School of Theology

Theology and Religious Studies


Early in the theology program, you’ll be immersed in the exploration of Judeo-Christian faith as manifested in history and in today’s pluralistic context. You will be introduced to the sources of theological tradition and discover the basic texts of the faith. The program will open with the anthropological dimensions, historical, ethical and political essential to interpret and understand the religious fact, including Christian. The balance maintained in the route between the theory and doctrinal reflection on the texts and treatment of practical issues make you able to develop a speech and to formulate practical guidelines while taking into account the spiritual dimension of human life.


A passion for the human and the search for meaning. Be open to difference. Be attracted by reflection and deepening of Christian issues of faith and spirituality and their expression in the world today. Demonstrate listening and mutual assistance.


You will contribute positively to the social transformations of our time. Whether in the areas of education, social ethics, pastoral, spiritual accompaniment, religious information or spiritual and community animation, your expertise will make a difference.


  • Spiritual Companion
  • Moderator to spiritual life and community involvement
  • Pastoral Animator
  • Chaplain
  • Communication Manager
  • Project manager
  • Speaking Community
  • Ombudsman (public and parapublic networks)
  • Priest or religious


  • Detention centers
  • School boards and private educational institutions
  • Churches
  • Media Publishing and Communications
  • Community organizations and international development (UNESCO, CIDA, etc.)
  • public and para Organizations
  • Parishes
  • Health and Social Services Network


This leads to bachelor graduate studies, including theology, religions and ethical sciences.


All requirements must be met when undertaking the program.

The applicant must meet the following conditions:

Be 18 years or older.

Hold a high school diploma (Bac II) or its equivalent.

Having left school early.

Applicants presenting a combination of education and relevant experience deemed equivalent to that required of the holder applicant may be eligible as a result of the analysis of the file. The program is limited enrollment, the number of places is very limited.

Selection criteria

The application is analyzed on the basis of the quality of academic record.


In undertaking its program, the student must acquire, from the first session, a portable computer equipped with a number of software, allowing the applicant to undertake the course of his research. Proficiency in basic computer functions and common software is essential. Introductory courses to specialized software are offered outside the program.

Knowledge of French

The student admitted to the EA must comply with the provisions relating to the application of the Policy on the use of French at the University GOC.

Non-francophone candidate

The candidate whose language of instruction in primary and secondary education is not the French must demonstrate a minimum level of knowledge of the French language. His skills in written French will be assessed on arrival and, where applicable, a patch French courses could be added to its journey.



Bachelor (Licence) in Theology (B. TH.)

*This page presents the official version of the program. The University G.O.C. reserves the right to change the content without notice.


EHE – studies off-campus

EHE1THL               Studies – International profile – Bachelor of Theology

EHE6THL               Studies – International profile – Master of Theology

SCR – Religious

SCR7010                Theologies of religions

THL – Theology

THL1006               Revelation and theology

THL1022               Figures Anglican theology

THL1222               Introduction to Orthodox Theology

THL1514               Arguments and writing theology

THL2009             History of Theology

THL2110               Current Issues in Theology

THL2112               Theologies of liberation

THL2114               Theology and liturgy of the Eucharist

THL2305               Pastoral Theology and marriage

THL4900               Eucharistic Prayer: theology and practice

THL6000               Theology in the Twentieth Century: History and Method

THL6003               Theology and Contemporary Society

THL6053               Special Topics (theology)

THL6054               Special Topics (theology)

THL6063               Reform and theologies

THL6076               The Eucharistic Prayer: theology and practice

THL6082               Theologies and spiritualities ministries

THL6095               Seminar in Systematic Theology

THL6200               The challenges of modern Orthodox theology

THL6202               Resources and methodology Orthodox theology

THL6208               Topics in Orthodox theology

THL8009               Seminar I: Introduction to doctoral studies in Practical Theology

THL8011               Seminar II: Theology and Practice

THL8024               Review doctorate in practical theology




THL-1000: Introduction to theological studies (3 credits)


Presentation of the different disciplines specific to theological studies. Introducing intellectual methodology in the field. Theological reflection on the act: its origin, its development, its disciplines, its models, its places. Situation and role of theology in the modern world.

