ADVANCED ACADEMIC DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

AND APPLIED THEOLOGY

Advanced Academic Diploma is between 90 - 120 ECTS. Duration of this program is 2 - 3 years. The intensity and quality of Academic Diploma Programs can be compared with a Masters level program at a regular university. 

 

Entry Requirements:  

Academic Diploma from Foundation Academy of Amsterdam in the same field of studies. Or, diploma / advanced certificate from other academic institutions in the same or similar discipline.

 

Accreditation

 

This program is accredited by ICHE (International Council for Higher Education), a private Christian Accrediting organization with offices in Switzerland and India. Foundation Academy of Amsterdam does not issue Bachelor- and Master degrees and is not accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Organization (NVAO).

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Advanced Academic Diploma in Christian Leadership & Applied Theology is a 90 - 120 ECTS program and is a further specialization learned in the AD program. Scriptural surveys of the Old and New Testament will continue; church history will focus more on the history of Christianity rather than Church history of the West. Non-Western history of Christianity, global Christianity, as well as the emerging Christianity will be studied. Globalization, social justice, and cultural studies will be an important part of the AAD program in Divinity. Gender and minorities will also be an area of focus in the program. An entire unit is dedicated to Islam and its role in global and inter-religious context. Leadership is still a central point of the AAD program. 

 

The goal of the AAD program in the School of Divinity is to challenge the students to rediscover their own culture and heritage through the eyes of Jesus Christ, and, by doing so, offer their society and the world a different view of Christianity.

 

BIBLICAL STUDIES (12 ECTS) 

DAA01: Advanced Biblical Studies (06)

DAA02: Pneumatology II (06)

 

HISTORICAL STUDIES (09 ECTS)

DAA03: History of Global Christianity (06)

DAA04: Emerging Church(03)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES (17 ECTS)

DAA05: Introduction to Sociology(04)

DAA06: Introduction Cultural Anthropology (03)

DAA07: Introduction to Globalization (04)

 

Electives Courses 

The student must choose 1 course from

DAA08: Sociology of Religion (06)

DAA09: Anthropology of Religion (06)

 

ISLAM (07 ECTS)

DAA10: Approaching Islam (04)

 

Electives Courses 

The student must choose 1 course from

DAA11: Islam in Africa (03)

DAA12: Islam in Asia (03)

DAA13: Islam in Europe (03)

DAA14: Islam in America (03)

 

LEADERSHIP STUDIES (12 ECTS)

DMA15: Biblical Leadership (06)

DMA16: Character Building & Leadership (06)

 

 

PRACTICUM  (30 working days, supervised work experience) (12 ECTS)

 

CONTEXTUAL THEOLOGY (11 ECTS)

DAA17: Contextual Theology (04)

DAA18: Christianity in Non Western Context (04)

 

Electives Courses 

The student must choose 1 course from

DAA19: Theology of Gender (03)

DAA20: Liberation Theology (03)

DAA21: Christianity & Social Justice (03)

 

FINAL WORK / RESEARCH / PROJECT (25)

 

Final Project can be in various forms, or combinations. Already from 90 ECTS (Includes practicum & Final Project) the student is allowed to graduate. The final project can be in a form of a literature research, fieldwork or an internship. A student undertaking an Academic Diploma must successfully complete ay least 160 ECTS of study (including a Final Paper/Project worth 25 ECTS). The student is required to submit a proposal to the supervisor. 

 

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