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Diploma in Theology (Dip. Theo.)

Each course is identified by two letters and a number and a title.  The first two letters indicate the course level. The second letter indicates the Department. The first digit of the number tells in which year the course will normally be offered. Elective’s have a 0 digit.

Period means one teaching class of 45 minutes per week throughout a term. A one-credit-hour course indicates a course with a workload of about 1.5 hours each week. This workload is then divided between class work and independent study.

Our curriculum is divided into 4 blocks. Each block covers 8 weeks. Block A starts on the first week of September and block D ends up on the 3rd of week June. The examinations take place at the end of each block.


Code Title of the course Cr. Hrs
Diploma I   Semester I
DG 111 English Fundamental I 4
DG 113 Study Methodology /Library/ Paper writing 2
DB 211 Introduction to OT 4
DT 311 Church History: Ancient & Medieval 4
DT 313 Introduction to Lutheran Confession 3
DP 411 Spiritual Formation 2
DG 114 Psychology (Elective) 2
Semester II
DG 112 English Fundamental II 4
DB 212 Introduction to NT 4
DB 213 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation 4
DT 214 OT Interpretation 3
DT 312 Church History: Reformation and Modern 4
DB 215 Greek 3
Diploma II  Semester I
DG 212 English Writing and Reading I 4
DG 221 OT Interpretation: Isaiah 3
DB 223 NT Interpretation: Synoptic Gospels 3
DT 322 God, Revelation, and Creation 4
DT 421 Preaching, Biblical & Theoretical Foundation 3
DP 424 Christian Worship 2
DB 233 Greek (Elective) 3
Semester II
DG 122 English Reading and Writing II 4
DB 222 OT Interpretation: Wisdom Literature 3
DB 224 NT: Pauline Literature 3
DT 321 The History of Christianity in Africa 4
DP 422 Preaching Preparation and practice 3
DP 423 Biblical & Theoretical Foundation for Counseling 4
DG 123 Sociology (Elective) 2
Diploma III Semester I
DB 231 NT Interpretation: Johannine Literature 3
DT 331 Introduction to Ethiopian Traditional Religions 2
DT 332 Jesus Christ and Salvation 4
DT 334 Introduction to Christian Ethics 4
DP 432 Introduction to Christian Education 3
DP 433 Counseling for Marriage and Family 4
Semester II
DB 232 Biblical Theology 3
DT 333 The Holy Spirit and the Eschatology 4
DT 335 Introduction to Islam 3
DP 431 Christian Leadership and Church Structure 2
DP 434 Evangelism and Church Growth 3
DP 435 Development and Diaconia 2
DP 536 Introduction to Christian Stewardship 3
DB 123 Hebrew (Elective) 3

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