THL-1001: Synoptic Gospels (3 credits)


Analysis of the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke. Diachronic perspective: issues of sources, literary genre, writing strategies, and the situation of the communities affected by these writings. Perspective synchronic study of each gospel as a uniform and coherent narrative.

THL-1002: Christian Ethics (3 credits)


Elucidation of the relationship between ethics, morals, ethics and law. Concepts central to study the theological tradition in Christian ethics: awareness, the natural law, the moral and theological virtues, sin and the question of evil. Getting to the discipline of theological ethics, its history, its methodology and its relevance. Thinking about the formation of the moral subject in the Church and issues of public relevance of Christian ethical discourse in a plural society.

THL-1003: Christian Spirituality (3 credits)


Spiritual: a complex world and a polysemic concept. The spiritual and the religious. Spiritual Theology: historical and critical approaches. Anthropological and biblical elements: spiritual dimension of the subject and problem of interiority; spiritual life and relational dynamics; Pauline concept of discipleship and spiritual man. Hermeneutic dimension of spiritual experience and structuring elements; spiritual experience as a narrative and narrative allegory of the spiritual journey. Ethical dimension of the contemplative experience: prayer, commitment and testimony. According mystical and theological discourse. Issues discussed: spiritual model; freedom and grace; mystical passivity; epistemological status of mysticism.

THL-1004: The World of the Bible (3 credits)


Geography of the Ancient Near East. History of the people of Israel and the early Christian communities. Sociocultural context in which the analysis of biblical texts took shape. The Bible as a collection of writings that is the subject of a scientific study using various tools and methods constantly adapted and renewed.

HST-1900: Christianity in antiquity and the High Middle Ages (3 credits)


Overview of the history of Christianity of the first millennium. Highlighting the unity, diversity of this era. Insertion of Christianity in the social, political and cultural development of the East and the West. Emphasis on the importance of the historical approach of the Christian fact.

THL-1005: The first books of the Bible (3 credits)


Overview of the canonical text of the Torah, the first five books of the Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible. Topics and overall structure: the emergence of the creative monotheism, people and alliance temple. Sociocultural repository. Impact of Hebrew on the form and content of the texts. Exegetical tools required for understanding the editorial changes and detection of kerygmatic elements. Exegesis of narratives and laws. Awareness-raising for the Torah in the New Testament and in the liturgy.

THL-1006: Revelation and Theology (3 credits)


Study concept of revelation as the foundation of faith and Christian theology. Analysis of the dogmatic constitution Dei Verbum. Review of key regulators of faith: Scripture, tradition, the magisterium and theology.

THL-1007: Triune God (3 credits)


The figure of the Triune God in the history of Christianity. Study great texts of the tradition to locate the consequences of the Trinitarian dimension of the entire Christian faith. The revival of Trinitarian theology in contemporary theology and its implications for understanding the discourse about God in the world today.

THL-2000 Pauline Literature (3 credits)


General introduction to the writings and the “theology” of the Apostle Paul. Study of the major epistles attributed to Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, the letters to the Galatians and Romans, the Corinthian correspondence and letter to the Philippians. Exegesis of selected passages considering some particular topics selected based on their importance for a comprehensive understanding of Pauline theology: death and resurrection, kenosis and Lordship of Christ, the Church-the Body of Christ, the Spirit Saint, strengths and weaknesses within the community.

THL-2001: Jesus Christ (3 credits)


Study on the birth, life, mission, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the founding texts of the New Testament. In perspective of the biblical component with tradition, creeds, councils and contemporary theologies. Sign Trinitarian Christology. Anchoring in the tradition to locate various current discourse on the figure of Jesus Christ.

