Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean)
The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (AssocDegChThPr) (Korean) is an AQF Level 7 award delivered in Korean. It provides an opportunity to undertake theological study with special focus on Christian Thought (including Biblical Studies, Theology, and Humanities in the Christian Tradition) or on Christian Practice (including Christian Life and Ministry) by completing a major in the area of interest.
2 years full-time or 6 years part-time
An applicant for admission to candidature for an Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) shall:
- have proof of satisfactory graduation from High School in Korea at a level that would gain admission into a university. This graduation is considered evidence of Korean language literacy sufficient to undertake the course; or
- proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test; or
- articulation from other Sydney College of Divinity programs and proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test, or
- have proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test and have reached the age of 21 and so satisfy the requirements for Mature Age Entry; or
- have adequate grounds for Special Entry
No candidate for the Diploma of Christian Studies (Korean) may be concurrently enrolled in any other undergraduate or postgraduate course within the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) or any other tertiary institution, unless approval has been granted by the SCD Academic Board.
In this course all teaching is conducted in the Korean language. All teaching and support staff are native Korean-language speakers. The course materials are in the Korean language. Graduates are expected to work in a Korean language context.
Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where Korean is not the language of instruction must be fluent in the Korean language and have achieved Korean proficiency equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test.
- Satisfactory completion of at least one year study of English as a subject in high school or in an English-only language school or other training centre, or
- Satisfactory completion of a post-school award of at least 6 months duration where teaching was in English, or
- Satisfactory completion of a test approved by the Sydney College of Divinity that demonstrates that the candidate can speak, write and read English.
The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) requires the completion of 144 credit points (16 Bachelor level units).
Every program for the award shall include:
- at least 18 credit points within the discipline of Biblical Studies;
- at least 18 credit points within the discipline of Theology;
- at least one major (54 credit points) in the domain of Christian Thought (drawn from Biblical Studies, Theology, and Humanities in the Christian Tradition) or in the domain of Christian Practice (drawn from the Christian Life and Ministry discipline and its sub disciplines);
- each program must include at least 9 credit points in Theological English
A major is made up of 54 credit points with not more than 18 credit points from 7100 series units, or with the approval of the Academic Board up to 54 credit points from 7200 and/or 7300 and 7500 series units.
All course units shall be taken from the 7100-7399 series.
All course units shall be taken from the Sydney College of Divinity Schedule of Units of Study.
Every course unit requires students to demonstrate mastery of basic English-language vocabulary and comprehension of English-language passages related to that unit before enrolling in further units.
Graduates will have:
A broad theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Christian Thought or in Christian Practice, with basic knowledge in Theology and Biblical Studies forming the basis for further learning.
Cognitive, thinking, and technical skills in a theologically-related body of knowledge, so that they are able independently to:
- identify, analyse, and evaluate theological information and concepts from a range of sources;
- identify and provide solutions to complex problems;
- interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems in theology;
- demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas, with some depth in theology;
- communicate clearly and coherently theologically-related knowledge, and ideas.
Applications of Knowledge and Skills
The ability to:
- use initiative and judgment to make plans, solve problems, and make decisions in para-professional ministry, demonstrating a broad understanding of knowledge by applying it creatively in ministry;
- adapt knowledge and skills in a range of ministry settings and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines;
- work in collaboration with others within broad parameters while exercising responsibility and accountability for own learning.
A candidate may seek credit for up to a maximum of 72 credit points in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice.
Credit will be granted for units that are from an equivalent award or institution and have outcomes, content, demand hours, and assessment equivalent to that of units in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice.
Articulation to other awards
The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) is both a stand-alone award and a nested award in the Bachelor of Theology (Korean). As a result it articulates directly into the Bachelor of Theology (Korean). On completion of the BTh(Korean) the student would surrender their Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean). The exception would be if there was no credit granted into the BTh for the units in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean).
Students enrolled in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) may exit with a Diploma of Christian Studies (Korean) provided they have met the requirements of the award.
The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) is offered through the individual colleges and an application for enrolment must be made to the Registrar of the teaching institution. The registrar will be able to help you with any information regarding your study, including fees, units, mode of delivery and timetable.
A domestic student at Sydney College of Divinity is designated as a full-time if enrolled in three units (27 credit points) or more in a semester or part-time if enrolled in less than three units (27 credit points) per semester. To complete a unit, a student must have been present for at least 80% of all prescribed activities, regardless of the mode of delivery.
International students are subject to the conditions of their Australian student visa and are required to maintain a full-time enrolment of 4 units (36 credit points) per semester, including a minimum of one unit per semester in face-to-face mode, and at least two-thirds of the total units in face-to-face mode. If you are planning to enrol as an international student, you have the responsibility to ensure that you comply with your visa conditions at all times. Learn more about your responsibilities, rights and what studying in Australia can offer you.