Pastoral Theology Courses for the 2012 Summer Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
KNP1443HF  L0101

Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey. Basic course for education and ministry. Lectures. Group presentation, discussion, class participation, critical reflection paper, final paper.

Schedule: 09:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 06/08
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 30
KNP1601HF  L0101

Introduction to the Practice of Ministry

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the theology and practice of ministry within the Reformed tradition and how this relates to the students' emerging pastoral identity.

Schedule: 9:30 to 12:30
Schedule Notes: May 14 - 25
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 16
Additional Notes: No class on May 21
EMP1602HY  L0101

UCC General Council

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the processes, polity and concerns of the United Church of Canada as they converge on the every-three-year General Council and as the agenda of the church emerges from UC discussions. It involves preparation in Toronto at the United Church Offices. The class is held for one day in May (May 3), for three days on-site at General Council (August, 2012 in Ottawa), and for one half day in Toronto (August 27).

Schedule:
Schedule Notes: May 3, August 15-18, August 27, in Toronto and Ottawa.
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Workshop
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 20
Additional Notes: Last day to register: April 13 / Last day to drop: June 30

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2000 Level Courses
RGP2051HF  L0101

Group Spiritual Direction: Together Sharing the Journey

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores the theory and practice of group spiritual direction through readings, participation in a process of group spiritual direction and discussions. Through participation in a contemplative process participants willl explore how small groups are a good way for people to begin spiritual direction. Lecture, discussion in a group process of spiritual direction, short reflection papers. Attendance and participation mandatory. Pass/Fail.

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/26 · Ends: 06/16
Schedule Notes: Saturdays, May 26; June 2, 9, 16
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 26;  Last day to drop: 2012 June 2
TRP2134HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/10

Shaping Space for Worship

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examination of the interaction between Theology and Architecture. Exploration of space as a medium of expression. Analysis of the structures inherent in worship and their relation to archetypal building plans. Assisting a congregation to adopt and live its mission.  Presentations and analyses. Assessments and re-planning of individual places of worship.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 1000 to 1600 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: May 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24 - - 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gerald Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 8, 2012
Additional Notes: Site visits to 8 places of worship are included in the schedule. Location:  Seeley Hall (except May 8:  Junior Common Room)  , Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue
EMP2206HF  L0101

Ministry without Prayer?

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

We all know we should pray! However, an intentional prayer life is difficult to maintain under the strain of student or church life. In addition, many in the pulpit and pew feel inadequate in the practice and question the efficacy of prayer. This course offers an exploration of the "theory," but mainly the "practice" of prayer as it relates to the life of clergy and their parishioners. Classes will include lectures; experiential learning; individual, group reflection and conversations. Course requirements: attendance and class participation 10%; Integrative paper on Prayer journal 30%; two short papers 60%; possible class presentation.  Attendance at all four class days is mandatory for a passing grade.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 06/01
Schedule Notes: May 4, 11, 25 & June 1
Instructors: Anne L. Simmonds
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 16
Additional Notes: Last day to register: April 13 / Last day to drop: May 10

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WYP2272HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Gospel of Mark

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course is intended to open multiple avenues of spiritual growth and formation through a dedicated study of the first half of the gospel of Mark. Student participants will participate in 14 two and a half hour studies over the course of 7 days. These studies will consist of an individual study component, a small group discussion and a large group discussion with application. Topics covered include: the authority of Jesus, fear versus faith, the secret of the kingdom of God, conflict, questions of what true unbelief is, and the identity of Jesus. Teaching methods: Pre-course Reading & Writing assignment; Class participation in Inductive scripture study; Communal living arrangement (Glendon College at a cost of $450); Journalling; Post-course reflection and summation in final paper. Means of evaluation: Pre course reading assignments with paper; course participation and reflective journaling and final summative paper.

Schedule: · Begins: 05/01 · Ends: 05/07
Schedule Notes: Tuesday, May 1 through Monday, May 7
Instructors: Alan W. Anderson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 2nd
Additional Notes: Location: Glendon College
TRP2443HF  L4101

Beyond Religious Education: Implications of the Spirituality of Children for Theory and Practice

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore recent developments around the spirituality of children, and the theology of childhood as a means of reshaping and revitalizing the practice of ministry with children. Participants will discover how to be companions with children on their spiritual journey. Participants will also be trained in the Godly Play method of being with children, and upon completion will be accredited storytellers by Godly Play Canada. The course will consist of lectures, small group work, tutorials, and required reading. Participants will be evaluated on class participation, a book report, a research paper, and the learning and telling of a Godly Play story.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 06/11 · Ends: 06/15
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, June 11-15
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 11, 2012
Additional Notes: The course will take place at All Saints Kingsway, 2850 Bloor St W, Toronto.
SAP2471HF  L0101

The Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

A reflection upon the role of psychology in religious education as a way to understand faith development (James W. Fowler) and/or human transcendence (Bernard J.F. Lonergan). Some time will be given to Ignatian and Carmelite spirituality as samples of structuring spirituality. Readings, two short papers, integrative paper.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 04/21 · Ends: 05/26
Schedule Notes: Sat. April 21 9 am - 4 pm, Wed. Apr. 25 7 - 9 pm, Sat. Apr. 28  9 am - 4 pm, Wed. May 2  7 - 9 pm, Wed. May 16  7 - 9 pm, & Sat. May 26  9 am - 4 pm
Instructors: John Yake
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 13, 2012 Payment Deadline:       April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:  April 25, 2012
SAP2545HF  L0101

Practicum in Pastoral Counselling

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Pastoral Counselling for the non-professional counsellor engaged in ministry. The goals of the course include acquiring basic counselling skills, developing awareness of counter-transference and exploring how to refer to other professionals. Class format includes lectures and peer counselling. Requirements include: reflection papers, referral project and a taped counselling session. Attendance and participation are mandatory.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 04/18 · Ends: 05/30
Schedule Notes: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Wed., April 18, Mon., April 23, Mon., April 30, Wed., May 9, Mon., May 14, Wed., May 23, Mon., May 28, Wed., May 30
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: April 11, 2012   Payment Deadline:       April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:  May 1, 2012
WYP2551HS  L0101

Counselling Adolescents and Their Families

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will strive to equip students to understand adolescent issues at a deeper level and to respond in a way that truly promotes health and wholeness. Class time will be built around lectures supplemented by case study evaluations, group discussions and media critiques. Students will be evaluated on the basis of reading reports, a real-life adolescent profile and the development of a parent workshop as a final summary project. Issues such as eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, suicide and anxiety will be discussed. Youth workers, teachers, parents, pastors and counsellors will benefit from this practical class as it explores the importance of hope in caregiving relationships. NOTE: Pre-course assignment due on first day of class. See syllabus on Wycliffe website.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 08/20 · Ends: 08/24
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, August 20-24
Instructors: Marv Penner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: August 21st
WYP2623HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/16

Urban Poverty and Development

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Reviews the challenges faced by urban development facilitators today.  Engages urbanisation and migration across the planet (especially the global South), the data on urban poverty, and today’s blurring of rural and urban into a continuous, dynamic rural-urban continuum.  Looks at the role of NGOs, churches and other partners in working with the urban poor, and reviews a range of urban community-based development approaches.   Also considers the five types of urban communities, the “new physics” of urban engagement, local partnering and multi-stakeholder processes.  Students will engage in an overview of possible approaches to urban theology and mission. Course methodology includes a range of participatory activities, multi-media, mini-projects, reading, lectures, a street outing.  Evaluation includes papers, projects, participation. Pre-course assignment. See syllabus for details.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/23 · Ends: 04/27
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, April 23-27
Instructors: David Kupp
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 24th
TRP2663HS  L4101

Shalom, Justice and Community

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Students will participate in Justice Camp, a five-day adult, residential learning experience during which they will develop their knowledge of and skills for community development and social justice ministries.  Camp will use a wide array of learning methods: plenary workshops; panel discussion; immersion experiences including site visits, interpersonal encounters, hands-on activities, participants’ presentations; corporate worship; bible study and personal and small group spiritual reflection.  Students will take part in one stream of immersion experiences focussed on one aspect of social justice. In addition to participation as campers, students will write and submit two short papers: a theoretical engagement with an assigned text and a personal integration paper.  Register for camp at www.justicecamp.ca; for the TST course, please email divinity@trinity.utoronto.ca

Schedule: · Begins: 08/19 · Ends: 08/24
Schedule Notes: August 19-24
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 80
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  August 9, 2012
Additional Notes: Early registration deadline is:  May 1, 2012 and the final deadline for registration is:  August 9, 2012. The fee for Justice Camp is $375 and includes accommodation, food and programming costs.  Travel is not included. Please contact divinity@trinity.utoronto.ca if you want to register for the course.

