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GEN4121 Theological Orientation

This course lays a foundation for postgraduate studies at SATS and exposes the student to the following aspect: The history of SATS, Theological research and…

GEN4122 Directed Theological Reading

This elective course exposes you to current scholarship in a specific field of theological studies or a combination of theological fields. You will be given…

MRS5240 Research Orientation

This is the first, compulsory course in the MTh programme. It introduces you to advanced theological studies and the most important research methodologies. It guides…

PRA3126 Church Administration

This course provides a closer look at Biblical principles for congregational management. By the end of this course, you will be able to: explain biblical…

RES4122 Research Methodology

This is a compulsory course in the B.Th. Honours programme, designed to sharpen your understanding of theological research methodology. It is a prerequisite for the…

RES4241 Research Project

In this is a compulsory course in which you apply a specific research method in your research on one of the prescribed research topics. The…

Biblical Languages - Read More

BGK1121 Biblical Greek 1A

Greek 1A is the first step on the journey towards reading and interpreting the Greek New Testament.  By the end of this course, you will…

BGK1122 Biblical Greek 1B

Greek 1B is the second step in a four-step journey towards learning to read the Greek New Testament.  By the end of this course, you…

BGK2121 Biblical Greek 2A

Greek 2A is the third step on the journey towards reading and interpreting the Greek New Testament. This course builds on the foundation laid in…

BGK2122 Biblical Greek 2B

Greek 2B is the fourth and final step on the journey towards reading and interpreting the Greek New Testament. We have spent three courses laying…

BHB1121 Biblical Hebrew 1A

The Biblical Hebrew course is the first of two modules covering the basics of Biblical Hebrew grammar.  By the end of this course, you will…

BHB1122 Biblical Hebrew 1B

The Biblical Hebrew course is the second of two modules covering the basics of Biblical Hebrew grammar.  By the end of this course, you will…

BHB2121 Biblical Hebrew 2A

By the end of this course the student should: Have mastered Biblical Hebrew vocabulary for verbs occurring 10 or more times and their most frequently…

BHB2122 Biblical Hebrew 2B

By the end of this course the student should: Have mastered Biblical Hebrew vocabulary for verbs occurring 10 or more times and their most frequently…

Systematic Theology - Read More

THE1120 Introduction to Theology

This is the foundational course for all undergraduate students. In this course, you will be introduced to SATS and our core values, common themes, and…

THE1121 Christian Foundations

This course covers both the fundamental beliefs and spiritual practices of the Christian faith. Significant themes include repentance, faith towards God, how to study the…

THE1122 Biblical Worldview

The worldviews course answers the major philosophical and practical questions of life from a biblical perspective. The course defines, explains, and examines the consequences of…

THE1123 The Holy Spirit: What the Bible Teaches

Correctly understanding the Bible's teaching about the person and work of the Holy Spirit is an integral part of Christian formation. The entire Christian walk…

THE1124 Survey of Church History

The Survey of Church History course provides a basic overview or survey of church history. As Christians and as students of Christian theology, you must…

THE2121 The Doctrine of the Church

Examines the nature, purpose, organisation, and ordinances of the Church. It also surveys the important aspects of church life, together with exploring various other views…

THE2122 The Doctrine of Man and Sin

This subject explores man's relation to God and the cause and consequences of our sin. By the end of this course, you will be able…

THE2123 The Doctrine of Salvation

This course covers Jesus' humanity and deity, his death, resurrection, and glorification. It also deals with our conversion, justification, regeneration, sanctification, and perseverance. By the…

THE2124 The Doctrine of God

This course approaches the Doctrine of God not only from a biblical perspective but also in the light of the situation that prevails in the…

THE3121 The Doctrine of the Kingdom

This course helps students to comprehend the nature of the Kingdom of God, discern Satan's actual present rights and status and survey the main categories…

THE3122 The Doctrine of Revelation

This course highlights the importance of understanding general and special revelation, including an appreciation of the various theories of inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of the…

THE3123 Apologetics

This course provides a fairly detailed introduction to apologetics as a Christian discipline and the various models of presentation and context. The modern contexts of…

THE3124 Christian Ethics

This module deals with the moral implications of the gospel, introducing today's Christian worker to skills and tools that will help them engage postmodern society…

THE3126 African Theology

This course shows how Africans have approached theology. The course introduces the student to African Traditional Religion and the role it and Western theology have…

THE4122 Science and Theology

The purpose of this course is to show the importance of dialogue between theology and the natural sciences if we are to understand God's Word…

THE4123 Child Theology

This course explores the concept of doing theology with "the child in the midst." This is a relatively new discipline, which desperately demands the Church's…

THE4241 Systematic Theology

This course provides an orientation to the field of Systematic Theology. It includes an overview of major doctrines of the Christian faith (Unit 1), research…

