Candidates for this degree must be holders of Bachelor and Master Degree from this Seminary or from another recognized institution or University known to ROTCO faculty. This is a research degree that should display evidence of academic original thinking and reasoning in proper logical flow, by the discovery of new facts or by exercise of independent critical power.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
The purpose of this course is to explore the reflective practice of ministry in an atmosphere of personal and professional sharing, eventually producing a set of analytical and theological papers as background for the Ministry Project. Within that general framework, this particular course seeks to ground the practice of ministry in an understanding of organizational theory and leadership strategies, as well as the theological implications of each. This is a research degree which is in two parts and involves pastoral ministry, counselling, preaching, any part of theological study and church ministry, leadership and evangelism or any uniquely developed area by the assistance or the directorship of a Real Outreach Theological College faculty.
At the end of this course students should be able:
- Will become familiar with primary doctoral-level research methods in the study of scripture, theology, history, and the social sciences with special attention to library research strategies and digital resources appropriate to those primary methods;
- Will become familiar with various information discovery tools provided by libraries, crafting a bibliography and resources for bibliographic management, use of research collections and archives, the social construction of information, and intellectual rights;
- Will be able to construct a syllabus with appropriate, achievable, and measurable learning goals; methods of evaluation; course policies; and resources;
- Will be able to design and deliver an effective class lecture and to facilitate effective classroom discussion;
- Will be introduced to the world of academe, or as it was called long ago, The Republic of Letters, including gaining familiarity with the teaching profession and the sometimes arcane world of the academy; the responsibilities and expectations of a faculty member in relation to research and publication, faculty governance and School service, intra school politics, and tenure and promotion procedures;
- Will learn the importance of professional learned societies and how to submit papers to conferences and professional meetings;
- Will become familiar with the world of academic publishing.
This is a research degree that is in two parts.
PART ONE: COURSEWORK
Write Four monographs (PAPERS) of at least 10,000 words of
text each selected from following subject areas;
|1||Philosophy of Religion (Mandatory)||6|
|2||African Traditional Religion (ATR) “African Worship and Spiritualism”.||6|
|3||Other world Religions||6|
|4||Philosophy of Worship||6|
|5||Cults and Occult||6|
|6||History of Religion||6|
|7||Christianity as Religion||6|
|8||Christianity in Africa (Historical)||6|
|9||Buddhism in Africa(Historical)||6|
|10||Islamism in Africa(Historical)||6|
|11||Hinduism and its History||6|
|12||History of Worship of Baal||6|
|13||History of Worship of Osiris||6|
|14||Any other special area of Religious studies of one’s interest||6|
|15||Research methodology ( Mandatory)||3|
Once one is ready to start taking this doctoral program, the director and lecturers will assist the student to choose the most suitable subject areas depending on the areas of interest for dissertation / thesis. The subject area should show relevance.
PART TWO: COURSEWORK
A dissertation written under the directorship of the convener of studies. This Dissertation Paper should be of at least 20,000 words.
The Certificate of Theology degree aims to lay a biblical and theological background for persons of ministry. Students grow intellectually and spiritually through the outcomes of content, competence, character and context.