Solusi University
P.O. Solusi
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Chaplaincy

Dean

Nkosiyabo Zvandasara

D.Th, DMin, M.Th, M.Div, BThH, BA

Lecturers

  • Hebert Ndlovu – DMin, MA, MTh, BPhil, BA
  • Canaan Mkombe – PhD, M.Div, MA, BA
  • Robson Mazibisa   D.Th, MA, BA
  • Clifford Sibanda – PhD Candidate, MA, BA 
  • Yousry Guirguis – PhD Candidate, MA, BA
  • Linos Ncube –  MA, PGDE, BA
  • Givemore Benesi – MA, PGDE, BA
  • Amos Ndlovu – PGDE, BA
  • Blessing Nyahuma – MA, BAHons, BA
  • Christopher N. Thebe – D.Ed, MA, BA, B.Ed
  • Fairchild Mhlophe – MTh, MBA, BA
  • Felix Njini – MEd, MA, BTech, BA
  • Jonathan Musvosvi – DMin, M.Div, BTh
  • Leonard Masuku – DPTh, MA, BTh
  • Richard Sithole – DMin, MA, BA
  • Robert Muzira – DMin, MA, PDGE, BA
  • Sikhumbuzo Ndlovu – DMin, DTh, MTh, BA
  • Zibusiso Ndlovu – MA, BA
OBJECTIVES

The Chaplaincy programme seeks to develop and nurture the following competencies in candidates:

  1. Ability to work in multi-faith environments
  2. Ability to analyse and address varied complex human relations situations
  3. Ability to make independent decisions
  4. Ability to foster healing in individuals and communities
  5. Ability to promote social transformation and development in communities.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 To be admitted into the Chaplaincy programme, candidates must have a minimum of five (5) “O”level passes included English language.

For the Certificate in Chaplaincy with Theology & Religious studies, a minimum of 5 “O” level passes including English language is required.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The programme is an intensive study course intended for any person intending to engage in outreach ministry for people in varied distressful situations including people in both public and private institutions such as hospitals, colleges, universities, private homes, funeral parlours, schools, the military, police and prisons..

COURSE DURATION
The duration of the programme is three months (one semester) for regular students. For students opting for either Block release sessions or Trimester sessions, the programme will be completed in two sessions. In addition, all students are required to do one month of attachment in their respective areas of specialty.

Chaplaincy Certificate

To be eligible to graduate with a Certificate in Chaplaincy with Theology & Religious Studies, one must have successfully completed the following requirements:

Requirements
Credit Units
Biblical Studies 2
Social Research 2
General Courses 4
Professional & Pastoral Studies 4
Theological, Religious & Philosophical Studies 2
Chaplaincy Specialisation 8
Work Related Attachment 0
Certificate in Chaplaincy Total Credits 24
Click HERE for BA in Religious StudiesClick HERE for BA in Theology

CHAPLAINCY WITH THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL EDUCATION

COMF 033 - Computer Fundamentals (2 Credits)
This is an introductory course to computers and keyboarding. It covers general computer basics such as definition, background, types, data representation, computer file usage, and software including the background, types, uses, and acquisition, and keyboarding.
GACC 031 - Basic Financial Accounting (2 Credits)
This an elementary course offered solely to Chaplaincy students. The course is designed to provide an exposure to concepts and terminology essential to the easier understanding of the accounting cycle and basic financial statements.

PROFESSIONAL & PASTORAL STUDIES

RELP 012 - Pastoral Counseling & Ethics (2 Credits)
This course explores current theories and principles of counseling and pastoral ethics within the setting of pastoral ministry, and their application to the African context. A case study may be required.
RELP 024 - Hermeneutics and Preaching (2 Credits)
This course introduces the student to basic principles and methods of biblical interpretation and preaching. It focuses on the art and practice of narrative and expository sermon preparation and delivery.

SOCIAL RESEARCH

SORH 071 - Social Science Research Methods (2 Credits)
An introduction to research methods in Sociology covering quantitative, qualitative, primary and secondary data and defining the basic types of research method including social surveys, experiments, interviews, participant observation, ethnography and longitudinal studies.
SORH 082 - Social Science Research Project (2 Credits)
Students are required to conduct research in their area of chaplaincy not exceeding twenty pages in length. The research must demonstrate the candidate’s ability to apply basic principles of social science research.

THEOLOGICAL, RELIGIOUS & PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES

RELT 052 - Distinctive Christian Beliefs (2 Credits)
This course explores distinctive Christian beliefs emanating from doctrines that are often overlooked or in which the Christian Church seems to hold divergent views. The biblical foundations of such doctrines are analyzed.

BIBLICAL STUDIES


BIBL 022 - A survey of the Bible (2 Credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the study of both the Old and New Testaments. The literature, scholarly debates, major themes and settings of the Bible will be highlighted and investigated.

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

A. CORRECTIONAL CHAPLAINCY
CPSY 027: Correctional Institutional Orientation(2 Credits)
CPSY 038: Social Rehabilitation & Re-integration(2 Credits)
CPSY 054: Correctional Chaplaincy(2 Credits)
CPSY 064: History of Institutional Chaplaincy(2 Credits)
B. EDUCATIONAL CHAPLAINCY
CPSY 031: Educational Institutional Orientation(2 Credits)
CPSY 084: History of Educational Chaplaincy(2 Credits)
CUIM 029: Culture and Denominational Ministry(2 Credits)
PARL 060: Public Affairs & Religious Liberty(2 Credits)

C. HEALTH CHAPLAINCY
CPSY 052: Chaplain as Caregiver(2 Credits)
CPSY 077: Theories & Practices of Holistic Living(2 Credits)
CPSY 091: HIV/AIDS Counseling and Care(2 Credits)
CPSY 094: Grief Notification and Related Issues(2 Credits)

D. POLICE CHAPLAINCY
CPSY 014: Police Chaplaincy(2 Credits)
CPSY 065: Functions and Events Management(2 Credits)
CPSY 068: Disaster Management(2 Credits)
PECT 080: Human Rights(2 Credits)

E. MILITARY CHAPLAINCY
CPSY 051: Military Chaplaincy(2 Credits)
CPSY 065: Functions and Events Management(2 Credits)
CPSY 068: Disaster Management(2 Credits)
PECT 080: Human Rights(2 Credits)

F. FUNERAL HOME CHAPLAINCY
CPSY 015: Funeral Home Orientation(2 Credits)
CPSY 025: Cross Cultural Counseling(2 Credits)
CPSY 057: Funeral Home Chaplaincy(2 Credits)
CPSY 094: Grief Notification and Related Issues(2 Credits)

G. FUNERAL HOME CHAPLAINCY
CPSY 015: Funeral Home Orientation(2 Credits)
CPSY 025: Cross Cultural Counseling(2 Credits)
CPSY 057: Funeral Home Chaplaincy(2 Credits)
CPSY 094: Grief Notification and Related Issues(2 Credits)

H. HUMANITARIAN HOME CHAPLAINCY
CPSY 033: Understanding Human Life(2 Credits)
CPSY 048: Humanitarian Home Chaplaincy(2 Credits)
CPSY 068: Disaster Management(2 Credits)
CPSY 094: Grief Notification and Related Issues(2 Credits)