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UNIVERSIDADE METODISTA DE SÃO PAULO (METHODIST UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO)
POSTGRADUATION PROGRAM IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
NOTICE OF STUDENT SELECTION
(MASTER’S DEGREE AND DOCTORATE)
ACADEMIC YEAR OF xxxx – x SEMESTER


I – The Enrollment

The Postgraduation Program in Religious Studies of the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo – METODISTA makes known that enrollments are open for filling x vacancies in the Master’s Degree and x vacancies in the Doctorate, in the following Concentration Areas:

Concentration Area I- Languages of Religion

Research Lines:

Literature and Religion in the biblical World

Theologies of Religions and Culture

Concentration Area II - Religion, Society and Culture

Research Lines:

Religion and Sociocultural Dynamics
Religion and Psychosocial and Pedagogical Dynamics

The enrollments will be done in the Relationship Center, in Anexo Ómicron (in front of the Main Gate), Campus Rudge Ramos, Rua Alfeu Tavares, 149 – Rudge Ramos – São Bernardo do Campo/SP of xx –xx-xxxx, 8am through 9pm Monday to Friday, except holidays, through delivery of the following documentation:

a) 1 Photo 3x4;
b) Tax ID (CPF) – 1 copy;
b) ID Card or ID Card of OAB
For foreigners Brazilian ID Card – 1 copy;
c) Receipt of Payment of Enrollment Rate, in the amount of R$ xx.xxx;
e) Curriculum Vitae – 1 copy;
f) Diploma of Graduation, duly recorded (for enrollment in the Master’s Degree) or diploma of Master’s Degree, duly recorded (for enrollment in the Doctorate) – 1 copy authenticated;
g) Diploma obtained overseas shall be revalidated/acknowledged in Brazil, as per relevant legislation;
Scholastic History of graduation (for Master’s Degree) or of Master’s Degree (for Doctorate) – 1 copy authenticated;
Scholastic History of overseas shall be authenticated by the Brazilian consular authority in the country of origin of the documentation and with the translation recorded;
h) Copies of Scientific Production, as research reports, articles and, in the case of the Doctorate, a copy of the Master’s dissertation (they will be returned to those approved in the selective process upon the occasion of the registration);
i) Research Project to be developed with a view to the future dissertation or thesis (information in Annex B) – 1 copy;
j) Enrollment card, duly filled in and signed. Form available at the link: http://portal.metodista.br/stricto/ficha-de-inscricao/ficha_de_inscricao_2/view

Human Sciences Area candidates will be able to enroll. The extraordinary cases will be examined by the Selection Commission.

The candidates residing outside São Paulo will be able to enroll by registered correspondence, by Sedex or by power of attorney, of which the model is available at the link: http://portal.metodista.br/stricto/modelo-de-procuracao/modelo-de-procuracao/view, and the bank invoice referring to the enrollment rate will be sent to the candidate after the receipt of his/her documentation, by email made available at “Enrollment Card”, with term for its payment.

In the cases of enrollment by registered correspondence, only the candidates whose documentation and payment are regularized within the enrollment term will be considered.

Dispatch place of enrollment documents: Academic Secretariat of Postgraduation – Campus Rudge Ramos – Edifício Beta – Rua do Sacramento, 230 – Rudge Ramos – São Bernardo do Campo – ZIP: 09640-000.

II – The Selection

The selective process shall be executed in two phases. The first one is intended for examining the research projects, and the second one for examining the contents, the foreign language tests and interviews. Candidates failing in the first phase will not be summoned to the second one.

First Phase:

It shall be executed on xx-xx-xxxx and there are the following stages: Evaluation of the Research Projects.

a) Disclosure of the list of those approved in the First Phase.

The list of the names of the candidates classified will be made available on the page of Postgraduation Program in Religious Studies and on the home page of METODISTA: www.metodista.br on xx-xx-xxxx.

Second Phase:

It shall be executed from x to xx-xxxx and there are the following stages:

a) Written test;
b) Examination of proficiency in a foreign language for candidates for the Master’s Degree and two for the Doctorate, among the following languages: English, French, German and Spanish. Certain foreigners will be able to do the proficiency examination in their mother tongue, provided that it is among the options offered. Candidates for the Research Line of Literature and Religion in the Biblical World shall take the examination of Greek and Hebrew;
c) Evaluation of Curriculum Lattes;
d) Interview.

The aforesaid stages will be executed at the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo – Campus Rudge Ramos – Av. Planalto, 106 – Rudge Ramos – São Bernardo do Campo/SP, in accordance with the following scheduling/timescale:

Examination of contents as per the Concentration Area chosen, in accordance with the bibliography attached.

Examination of Proficiency in foreign language

Examination of Proficiency in foreign language(s). (Intended for the candidates for the doctorate who need to prove proficiency in a second foreign language). The candidates for the doctorate who were approved in the first language, will be able to take the examination of the second language on day xx-xx-xxxx.

