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CURRICULUM: RELATIVE WEIGHTING of COURSES


NOTE:
Divisions and List below each course to be taught over a three year period (or less). Then decide how many class
Ref. No.s are periods per week each term should be allotted to each course (usually only one or 2 periods per Your recommendation
according to course) At this stage it does not matter which year or term numbers are placed. Siimply put 1 (or 2) in a (No. of class periods per week +
"A box on the same line as the letter of the course concerned. Write in the total number of class units for Sec. approx. position in a 3 year
Progressive each line under the "Sec.Tot." column. DO NOT WRITE IN SHADED AREAS. Tot. period)
Classification".
PC Ref. Department
COURSE / Section - Course - Content Subjects 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3
DEPARTMENT of BIBLICAL STUDIES, HERMENEUTICS and
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 0
100 BS BIBLICAL STUDIES (General) 0
EXAMPLE Biblical Languages: Hebrew 3 1 1 1

120 OT OLD TESTAMENT 0

126 NT NEW TESTAMENT 0

200 Doc DOCTRINE 0

DEPARTMENT of PHILOSOPHY, COMMUNICATION and


CONTEMPORARY STUDIES 0
300 Apo PHILOSOPHY & APOLOGETICS 0

400 CS CONTEMPORARY STUDIES and ISLAMICS 0

500 Com COMMUNICATION and HOMILETICS 0

540 EM EVANGELISM & MISSIOLOGY 0

DEPARTMENT of CHURCH HISTORY 0


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600 CH CHURCH HISTORY 0

690 HTh HISTORICAL THEOLOGY 0

DEPARTMENT of PRACTICAL THEOLOGY 0


700 PrTh PRACTICAL THEOLOGY 0

720 CEth CHRISTIAN ETHICS 0

730 Ed EDUCATION 0

770 CEd CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 0

780 ThEd THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION 0

DEPARTMENT of PASTORAL THEOLOGY 0


800 PaTh PASTORAL THEOLOGY 0

820 RR RENEWAL & REVIVAL 0

830 Wor WORSHIP 0

835 CO CONGREGATIONAL OVERSIGHT 0

850 Org ORGANISATION 0

870 Den DENOMINATIONS 0

TOTALS:
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CURRICULUM: RELATIVE WEIGHTING of COURSES - EXAMPLE


(Example: Gujranwala Theological Seminary - new curriculum, agreed for implimentation subject to faculty resources)

NOTE: Divisions
and Ref. No.s Your recommendation
are according to (No. of class periods per week +
"A Progressive approx. position in a 3 year
DEP
Classification" ("A Progressive Classification" is the Curriculum-Library classification system used at GTS) SEC Crs period)
Tot.
CPs
PC Ref. Department
COURSE / Section / Course - Content Subjects / Topics p.w. 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3
DEPARTMENT of BIBLICAL STUDIES, HERMENEUTICS and
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 57
100 BS BIBLICAL STUDIES (General) 12
103; 115 BS:1 Introduction: Origin of Scripture - How we got our Bible - Divisions - OT-NT relationship - Transmission1 - 1Canon
114.2 BS:2 Can we trust the Biblical record? - Biblical archaeology & historical background 1 1
112; 762.1 BS:3 Understanding the Land of the Bible - A Biblical-Theological Guide: Overview - Specifics - Contrasting1 perspectives
1
117 BS:4 Hermeneutics: How to read the Bible and interpret its message – History of the development of hermeneutics as 1a discipline
Stages: original message / its background / intended meaning / Scriptural agreement / its significance for today / message's
1 goal
Genres: Letters -OT Narratives - Acts - Gospels - Parables - Law(s) - Prophets - Psalms - Wisdom -3Apocalyptic 1
788.3 BS:5 Biblical Languages: Hebrew 3 1 1 1
788.4 BS:6 Biblical Languages: Greek 3 1 1 1
120 OT OLD TESTAMENT 14
122.9 OT:1 Making Sense of the OT: Reasons for studying OT - Obstacles to understanding - Principles of interpretation:1
Author's intention - Context - Genre - Background - Grammar - Rest of Scripture - Witness to Christ - Open-minded
1 attitude
122 Survey: Hebrew Divisions - Historical Outline of OT - Key Themes of OT 3 1
125 OT:2 Genesis: a theological explanation of origin of things (creation, humanity, sin, Israel) providing a theological
2 understanding
2 of history
126 OT:3 Exodus: redemption seen in Israel’s history and God’s presence amongst His people demonstrated. 2 2
134 OT:4 1 & 2 Samuel: God at work through and despite human leaders to achieve His purposes. 2 2
156.1 OT:5 Ezra / Nehemiah: restoration of God’s people and their homes through faithful servants. 1 1
153 OT:6 Job: why do the good suffer evil? 1 1
151; 830 OT:7 Psalms: the prayer-book and hymn-book of the believer, covering every kind of emotion and situation. 1 1
137 OT:8 Isaiah: an OT presentation of the Gospel regarding the coming Messiah who will suffer for his people. 1 1
140 OT:9 The “12” (Minor) Prophets: Hosea – God’s steadfast love; Amos – God’s demands of righteous living 1 1
126 NT NEW TESTAMENT 14
162 NT:1 Introduction to the NT: Gospels – Acts – Letters - Apocalyptic 1
162.8; 163; 170 OT fulfilled in the NT - Key Themes of the NT - Paul’s Theology – John’s Theology 2 1
164.2 NT:2 The Life of Christ – Matthew’s Gospel: account of Jesus’s life, death and resurrection. 1 1
164.3 NT:3 The Teaching of Jesus – John’s Gospel: the great Teacher who laid down His life for his friends. 2 2
169 NT:4 Acts: the history of the early church (= Pt 2 of Luke’s history of the establishment of Christianity). 2 2
171 NT:5 Romans: the essence of being a Christian – a theological and practical guide for the believer. 2 2
174 NT:6 Galatians: saved by faith alone – the heart of the gospel. 1 1
175 NT:7 Ephesians: the nature of salvation and the Christian life – spiritual warfare. 1 1
180 NT:8 Pastoral Epistles: concerning the “care of the churches”, discipline, fellowship, perseverance, authority.
1 1
186 NT:9 Hebrews: a defense of the Christian faith against those who look for salvation in keeping the Law or 1elsewhere - commentary 1 on OT
197; 250 NT:10 Revelation: a picture of heavenly reality – Jesus reigns – as an encouragement during persecution - eschatology
1 1
200 Doc DOCTRINE 17
200 Doc:1 Introduction to Theology - Various kinds of theology: natural, biblical, systematic, contextual, contemporary
1
Why study theology? – its sources – an encyclopedia (map) of theology (relationship with other disciplines)
1
210 Doc:2 God – Heaven & Earth – Revelation 6 2 2 2
240 Doc:3 Jesus Christ – The End Times – Humanity – Redemption 6 2 2 2
280 Doc:4 The Holy Spirit – The Church 4 2 2