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TRP2665HF  L0101

Life and Death in the Wilderness: Skills for Congregational and Communal Life and Leadership

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

We will imagine the book of Numbers as a ‘dream’ (nightmare?) experience that can teach us about the kinds of skills communities and their leaders require to cope with life and death in a risk-filled environment. At its promptings we will explore specific congregational leadership issues including, planning, assessing resources, drawing forth, developing and changing volunteer leadership, mission, building vision and making change, recognizing and nurturing what gives a community life, coping with the reality of communal death, and above all, the life and death risk of traveling with the living God. Requirements: Lectures, readings, group discussions, practical skill-building projects, and short papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/22 · Ends: 06/21
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 29, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, room 200
SMP2735HS  L0101

Catholic Leadership - Canonical

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Following an introduction to the historical development and function of canon law, the course will focus on those portions of canon law that deal with the obligations and rights of the faithful as well as Catholic institutions providing education, social services or healthcare.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 07/09 · Ends: 07/13
Schedule Notes: 5 Daily Classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a break between noon and 2 p.m.
Instructors: Frank Morrissey, OMI
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - July 11, 2012.
TRP2810HF  L6101

Ministry and Technology

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

Is it legitimate to use technology to communicate the gospel? Explores the function and use of the tools of technology in the varied ministry of the church. Asks critical questions about technology and its use. In the context of addressing issues such as virtual community, media arts and worship, internet-based ministry, Christian education and youth ministry, and spirituality online, the course seeks to equip students with skills in this new area of ministry. Discussion forums, online projects, reflections paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 07/08
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 7, 2012
TRP2862HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/12

Writing Sacred Stories and Worshipful Plays

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Scripted improv and writing styles, dialogue, storyline, language, editing and mime script as elements of writing plays and stories for faith communities and seekers. A writing course to develop sacred stories for one person or many to present as homily or drama and to contribute to God’s ongoing living Gospel. A good companion course to TRP2871HF We The Storytellers

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 04/14 · Ends: 05/12
Instructors: Sally Wotton, David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  April 14, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Cartwright Hall, St. Hilda's College, 44 Devonshire Place
TRP2871HF  L0101

We the Story Tellers: Blending God's Story with our Stories Dramatically

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Improvisation, theatre games, mask, mime and voice work as a basis for acting and story telling in faith communities; brief histories of liturgical drama; telling and exegesis of the Story in a society that is becoming biblically illiterate; finding creative ways to present individual gospels. Evaluation: Presentation of 10-minute performance piece; written report. (Academic mentor: David Neelands)

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/26 · Ends: 06/23
Instructors: Sally Wotton
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 26, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  First class (May 26) in Seeley Hall, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue;  all other classes in Cartwright Hall, St. Hilda's, 44 Devonshire Place
3000 Level Courses
RGP3218YY  L0101

IFM/MAMS Pastoral Component

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A 400-hour supervised program to deepen and/or extend the personal and ministerial growth of IFM /MAMS participants. Several options available to students in consultation with Directors of IFM and MAMS programs. Integration paper, or Competency Interview. Pass/Fail course. For Regis IFM/MAMS students only. Prerequisites: RGP3687H and RGP3688H.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGP3248YF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/04/18

Retreat in Everyday Life

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

AD students enrol in RGP6248YF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Mondays through Fridays. May 7-11, 14-18
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (2 AD, 14 BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: April 30
RGP3273HF  L0101

Prayer and Meditation through Pencil, Pastel and Ink Sketching

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores the theory and practice of various types of prayer and meditation through the artistic mediums of pencil, pastel and ink drawing, including critical reflection on the theology and spirituality of these art forms and on their relevance to spiritual direction and emotional and spiritual healing. Lecture, discussion, short reflection papers and drawing assignments. Pass/Fail grade.

Schedule: 09:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, May 7-11; 14-16
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 9;  Last day to drop:  2012 May 11
SMP3415HF  L0101

Approaches to Multicultural Religious Education

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

 The course will examine different approaches to multicultural religious education in churches, faith-based schools and other pastoral contexts. It will also consider the implications and challenges of different public policies in Canada on multiculturalism and equity in diverse ministerial settings especially in separate school boards. One of the important goals of this course is to help students to acquire cultural proficiency and cultural intelligence and other skills needed to function effectively in a pluralistic society. Students will be led to a deeper appreciation of diversity and acquire tools to interact, and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds. The course will creatively identify healthy and hopeful approaches for teaching and ministry in a multicultural context in which cultures, races, genders and religions are embraced as potentially powerful and transformative variables in the process of evangelization.
Teaching method: Weekly lectures and tutorials; quantitative and qualitative approaches in cross-cultural learning, assigned weekly reading, focused group discussion, and seminars. Means of evaluation:
Class participation: 10%; Book Review: 20%; Reflection Paper: 20%; Seminar Presentation: 20%; Final Integration Paper: 30%

