M.Th – Catechetics

CURRICULUM FOR M.Th. WITH SPECIALISATION IN CATECHETICS

A. REQUIREMENTS OF THE COURSE

The programme of studies for both specializations of the Second Cycle of Theology (M.Th.) has been articulated so as to be completed in a period of two years. Some of the more basic courses are repeated every year, whereas other courses are offered once every two years, so that, within a period of two years, every student has the possibility of covering the entire programme.
CoursesCredits
Basic 30
Specialization14
Optional10
Communication Skills4
Seminars9
Field Work4
Total71
At the conclusion of the course every student is required to present a dissertation, comprising of a minimum of 100 pages and a maximum of 120 pages from general introduction to general conclusion, scientifically elaborated under the guidance of a professor approved by the Academic Council of Kristu Jyoti College. Participation of the college seminars during the two years of M.Th. is obligatory.

B. PROGRAMME OF STUDIES

1. Basic Courses (30 credits)

  1. Theory of Education 3 credits
  2. Fundamental Pastoral Theology 2 credits
  3. Introduction to Empirical Research 2 credits
  4. Sociology of Religion 2 credits
  5. Fundamental Catechetics 3 credits
  6. Youth Ministry I 3 credits
  7. Youth Catechesis 3 credits
  8. History of Catechesis 2 credits
  9. Theory of Social Communications 3 credits
  10. Psychology of Religion 2 credits
  11. Anthropology and Catechesis 3 credits
  12. Announcing Christ to the People of other Faith 3 credits

2. Courses of Specialisation (14 Credits)

  1. Photo-language and Group Dynamics 2 credits
  2. The Bible in Pastoral Ministry 2 credits
  3. Adult Catechesis 2 credits
  4. Adolescent Catechesis 2 credits
  5. Child Catechesis 2 credits
  6. Moral Formation and Pastoral Ministry 2 credits
  7. Family Catechesis 2 credits
  8. Missionary Catechesis 2 credits
  9. Salesian Pedagogical Method (Obligatory for Salesians) 2 credits
  10. Liturgy and Catechesis 2 credits

3. Optional Courses (10 Credits)

  1. Modern Theories of Catechesis 2 credits
  2. Value Education/Character Education 2 credits
  3. Pastoral Management, Catechetical Organisation and Legislation 2 credits
  4. Psychology of Youth 2 credits
  5. Skills in Youth Ministry 2 credits
  6. Youth Liturgy 2 credits
  7. Spiritual Direction of Youth 2 credits
  8. Youth counselling 2 credits
  9. Youth Ministry II 2 credits
  10. From Exegesis to Catechesis 2 credits

4. Communication Skills (4 Credits)

Media Education, Poster making, Street theatre workshop, Digital Photography, Sound editing, Internet, PowerPoint Presentations, Sound editing, Radio Programme, Video productions

5. Supplementary Courses

  1. Methodology of Scientific Work 2 credits
  2. Analysis of Indian Society 2 credits
  3. Statistics 2 credits
  4. German/Italian 2 credits

6. Seminars (Three seminars – 9 Credits)

  1. Inculturation and Catechesis
  2. Analysis of the Catechism Text books
  3. The Person of the Catechist

7. Field Work (4 Credits)

D. CONDITIONS 

  1. This a course consisting of 6 trimesters
  2. The academic year is divided into three trimesters:
    1. First Trimester: from the beginning of June to the end of August
    2. Second Trimester: from the beginning of September to end of November
    3. Third Trimester: from the beginning of December to the middle of March (with two weeks break during Christmas season).
  3. Every candidate is obliged to attend all the classes of every prescribed subject.
  4. There will be an evaluation of each subject dealt with during the course
  5. The degree will be awarded only on the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions and after the successful defence of the final dissertation.

Admission to M. Th closes on 15th May. Application forms can be downloaded ,kindly contact us for more information.

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