THE5122 God and Revelation

Students without prior degrees in theology will be required to complete foundational training in the nature and methods of the discipline. 1 For practitioners, Systematic…

THE5123 Man, Sin, and Salvation

Students without prior degrees in theology will be required to complete foundational training in the nature and methods of the discipline. For practitioners, Systematic Theology…

THE5124 Church and Kingdom

Students without prior degrees in theology will be required to complete foundational training in the nature and methods of the discipline. For practitioners, Systematic Theology…

THE5124 Science and Faith

The purpose of this course is to show the importance of dialogue between theology and the natural sciences if we are to understand God's Word…

Practical Theology - Read More

CYM2127 Walking with Wounded Children

This course touches on the process of peace and healing with a wounded child. It includes a case study of an abused child showing how…

PRA1121 Christian Relationships

This course provides an introduction to the primacy of our relationship with God through different modes and principles of worship and prayer. It will also…

PRA1124 Biblical Leadership 1

Inspired by the example of Jesus, Biblical leadership explores key New Testament leadership models, principles, practices, and requirements with a view toward personal growth and…

PRA2121 Christian Counselling 1

This course introduces the student to the field of pastoral care, including its basis, goals, terminology, concepts, and techniques.  By the end of this course,…

PRA2122 Pastoral Ministry

This course prepares the student with the pastoral responsibilities of preaching, teaching, leading, equipping, administrating, and many other tasks in the context of the local…

PRA2123 Homiletics

This course prepares the preacher for the construction and delivery of the sermon. By the end of this course, you will be able to: Demonstrate…

PRA2124 Children at Risk

This course will help you to better understand what it would look like for children-at-risk to be meaningfully incorporated in the mission of the Church,…

PRA3121 Conflict and Reconciliation

This course is an in-depth study of "The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict," bringing the Biblical principles of conflict management together in…

PRA3124 Christian Counselling 2

The general themes covered in this module are group and youth counselling singleness, premarital, and marital counselling. (Prerequisite for this course is PRA2121) By the end of…

PRA3125 Church Leadership

This course examines many biblical, personal, and practical foundations for church leadership. By the end of this course, you will be able to: Affirm the…

PRA4121 Practical Theology

This course provides an advanced introduction to Practical Theology as a theological discipline. It includes an overview of the discipline (Unit 1), a study of…

PRA4122 Judges and Narrative Preaching

This course explores the history, theoretical underpinning, and primary models of narrative preaching as a foundation for equipping you to learn some narrative methods of…

PTS5121 Child Theology

In this course, you will study the relationship between children, the Bible, and theology. The aim of this course is to orientate you to this…

PTS5122 Expository Preaching

Expository preaching is not only a valuable skill for the preacher, but it is a skill sadly employed rather in infrequently in many of today’s…

PTS5124 Discipleship

Effective discipleship of Christian believers is often neglected by churches. This course encourages the student to foster a culture of discipleship in their own ministry…

Missiology - Read More

MIS2122 Contemporary Issues in Missions

This course is a study of the issues that are critical in missions today and will help the student to develop a passion for missions…

MIS2123 The Historical Perspective on Missions

This course is a study on the history of missions, briefly discussing the expansion of Christianity throughout the last 2000 years. By the end of…

MIS2124 The Mission of God

This course is a study of the central mission of God evaluating His interaction with humanity through missions in a global context. By the end…

MIS3121 World Religions

This course provides an introductory level overview of the five major world religions, namely, African Traditional Religions, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. By the end…

MIS3124 Church Growth

This course examines the basis for current church growth theory and practice and compares them with Biblical principles. By the end of this course, you…

MIS3125 Islam

The objective of this course is to equip and empower Christians and Church leaders to understand Islam and to engage Muslims in ways that are…

MIS4121 Mission as Engagement

This course will give you an introduction to missiology that is not limited to the “biblical foundation of mission” or to a pragmatic “how to”…

MIS4122 Understanding Islam

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Islam. The opening unit provides a general overview of Islam’s origins, beliefs and practices. The second unit examines…

MIS4123 Critiquing Islam (prerequisite: MIS3125 or MIS4122 or equivalent)

This course affords students who have a solid understanding of Islam to deepen their understanding through an in-depth exploration of contemporary and controversial themes. You…

Biblical Studies - Read More

BIB1121 How to Study the Bible

This is a practical course about how to study the Bible step-by- step. The course introduces you to methods and tools for serious Bible study…

BIB1122 1 Corinthians

This course provides an in-depth study of the exhilarating Acts of the Apostles, the Early Church, and of the Holy Spirit. This subject paint a…

BIB1123 The Words and Works of Jesus

This course provides a closer look at the life and ministry of Jesus that inform the Church and Christian workers' witness. By the end of…

BIB1124 Old Testament Survey

The objective of an Old Testament Survey is to provide an interpretive framework for understanding the Old Testament so that you can begin to feel…

