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Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Religion
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Arts
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

If there is anything that is divisive, explosive and sometimes deadly, it is religion. Yet the same religion is the harbinger for peace and tranquillity. People kill and maim en masse in the name of religion and so are people comforted and even galvanized to fight injustice using religion and morality.

This programme is designed to help you appreciate why religion is so deadly and yet so crucial for the survival of mankind. It will explore the teachings and beliefs of the major religions of the world, remove the scales from your eyes and help you see the beauty of religion and the contribution the major religions – Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc – have made to not only the peace and security of the world but also the problems created by religious zealots.

A little less than 90 per cent of the world’s population professes one religion or another. With this extraordinarily high number of people professing different beliefs, tensions are likely to spiral. The world is a better place with people with the knowledge and understanding of the great religions of this world. With the changes occurring in the Middle East coupled with the fears that Islamists may fill the void left by toppled dictators, persons informed on the subject of religion will certainly be a good resource material.

At the end of this programme students will be able to;
• Identify the causes of religious extremism.
• Appreciate the historical antecedents of the world’s greatest religions.
• Explain some of the deepest questions of humanity.
• Understand the synergy between global politics and religion and the reason why religion will continue to be used to galvanise people for political aims.
• Explain why despite the tremendous achievement in science, religion remains influential win the lives of many.

Curriculum

LEVEL 100 (First Year)

FIRST SEMESTER

Students to choose any two UGRC Courses (6 credits) in addition to SREL 111               

Course Code

                            Course Title

Credits

UGRC 110

Academic Writing I

  3

UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

  3

UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in Our Lives

  3

UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

  3

SREL 111

Introduction to Islam

  3

Other Subjects

2 courses from other departments in your combination

  6

Minimum credits required

  15

SECOND SEMESTER

Students to choose any two UGRC courses (6 credits) in addition to SREL 112*

Course Code

                    Course Title

Credits

UGRC 110

Academic Writing I

  3

UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

  3

UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in Our Lives

  3

UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

  3

SREL  112

Introduction to Christianity

  3

Other Subjects

2 courses from other departments in your combination

  6

Minimum credits required

  15

*The UGRC courses chosen in the First Semester must be different from those chosen in the Second semester.

LEVEL 200

First Semester

Students to choose either UGRC 210 or UGRC 220-238* (3 credits) in addition to SREL 211   and SREL 213

Course Code

                Course Title

Credits

UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

  3

UGRC 220-238*

Introduction to African Studies

  3

SREL  211

Introduction to the Study of Religions

  3

SREL 213

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

  3

Other Subjects

2 Courses from the other assigned Department (s)

  6

Minimum credits required

  15

SECOND SEMESTER

Students to choose either UGRC 210 or 220-238 (3 credits) in addition to SREL 214    and SREL 216 *

Course Code

                     Course Title

Credits

UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

  3

UGRC 220-238*

Introduction to African Studies

  3

SREL  214

Introduction to Ethical Theories and Religious Ethical Systems

  3

SREL 216

Introduction to Theological Studies

  3

Other Subjects

2 Courses from the other assigned Department (s)

  6

Minimum credits required

  15

*The UGRC courses chosen in the First Semester must be different from those chosen in the Second semester

LEVEL 300

Major:  A minimum of 24 credits by the end of the year

Combined:  A minimum of 15 credits by the end of the year

Minor:  A minimum of 6 credits by the end of the year

FIRST SEMESTER

Students should choose one of three options: Christian option, Islamic option or Religious Studies option. They are required to choose the General Core course (SREL 315: African Indigenous Religions) in addition to the appropriate option core course. Students should then select their remaining credits from their chosen options. Minimum credit requirements are as follows: Major 12; Combined 7 ½; Minor 3 per semester.

