Attend faculty courses as an LSBT course student
Taking Faculty Courses as an LSBT Course Student
1) General Rules
The LSBT course is designed for study and distance learning and with flexible schedules based on course materials made available in writing. In principle, however, any course in the Faculty, if taken according to the rules outlined in the syllabus, can be credited toward the degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. Of course, this also applies to online participation, which is now possible for all courses taught on campus. For the students of the LSBT course, the accreditation will always be 8 CFU, as per the study plan, according to the following rule:
- If a course in the theology degree is worth 6 or 7 CFUs (as per the syllabus), LSBT students will receive 8 CFUs without any further additions.
- If, on the other hand, the course is worth 2 to 5 CFU in the residential program, a written report is required as an addition, to be submitted before the oral examination. The content of the report must be agreed with the teacher.
2) The first year of study
By offering introductions to all the fundamental disciplines of theology, the program of the first year is more constrained than that of the following phase. For this reason, in the initial phase, even courses taken at home must correspond to the study plan. We point out that in the next academic year (2021-2022) the following courses taken on-campus are inherent in the first-year LSBT:
Introduction to the Old Testament (##)
Introduction to the New Testament
Reformation History course (two semesters!).
Systematic Theology: ##
Practical Theology: ##.
By prior arrangement, however, an LSBT student may take other courses as early as the first year for credit in the second year of study.
3) Second and third year
For the second and third year, students choose one of the five areas of study (biblical, ecumenical/interreligious dialogue, practical, systematic, historical). Of the ten examinations to be taken, five must be related to the address, one to a biblical subject and four are of free choice. The other credits are obtained with two essays (2x 4 CFU) and 22 integrative CFU, to which the 10 CFU for the writing of the thesis are added.
At this stage, students are free to choose among the courses offered by the chair to which their course of study refers (Prof. Ferrario and Prof. Gajewski for the Ecumenical - Religious Dialogue course of study), as well as those offered by other chairs for exams of their choice and in biblical subjects. Finally, we would like to emphasize that, at least among the supplementary credits (where the 8 CFU rule does not apply), any course held in the Faculty can also be credited to LSBT students.
You are therefore cordially invited to participate in the courses!