Course in Theology

Top Courses in Theology

Theology

A course is an educational scheme that introduces students to an area of study. Students learn the basics of the discipline, and upon graduation they receive a diploma or certificate.

What is a course in theology? Depending on the school or program, these courses can be either confessional or non-confessional. In the case of the former, students learn the tenants of a given religious tradition and have the chance to formulate and defend their own interpretation of scripture. Non-confessional courses, on the other hand, study the ways in which religious thought has evolved through time and the impact it has had on religious practice. Coursework is generally reading and writing intensive, with an emphasis on critical and analytical thinking. 

Religion is a key component of many people's lives, and there is therefore a high demand for theological understanding. Studying theology can be quite personally beneficial in this regard. Students can come to better understand their own faith, as well as the beliefs of others.

Each program will involve different expenses, such as tuition and registration fees. These costs vary from school to school based on the school's size and location. Contact programs directly for more information. 

A course in theology, whether confessional or not, can lead to a number of careers. Students can opt to go into priesthood or join a seminary. On the other hand, students who are more interested in the academic study of religion can seek higher-level degrees in the subject and become academics in the field of religious studies. Religion also plays a key part in diplomacy, which means that particularly ambitious graduates can put their learning to use as a foundation for a career in global politics.

In the end, a course in theology can open the door to both personal understanding and a range of career options. Students who are interested in learning more about the various available programs are encouraged to utilize our searchable listing of schools. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Rome - Sociology & Religion

IES Abroad
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 Italy Rome Hong Kong + 1 more

Our Sociology & Religion Program takes you through millennia of Rome’s religious and cultural development. Courses consider the emergence of Christianity in the Roman Empire, the history of Judaism in Rome, social issues in modern Italy, and more. Opportunities to enroll in a Religious Studies or Social Science course at Università degli Studi Roma Tre add to your curriculum, and an Italian language course rounds out your Sociology or Religion focus. [+]

Why Rome?

From ancient Roman mythology to a modern-day papal audience, there is no denying religion’s integral role in Rome’s culture throughout history.

What You'll Study

Our Sociology & Religion Program takes you through millennia of Rome’s religious and cultural development. Courses consider the emergence of Christianity in the Roman Empire, the history of Judaism in Rome, social issues in modern Italy, and more. Opportunities to enroll in a Religious Studies or Social Science course at Università degli Studi Roma Tre add to your curriculum, and an Italian language course rounds out your Sociology or Religion focus.

Rome and its surrounding region are also your classroom. All courses are trip intensive and include faculty-led visits to some of Rome’s most significant sites for religion and sociology. Imagine spending an afternoon in Rome’s Jewish quarter or a day in Assisi taking a pilgrimage walk to the landmarks in the life of St. Francis.... [-]


Rome January Term Course - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 3 weeks January 2018 Italy Rome Hong Kong + 1 more

Examine the early Christian church from the role Pontius Pilate played in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the inception and adoption of Nicene Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in the 4th century. [+]

Overview

Rome, the eternal city, offers a wide variety of exciting experiences for study abroad students. More than 2,500 years of history have formed the city’s unique character, and walking in Rome is a constant voyage of discovery. While the past is inescapable in Rome, the contemporary city is a vibrant, bustling metropolis of 3 million people. Home to the Vatican, Rome provides the perfect setting to study the early Christian church.

Examine the early Christian church from the role Pontius Pilate played in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the inception and adoption of Nicene Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in the 4th century. Home to the Vatican, Rome provides the perfect setting to study the early Christian church and to visit many of the archaeological sites associated with the early centuries of Christianity.... [-]


Multi-Location – Europe & the Muslim World: Granada & Rabat

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 12 weeks March 2018 Spain Granada Morocco Rabat Hong Kong + 3 more

Designed for students seeking a deeper understanding of the ties between Western Europe and the Muslim world, this multi-location program offers a glimpse into the intertwining cultures, politics, histories, and economies of Morocco and Spain. [+]

Overview

12 credits. 12 weeks. $12,000. Our Multi-Location – Europe & the Muslim World: Granada & Rabat study abroad program is part of our 12 for 12 for 12 programs. Designed for students seeking a deeper understanding of the ties between Western Europe and the Muslim world, this multi-location program offers a glimpse into the intertwining cultures, politics, histories, and economies of Morocco and Spain. Your study abroad adventure starts in Morocco’s vibrant capital city, Rabat. An overnight field trip via Tangiers and Chefchaouen and across the Mediterranean brings you to Granada, the last capital of Moorish Spain, where you begin to explore the convergence of the Arab world and the West. It’s here where you will continue to discover how the long, meshed histories have affected life in these two countries today. The required 3-credit core courses, Contemporary Issues in Arab-Western Intersections and Role of Mass Media and Social Media in Political Transformation, span your 12-week study. Customize your academic experience by selecting two additional courses, one in each city. Course-related excursions and field trips— think an exploration of the Fez Medina and a day trip to Córdoba—are designed to enrich your studies. When you study abroad in Morocco and Spain, Rabat and Granada will be your classrooms. Imagine visiting non-governmental organizations and other institutions that play a key role in contemporary Morocco’s political, economic, and cultural fields. Or touring the Alhambra in Granada as part of your study on Islamic art and architecture. We want you to... [-]


Full-year Program

The International Institute for Languages and Cultures
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 Morocco Fez + 1 more

The full year option is in conformity with the INLAC's goal to provide considerable knowledge for a real understanding of the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa and a very good mastery of the Arabic language. The full year program helps students to acquire competences worthy of the most sought-for international careers. The INLAC normal academic load consists of five courses. [+]

FULL YEAR

DEEP INVOLVEMENT

The full year option is in conformity with the INLAC's goal to provide considerable knowledge for a real understanding of the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa and a very good mastery of the Arabic language. The full year program helps students to acquire competences worthy of the most sought-for international careers. The INLAC normal academic load consists of five courses.