GENERAL CORE

COURSE CODE

            COURSE TITLE 

CREDITS

SREL 315

African Indigenous  Religions

3

CHRISTIAN OPTION

COURSE CODE

            COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CORE 

SREL 339

Old Testament Introduction

3

ELECTIVES

SREL 377

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis and

3

Hermeneutics

SREL 379

Background to the New Testament

3

SREL  383

The History of the Early Church

3

SREL 385

Christian Ethics

3

SREL 397

Introduction to the Pentateuch

3

SREL 399

Introduction to  the Synoptic Gospels

3

SREL 331

New Testament Greek I

3

SREL 365

Religion and  the Renaissance

3

SREL 367

Christianity in the Middle Ages

3

ISLAMIC OPTION

COURSE CODE

                     COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CORE

SREL 313

Qur’anic Studies

3

ELECTIVES 

SREL 389

The Life of Mohammad

3

SREL 333

Islamic Ethics

3

SREL 375

Arabic I (Unavailable to Students of Arabic)

3

RELIGIOUS STUDIES OPTION

COURSE CODE

            COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CORE 

SREL 391

Religion in Ghana

3

ELECTIVES

SREL 349

Psychology of Religion

3

SREL 393

Gender Issues in Religion and Culture

3

SREL 395

African Traditional Ethics

3

SREL 373

Historical Studies of Africa Indigenous Religions

3

LEVEL 300 

SECOND SEMESTER

Students should choose one of three options: Christian Option, Islamic Option or Religious

Studies Option. They are required to choose the General Core course (SREL312- Oriental Religions) in addition to the appropriate option core course. Students should then select their remaining credits from their chosen options. Minimum credit requirements are as follows: Major 12; Combined 7 ½; Minor 3 per semester.

GENERAL CORE

COURSE CODE

                          COURSE TITLE 

CREDIT

SREL 312

       Oriental Religions

3

CHRISTIAN OPTION

COURSE CODE

                           COURSE TITLE 

CREDIT

CORE

SREL 374

New Testament Introduction

3

ELECTIVES

SREL 324

New Testament Texts in Greek (pre-req.: Srel 332)

3

SREL 354

New Testament Interpretation (Pre-req: Srel 377)

3

SREL332

New Testament Greek II (Pre-req: Srel 331)

3

SREL 302

Pentecostalism in Ghana

3

SREL 358

The Reformation

3

SREL 306

Introduction to Pauline Literature

3

ISLAMIC OPTION

COURSE CODE

                          COURSE TITLE 

CREDIT

CORE 

SREL 314

Hadith Studies

3

ELECTIVE

SREL 396

Arabic II (Pre-req: Srel 375, Unavailable to students of Arabic)

3

SREL 336

Arabic Texts (Pre-req: Srel 396)

3

SREL 384

The Orthodox Caliphate ( Pre-req: Srel 389)

3

SREL 346

Islam in Ghana

3

RELIGIOUS STUDIES OPTION

COURSE CODE

            COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

 CORE 

SREL 388

Philosophy Set Texts

3

ELECTIVES

SREL 382

African Myths and Symbols

3

SREL 362

Religion and Leadership

3

SREL 368

Magic and Witchcraft

3

SREL 392

Contemporary Ethical and Moral Issues

3

SREL 372

Methodological Issues in African Indigenous Religions

3

LEVEL 400

Major: A minimum of 30 credits by the end of the year.

Combined: A minimum of 15 credits by the end of the year.

FIRST SEMESTER

Students should choose one of three options: Christian option, Islamic option or Religious Studies option. They are required to choose the general core course (SREL 403 Comparative Study of Religion) in addition to the appropriate option core course(s). Students should then select their remaining credits from their chosen options. Minimum credit requirements are as follows: Major 12; Combined 7 ½.

GENERAL CORE

COURSE CODE

            COURSE TITLE 

CREDITS

SREL 403

Comparative Study of Religion

3

CHRISTIAN OPTION

COURSE CODE

            COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CORE 

SREL 453

 Theology and Ethics of the Old Testament

3

ELECTIVES

SREL 461

Missions

3

SREL 455

Introduction to Old Testament Prophetic  and Apocalyptic Literature

3

SREL 457

Introduction to Johannine Literature

3

SREL 467

Hebrew I

3

SREL 469

The Theology of the Gospels

3

SREL 471

The Doctrine of the Early Church ( Pre-req: Srel 383)

