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Study Pastoral Studies at Otago

Pastoral Theology is particularly designed for students entering some form of church ministry.

Papers in Pastoral Theology offer a multidisciplinary study of church life, offering students the opportunity to reflect on the practice of Christian ministry.

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Requirements

Pastoral Studies as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BSc, BCom, BEntr, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

LevelPapersPoints
100-levelTwo 100-level CHTH papers36
200-levelTwo 200-level PAST papers36
300-levelOne 300-level PAST paper18
Total 90

Note: This minor subject is not available for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology (BTheol).

PAST papers

Paper Code Year Title Points Teaching period
PAST216 2024 Current Perspectives on Pastoral Care 18 Semester 1
PAST219 2024 Christian Witness in a Secular World 18 Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025
PAST225 2024 Special Topic 18 Semester 2
PAST307 2024 Special Topic: A Practical Theology of Mental Health 18 Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025
PAST311 2024 Preaching and Communication in a Contemporary Context 18 Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025
PAST314 2024 Cultures, Migration and Faith 18 Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025
PAST316 2024 Current Perspectives on Pastoral Care (Advanced) 18 Semester 1
PAST318 2024 Pastoral Care in Dying, Grief and Loss 18 Semester 2
PAST319 2024 Christian Witness in a Secular World 18 Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025
PAST320 2024 Church in Mission: Theology in Changing Cultures 18 Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025
PAST321 2024 Missional God, Missional People 18 Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025
PAST322 2024 Christian Theology and the Arts 18 Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025
PAST323 2024 Christian ministry in te ao Māori (the Māori World) 18 Summer School
PAST324 2024 The Chaplain as Ceremonial Leader 18 Semester 1
PAST325 2024 Special Topic 18 Semester 2
PAST490 2024 Dissertation 60 Full Year, 1st Non standard period

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Email  theology@otago.ac.nz
Website  otago.ac.nz/theology

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