B-Status in Theology: 2018

What is B-Status


The admission requirement for the Hons BA in Theology Degree at the NWU, is a BTh degree or an 
equivalent qualification in Theology. B-Status, however, gives a student who has completed a 
non-theology B-degree and who is interested to register for a Hons BA in Theology degree, the 
opportunity to do so without the obligation to first complete a BTh degree. If a student has 
successfully completed the B-Status by passing each of the modules with a minimum of 60%, the 
student may apply for Hons BA in Theology.

 

Admission requirements

A student must provide his/her academic record of the B-degree already achieved, and must have passed the 3rd year of the B-degree with a minimum of 60% (average). It is important to note that a student should have access to good internet to be able to do the B-Status. Furthermore, the student is responsible to find the necessary prescribed text books.

 

Duration

It is a two year course, but a student can do it in a year.

 

Cost

For 2018, the cost is approximately R22 840 if a student finishes it in one year. If a student wants to complete it over two years, he/she must pay the yearly registration fee and the module fees of the specific modules he/she wants to register for in that specific year. Please note that the registration fee and the costs of the modules may increase yearly.

For 2018, the provisional registration fee and cost of the modules are:

Registration: R 1740

NTES112: R1460

OTES112: R1460

NTES123: R2920

OTES122: R2920

NTES211: R2720

OTES211: R2720

NTES221: R2720

OTES221: R2720

TEOL111 or PAST121 or ETIE121 or MISS211: R1460

 

Method of delivery

The Faculty of Theology delivers its program utilizing a blended learning method of delivery with technical and logistical support by the Unit for Open Distance Learning. Lectures are transmitted from the studios of the Unit for Open Distance Learning at the Potchefstroom and the Mafikeng Campus. The interactive whiteboard technology makes it possible for a lecturer to present the modules in real time. If a student is unable to join the broadcast of classes live, he/she can watch the recordings on internet.

It is also possible that some of the modules are developed as self-directed e-learning environments. That means that a student work on his/her own time, but submit assignments at certain times and write the exam on the scheduled time. Assignments are submitted on the electronic platform (eFundi), and the exams are written in South Africa at an exam centre close (usually) to the student.

 

Content

B-Status consists out of 120 credits of theological subjects:

     1st Semester:

NTES112 (12) and OTES112 (12) – 1st year modules

NTES211(16) and OTES211 (16) – 2nd year modules

2nd Semester:

NTES123 (12) and OTES122 (12) – 1st year module

NTES221 (16) and OTES221 (16) – 2nd year module

 

And one of the following:

TEOL111 (8) – 1st sem 1st year module

PAST121 (8) – 2nd sem 1st year module

ETIE121 (8) – 2nd sem 1st year module

MISS211 (8) – 1st sem 2nd year module

 

NTES112: Introduction to New Testament: History and General Canonics

OTES112: Introduction to the Old Testament: Origin and Structure

  1. Introduction to Exegesis of the Bible
  2. Introduction to the Pentateuch

NTES211: Introduction to Exegesis of the New Testament and its Sociohistoric Context

OTES211: Introduction to Interpretation of the Old Testament and the Pentateuch

NTES221: Acts, the General epistles, Hebrews and the Pauline Epistles

OTES221: Prophetic Literature

TEOL111: Introduction to Theology

  1. : Pastoral studies: Biblical Counselling
  2. Fundamentals of Ethics
  3. The Meeting of Mission and Theology

 

Text books

 

Potchefstroom Theological Publications (PTP)

Van Schaik

Protea

Way forward

018 294 3639 or info@wayforwardshop.com

 

ETIE121

De Bruyn, P.J.  2013.  Die Tien Gebooie. Potchefstroom: PTP

De Bruyn, P.J.  2013.  The Ten Commandments. Potchefstroom: PTP

MISS211

No books necessary. All the material necessary is provided in the eFundi site

NTES112

Life Application Bible. (New International Version). 1991. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers.

Thompson. M.D.  2006. A clear and present word. The clarity of Scripture.  New Studies in Biblical  Theology 21.  Illinois: Intervarsity Press. (Chapter 2).

Van der Walt, T. 2007.  The Messiah has come! A guide in the gospels for serious Bible Students. Potchefstroom: PTP (Available   from       the Administrative Bureau of the Reformed Churches in SA. Tel: 018 297 3986/7, web page: www.ptpboeke.co.za  or e-mail: bestellings@gksa.co.za).

NTES123

Die Bybel In Praktyk 1993. Vereeniging, Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy. / LIFE APPLICATION BIBLE (NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION) 1991.  Wheaton, Illinois :  Tyndale House Publishers

De Klerk, BJ & Van Rensburg, FJ. 2015. Conceiving a sermon. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom Theological Publications. ISBN: 9780869552285  (Te koop by Administratiewe Buro 018 297 3986)

De Klerk, BJ & Van Rensburg, FJ. 2015. Preekgeboorte. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom Theological Publications. ISBN: 9780869552285  (Te koop by Administratiewe Buro 018 297 3986)

Fee, G.D. 2002. New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors. Third Edition. Louisville: Westminster John Knox.

Stuart, D. 2009. Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors. Fourth Edition. Louisville: Westminster John Knox.

NTES211

De Klerk, BJ & Van Rensburg, FJ. 2015. Conceiving a sermon. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom Theological Publications. ISBN: 9780869552285  (Te koop by Administratiewe Buro 018 297 3986)

De Klerk, BJ & Van Rensburg, FJ. 2015. Preekgeboorte. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom Theological Publications. ISBN: 9780869552285  (Te koop by Administratiewe Buro 018 297 3986)

NTES221

No books necessary. All the material necessary is provided in the eFundi site.

OTES112

Hays, J.D. & Duvall, J.S.  2012. The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook. Available as e-book. ISBN 9781441240262

OTES122

Hill, A.E. & Walton, J.H.  2009.  A survey of the Old Testament. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Recommended

Longman, T. III. 2005. How to read Genesis. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Longman, T. III & Dillard, R.B. 2006. An introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Waltke, B.K. 2007. An Old Testament Theology: an exegetical, canonical, and thematic approach. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

OTES211

Hill, A.E. & Walton, J.H. 2009. A survey of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Stuart, D. 2009. Old Testament exegesis: a handbook for students and pastors. Louisville, KY: John Knox.

OTES221

Hill, A.E. & Walton, J.H. 2009. A survey of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

PAST121

No books necessary. All the material necessary is provided in the eFundi site.

TEOL111

No books necessary. All the material necessary is provided in the eFundi site.

 

 

 

Application

A student applies at the Unit for Open Distance Learning on the prescribed application form and register for the abovementioned modules for non-degree purposes. On p 3 of the application form is a list of all the supporting documents that must accompany the application. Please note that the documents need to be certified and the applicant must send the academic record of the B-degree. Send all the documents to Keshni at keshni.scholtz@nwu.ac.za

If the student want to start in February 2018, the application must reach Keshni by 15 January 2018 at the latest.

 

Banking details

With registration, a minimum amount of R 4 000.00 is payable. The account details are:

 

BRANCH CODE

ACCOUNT NUMBER

ABSA

632 005

4070099350

FNB

240 438

62161907335

NEDBANK

171 338

1713378531

STANDARD BANK

052 838

330384465

 

 

Enquiries

For any further questions, please email Dr Petria Theron at petria.theron@nwu.ac.za or phone her on 018 285 2036.