SREL 475

The Old Testament & African Life & Thought

3

                                                                              ISLAMIC OPTION

COURSE CODE

                     COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CORE

SREL 409

The Faith & Practice of Islam

3

ELECTIVES 

SREL 407

Islamic Spirituality

3

SREL 449

Islamic History and Civilization

3

SREL 463

Arabic III

3

SREL 465

Advanced  Qur’anic  Studies

3

SREL 473

Islam in West Africa

3

SREL 479

Modern Trends in Islam

3

RELIGIOUS STUDIES OPTION

COURSE CODE

            COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CORE 

SREL 477

Comparative  Ethics

3

ELECTIVES

SREL 451

Religion & Society

3

SREL 483

Religion & Human Rights

3

SREL 459

Ecological Ethics

3

SREL 425

African Indigenous Religion & Development

3

GENERAL ELECTIVE

SREL 410

Long Essay

3

SREL 481

Special Paper I

3

LEVEL 400

SECOND SEMESTER

Students should choose one of three options: Christian Option, Islamic Option or Religious Studies Option. They are required to choose the appropriate option core course(s). Students should then select their remaining credits from their chosen options. Minimum credit requirements are as follows: Major 12; Combined 7 ½.

CHRISTIAN OPTION

COURSE CODE

                           COURSE TITLE 

CREDIT

CORE

SREL 416

West African Church History

3

SREL 426

Theology & Ethics of the New Testament

3

ELECTIVES

3

SREL 406

Old Testament Texts in Hebrew

3

SREL 428

Christianity & African Culture

3

SREL 458

Old Testament Interpretation ( Pre-req: Srel 377)

3

SREL 464

Hebrew II ( Pre-req: Srel 467)

3

SREL 476

Introduction to Wisdom Literature

3

SREL 478

The Theology of St. Paul

3

SREL 488

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in Christian History

3

ISLAMIC OPTION

COURSE CODE

                          COURSE TITLE 

CREDIT

      CORE 

SREL 424

Shariah

3

ELECTIVES

SREL 446

Islamic Theology

3

SREL 448

Islam & African Culture

3

SREL462

Advanced Hadith Studies

3

RELIGIOUS STUDIES OPTION

COURSE CODE

            COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CORE 

SREL 468

History of Religion in West Africa

3

ELECTIVES

SREL 436

Women in African Indigenous Religions

3

SREL 484

Professional Ethics

3

SREL 486

Intra & Inter Faith Relations

3

SREL 482

Religion  in the African Diaspora

3

GENERAL ELECTIVE

SREL 410

Long Essay

3

SREL 474

Special Paper II

3

 

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

In determining eligibility for admission to Level 100 programmes, applicants’ aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects as indicated below shall not exceed 24.

• Core Mathematics, English and Social Studies
• Three Electives.

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics &a Social Science subject.

Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 24 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).
Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

The most obvious careers for religious studies graduates are as ministers across all religions and beliefs, as well as research and teaching at every level. Graduates are also engaged in a diverse range of occupations, particularly in development work, communitybased roles, aspects of welfare, social care and counselling in addition to local and central government policy-making and administrative departments.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502

Lecturers

Mumuni Sulemana
Senior Lecturer & Head of Department

Atiemo, Abamfo Ofori
Senior Lecturer
a-atiemo@ug.edu.gh

Ben-Willie Kwaku Golo
Lecturer
bgolo@ug.edu.gh

Brandford Yeboah
Lecturer
byeboah@ug.edu.gh

Cephas Narh Omenyo
Professor / Provost of the College of Education
comenyo@ug.edu.gh

Chris J C Thomas
Professor / Part time

Cosmas Ebow Sarbah
Lecturer

Daniel Jacobson Antwi
Professor
djantwi@ug.edu.gh

Elizabeth Amoah
Associate Professor

Ernestina Novieto
Lecturer

Fatimatu N. Sulemanu
Tutor

George Ossom-Batsa
Senior Lecturer

Godson Ahortor
Lecturer
gahortor@ug.edu.gh

Harry Lawson Kwaku Agbanu
Senior Lecturer
hagbanu@ug.edu.gh

Idris Hussein
Lecturer / Part time

Lawrence Boakye
Lecturer

Nicoletta Gatti
Senior Lecturer
ngatti@ug.edu.gh

Rabiatu Deinyo Ammah
Senior Lecturer

Rev Dr Abraham Nana Opare Kwakye
Lecturer
anokwakye@ug.edu.gh

Rose Mary Amenga-Etego
Senior Lecturer
rosem.etego@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

Sir
Atiemo, Abamfo Ofori
Senior Lecturer
 
Office of School Of Arts
Responsible for admission inquiries