Examinations of proficiency in biblical languages: Greek and Hebrew – for candidates for the Line of Research of Literature and Religion in the Biblical World

Interviews of candidates for the Master’s Degree and Doctorate. (A list will be disclosed on the day of the examination confirming date and time)

Third Phase:

The list of the names of the candidates classified will be made available on the page of the of Postgraduation Program in Religious Studies and on the home page of METODISTA: www.metodista.br

Registrations: xx to xx-xx-xxxx from 8am to 9pm, Monday through Friday.

The candidates approved (Master’s Degree and Doctorate) shall schedule the registration guidelines with the Tutors indicated or with the Coordination of the Program, before filling in the registration form (choice of disciplines).

In the execution of the written test, the candidate will enter the test application place only with objects required for their execution: pen, pencil and eraser. Therefore, during the execution of the written test (s)he will not be allowed to look at materials as books, articles, notes and other materials. It will also be forbidden to use calculators or suchlike and communication appliances, such as pagers, cell phones, intercommunicators, electronic schedules, electronic equipment, etc.

In the execution of the proficiency examination, the candidate will be able to enter the area concerned carrying a single language or bilingual dictionary of the language in which the test will be taken, which will be the exclusive means of inquiry.

Interview

Time and place of the interview will be disclosed on the first day of the second phase of the examinations.

In the act of the interview, the candidates shall submit an ID document. The absence of the candidate on the day, place and time designated for the execution of the interview will be considered to be desistance.

The Interview consists of questioning regarding the Research Project, the Curriculum Vitae of the candidate and his/her publications. It also looks at expectations related to the Course and to the professional future of the candidate.

The Criterion of the Selective Process Commission of the number of vacancies will be able to be increased or rehandled between the education levels of the program, in accordance with the availability of vacancies of lecturers/tutors of the Program.

Proficiency in Foreign Language

The foreign candidates will be required to have, besides the language(s) required by the Program, the Examination of Proficiency in Portuguese Language (CELPE-BRAS). This examination is always held in April and October and the certificate has national validity.

The students of the Bible Research Line will also be required to take examinations in the biblical languages (Greek and Hebrew).

The candidates accepted in the Program who have insufficient knowledge of a foreign language, or biblical language, will be able to take new examinations, in the maximum term of 01 (one) year, as of the date of the start of the academic activities, according to the planning executed by the Program Collegiate.

The candidates accepted in the Program who have insufficient knowledge of Portuguese Language for foreign candidates will be able to take new examinations (CELPE-BRAS), in the maximum term of 01 (one) year, as of the date of the start of the academic activities, according to the planning of MEC.

The Examination of Proficiency in Foreign Language taken in renowned language schools will be able to be used. The certificates issued by the following institutions, or equivalent, will be accepted:

German: Instituto Goethe – Intermediary*;
Spanish: Miguel de Cervantes;
French: Aliança Francesa – Intermediary*;

English: Alumni (Level – TOEFL*), Cultura Inglesa (Level – English Language of Service and Training (ELTS)* or First Certificate in English (FCE)*, Instituto Cultural Brasil/Estados Unidos – First Certificate in English (FCE)*;

* equal or higher certificate

Candidates for the Doctorate with a Master’s Degree accredited by MEC, from other Higher Institutions, shall request from the Program Collegiate the use of foreign language, proven through a certificate.

The reasons for which candidates were not classified will not be disclosed, nor will an appeal be allowed in any stage of the selection process. The candidates not selected or who have been classified in the selection examination, but did not execute the registration within the term established shall withdraw their documents, delivered in the act of enrollment, during August 2016. This term having ended, the Academic Secretariat of Postgraduation will no longer be responsible for keeping them.

III – The Registration of those Approved

The registrations will be done in the Relationship Center, in Anexo Ómicron (in front of the Main Gate), Campus Rudge Ramos, Rua Alfeu Tavares, 149 – Rudge Ramos – São Bernardo do Campo/SP, from xx to xx-xx-xxxx, 8am through 9pm Monday to Friday.

The registration will be executed with the payment of the first installment of the semester rate xx-xxxx, in the act of registration.

The candidate classified in the selection examination who does not execute the registration on the date mentioned will be considered to have desisted. Cases omitted or of dubious interpretation related to the Selective Process in question will be resolved by the Learning Selection Commission of the Postgraduation
Program in Religious Studies of the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo – METODISTA.

Any other information regarding the Program will be able to be obtained from the Relationship Center, by telephone: (xx11) 4366.5000, email: secretaria-pos@metodista.br or by Coordination of Postgraduation Program in Religious Studies, by telephone: (xx11) (4366-5808) or email: posreligiao@metodista.br.

São Bernardo do Campo, xx-xx-xxxx.
Professor Dr. Helmut Renders
Coordinator of the Postgraduation Program in Religious Studies


Annex A: Basic Bibliography for the Written Test

BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for selection examination of Area I Languages and Religion.