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 04/23 · Ends: 05/23
Schedule Notes: April 23 to May 23
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - April 30, 2012.
Additional Notes: Nine bi-weekly meetings.
SMP3431HS  L0101

Religious Education of Adults: Challenging and Nurturing Faith in the Adult Years

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course deals with the issues of faith and adulthood; discipleship and responsibility for one’s faith. Their relationship will be explored from cultural, sociological, ethical, religious and theological perspectives. Particular attention will be given to the venues and models of adult religious education. The course emphasizes the practice of adult religious education and the skills needed for effective design, process, and evaluation of programmes for adult  religious education.

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1300 to 1600 · Begins: 07/03 · Ends: 07/13
Instructors: Richard Shields
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - July 5, 2012
SMP3488HS  L0101

Teaching Scripture in Light of Nostra Aetate

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This is a course on teaching teachers to teach New Testament texts in light of the new paradigm change initiated by the publication of Nostra Aetate. Since the close of the Vatican Council in 1965, the Church has proclaimed that the covenant of God with the Jewish people has "never been revoked" (cf. John Paull II, 1980; Romans 11:29), and that the Jews "still remain most dear to God" (Nostra Aetate, #4).  Evaluation: One book report (20%); one synthetic essay (40%); participation in class (20%); presentation (20%). 

AD students enrol in SMP6488HS.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1300 to 1600 · Begins: 08/07 · Ends: 08/17
Instructors: Maureena Fritz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - August 9, 2012
EMP3539HF  L0101

Group Process in Pastoral Counselling & Marriage/Family Therapy

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine systematic theoretical and experiential factors within family and small group contexts.  There will be a focus on developmental processes, power dynamics, leadership influences and conflict resolution.  Attention will be given to group dynamics within nuclear and extended families as well as in societal and ministry settings  The learning group will function as a laboratory in which systematic issues and themes related to group process are experienced and examined. Evaluation will be based on class participation, group facilitation assignment and two written assignments.

AD students enrol in EMP6539HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 15:30 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: Last day to register: April 13 / Last day to drop: May 10
Instructors: Lawrence A. Beech
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10

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RGP3554HF  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.

AD students enrol in RGP6554HF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: M-R: 2012 April 30 - May 10
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 2;  Last day to drop: 2012 May 7
RGP3564HF  L0101

Professional Ethics in Counselling

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the principle themes and issues impacting professionals in pastoral care and counselling and marriage and family therapy who are currently working in a variety of agency, institutional, or private practice settings. A number of codes of ethical practice will be studied and compared, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection, conduct, and accountability to clients and professional associations through lectures, case discussions, and shared reflections on video materials. Evaluation: class participation, alternating weekly reflection papers and online quizzes, major paper.

This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/05 · Ends: 06/28
Schedule Notes: 2012 June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 June 12;  Last day to drop: 2012 June 19
SMP3713HS  L0101

Theories of Leadership and Christian Praxis

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examination of different theories of leadership concentrating on four models (transformational leadership, authentic leadership, collegial leadership, and servant leadership). It will explore the strengths and weaknesses of each model and how to apply them to Christian praxis. The course will also teach students how to formulate and sustain organizational vision and mission. The goal of the course is to help students develop leadership and management skills needed in different pastoral, educational, and ministerial settings. As a course in practical theology, the course will help students to develop some creative approaches to leadership needed for building effective and dynamic faith communities with clearly defined realistic goals. It will also offer students the needed leadership qualities for realizing organizational mission through collaborative, co-operative, and participatory practices.  This is a course in Christian discipleship and stewardship using tools from theology and the social sciences.
Teaching methods: Lectures, tutorials, seminars, weekly readings, field research.
Means of evaluation: Class participation (10%), reflection paper (20%), seminar presentation (30%), final report from field work within a chosen pastoral, educational, or professional setting (40%).

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 06/26 · Ends: 08/21
Schedule Notes: 9 weekly 3-hour meetings on Tuesdays
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - July 10, 2012.
6000 Level Courses
RGP6248YF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/04/18

Retreat in Everyday Life

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3248YF.

