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Research and Writing: Special Studies
Research and writing special studies courses assist students in becoming proficient in writing skills essential for an effective seminary education. Specific enrollment requirements are indicated in each course description.
TTSS 510 - Theological Research MethodologiesCredit 1
Research skills for use of library and theological reference works. Methods of theological writing with emphasis on critical thinking, persuasion and evaluation. Note(s): Must be taken within the first 15 credits of study (non-ELSP students). ELSP students must take TTSS 510 as co-requisite with ENGL 161. Required of all M.Div. and M.A. students, except MACE (see program director).
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Passing score on Talbot Writing Proficiency Exam (TWPE), if required.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level 2 Class, Senior Class, Graduate Level 4 Class, Junior Class, Graduate Level 1 Class, or Graduate Level 3 Class; must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Undergraduate Level, Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.
TTSS 520 - Theological WritingCredits 0
Grammar, sentence structure and paragraph development for theological writing. Critical thinking and composition, including extracting information from sources, synthesis, format for written papers. Experience in writing papers in theological and related areas.
Note(s): A semester-hour, non-credit course required by students who have completed ENGL 171. Students who do not earn a passing grade in this course must repeat the course.
Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: TTSS 510.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.
Fees: A fee equivalent to 2 semester hours of tuition is required.