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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (GDIS)

ACCREDITED BY THE ASIA THEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

This is a one-year programme designed for those who see themselves in ministry or work in a cross-cultural context. Students must be graduates from tertiary institutions or have the professional equivalent and working experience. Students are required to obtain 30 credits.

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (18 CREDITS)

BIBLICAL STUDIES

Bible Survey

3 Credits

Biblical Hermeneutics

3 Credits

THEOLOGICAL STUDIES AND ETHICS

Biblical Theology

3 Credits

Christian Ethics

3 Credits

ASIAN STUDIES

Asian Studies I: Asian Religions[1]

3 Credits

Asian Studies II: Trends and Theologies

(Asian & Third World Theologies & Current Trends in Asia)

3 Credits

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

Christian Spirituality

3 Credits

SPECIALISATION COURSES (12 CREDITS)

Gospel & Culture (includes Cultural Anthropology)

3 Credits

Mission Studies I: Serving Cross-culturally and Church & Mission

3 Credits

Mission Studies II: Biblical Basis of Mission and Theology of Mission

3 Credits

Asian Church History[2]

3 Credits

TOTAL 

30 CREDITS

[1] This will be taught in alternate years.
[2] This will be taught in alternate years.

FIELD EDUCATION

In addition, all students, except those doing the Sabbatical Studies programme, are required to do Field Education. There are two components to this. The first is a weekly slot in which students are expected to be engaged in some form of Christian ministry outside DTC. This is to enable the student to learn and develop skills in a number of different areas. Students are required to do an average of 5 hours a week. The second component is a two-week full-time placement in which the student is involved in some kind of Christian ministry in a cross-cultural situation. This usually takes place during the November-December break. On alternate years, the student will be involved in a team ministry. GDIS students are required to be involved in a four-week cross-cultural placement which also takes place in the long break.

All students have to submit reflection papers on their field education.

COMMUNITY LIVING

In line with our Objectives and Ethos, we have scheduled certain communal activities which facilitate a student’s personal growth and the development of a wholesome and healthy community. All students are required to take an active role in these communal activities. Students must attend chapel from Tuesday to Friday, during which they learn from and interact with guest speakers and lecturers. Students are also required to preach at chapel once a quarter. These chapels take up two and a quarter hours a week.

All students must attend Family Evenings (when the whole community meets together) and Pastoral Groups (when students meet in a small group under the pastoral care of a lecturer). These activities take up 2 hours a week.

MORE INFORMATION

For complete information on the courses and costs, please download it here.

LETTER OF ENQUIRY

If you would like to enquire about the possibility of studying at DTC, please download the Letter of Enquiry.

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