at least 9 credit points from 7300 series units. Under certain provisions (see 2.7), up to 36 credit points from 8500 and 9600 series units may be included.
2.5 A major in a discipline requires 54 credit points from the discipline, with at least 27 credit points in one subdiscipline, with not more than 18 credit points from 7100 series units and at least 9 credit points from 7300 series units. Under certain provisions (see 2.7), up to 36 credit points from 8500 and 9600 series units may be included.
2.6 A submajor requires 36 credit points from units assigned to the major including no more than 18 credit points from 7100 series units and with at least one 7200 series unit.
2.7 Candidates who have completed 108 credit points towards the Bachelor of Theology (Korean) may select up to 36 credit points from the Schedule of 8500 and 9600 series units. Within these units, a candidate can only select up to 18 credit points of 9600 series units provided they have already completed at least a sub-major in that sub-discipline with a Grade Point Average of at least 2.0.
2.8 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.
2.9 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 degree shall normally be 3 years full-time and up to 9 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 Bachelor of Theology (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 Students may be required by the Academic Board to present themselves for oral examination.
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 144 credit points in the Bachelor of Theology (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.