ERASMUS Course Catalogue

Study Year 2016 / 2017

The courses will be offered on Bachelor and Master levels and will cover such areas of studies as: Theology, Caritative Social Work, Social Work, Social Wntrepreneurship, Church (Biblical) Art. At Latvian Christian academy the system is fairly flexible, but participation in courses may be subject to preconditions or restrictions in some cases, please ask for information at your home institution ERASMUS office or contact us. On the whole the courses are held in English. The language improvement courses are provided at the Academy through out the study year and for ERASMUS students are free of charge. The deadline for submission an application for Spring semester is December 1, 2016. Should the information not yet be available, but you are interested in studies at our Academy, please contact  Study department: Zane Čečiņa: akademija@kra.lv; ERASMUS coordinator: Beata Soloveja: erasmus@kra.lv or call +371 67753360.  

ERASMUS COURSE CATALOGUE

(Available for incoming students) Explanatory notes: B - Bachelor degree, M - Master degree, Sem. 1 - Semester 1 (fall - winter), Sem. 2 - Semester 2 (winter - spring), ESS - 1500 words essay, EX - 90 minutes exam, RESS.P - Practical research using methodology.

1. A Bachelor of humanities in arts (BMB) degree and a Master of humanities in arts degree (BMM) study modules (30 ECTS each) can be taken at the  Department of  Church (Biblical) art studies.

The Bachelor study module includes:

  • Iconography module,
  • Classical drawing,
  • Classical painting,
  • Calligraphy.

Name of the subject

Course code

ECTS credits

Degree

Term

Test form

Iconography BMB 1.5

10

B

Sem. 1 Exhibited works
Classical drawing BMB 1.11

6

B

Sem. 1 Exhibited works
Classical painting BMB 1.13

6

B

Sem. 1 Exhibited works
Calligraphy BMB 2.01

8

B

Sem. 2 Exhibited works

The Master study module includes:

  • Schools of iconography,
  • Calligraphy,
  • History of canonical Byzantine iconography.

Name of the subject

Course code

ECTS credits

Degree

Term

Test form

Iconography schools BMM 3.10

10

M

Sem. 1 Exam-grade
Calligraphy BMB 3.01

10

M

Sem. 1 Exam-grade
History of canonical Byzantine iconography BMB 3.07

10

M

Sem. 2 Exam-grade

2. A Bachelor of caritative social work studies (KSDB) and Master of caritative social work studies (KSDM) study modules (30 ECTS each) can be taken at the Department of caritative social  work studies.

The Bachelor study module includes:

  • Caritative social work with a case,
  • Methodology of caritative social work,
  • Preventive caritative social work,
  • Caritative theology and social work practice,
  • Social teachings of the Church,
  • Caritative social work with pathologies of human consciousness,
  • Caritative social work with prisoners,
  • Geronthological caritative social work.

Name of the subject

Course code

ECTS credits

Degree

Term

Test form

Caritative social work with a case KSDB 2.1

4

B

Sem. 1 Exam-grade
Methodology of caritative social work KSDB 2.6

6

B

Sem. 1 Exam-grade
Caritative theology and social work practice KSDB 3.3

4

B

Sem. 1 ESS
Social teachings of the Church KSDB 3.15

6

B

Sem. 1 EX
Preventive caritative social work KSDB 3.9

2

B

Sem. 1 ESS
Caritative social work with pathologies of human consciousness KSDB 3.18

4

B

Sem. 2 ESS
Caritative social work with prisoners KSDB 3.25

2

B

Sem. 2 Exam-grade
Geronthological caritative social work KSDB 3.20

2

B

Sem. 2 Exam-grade

The Master study module includes:

  •  Caritative social work in context of European social agenda,
  • Integration of social doctrine of the Church,
  • Methodology of integrative theology,
  • Patristic anthropology,
  • Social economy and caritative social work,
  • Theology of caritas,
  • Caritative social work as object of research.

Name of the subject

Course code

ECTS credits

Degree

Term

Test form

Caritative social work in the context of European social agenda KSDM 1.1

2

M

Sem. 1 EX
Integration of social doctrine of the Church KSDM 1.7

4

M

Sem. 1 EX
Methodology of integrative theology KSDM 2.2

4

M

Sem. 1 EX
Patristic anthropology KSDM 1.8

6

M

Sem. 1 EX, ESS
Social economy and caritative social work KSDM 2.4

6

M

Sem. 2 EX
Theology of caritas KSDM 2.7

3

M

Sem. 2 EX, ESS
Caritative social work as object of research KSDM 2.3

3

M

Sem. 2 EX, RESS.P
 

3. A Bachelor of theology and religion studies (TB) and Master of theology and religion studies (TM) study modules (30 ECTS each) can be taken at the Department of theology and religion studies.

The Bachelor study module includes:

  • Old Testament theology,
  • New Testament theology,
  • Patristics,
  • Method of integrative theology,
  • Seminar in methodology of theology,
  • History of Christianity (Patristics, Middle Ages, Reformation, Post-reformation periods),
  • Byzantology,
  • Patristic anthropology.

