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Article 50. n. 1. The doctorate is the academic degree which enables one to teach in a Faculty and which is therefore required for this purpose, the licentiate is the academic degree which enables one to teach in a major seminary or equivalent school and which is therefore required for this purpose.
How does this square with your "technically"? And no, a licentiate is NOT sufficient to teach on a University faculty.
The curriculum of studies of a Faculty of Sacred Theology comprises:
a) the first cycle, fundamentals, which lasts for five years or ten semesters, or else, when a previous two - year philosophy course is an entrance requirement, for three years. Besides a solid philosophical formation, which is a necessary propaedeutic for theological studies, the theological disciplines must be taught in such a way that what is presented is an organic exposition of the whole of Catholic doctrine, together with an introduction to theological scientific methodology.
The cycle ends with the academic degree of Baccalaureate or some other suitable degree as the Statutes of the Faculty determine.
b) the second cycle, specialization, which lasts for two years or four semesters. In this cycle the special disciplines are taught corresponding to the nature of the diverse specializations being undertaken. Also seminars and practical exercises are conducted for the acquisition of the ability to do scientific research.
The cycle concludes with the academic degree of specialized Licentiate.
c) the third cycle, in which for a suitable period of time scientific formation is brought to completion, especially through the writing of a doctrinal dissertation.
5 + 2= 7, then however long it takes to finish the dissertation -- 8, 9, 10, or 11 years.
Cf. 4 yrs BA, two years MA, one year post MA = 7, plus however long it takes to write the dissertation -- total 8,9,10,11 years for Ph.D.
Not everyplace on the planet is still part of the goddam British Empire, not everybody "reads" for degrees, and this is not Wiki Canada.
Yes, I have both ecclesiastical and civil degrees and have taught on such faculties.
Please correct the innaccuracies you have introduced...don't cheerlead for ecclesiastical faculties as being a universe above civil faculties (when they are not), and don't assume your personal experience is universal.HarvardOxon 22:05, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
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