This course in Early African Christianity employs a wide range of assessment methods, strategically accommodating for the different learning styles and dispositions of students and providing professors with models of good assessment practice.


Assessment of achievement/proficiency is undertaken for each module in the program.


Read more: Introduction

Presentation and Report

For each module, teams of learners will make two presentations on the substance, significance, and development of argument of the primary material assigned during the twelve week reading intensive period.

Research Project

Learners are required to undertake a basic research project. The aim of the research project is to identify significant concerns in each module and to choose a specific research project. Preliminary findings of the research project will be made available during the intensive phase of each module and further developed during the 12 week research period following the forty hour intensive. 


The examination after module one (Introduction) will be taken residentially in Heliopolis. Examination questions will assess the learner's knowledge of weekly readings and cohort discussions. This is an open book exam that allows the student to integrate as much reading, course material, and cohort discussion as possible. 

Book Reviews

Learners are required to write a paper summarizing what they believe to be the most important ideas from the required secondary texts, how module secondary texts elucidate primary texts, and how class primary texts relate to broader module issues and topics. 

Register now 
for the program

In October 2016, we begin with the new group of students that desires to study towards an MA in Early African Christian Studies. Now is the time to register!

in Heliopolis

The residential weeks for the MA studies and its administrative center are at St Michael and all Angels Anglican Church in Heliopolis. The MA study is ecumenical and open to students from any denomination.


» 1 October 2016. Deadline for paying the one-time Registration fee for new students only.

» 5 October 2016: deadline for paying tuition.

» 5-8 October 2016: Residential week with Dr Evan Howard on Monasticism in the Early Church