A four-week internship option is available to students who opt for the Full year program. The INLAC administration decides on the credit value and placement before the end of the fall semester. Required Courses for the Second Semester: Arabic Language and Culture I (A 312) Arabic language and Culture II (A 313) Contemporary Issues in Moroccan Society (A 400) Two selections from the INLAC course offerings... [-]


Fall Semester/Spring Semester Program

The International Institute for Languages and Cultures
Campus Full time Part time 1 semester August 2018 Morocco Fez + 1 more

Fall Semester/Spring Semester or Full Year Our program offers content information that can be developed by motivated learners. The program seeks to gradually detach students from their comfort zones. [+]

ONE SEMESTER

SERIOUS ACADEMIC WORK

Our courses are carefully selected by faculty and the director of Academic Affairs on the basis of students' needs, our experience, and learning activities. These courses are purposeful and intensive. Taught by highly qualified professors, the courses help students in their discovery of Arab-Islamic culture and encourage them to achieve high academic standards in just a semester (Fall or Spring). The courses offered are listed below. An INLAC student's normal academic load is five courses per semester. Pre-registration choices should be noted on the application form. Final enrollment takes place in Fez after consultation with the INLAC administration. Required Courses for One Semester: Arabic Language and Culture I (A 310) Arabic language and Culture II (A 311) Gender Relations in the Arab-Muslim World (A 370) Two selections from the INLAC course offerings *... [-]


Short-term Study Abroad Program

The International Institute for Languages and Cultures
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 weeks August 2018 Morocco Fez + 1 more

INLAC offers short-term study abroad programs (two to six weeks) to students from around the world, particularly from US and European colleges and universities. [+]

COURSES

INLAC offers short-term study abroad programs (two to six weeks) to students from around the world, particularly from US and European colleges and universities. The curriculum and duration of each program component is designed in collaboration with the sending institutions. The main components of the programs are: intensive Arabic classes, content courses on Islam, Gender, and Moroccan culture, and multi-disciplinary lectures by outstanding guest speakers. These components are supplemented by visits to the old Medina of Fez, educational guided excursions, musical performances, and a homestay experience. The aim of Arabic language classes and thematic lectures is to make students understand the Moroccan Muslim cultures. As for homestay, it provides students with a unique experience to learn about Moroccan family and traditions, and practice their Arabic on a daily basis. Finally, excursions to the north or the south of Morocco allow students to discover the fascinating Moroccan landscapes, desert, and monuments.... [-]


Evangelical Research Fellowship (ERF)

George Whitefield College
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Cape Town

To provide a stimulating, gospel-shaped academic environment in the Reformed tradition for students who are enrolled in PhD and Masters-level studies at other universities, as well as for students who are enrolled in GWC’s Bachelor of Theology Honours programme. [+]

Evangelical Research Fellowship (ERF)

Aim

To provide a stimulating, gospel-shaped academic environment in the Reformed tradition for students who are enrolled in PhD and Masters-level studies at other universities, as well as for students who are enrolled in GWC’s Bachelor of Theology Honours programme. The ERF aims to cultivate scholars toward a mature contextual understanding of the Gospel in order to enhance evangelical ministry on the African continent.

Content

The ERF offers students the following:

World class research facilities such as the Broughton Knox library containing 60,000+ volumes Research and preaching seminars from leading local and international scholars One-on-one mentoring from specialist Faculty Financial assistance Accommodation on the GWC campus Conversation partners with peers enrolled in the ERF ... [-]

日本ルーテル神学校

Japan Lutheran College
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Tokyo

経済も科学技術もすばらしく発達したのに、人間一人ひとりが幸せになったとは実感できない世の中です。むしろ、人の和が弱まり、心を病む人が増え、生きる目的が見えにくくなっています。愛が冷め、希望が不確かになってきています。宗教さえも胡散臭い眼で見られる時代です。 [+]

日本ルーテル神学校 人間解放の福音を伝える伝道者、魂の癒しをもたらす牧会者

経済も科学技術もすばらしく発達したのに、人間一人ひとりが幸せになったとは実感できない世の中です。むしろ、人の和が弱まり、心を病む人が増え、生きる目的が見えにくくなっています。愛が冷め、希望が不確かになってきています。宗教さえも胡散臭い眼で見られる時代です。だからこそ、人間を深く見つめ、しかも絶対者である神さまの前で、その光の中で見直し、真の人間性を取り戻すための神の言葉を聴いていきたいのです。人間を蝕む罪から解放し、魂にみずみずしい喜びを回復できるように、この世界に愛と慈しみ、正義と平和が増し加わるように、祈る人、語り働く人が必要です。神学校はそのための牧師養成を行います。... [-]