BIB2121 Hermeneutics (Prerequisite for PRA2123)

The very nature of Scripture as the Word of God is communication, and thus, requires interpretation. To grow in these skills, students need to learn…

BIB2122 The Pentateuch

The Pentateuch is foundational to the Jewish and Christian faith. This course provides you with an overview of the Pentateuch aiming to arouse your interest…

BIB2123 The Historical Books

This course provides an overview of the twelve Old Testament books from Joshua to Esther. This preliminary study of the Old Testament aims to introduce…

BIB2124 The Book of Acts

This course provides an in-depth study of the exhilarating Acts of the Apostles, the Early Church, and of the Holy Spirit. This subject paints a…

BIB2125 Paul’s Letters

This course is a study of the Apostle Paul within the first-century Greco- Roman context. This course surveys his thirteen letters and summarises his historical,…

BIB2126 Psalms

The Book of Psalms is one of the outstanding books of the Bible. It has been called the Bible in a nutshell or the Bible…

BIB3121 The Wisdom Books

This course covers the origin, nature and theological purpose of the Old Testament wisdom literature (Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Psalms and Song of Songs) and brings…

BIB3123 The Book of Hebrews

The book of Hebrews is one of the most beautifully written, powerfully argued, and theologically profound writings in the New Testament. Its central theme is…

BIB3127 The Prophetic Books

This course presents a survey of the Old Testament prophetic books. It shows the importance of understanding the original context and appreciating the Abrahamic, Davidic,…

BIB3128 Genesis

The word genesis means "beginning" and the book of Genesis is the book of beginnings par excellence. The foundations of a biblical worldview are laid…

BIB3129 Romans

In the Book of Romans, Paul provides the most comprehensive and systematic presentation of the gospel as the centerpiece of his theology. The argument of…

BIB4123 Ephesians

Ephesians is widely celebrated as the queen of Paul’s epistles. It is especially relevant for Christ-followers in Africa because it deals at length with two…

BIB4124 Old Testament Studies

Upon completion of this course, you will have a good introductory grasp on the Old Testament as a research field with regards to content, canonicity,…

BIB4129 New Testament Studies

This course introduces you to the environment of early Christianity, the cultural and social world of the early Church, the literature of the New Testament,…

Church and Society - Read More

CHS5121 Islamic Worldview and Religion

Although Islam is a growing religion through much of the world, it is not usually very well understood by the church. In this course, you…

CHS5122 African Worldview and Religion

In this course, you will discover the exciting field of African Theology, a field of Theology that is relatively new, but is very significant, especially…

CHS5123 Understanding the Times

This course examines the prominent worldviews and philosophies of our time, exploring ideas and their social implications. This is not primarily a course about a…

CHS5124 Understand the Margins

The objective of this course is to help students to understand the marginalised members of society, addressing groups such as (a) women, (b) children, (c)…

New Testament - Read More

NTS5122 The Pastoral Epistles and Pastoral Ministry

The course, “The Pastoral Epistles and Pastoral Ministry” will offer you an introduction to the historical, cultural, and literary contexts of Paul’s pastoral letters, namely,…

NTS5123 Ephesians: The Unified Church

Ephesians is widely celebrated as the queen of Paul’s epistles. It is especially ‎relevant for Christ-followers in Africa because it deals at length with two…

NTS5124 Acts: The Missional Church

Acts is the second volume of Luke’s account of events related to Jesus and the life of the early church. As such it can be…

Old Testament - Read More

OTS5121 Deuteronomy and Biblical Ethics

This course introduces you to the book of Deuteronomy by exploring models for the interpretation and reading the book as narrative. The history and present…

OTS5122 Nehemiah and Christian Leadership

Nehemiah lived during the Jewish Exile (587-538BC). The Babylonians carried them away in captivity and plundered their city. This was a direct result of their…

OTS5123 Preaching and Teaching the Psalms

Throughout the centuries the book of Psalms has been at the heart of Israelite and Christian spirituality. This can already be seen in the New…

OTS5124 Preaching and Teaching the Psalms

Throughout the centuries the book of Psalms has been at the heart of Israelite and Christian spirituality. This can already be seen in the New…

Core Subjects - Read More

GEN4121 Theological Orientation

This course lays a foundation for postgraduate studies at SATS and exposes the student to the following aspect: The history of SATS, Theological research and…

MIN5121 Ministry Practicum 1

The course Ministry Practicum 1 is the practical component of one of the Practical Theology electives in the MDiv programme. It is designed to run…

MIN5122 Ministry Practicum 2

Ministry Practicum 2 is the final course of the MDiv programme and is designed to help you integrate the various parts of the course into…

RES5600 Structured Master’s Thesis

This course will introduce you to the discipline of theological research, setting you on the exciting journey towards writing a theological thesis based on your…
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