This minor programme offers Bachelor's students of all backgrounds the possibility to learn more about Orthodox Christianity and its various traditions: Armenian, Greek, Syriac, Bulgarian, Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopian, Romanian, Eritrean, Russian, etc.
It is a comprehensive package that covers Christian history, the Bible, anthropology (what is it to be human?), liturgy and theology from an Orthodox perspective. You will be studying during two semesters in a blended learning format together with Orthodox Pre-Master's students.
The programme is taught mainly online through the Canvas digital learning environment. You are required to watch videos and make assignments (posts in discussions, paper, essays etc.) on a weekly basis.
Apart from the orientation day, it is obligatory to attend Intensives on six Saturdays towards the end of each course. For the academic year 2019-2020 these days are: October 19th, December 14th, January 25th, March 21st, May 23rd and June 20th.
This minor consists of the following five courses of 6 credits each:
Programme Minor Orthodox Christianity 2019-2020:
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For specific information about each course, please visit our study guide.
All students with a Bachelor's degree and basic knowledge of the Bible can enrol.
If you are interested in the programme Orthodox Christianity, please contact us through the Amsterdam Centre for Orthodox Theology (ACOT) website. You will receive detailed information about the admission procedure.
Please note that there is a limit of 16 to the number of registrations!
Not a VU-student?
Currently not studying or a HBO degree? You can enrol as a Pre-Master's student and follow the same programme.
Are you a student from another university? You will have to register as a secondary course student (‘bijvakstudent’). Go to Admission and Registration for more information (Dutch: Aanmelden voor een minor).
In all cases, your registration starts with filling in this online form from the Amsterdam Centre for Orthodox Theology (ACOT).
2 semesters (30 EC)
Religie en Theologie