Upon completion of this course, students will have (1) reinforced their skills in the area of ‘minor methodology’: the presentation of a written work, including the writing of footnotes and bibliography; (2) learnt how to go about researching and composing a written work at different levels (bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral); (3) and, reflected upon the method of theology itself. These objectives will be met by Prior reading of the text, Attendance at all classes, Class discussions, Regular exercises (‘homework’), Expositions by the professor, Composition of a written work under the guidance of a tutor.
Introduction to study methods. Acquaintance with sources and tools of study in various theological fields. Introduction to theological methods. Seminars. Book notes and reviews. Report and thematic elaboration. Master’s dissertation. Doctoral dissertation.
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