THL-2002 ancient Christian Literature (3 credits)


Introduction to Christian literature of the first five centuries AD and introduction to literary genres practiced by the early Christians. Reading texts representing different periods and different regions, both East and West. In order to understand the birth and development of this literature, the works are situated in their historical and cultural context. Highlighting the wealth and diversity of this literary history as well as its scope and its influence on later Christian tradition.

THL-2103: Faith, hope, charity (3 credits)


The study of faith, hope and charity in the proper theological dynamic Christian anthropology. Theoretical and practical significance of these three axes of “living” Christian. Course of the great stages of the history of Christian theology on the theological virtues to develop a current discourse on the originality of the Christian life.

HST-2900: Christianity of the second millennium (3 credits)


Study of the second millennium of Christianity, marked by the penetration of the West, bursting with the reforms, universalization and confrontation to new cultures. From a reading of the history of institutions and attitudes, we try to understand the problems that this evolution, on the authority of the spiritual and the temporal distinction, the quest for the Gospel ideal, creativity Pastoral, the intelligence of faith, reports the institution and experience, the mission of the Church in the world.

THL-2003 prophetic and apocalyptic literature (3 credits)


The Bible is crossed by various prophetic and apocalyptic currents whose traces the origins in the ancient Near East. The apocalyptic is in continuity and also marks a break with the oldest prophetic genre. The presentation of prophecy and biblical apocalyptic helps to understand the perspective of the “New Testament” in which the first Christian theology is built. Exegesis of selected passages of text books and prophetic and apocalyptic prophetic sections present in the Old Testament.

THL-2010: Interpreting texts magisterial (2 credits)


Presentation and exploration of the ecclesial Magisterium documents: definition of various types of texts and their level of authority; analysis of affiliation documents and intertextual studies establishing relationships between documents. Reading and implementation of rules of interpretation of these texts. In a particular way, the course focuses on documents of Vatican II in order to bring out the teaching and retrace reception in subsequent magisterial texts.

THL-2006: The Church (3 credits)


Systematic reflection on the ecclesial experience of Christians, taking account of hermeneutics of the New Testament and theological perspective as well as the historical and current experience. Discussing the question of rupture and continuity between the Jesus event recognized as Lord and building communities of faith. Theological reading of social structures and practices of faith takes shape where a diverse ecclesial experience: historical Christian churches, ecclesial contemporary issues, ecumenical questions, charisms and institutions.

THL-2007: The sacraments of salvation (3 credits)


Overview of the sacramental sevenfold referring in particular to Scripture in patristic theology, the medieval developments and contemporary theology. The study focuses on the baptism, the post-baptismal anointing that took the form of confirmation and reconciliation regarded in ancient times as a second baptism. In addition to questioning the theology of the sacraments, this course is also interested in sacramental pastoral issues in the current environment. Finally, the course presents briefly the anointing of the sick.

THL-2203: Gospel of John and the Johannine Literature (3 credits)


Systematic exploration of the history of the interpretation of the fourth Gospel and other writings of John: the purpose and the recipients of the writings, the materials that compose them, literary processes used, the context and the stages of writing, the exegesis of key texts, the origin and development of the Johannine thought linked to the history of John of community.

THL-2008: Social and Political Ethics (3 credits)


Develop critical knowledge of social movements and ethical discourse. Acquire knowledge of concepts and theories from disciplines concerned with knowledge of living together institutions: philosophy, sociology, theology. Develop a capacity to analyze contemporary society and communication skills, argumentation and justification pronouncements and judgments.

THL-3010: end of Bachelor seminar (4 credits)


This seminar is open to the student at the end of baccalaureate. Form of group activities and individual support, it enables to deepen the following three areas: research, integration and synthesis. The study of specific topics is exploited.


SCR-1000: Introduction to the Study of Religions (3 credits)


Drawing on both the history and phenomenology, this course briefly introduces five major religious traditions (Native American religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam). It will be an opportunity to reflect on the specificity of each of these traditions, their local roots, the limits of their universal claim.

