Religious Studies explores the roles religion plays in contemporary society and around the world.
Religious Studies starts with a thematic introduction to some of the perennial questions that continue to arise in human existence.
There are choices between courses that emphasize significant question perspectives, particularly social issues and projects, specific disciplinary approaches, and courses that examine in more significant detail specifics of particular religious traditions, including texts, rituals, ideas, and political and historical overviews.
Religious Studies is a multi-disciplinary study.
Students are exposed to various approaches and serious reflections on the nature of methodology and scholarly inquiry.
St. Thomas University believes an adequate understanding of religion is an asset in recognizing and responding appropriately to the many complex issues that face contemporary society.
A sufficiently critical sensibility ensures thoughtful responses, rather than emotive and unthinking reactions.
Religious Studies require recognizing and identifying the particular disciplines utilized in any given study.
Being familiar with the social sciences, literature, philosophy, history, and linguistic/language studies, aspects of the physical and natural sciences become part of the student’s worldview.
Critical skills include self-reflection, inasmuch as everyone has a vested interest in being able to make reasonable and coherent choices in life.
The dynamic nature of critical inquiry indicates the life-long project of learning and developing for which the study of religion equips students.
The Bachelor of Arts program is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.
Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations.
An average of "satisfactory" 70% on five academic courses on the India Senior School Certificate awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education/Indian School Certificate (awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations - CISCE).
Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered individually.
High School Diploma and Pre-university Year Certificate.
Within the Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas offers a unique English as a Second Language (ESL) programme for students whose level of English proficiency is not high enough to pursue regular studies at an English-language university.
These students are provided the opportunity to begin university studies for credit while they continue to improve their language skills in a planned, individualized programme of study.
To be eligible for this program, students must have:
All of the courses students take in the ESL programme carry academic credit.
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