David Marshall writes about the humanities paper that he and Joe Corbett studied at the University of Otago.
At John Mcglashan we are given many opportunities outside the classroom. Earlier this year, I took a first-year distance paper in Theology at the University of Otago. The course was fully funded by STAR (Secondary-Tertiary Alignment Resource). It was a challenging and rewarding introduction to tertiary study. The course was taught through audio conferences with students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds across the country. It was a real eye-opener to just how much our society has been influenced, throughout the ages and today, by Christian thought and ethics . The material was very engaging and made us question why we believe different facts and values. We also looked at a number of other world-views, which gave insight to many different cultures and ways of thought. As distance students, we had plenty of support with our study as well as access to the University library.
I would highly recommend this course to any students in Y13 next year, particularly those interested in psychology, history, religions and English-based subjects. The work definitely tests multitasking skills and procrastination, however hard work and prudent study are greatly rewarded come exam time in mid-June. With funding available, it is a free course and a very handy head start to University study. The course can be cross-credited to future degrees.
For further information, contact Dr Macleod (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the University of Otago Theology website.