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SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

The following remarks are intended to facilitate the organization of studies:

  1. The STL requires 70 quarter credits of courses. The student must take all introductory and core courses listed in this Student Guide, a total of 67 credits. S/he must choose one special course from each of the three groups listed as offered in the annual program (3 credits). Exceptions from the rule have to be sanctioned by the director.

  2. Each student writes three major research papers (30 pages). Two of these research papers are based on some aspect of the annual program. The student works with an instructor able to facilitate the research of the topic chosen. S/he follows the rules commonly accepted for format and technical apparatus.

    The topic of the third paper may be chosen in connection with the licentiate thesis, for example, as general exploration of the topic or as background information.

    The annual research paper is due no later than the beginning of the following Summer session.

  3. The course work for the STL decree may be completed in three years by taking a heavy load of 23 credits each year possibly distributed over all three annual sessions (Summer, Fall, and Spring). The student can also take a lighter load to finish the course work in four or more years. It is important for the student to schedule properly. While the three-year cycle of introductory and core courses allows one to plan ahead, special courses are announced only with each annual program.

  4. Each of the courses is sanctioned by a specific examination. Form, content, and deadlines are determined by the instructor.

  5. At the end of the course program for STL and STD, and before defending his/her thesis or dissertation, the student is required to take comprehensive exams. Comprehensive exams cover all of the core courses taken. They are administered both orally and in writing.

  6. During Fall and Spring sessions students are encouraged to choose at least one guided studies course in addition to the regular courses for which they register. As a rule, no guided studies are offered during the Summer session.

  7. The student is allowed to earn up to 12 credits by way of guided studies under the guidance of an instructor, and complying with the rules and exigencies regarding regular courses.

  8. The institute offers remedial courses in the form of guided studies for those who need to satisfy a minor requirement in the area of general theology.

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