Schedule: 09:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/07 · Ends: 05/18
Schedule Notes: Mondays through Fridays. May 7-11, 14-18
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (2 AD, 14 BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: April 30
SMP6488HS  L0101

Teaching Scripture in Light of Nostra Aetate

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This is a course on teaching teachers to teach New Testament texts in light of the new paradigm change initiated by the publication of Nostra Aetate. Since the close of the Vatican Council in 1965, the Church has proclaimed that the covenant of God with the Jewish people has "never been revoked" (cf. John Paull II, 1980; Romans 11:29), and that the Jews "still remain most dear to God" (Nostra Aetate, #4).  Evaluation: One book report (20%); one synthetic essay (40%); participation in class (20%); presentation (20%). 

Basic Degree students enrol in SMP3488HS.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1300 to 1600 · Begins: 08/07 · Ends: 08/17
Instructors: Maureena Fritz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - August 9, 2012
EMP6539HF  L0101

Group Process in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage/Family Therapy

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine systematic theoretical and experiential factors within family and small group contexts.  There will be a focus on developmental processes, power dynamics, leadership influences and conflict resolution.  Attention will be given to group dynamics within nuclear and extended families as well as in societal and ministry settings  The learning group will function as a laboratory in which systematic issues and themes related to group process are experienced and examined. Evaluation will be based on class participation, group facilitation assignment and two written assignments.

 

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3539HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 15:30 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: Last day to register: April 13 / Last day to drop: May 10
Instructors: Lawrence A. Beech
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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RGP6554HF  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3554HF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Thursday, April 30 - May 10
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 2;  Last day to drop: 2012 May 7
RGP6564HF  L0101

Professional Ethics in Counselling

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the principle themes and issues impacting professionals in pastoral care and counselling and marriage and family therapy who are currently working in a variety of agency, institutional, or private practice settings. A number of codes of ethical practice will be studied and compared, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection, conduct, and accountability to clients and professional associations through lectures, case discussions, and shared reflections on video materials. Evaluation: class participation, alternating weekly reflection papers and online quizzes, major paper.

This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3564HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/05 · Ends: 06/28
Schedule Notes: 2012 June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 June 12;  Last day to drop: 2012 June 19
Historical Crosslisted Courses
TRH2455HS  L4101 · Cancelled on 2012/06/15

Orthodox Pastoralia 2: 1300 - present

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Residential course on modern Orthodox/Eastern Christian spirituality. Study of major spiritual movements, figures and writings, with emphasis on the 20th century. Themes include the “Philokalic” and hesychastic revival beginning in the late 18th century, the Jesus Prayer, spiritual guidance, monastic renewal, liturgical spirituality, spirituality in times of revolution, persecution and exile, and spirituality in a secular environment. May be taken for degree credit or audited.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday · Begins: 07/01 · Ends: 07/14
Schedule Notes: Weekdays for two weeks
Instructors: Paul Ladouceur
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 4 · Max: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 22, 2012
Additional Notes: Off-campus in retreat house.  Additional residential fee of $850.00.  Please see attached material.

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SAH3473HF  L4101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/07

Issues in Catholic Education in Ontario

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

This course provides an historical analysis of the evolution of Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Ontario, from the 1830's to the present. In addition students will study the development separate school boards and legislation.

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/12 · Ends: 06/23
Instructors: Robert Dixon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: May 7, 2012   Payment Deadline:       May 14, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:  June 4, 2012
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SMJ3609HS  L0101

Catholic Social Teaching

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course traces the development of Catholic Social Teaching and action from an historical and theological perspective. A Christian concept of justice will be explored within Biblical and theological contexts. Cultural developments that have impacted, and those that continue to influence, social thought, teaching and action within the Church will be discussed. The primary texts for the course are the social documents of the Church beginning with the Encyclical of Pope Leo X111, Rerum Novarum (1891) and continuing to the present day. Students will become familiar with the content of such documents and they will be encouraged to analyse the theological and social foundations upon which the documents have been developed. Key principles of Catholic Social Teaching will be introduced. The course will also explore the Christian call to justice and ways in which the social teachings of the Church can be integrated into personal spirituality and ministry. To facilitate such integration, examples will be highlighted from the lives of social activists within the Church. Teaching and learning methods will include, lecture, discussion, media and biographical analysis.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 13:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 07/16 · Ends: 07/26
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12 · Crosslisted to: Theological, Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: July 16-26.  Last day to add or drop the course: July 19, 2012.

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Pastoral Theology Courses for the <em>2012</em> Summer Session

Pastoral Theology Courses for the <em>2012</em> Summer Session