IST 2012 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Care (Spring Quarter 2020, hybrid)
This course is an invitation to examine your sense of self and vocational identity in relation to your personal and collective experiences and locations. The course offers a variety of theological and psychological perspectives and tools to help you develop confidence in responding to various circumstances of pastoral care and counseling in the context of parish ministry and other institutional settings.
As a result of having taken this course, you will:
Degree Learning Goal
Theology and Religious Practices (PR): engage in analysis of contemporary religious traditions and institutions in order to assess, design, and perform meaningful leadership practices with sensitivity to contextual realities and relationships ( Master’s Student Handbook , 2016-2017, p. 5).
Doehring, C. (2015). The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach. Revised and expanded edition. Louisville: Westminster John Knox.
Lartey, E. Y. (2003). In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling. Second edition. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ( Available online here ).
Additional required readings will be available as PDFs or as electronic resources through our library.
Grading Weekly posts and responses Weeks 1 & 10, 4 points each; weeks 2-4 & 6-9, 6 points each. 50 points Spiritual/Pastoral Care Conversations 20 points Final paper 30 points Grading Scale A 97-100 A- 93-96 B+ 89-92 B 85-88 B- 81-84 C+ 77-80 C 73-76 C- 69-72 D+ 65-68 D 61-64 D- 57-60 F 0-59
Weekly posts and responses
Weeks 1 & 10, 4 points each; weeks 2-4 & 6-9, 6 points each.
Spiritual/Pastoral Care Conversations
|Mar 26, 2020||Thu||Discussion Week 1: How Would You Know? (post by Wednesday, March 25)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 01, 2020||Wed||Discussion Week 2: Interculturality and Pastoral Care||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 08, 2020||Wed||Discussion Week 3: Embodied Listening (post by Tuesday, April 7; Reply by Thursday, April 9)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 15, 2020||Wed||Discussion Week 4: The Case of Elizabeth||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 26, 2020||Sun||Spiritual/Pastoral Care Conversations||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 30, 2020||Thu||Discussion Week 6: The Distinctiveness of Pastoral/Spiritual Care (post by Wednesday, April 29; reply by Thursday, April 30)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 06, 2020||Wed||Discussion Week 7: Panel on Boundaries and Intimacy in Caregiving Relationships (post by Tuesday, May 5; reply by Thursday, May 7)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 13, 2020||Wed||Discussion Week 8: Caregivers and Their Families of Origin; post by Tuesday, May 12; reply by Thursday, May 14||due by 05:59AM|
|May 20, 2020||Wed||Discussion Week 9: Pastoral/Spiritual Care with Transgender Individuals: The Case of Andrea and Gabriel (post by Tuesday, May 19; reply by Thursday, May 21)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 27, 2020||Wed||Discussion Week 10: Final Reflections and Parting Messages||due by 05:59AM|
|May 30, 2020||Sat||Final Paper||due by 05:59AM|