- Course code: MET-SYS910
- Credits: 5
- Language: English
Study program affiliation:
Methods in Systematic Theology: Hermeneutics, Dogmatics, and Ethics MET-SYS910
MET-SYS910 is an elective course. It addresses general issues, questions, and working methods in systematic theology. The main objective is to provide a broad orientation in current methodological paradigms, their possibilities, and presuppositions to enable the doctoral student to substantiate and argue for their own methodological and theoretical approach in the thesis. Specifically, the course provides insights into the hermeneutical challenges that face the study of systematic theology, especially within dogmatics and ethics.
The course enables the doctoral student to apply theoretical and methodological insights from published research to creative work with one's PhD projects. The PhD student shall also be able to reflect on issues of the sociology of research connected to the disciplines. The course will negotiate proposals for answering questions on working processes and strategies of the methods within systematic theological research.
MODES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES
- Panels/Workgroups: The course is normally offered every second spring term, with seminars of three days' length, approximately 6 hours per day.
The student will
- Attend the course seminar (min. 75 %)
- Submit a draft (1000-1500 words) for a course paper before the course
- Submit min. four questions on the background of the work with the course paper
- Respond to the paper and questions of one fellow PhD student
- Submit a final version of the course paper (2000-2500 words) within three weeks after the course
- Participate in the evaluation of the course, if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term
The final assessment for this course is based on the fulfillment of all course requirements. The course is graded 'passed'/'not passed'.
The candidate has
· advanced knowledge in the discipline of theology on the need for hermeneutical reflection within dogmatics and ethics
· advanced knowledge of the history of theological hermeneutics
The candidate can
· discuss how specific subjects within dogmatics and ethics can be informed by perspectives that arise from hermeneutics
· demonstrate how hermeneutical perspectives influence systematic theological methods
· can identify relevant issues in hermeneutical theology and carry out his/her research with scholarly integrity
· can communicate research on hermeneutical theology through recognized Norwegian and international channels