DEPARTMENT of PHILOSOPHY, COMMUNICATION and


CONTEMPORARY STUDIES 40
300 Apo PHILOSOPHY & APOLOGETICS 10
Apo:1 Philosophical Theology 2 2
Apo:2 Apologetics: principles for defending our faith 8 2 2 2 2
400 CS CONTEMPORARY STUDIES 10
400, 415 CS:1 Contemporary Beliefs & Issues – Contemporary Theology (Relating to Modern Global issues) 2
430 Inter-denominational issues – Inter-faith relations 2
412.1 CS:2 Women’s Studies: Women in the Bible: analysis of roles – character studies; Theology of Women – folk religion & spirituality1-
Rights & Roles in Society & Church: Integrated, holistic, ecological and radically inclusive – Single / Married – Hospitality - 1
Child Labour – Abuse – Domestic violence – Abortion – Divorce & Remarriage 3 1
450 CS:3 Islamics 3 1 1 1
490 CS:4 Contextual Theology: Relevancy to Local Culture and Values 2 1 1
500 Com COMMUNICATION 14
510 Com:1 Principles of Communication - Elocution (voice projection) - Use of Public Address Systems 1 1
520 Com:2 Preaching as Proclamation (Biblical Principles) - Expository Preaching – Other kinds of Preaching 5 1 1 1 1 1
524 Com:3 Homiletics (The Craft and Practice of Preaching) 8 2 2 2 2
540 EM EVANGELISM & MISSIOLOGY 6
540 EM:1 Biblical: Faith Sharing and Evangelism - Practical: Hindrances – Signals – Media – Cross-cultural communication
2 – 2Listening
551, 557 EM:2 Theology of Mission – History of Mission – The Call to Mission 2 2
555, 570, 580 EM:3 Culture in Mission – Approaching Other Faiths – A Strategy in Mission - Local Models 2 2

DEPARTMENT of CHURCH HISTORY


20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 CH CHURCH HISTORY 14
600 CH:1 Intro: God and History; 1-1500: Beginnings - Acceptance and conquest - A Christian society 5 1 2 2
610, 615 CH:2 1500 - 2000: Reform - Reason, Revival and Revolution - Cities and Empires - Present and Future 3 1 1 1
620 CH:3 The Church in Asia (incl. Persia, Central Asia) - Mission on the Indian Sub-continent - the Church in Pakistan 6 2 2 2
690 HTh HISTORICAL THEOLOGY 6
692 HTh:1 Doctrinal Developments / Controversies in: Patristic Theology – Scholasticism – Reformation Th. – The
4 Enlightenment 2Period
2
693 HTh:2 Formularies & Creeds 2 2

