M.Th – Youth Ministry

CURRICULUM FOR M.Th. WITH SPECIALISATION IN YOUTH MINISTRY 

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

2. Courses of Specialisation (14 Credits)

  1. Photo-language and Group Dynamics 2 credits
  2. Moral Formation and Pastoral Ministry 2 credits
  3. Youth Counselling 2 credits
  4. Youth Ministry II 2 credits
  5. Psychology of Youth 2 credits
  6. Youth Liturgy 2 credits
  7. The Bible in Pastoral Activity 2 credits
  8. Skills in Youth Ministry 2 credits
  9. Spiritual Direction of Youth 2 credits
  10. Salesian Pedagogical Method (Obligatory for Salesians) 2 credits

3. Optional Courses (10 Credits)

  1. Value Education/Character Education 2 credits
  2. Adult Catechesis 2 credits
  3. Adolescent Catechesis 2 credits
  4. Family Catechesis 2 credits
  5. From Exegesis to Catechesis 2 credits
  6. Juvenile Jurisprudence 2 credits
  7. Modern Theories of Catechetics 2 credits
  8. Pastoral Management, Catechetical Organization and Legislation 2 credits
  9. Missionary Catechesis 2 credits
  10. Liturgy and 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. Youth Spirituality
  2. Youth Groups and Movements
  3. Urban Youth Culture

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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