Content

This unit considers the links between pastoral care and communal expressions of ritual and meaning making. Students will examine life changes and critical experiences, considering how ritual and liturgy become processes of communal care and meaning making both within the church and in engagement with the wider community

Unit Code: DP9703W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify life-cycle transitions and disruptions common in contemporary Australian society

2.

Evaluate the theological themes that shape pastoral responses to these experiences

3.

Develop theological and practical responses to these experiences, particularly with regard to the pastoral and communal experiences of infant dedications, weddings, funerals, baptism and communion.

4.

Develop rituals for use outside of the church community

5.

Examine the pastoral rituals of the church within the context of the wider Australian community

Unit sequence

DA8001W

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials, online forum

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Journal

500 word reflection journal

500 5.0
Journal

500 word reflection journal

500 5.0
Journal

500 word reflection journal

500 5.0
Journal

500 word reflection journal

500 5.0
Journal

500 word reflection journal

500 5.0
Essay

3500 word essay

3500 50.0
Tutorial Paper

2000 word tutorial paper

2000 25.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-21 10:35:42 +1100