DEPARTMENT of PRACTICAL THEOLOGY


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700 PrTh PRACTICAL THEOLOGY 8


710 PrTh:1 Discipleship: Conversion/Forgiveness – Obedience/Self-denial – Guidance – Spiritual Warfare – Self-control
2 2 / Discipline – Cost of D.
714 PrTh:2 Spiritual Formation – Communion with God - Imitating Christ – Spiritual Growth (The Fruit of the Spirit) – Holiness
2
715 The Means of Grace: Feeding on God’s Word – Prayer life – Worship with others – Christian Fellowship
4 2
718 PrTh:3 Christian Service: Using Spiritual Gifts – Church Involvement – Community Service – Work – Use of Time/Money
1 – Giving/Tithing1
719 PrTh:4 Psychology of Self 1 1
720 CEth CHRISTIAN ETHICS 12
720.2 CEth:1 Biblical Principles of Christian Ethics 2 2
721 CEth:2 Moral Theology: Christian Virtues and Values – Combating Vices – Setting Priorities – Conscience and Conflicts 2
723.3 Sexual Ethics – Truth and Deception – Attitudes to Material Possessions, Property and Money 4 2
725 CEth:3 Environmental Theology: Ecological Issues – Stewardship of Resources – Use and Abuse of Technology 2 – Combating Pollution 2
726 CEth:4 Social Theology: Personal Attitudes in Community Life – Power Struggles and “Partibazi” – Social Issues
2 – Global Issues 2
729 CD:5 Community Development 2 2
730 Ed EDUCATION 10
731: 740 Ed:1 Principles of Learning and Teaching - Developing a Logical Mentality – Developing Intellectual Curiosity
1 1
750 Ed:2 Study Methods: Reading Skills – Researching – Note Taking – Thinking Skills – Evaluating Evidence 1 1
754 Ed:3 Writing Essays and Assignments – Preparing Projects and Theses – Organising Material – Presentation 2 of Material
1 1
766 Ed:4 Urdu Grammar 3 1 1 1
767 Ed:5 Functional English 3 1 1 1
770 CEd CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 9
774 CE:1 Teaching in the Parish: Teaching Catechists - Confirmation – Sunday School – Youth Work – Marriage 3 Preparation 1 1 1
778 CE:2 Parish Training in: mission - pastoral care - social responsibility 6 2 2 2
780 ThEd THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION 1
786ThEd:1 Theological Framework (Knowing) – Theological Reflection (Understanding) – Godly Character (Being) 1 –1Ministerial Skills (Doing)

DEPARTMENT of PASTORAL THEOLOGY 23


800 PaTh PASTORAL THEOLOGY 7
803PaTh:1 The Pastor: Gifts and Character – His Office and Church Order – Delegation of Responsibilities to others1 1
806 Manager – Missionary Strategist – Teacher – Preacher – Liturgist (Leader in public Worship) – Spiritual
4 Director
2 – Counselor
809PaTh:2 The Psychology of Pastoral Care 1 1
810PaTh:3 Care of individuals/Jesus as Counselor/Shepherding the wayward/Encouraging the faint/Counseling the troubled/Rescuing the 1 weak
814 Family problems / Comforting the grieving / Ministering to the sick / Visiting the parish / Seeking the
2 lost / Building up the faithful
1
820 RR RENEWAL & REVIVAL 2
822.1, 829 RR:1 History and Theology of Revival – Marks of a Vital Church 1 1
825, 829.1 RR:2 Personal Renewal – Charismatic Renewal – Tongues & Spirit Baptism – Spiritual Discernment - Retreats 1 1
830 Wor WORSHIP 5
831 Wor:1 Public Worship aspects: The Historical element: How Traditional? – The Universal element: How World-wide? 1
831.4 The Social element: How Cultural locally? – The Psychological element: How adapted to Personal Temperament?
1
832 Wor:2 Biblical Patterns - Essential ingredients – The Word and Sacrament – Occasional Services 1 1
834 Wor:3 Liturgy (prescribed forms of worship) & Conduct of Services 1 1
831.6 Wor:4 Church Music 2 1 1
835 CO CONGREGATIONAL OVERSIGHT 6
836-8, 843-4 CO:1 Equipping for service – Disciplining disobedient – Dealing with conflict – Managing Change – Team Work 2 2
840.1 CO:2 Principles of relational leadership - Jesus as Leader 2 2
841-2, 845-6 CO:3 Leading a Congregation – Modeling – Vision – Congregational Strategy – Missionary Outreach – Stewardship 2 2
850 Org ORGANISATION 2
860 Org:1 Administration (Congregational) – Finances & Fund Raising – Property & Maintenance 2
864 Legalities – Church Courts - Sessions - Parish Councils – Boards of Institutions, etc 2
870 Den DENOMINATIONS 1
873 Den:1 Distinquishing Church, Denomination, Sect, and Cult; Own Denominational Ethos – Other Denominations 1
881-6 Survey of Denominational History – Doctrines – Worship – Polity (Government) - Official posts – Geographical
1 Divisions
TOTALS: 180 15 20 20 22 20 22 21 20 20
OTHERS / VARIATIONS?
(Anything left out
that you think should
be included in this
curriculum?)
New TOTAL (Is there room for these additions? Or must something else be cut or reduced?):
Assumptions:
1. Attendance at 4 Class periods per day for 5 days per week
2. Over a 9 term time span (I.e 3 years) this gives 180 "Credit Hours". Note 180 is max.number.
3. A Credit Hour is understood to mean attendance at one 45 min. class period each week for a full term of 12 weeks.
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EXAMPLE of possible Schedule version of previous Curriculum Programme