Name of the subject

Course code

ECTS credits

Degree

Term

Test form

Old Testament theology TB 1.1

3

B

Sem. 1 EX
New Testament theology TB 1.2

3

B

Sem. 2 EX
Patristics TB 1.5

4

B

Sem. 1 EX
Method of integrative theology CSD 2TB 1.7

6

B

Sem. 1 EX, ESS
Seminar in methodology of theology TB 1.13

2

B

Sem. 1 ESS
History of Christianity (Patristics, Middle Ages, Reformation, Post-Reformation periods) TB 2.1

4

B

Sem. 2 EX
Byzantology TB 2.2

2

B

Sem. 1 EX
Patristic anthropology TB 3.4

6

B

Sem. 2 EX

The Master study module includes:

  • Schools / trends of Patristic exegesis,
  • Seminar in dogmatic theology of Ecumenical councils,
  • Patristics: Byzantine period,
  • Synergic anthropology in Patristics,
  • Interdisciplinary studies of theology and social sciences,
  • Literature of early monasticism.

Name of the subject

Course code

ECTS credits

Degree

Term

Test form

Schools / trends of Patristic exegesis TM 3

6

B

Sem. 1 EX
Seminar in dogmatic theology of ecumenical councils TM 5

8

B

Sem. 1 EX, ESS
Patristics: Byzantine period TM

2

B

Sem. 1 EX
Synergic anthropology in Patristics TM 11

4

B

Sem. 1 EX
Interdisciplinary studies of theology and social sciences TM 16

4

B

Sem. 2 EX, RESS.P
Literature of early monasticism TM 4

6

B

Sem. 2 EX, ESS
 

Academic calendar.

Autumn semester 2016: September 9, 2016 - December 23, 2016. Spring semester 2016: February 6, 2017 - May 30, 2017.  

Introduction week at LChrA:

Please contact Study department Zane Čečiņa akademija@kra.lv.
  1. Students are given an overview about the ECTS credits as a workload for students needed  in order to achieve expected learning outcomes as well as the structure of the study program me selected,
  2. Learning outcomes for each study course and module as total describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do after successful completion of a processor learning,
  3. Information about credits to be awarded after completion of the learning activities,
  4. Credit transfer and accumulation are facilitated by the use of the ECTS key documents (Course catalogue, Student application form, Learning agreement and Transcript of records),
  5. Full information on studying in Latvia - our international student guidance is offered in English or Russian.
Language tests: LChrA Study department (English tests), LChrA Study department (testing Russian language), Educaton advising centre (TOEFL test). Tests of the level:
  • A1 (Elementary level),
  • A2 (Basic level),
  • B1 (TOEFL - 1)
  • B2 (TOEFL - 2)
  • C1 (TOEFL-3)
  • C2 (TOEFL-4)
System of language masterly levels is created by the Council of Europe / Description of levels. Preparation: Consultations at the LChrA Study department. Carrying out tests: Registration. Testing. Results of the tests and Certificate: LChrA Study department.  

ERASMUS partner universities and organizations.

ERASMUS partner universities and organizations. LChrA has signed bilateral and ERASMUS+ agreements with:
  1. University of Tartu (EE),
  2. Vilnius Vytautas Magnus University (LT),
  3. Vilnius University of Pedagogical Sciences (LT),
  4. Vilnius Academy of Art (LT),
  5. Kaunas Academy of Art (LT),
  6. Jan Matejko Art Academy of Krakow (PL),
  7. Strzeminski Art Academy of Lodz (PL),
  8. University of Bethlehem (IL, Palestine),
  9. St. Georgen Univeristy of Philospohy and Theology (DE),
  10. Klaipeda University (LT),
  11. University of Babes-Bolyai (RO),
  12. Ignatio Loyola University of Applied Sciences (LT),
  13. Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (LT),
  14. Kolpingo University of Applied Sciences (LT),
  15. Semmelweis University (HU),
  16. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (GR),
  17. VIA University College (DK),
  18. EDE Christian University of Applied Sciences (NE),
  19. DIAK Polytechnic - Diakonia University of Applied Sciences (FIN),
  20. OAC - Orthodox Academy of Crete (GR),
  21. Ansgar Theological highschool (NO),
  22. University of Pecs (HU),
  23. Catholic University in Ruzenberok (SL),
  24. KatHO NRW - Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine-Westphalia (DE),
  25. University of Oradea (RO),
  26. Gedik University (TR),
  27. SofiaUniversity of St. Climent of Ohrid (BU).

Placements:

  1. ETOK (Estonian platform for entrepreneurs and workers) (EE),
  2. EZA (European center for Workers' Questions) (DE),
  3. LDF (Lithuanian Labor federation) (LT),
  4. OAC - Orthodox Academy of Crete (GR),
  5. PVMC (Project management and lifelong learning centre) (LT),
  6. ICAA (International Christian Artists' association, 5 organizations) (NE),
  7. Continental Art Centre (European Christian Artists' association) (NE),
  8. EUROFEDOP (BE),
  9. EESTI MIGRATSIOONIFOND (EE),
  10. Icon Museum in Recklighausen (DE),
  11. The Swedish Alliance Mission (SE),
  12. Catholic Social institute (KSI) (CZ),
  13. Academy for Development and Demcocracy (MT).