Upon completion of this course, students will have: 1. Acquired the skill to present and understand the nature of a scientific written work in the realm of Theology. 2. Acquired the ability to differentiate the theological methodology from the other scientific methodology. 3. Learned how to go about researching and composing a written work at bachelor’s level. These objectives will be arrived through the following means: 1. Prior reading of the text; 2. Regular attendance of the class; 3. Exposition of the sources available in the Library; 4. Active participation in the class discussions; 5. Regular exercises (‘homework’); 6. Expositions by the professor; 7. Composition of a written work under the guidance of a tutor.
1. Introduction to study methods; 2. Acquaintance with sources and tools of study in various theological fields; 3. Introduction to theological methods; 4. Seminars; 5. Book notes and reviews; 6. Report and thematic elaboration; 7. The use of technology (in methodology) and practical guidelines. Learning Outcomes: Upon completing the course the students would have panoramic view of drafting/writing a scientific paper to the level required by the STS. By the end of the course, the student would have gained sufficient knowledge of theoretical (the choice of the theme/title; its development; interpretation and elaboration of the materials given to read, sufficient acquaintance of the theological sources, etc.) and practical approach (using concretely the methodology in the written work, practical guidelines to study etc.) in order to draft a scientific written work.
Textbook: HENRICI P., A Practical Guide to Study with a Bibliography of Tools for Work for Philosophy and Theology (Rome, Editrice PUG 2004). FARINA R., Metodologia: Avviamento alla tecnica del lavoro scientifico (Rome, LAS 1987); LORIZIO G.-GALANTINO N. (ed.), Metodologia teologica: Avviamento allo studio e alla ricerca pluridisciplinari (Milano, 1994); PRELLEZO J.M.-GARCIA J.M., Invito alla ricerca: Metodologia e techniche del lavoro scientifico (Rome, LAS 2007).