CURRICULUM SCHEDULE (THREE YEAR PERIOD) [Variable Total No. of Units per Term]
Students April June Term Sept Dec Term Jan Mar Term
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5

Yr 2002-3 BS 6 OT 6 OT 8 NT 6 NT 9
GROUP 3rd Doc 4 Doc 4 CS 1 CS 4 EM 1
"A" Yr CH 2 CH 2 H Th 2 C Eth 3 C Eth 3 NOTE: This Group follow the Average No. of Unites (20) per term
CE 2 CE 2 PaTh 1 CO 3 CO 3

BS 4 BS 5 OT 6 OT 9 NT 3
GROUP 2nd NT 3 Doc 3 Doc 3 Apoc 2 Apoc 2
"B" Yr CS 3 Com 2 Com 3 Com 3 EM 1 NOTE: This Group have 5 extra Units to make up for shortage in 1 st Year
EM 1 CH 1 CH 1 PrTh 1 CEth 2
CEth 2 CE 1 ThEd1 CO 1 CO 1
BS 1 OT 1 OT 2 OT 2 NT 1
GROUP 1st Doc 1 Com 1 CH 1 PrTh 1 Ed 2
"C" Yr NOTE: This Group have 5 less Units: They need more time to review their notes
Ed 4 Ed 5 PaTh 1 Wor 1 Wor 2 TOTAL Class Units for One Term: 15
TOTAL Class Units for First Year: 45

Yr 2003-4 BS 6 OT 6 OT 8 NT 6 NT 9
GROUP 3rd Doc 4 Doc 4 CS 1 CS 4 EM 1
"B" Yr CH 2 CH 2 H Th 2 C Eth 3 C Eth 3
CE 2 CE 2 PaTh 1 CO 3 CO 3

BS 4 BS 5 OT 6 OT 9 NT 3
GROUP 2nd NT 3 Doc 3 Doc 3 Apoc 2 Apoc 2
"C" Yr CS 3 Com 2 Com 3 Com 3 EM 1
EM 1 CH 1 CH 1 PrTh 1 CEth 2 TOTAL Class Units for One Term: 25
CEth 2 CE 1 ThEd1 CO 1 CO 1 TOTAL Class Units for Second Year: 75
BS 1 OT 1 OT 2 OT 2 NT 1
GROUP 1st Doc 1 Com 1 CH ! PrTh 1 Ed 2
"D" Yr
Ed 4 Ed 5 PaTh 1 Wor 1 Wor 2

Yr 2004-5 BS 6 OT 6 OT 8 NT 6 NT 9
GROUP 3rd Doc 4 Doc 4 CS 1 CS 4 EM 1
"C" Yr CH 2 CH 2 H Th 2 C Eth 3 C Eth 3 TOTAL Class Units for One Term: 20
CE 2 CE 2 PaTh 1 CO 3 CO 3 TOTAL Class Units for Third Year: 60
TOTAL Class Units for All Three Years: 180
BS 4 BS 5 OT 6 OT 9 NT 3
GROUP 2nd NT 3 Doc 3 Doc 3 Apoc 2 Apoc 2
"D" Yr CS 3 Com 2 Com 3 Com 3 EM 1
EM 1 CH 1 CH 1 PrTh 1 CEth 2
CEth 2 CE 1 ThEd1 CO 1 CO 1
BS 1 OT 1 OT 2 OT 2 NT 1
GROUP 1st Doc 1 Com 1 CH ! PrTh 1 Ed 2
"E" Yr
Ed 4 Ed 5 PaTh 1 Wor 1 Wor 2

NOTES Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri


1st Each Term is here divided into This Schedule shows
2nd 5 days with a maximum of only the first term
3rd Periods 5 class periods per day of each year.
4th Each GROUP moves up
5th in the schedule
each academic year