Undergraduate Course: Self as a Resource for Pastoral and Spiritual Care (THET10045)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Self is the principal gift a pastoral or spiritual carer has to offer another. This course, utilising theological, psychological and literary resources, aims to help students explore dimensions of their personhood which may influence their ability to offer sensitive pastoral or spiritual care.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||seminar presentation (5%) and contribution to weekly seminars (5%);
30% on a 2500 word essay;
60% on the degree examination.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
| After successful completion of the course students should:
a) have an understanding of the significance of self-awareness for providing sensitive spiritual and pastoral care;
b) be able to utilise theological, psychological and literary resources to explore aspects of their personhood;
c) be able to read critically and comment on significant texts from social science, healthcare and pastoral theology which influence contemporary understandings of self as a therapeutic resource;
d) have the skill of writing critically on their experience of the course demonstrating their understanding of the relationship between theology and practice in pastoral and spiritual care;
e) have further developed transferable skills in oral presentation, debate and facilitation of small groups;
f) be able to demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
g) be able to demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This is a seminar based interactive course, involving student presentations and small group and plenary discussions and has a quota of 20 students. Places will be allocated by date order of registration. Any student not gaining a place should contact the Divinity School Office as a waiting list will be in operation.
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 8916
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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