SCR-2000: Religion and modern consciousness (3 credits)


The development of modernity, emphasizing the practices of technical rationality and competition as foundations of social control, caused the erosion of traditional frameworks of consciousness. The role of religion in building the human world is inevitably transformed. The course proposes to reflect on the religious dynamics of the contemporary world, both the institutional point of view and from that of mentality. It will introduce the main issues related to secularization, the religious individualism, institutions, movements and sects, municipalities credibility structures, secular and civil religiosity, on the ethical responsibility of believers, and to the learning the main intellectual tools to better articulate these issues.


EDC-1001: Research, Analysis and dissertation (3 credits)


The general objective of this course is to enable students to acquire the skills required to produce a dissertation of a dozen historical pages in his field of study. This course can therefore cover several academic areas: archeology, political science, social sciences, translation, business administration, management, law, policy, education, pure sciences. This course can therefore be relevant to any program that requires the student, at one time or another, the production of a long process that involves the history of a discipline or field of study . Specifically, the student must develop skills to establish a problematic, a hypothesis and a demonstration plan to differentiate factual information of a copyright argument, writing complete paragraphs, to develop text coherent and structured, and many other aspects that are addressed in the training manual for this purpose.

Undergraduate courses carrying the CAT acronyms, PST or THL, except those segments 800 and 900


All undergraduate cycles except the courses THL acronyms, PST, CAT, SCR, Patch courses in French and course level below ANL-2020 Intermediate English II.



The student must pass the course ANL-2020 Intermediate English II or ESG-2010 Español intermedio I.

The student who demonstrates that he has acquired one or other of these levels (TOEIC: 675 result of 4 or Spanish) during the test administered by the School of Languages must follow a graduate course, a In another modern language or one of the following courses of Greek, Latin or ancient oriental language:

GRC-1000: Introduction to Ancient Greek I (3 credits)


The verbal system; the nominal system, declensions; overview of morphological categories; principles accent and phonetics; overview of the structure of the sentence, storing a basic vocabulary.

GRC-2000: Introduction to Ancient Greek II (3 credits)


The verbal system (continued) the adjectival system; the pronouns; invariable words, accentuation; subordination; storing a basic vocabulary.

LAT-1000: Introduction to Latin I (3 credits)


For students who have no knowledge of Latin or which have made very little, this course systematically studies the structures of the Latin language and offers a first learning to read Latin texts. Presentation of the system of declensions and conjugations; analysis of the simple sentence and more complex sentences, both in Latin and French; Mechanism of cases and functions; value of time and modes (indicative, imperative and infinitive – mainly in assets); word formation and etymological sense of a number of French words; study and acquire a basic vocabulary (350 words); method of preparation and text reading; elementary notions of history and Roman civilization.

LAT-2000: Initiation into Latin II (3 credits)


Systematic study of the fundamental structures of Latin and access to texts by Latin authors undisturbed. Further study of the verbal system (passive voice; the subjunctive, gerund, the supine); consolidation of knowledge in morphology and learning the pronoun declension; depth study of case values; methodical analysis of the complex sentence and completive and subordinate participial; consolidation and expansion of the basic vocabulary of 350 words new study; word formation and etymological sense of a number of French words; assisted translation and autonomous Latin texts; first approach of some great figures of history and Latin literature.

LAT-2001: Initiation into Latin III (3 credits)


This course complements the introduction to the Latin language through the consolidation of all morphological and syntactic elements outlined and discussed in the two previous courses. New elements Study: déponente voice, the verbal adjective. Deepening the syntax: the subjunctive in independent, indirect speech. Presentation on prosody and study of some figures of speech. Consolidation and expansion of the basic vocabulary of 350 words new study. Extracts study of classical authors (Cicero, Caesar, Nepos, Ovid, Phaedra, Pliny the Younger) by intensive reading, assisted or self-translation and thorough syntactic explanation.

LOA-1050: Introduction to Sanskrit Language I (3 credits)


Initiation to Devanagari writing. Basics of morphology and syntax. Using the method Samskrita Bâlâdarça Vidyasagar KLV Sastri (Infant Reader).