MASTER’S DEGREE

1. SMITH, Mark S. O memorial de Deus: História, memória e a experiência do divino no Antigo Israel. São Paulo: Paulus, 2006, Cap. III, p.131-180.
2. NOGUEIRA, Paulo Augusto de Souza (org.). Religião e Linguagem: Abordagens teóricas interdisciplinares. Paulus: São Paulo, 2015.m 446p [p. 13-88; p. 113-142; p. 253-306; p. 341-446]
3. RIBEIRO, Claudio de Oliveira & SOUZA, Daniel Santos. A teologia das religiões em foco: Um guia para visionários. São Paulo: Paulinas, 2012, p. 91-122.
4. WOLF, Christoph. Homo Pictor. Imaginação, ritual e aprendizado mimético no mundo globalizado. São Paulo: Hedra, 2013. Cap. I, p. 21-44.
5. NOGUEIRA, Paulo Augusto de Souza (org.). Linguagens da religião. Desafios, métodos e conceitos centrais. São Paulo: Paulinas, 2012, 254p. [p. 9-106; p. 219-254]

The Examinations of Greek and Hebrew are only intended for the students of the line of research Literature and Religion in the Biblical World.

Examination of Greek and Hebrew

The candidates of the line of research Literature and Religion in the Biblical World shall take a specific test, a composition with analysis of themes or texts of biblical literature and with interpretation of expressions or small passages in Greek and Hebrew. In this test it will be allowed to use dictionaries and grammar books, as defined by the candidate.

The bibliography indicated is in the Ecumenical Library

DOCTORATE

1. ALTER, Robert. A arte da narrativa bíblica. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2007, Cap. I, p. 15-43.
2. RÖMER, Thomas. A chamada história deuteronomista. Rio de Janeiro: Vozes, 2008.
3. NOGUEIRA, Paulo Augusto de Souza (or.) Religião e Linguagem: Abordagens teóricas interdisciplinares. Paulus: São Paulo, 2015. 446p [p. 13-88; p. 113-142; p. 253-306; p. 341-446]
4. RIBEIRO, Claudio de Oliveira & SOUZA, Daniel Santos. A teologia das religiões em foco: Um guia para visionários. São Paulo: Paulinas, 2012, p. 165-210.
5. SMITH, Mark S. O memorial de Deus: História, memória e a experiência do divino no Antigo Israel. São Paulo: Paulus, 2006, Cap. I, p.131-180.
6. WOLF, Christoph. Homo Pictor: Imaginação, ritual e aprendizado mimético no mundo globalizado. São Paulo: Hedra, 2013, Cap. I e II, p. 21-85.
7. NOGUEIRA, Paulo Augusto de Souza (org.). Linguagens da religião: Desafios, métodos e conceitos centrais. São Paulo: Paulinas, 2012, 254p. [p. 9-106; p. 219-254]

The Examinations of Greek and Hebrew are only intended for the students of the line of research Literature and Religion in the Biblical World.

Examination of Greek and Hebrew

The candidates of the line of research Literature and Religion in the Biblical World shall take a specific test, a composition with analysis of themes or texts of biblical literature and with interpretation of expressions or small passages in Greek and Hebrew. In this test it will be allowed to use dictionaries and grammar books, as defined by the candidate.

The bibliography indicated is in the Ecumenical Library

Bibliography for examination of selection of Area II - Religion, Society and Culture.

MASTER’S DEGREE

1.SOUZA, Beatriz Muniz de, MARTINO, Luís Mauro de Sá (orgs.). Sociologia e mudança social: católicos, protestantes e novos movimentos religiosos no Brasil. São Paulo: Paulus, 2004.
2.LIENEMANN-PERRIN, Christine. Missão e diálogo inter-religioso. São Leopoldo: Sinodal/CEBI, 2005. p. 101-164.
3.WIRTH, Lauri Emilio. Religião e epistemologias pós-coloniais. In: PASSOS, João Décio e USARSKI, Frank (orgs.). Compêndio de Ciência da Religião. São Paulo: Paulinas/Paulus, 2013. p. 129-142.

DOCTORATE

1.BOURDIEU, Pierre. A Economia das trocas simbólicas. Perspectiva: São Paulo, 1999, pp. 27-181.
2.HERVIEU-LÉGER, Danièlle. O Peregrino e o Convertido: a religião em movimento. Petrópolis, Vozes, 2008.
3.GUERRIERO, Silas. Antropologia da Religião. In: PASSOS, João Décio e USARSKI, Frank (orgs.). Compêndio de Ciência da Religião. São Paulo: Paulinas/Paulus, 2013. p. 243-256.
4.Talal Asad. “The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category”. In: Genealogies of Religion; Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993 [1982]). p. 27-54.

The bibliography indicated is in the Ecumenical Library.

Annex B: Research Project

It concerns a preliminary proposal of dissertation/thesis, and must reveal the interest of the candidate for a specific theme, related to one of the research lines. The project must include:

• Title
• Author’s name
• Summary of 5 lines
• Introduction
• Definition of the problem and the objectives of the research
• Justification of theme chosen
• Demonstration of its importance
• Review of Literature
• Methodological procedure and
• Basic bibliography for the investigation of the theme selected.

Concentration Area: as above

Research Lines: as above

The project must be keyed in space 1.5 (one and a half) and font 12.

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