Teaching method

The core courses are designed in such a way as to promote an interdisciplinary approach to theology. For these main activities, the syllabi allow for interaction between teaching and research, which should help students, including those on the teaching focus, to acquaint themselves with research in the various fields of theology.
By selecting one of the 5 programmes of study in the research focus, the student will not get lost in a sea of different methodology (Biblical exegesis, history, dogmatic, ethical or pastoral thought), but rather focus his training on one area, so as to reach a high enough level to think about undertaking doctoral research. In this case, teacher support can be more personalised, as learning about the specific methodology of a theological discipline is anchored in research seminars where methodology specific to the discipline gives way to practical exercises which are subject to formative evaluations.
For the teaching focus, the scale of the core courses (which, with the dissertation, amount to 90 credits) means that learning about being a teacher is not to the detriment of solid basic training in the various theological disciplines and their own methods.
The interdiscipilinarity between the different domains of theology (as well as with philosophy and human sciences) is furthered specifically in the two general seminars (THEO2110 'De l'heuristique à la communication scientifique en théologie' [1st year] and THEO2000 'Séminaire d’intégration théologique' [2nd year]). In the various disciplines, interdisciplinarity is of a structural nature: for example, Biblical exegesis links philology, l'history and literary theory; dogmatic theology and ethics address philosophy, the history of thought and various human sciences;