UWC Department of Religion and Theology
University of Western Cape UWC Department of Religion and Theology
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Department of Religion and Theology
The Department of Religion and Theology at UWC offers modules in three subject areas, namely Theological Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies.
Collaborative research activities in the department take place in terms of six research frameworks, namely on Religion, Ethics and Social Transformation, Religion and Gender, Religion and Development, Ecumenical Theology and Spirituality in Africa, Christian Ecotheology and Biblical Hermeneutics and Rhetoric.
The programmes in (Christian) Theological Studies continue a long and proud history of theological training at the University of the Western Cape since the inception of the Faculty of Theology in 1972. The approach that is followed is thoroughly ecumenical and deeply rooted in the South African and broader African contexts.
Ethics is offered as a subject at the Bachelors and postgraduate levels. The focus here is on the moral and religious foundations of society and more specifically on the task of moral education and formation towards a human rights culture in the South African context.
Religious Studies is fully integrated in the study of Ethics,given the ways in which moral judgements are typically shaped by religious traditions.
In addition, the Department also offers, subject to student interest, modules in Islamic Studies at the Honours level.