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 writing skills, e-learning, research tools, theological sub-disciplines, and research models, levels of postgraduate studies and their implications for life and ministry.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history and foundational principles of SATS, as well as of some of the people involved in establishing and growing the institution.
- Access and use SATS’ online services.
- Overcome common obstacles, manage time, master general elements of research, and apply them to your own studies.
- Unit 1: About SATS
- Unit 2: About Support
- Unit 3: About Successful Study
Köstenberger AJ 2011. Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue. Wheaton: Crossway. Pp. 159-166, 209-22.
Malherbe J 2017. Towards a Theology of Knowledge and Learning. Unpublished article.
Smith 2008. Academic Writing and Theological Research. Johannesburg: SATS Press.
1 From here on referred to as SATS.
_______ 2013. Integrated Theology: Discerning God’s Will in our World. Johannesburg: SATS Press.
South African Theological Seminary (SATS), PRA4241 Practical Theology Reader.