LOA-2010: Biblical Hebrew I (3 credits)


First introduction to the Hebrew by learning the translation of texts and the use of grammars, dictionaries and concordances. Study of the alphabet, punctuation, name, pronouns, the construct state, of the strong verb and verbs and low guttural letters to their different times and modes.

LOA-2020: Introduction to the Coptic language I (3 credits)


Introduction to the Coptic language for beginners. Study the basic structures of the language. Grammar (morphology). First text translation exercises (New Testament, hagiographic texts).

LOA-2030: Introduction to Syriac Language I (3 credits)


Introduction to the Syriac language for beginners. Study the basic structures of the language. Grammar (morphology). First text translation exercises (New Testament, Legend of Abgar, chronic, Odes of Solomon).

LOA-2040: Introduction to the Ethiopian language I (3 credits)


Introduction to Ethiopian language (Geez) for beginners. Study the basic structures of the language. Grammar (morphology). First text translation exercises (biblical texts, hagiographic texts borrowed from Chrestomathia aethiopica A. Dillmann).

LOA-2050: Introduction to Sanskrit language II (3 credits)


Following learning the morphology and syntax. Study rules Samdhi. Using the method of George L. Hart.

LOA-2060: Introduction to the Pharaonic Egyptian I (3 credits)


Introduction to the Middle Empire and Pharaonic Egyptian hieroglyphic writing learning system. Study the basic structures of the language supported by translation exercises from original texts.

LOA-3000: Greek New Testament and patristic (3 credits)


Translation and philological explanation of the New Testament texts or patristic period, especially the first two centuries of our era. Study of the peculiarities of the vocabulary of the Christian Greek texts. Introduction to working tools, grammars, dictionaries, concordances, philological and lexicographical work.

LOA-3010: Biblical Hebrew II (3 credits)


After first learning the Hebrew language, this course refines previously learned concepts by pushing further the study of grammar. Using the existing instruments, the student translates texts and justifies its translation.

LOA-3020: Introduction to the Coptic language II (3 credits)


Deepening the knowledge of language structures (emphasis on syntax). Text Translation (homiletic literature, Shenute, Manichean and Gnostic literature). Exercises paleography and introduction to the edition of Coptic texts (especially in the publishing project of the Coptic Nag Hammadi library). Elements of history of Coptic literature.

LOA-3030: Introduction to Syriac Language II (3 credits)


Deepening the knowledge of language structures (emphasis on syntax). Text Translation (pseudepigrapha, Aphraates, Ephraem, philosophical and theological works). Reading and translation of non vocalized texts. Palaeography exercises. Elements of history of Syriac literature.

LOA-3040: Introduction to the Ethiopian language II (3 credits)


Deepening the knowledge of language structures (emphasis on syntax). Text Translation (most difficult texts of Chrestomathia, Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament Book of Baruch, the Book of Enoch; homiletics and monastic literature). Palaeography exercises. Elements of history of Ethiopian literature.

LOA-3050: Introduction to Sanskrit Language III (3 credits)


Following learning the morphology and syntax. Last part of the method of George L. Hart. Reading a few texts.

LOA-3060: Introduction to Egyptian pharaonic II (3 credits)


Deepening the knowledge of language structures. More difficult text translation.

THL-2101: Introduction to Biblical Languages (3 credits)


Language possibilities and limits of communication original languages of the Bible (Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek) as text production contexts. Impact on available translations. Symbolic languages: mechanisms, literary and spiritual significance; updating procedures; convergences and conflicts with other types of speech. Own literary forms in the Bible or shared with ambient backgrounds.


International profile

This program offers, as part of this profile, a number of places for students wishing to pursue one or two sessions of study at a university located outside of the country. The student is asked to contact the program director to determine the conditions of admission to study abroad.

EHE-1THL: Studies – International profile – Bachelor of Theology (12 to 18 credits)


Activities carried out in a university abroad, under international profile, which will be equivalencies student record upon presentation of the official transcript of the activities.
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