Bachelor's Programme Catholic Religious Education

Faculty Faculty of Catholic Theology
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code 
C 033 193
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2009W)*
Admission Requirements Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Application


* Information on the Curriculum (2009W)

The complete version of the curriculum (to be updated shortly) reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletin »
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Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
47.1

= 100%
 2  GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
29.6
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
15.5
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
7.8
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Oktober 2018


Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter term 2016 »

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. SL Introduction to the Faith of the Church (compulsory module 1 lit. d, 2 hrs., 2 ECTS- Credits),
  2. SL Introduction to Scientific Working (compulsory module 1 lit. f, 1 hrs., 2 ECTS- Cred- its),
  3. VO Introduction to the Theological Disciplines in Their Interrelation (compulsory module 1 lit. e, 1 hrs, 1 ECTS- Credits),
  4. VO Logic (compulsory module 2 lit. c, 2 hrs., 4 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor’s Theses.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 21 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until december 2015 »

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subjets.

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the followig course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

1. SL Introduction to the Faith of the Church (PM 1 lit. d, 2 hours, 2 ECTS-Credits)
2. SL Introduction to Academic Procedure (PM 1 lit. f, 1 hour, 2 ECTS-Credits)
3. VO Introduction to the Theological Disciplines in their Interrelation (PM 1 lit. e, 1 hour, 1 ECTS-Credit)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) and to write bachelor's theses as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First Semester »

2.0 ECTS-Credits: SL Introduction to Scientific Working
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Logic
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Metaphysics
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Ethics
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Philosophical Anthropology
1.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Introduction to the New Testament
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Theological Themes in the Presentation of the whole Bible
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Foundation of Exegesis of the New Testament II: Letters and Apocalypse (alternitive to 3.d., Third Semester)
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Teaching and Learning
1.0 ECTS-Credits: PS Reflection on One's Own Learning Experiences
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Catechetics and Religious Pedagogy: Kairology
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Religious Education and Religious Didactics – Primary Schools

Second Semester »

2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Philosophial Theology
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Survey of the History of Philosophy
1.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Introduction to the Old Testament
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Church History I: Antiquity and Middle Ages
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Ecumenical Theology: One Church - Many Churches 
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Social Teaching of the Church
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Introduction to Religious Studies
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Introduction to the Nature, Development and Theology of Judaism
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Liturgics and Theology of the Sacraments I: Christian Sacraments of Initiation
4.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Basic Competences: Accompanying Biographical Processes
2.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Implicit and Explicit Concepts for Religious Education in Primary Schools
1.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Perception of the Profession of Religious Education Teachers in Primary Schools

Third Semester »

2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Philosophical/Theological Epistemology
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Basic Exegesis of the New Testament I: Gospels and Acts of the Apostles (alternitive to 4.c., First Semester)
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Basic Exegesis of the Old Testament II: Prophets and Wisdom Literature (alternitive to 3.c., Fifth Semester)
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Dogmatic Theology I: Christ in Dispute on Salvation and Truth
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Fundamental Theology I (Religion): Humanity Before the Mystery of God
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Church History: Modern Age
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Canon Law: Basic
1.5 ECTS-Credits: VO World Religions II
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Pastoral Theology: Fundamentals
2.5 ECTS-Credits: PS Gender-Specific Aspects in Philosophical and Theological Disciplines
1.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Ecclesiastical Adult Education
2.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Crisis Management in the school invironment

Fourth Semester »

4.0 ECTS-AP: VO Moral Theology: Foundations of Moral Theology
2.5 ECTS-AP: VO Dogmatic Theology II: The Faith of the Church with Regard to the Drama of the Church
1.5 ECTS-AP: VO World Religions I: Islam
2.0 ECTS-AP: VO Intercultural Pastoral Theology
3.0 ECTS-AP: VO Catechetics and Religious Pedagogy: Criteriology
1.0 ECTS-AP: SE "Mystery - Sacrament" (Reading Course)
2.0 ECTS-AP: VO Philosophy of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies
2.0 ECTS-AP: VO Fundamental Religious Didactics
3.0 ECTS-AP: SE Fundamental Religious Didactics
3.0 ECTS-AP: VO Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Youth
3.0 ECTS-AP: SE Empirical Work in the field of Religious Education
2.0 ECTS-AP: PR Crisis Management in the Environment of School

Fifth Semester »

3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Foundation of Exegesis of the Old Testament I: Torah and Historical Books (alternitive to 4.b., Third Semester)
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Moral Theology: Ethics of Human Relationships
3.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Cooperative Didactics of Religion I
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Psychological Anthropology
4.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Basic Competences: Leading Groups
2.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Media ethics and media education for religious instruction
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Including didactics in religious education lessons Primary education
2.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Philosophising and theollogising with children
2.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Teaching methodology primary Level I
3.5 ECTS-Credits: PR Außerschulisches Praktikum
2.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Basic Internship School Teaching and Learning Settings
2.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Practical Training I

Sixth Semester »

3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamental Theology II: Revelation in Jesus Christ and in the Church
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO to be updated shortly
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Project Development
1.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Teaching methodology primary Level II
3.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Practical Training II
17.5 ECTS-Credits: Seminar with Bachelor's Thesis (with Reading List)

Graphic chart » Studienverlauf_BA Katholische Religionspädagogik_Stand 01.10.2018_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Bachelor’s Programme in Catholic Religious Education offers a basic theological education with special focus on education and pastoral care in different fields of activity. Apart from subject-specific competence with regards to content, the graduates also get the ability to deal with faith and religion in the public in a scientifically appropriate and responsible way.

The study programme is marked by a theological and multi-perspective understanding of education and didactics and promotes the communicative and interdisciplinary skills of the graduates. This way it prepares for professions in church, but also in the public, where a fundamental academic-theological education in combination with religious pedagogical and/or pastoral training are required. The basic theological-religious-pedagogical educations offers in combination with other study programmes (at universities, universities of applied science or pedagogical universities) and training (e.g. in the youth, counselling and pastoral areas) an important expansion of the horizon with regards to views of the world and orientation.

The general educational-scientific fundamentals, the subject-didactic and pedagogical-practical studies in combination with school practice complete the subject-scientific training.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to elaborate, evaluate and implement scientific developments in the fields of theology and religious education and to apply them in interdisciplinary contexts.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Das Bachelorstudium Katholische Religionspädagogik bereitet auf Tätigkeiten im Bereich schulischer und außerschulischer Bildung vor und verspricht damit gute Berufschancen.

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Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martina Kraml

Dean of Studies
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Wandinger

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