1. To acquire the skill to present and understand the nature of a scientific written work in the realm of Theology. 2. To acquire the ability to differentiate the theological methodology from the other scientific methodology. 3. To learn how to go about researching and composing a written work at bachelor’s level.
Course Outline: 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 will have a panoramic view of drafting/writing a scientific paper to the level required by the STS. - Students will 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: TURABIAN K.L., A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 8th edition revised by W.C. Booth, G.G. Colomb, J.M. Williams, and University of Chicago Press editorial staff. (Chicago, University of Chicago Press 2013). Bibliography: FARINA R., Metodologia: Avviamento alla tecnica del lavoro scientifico (Rome, LAS 1987); LORIZIO G.-GALANTINO N. (Eds.), Metodologia teologica: Avviamento allo studio e alla ricerca pluridisciplinari (Milano, San Paolo 1994); PRELLEZO J.M.-GARCÍA J.M., Invito alla ricerca: Metodologia e tecniche del lavoro scientifico (Rome, LAS 2007).