Pastoral Theology Courses for the 2012 Fall Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
KNP1101HF  L0101

Introduction to Worship

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

This course will offer scriptural, historical, and theological foundations to help liturgists understand and then lead worship in a Reformed setting.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Clyde Ervine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP1101HF  L0101

Worship I: Foundations of Christian Public Worship

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

An introduction to the history, theology and practice of Christian public worship, with particular reference to the foundational practices of Eucharist and Christian initiation in the Reformed and Methodist liturgical traditions, set in the context of ecumenical developments and influences. Biblical, historical, theological and pastoral dimensions will be explored through presentations, readings, assignments, discussion, and practica/tutorials. Compulsory practicum/tutorial included in the third hour of 3-hour course. Evaluation: Participation, 10%; Praxis Assignments 30%; Vocabulary Test, 20%; Book Relflections, 40%. (Fulfills testamur requirement for United Church of Canada candidates for ordered ministry.)

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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KNP1352HF  L0101

Introduction to Preaching

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

Introduction to the art and science of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure and delivery. Written assignments, small groups, one sermon.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP1443HF  L0101

Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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, mid and final exams.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Andrew Irvine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP1446HF  L6101

Intro to Educational Ministry

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

"Do we believe that Christian Education would make the church or society different?  If so, how can we reshape Christian Education in our congregations in order to make the church and society different?  What would be the best approach to Christian education for our congregations today?  Keeping these questions in mind, we will open the world of Christian education, engaging in dialogue with theorists in that discipline.  We will explore educational theories and the wways of refashioning it for today's church and society, and create a vision of Christian education in order to make a congregation different."

Schedule:
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP1601HF  L0101

Context and Ministry

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

What we understand ministry to be and how we practice it changes in different social, religious, cultural, geographical, and other contexts. In this course, students begin to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for understanding and responding to the particular demands of diverse ministry contexts. And in so doing, they articulate anew their own sense of vocation in relation to their particular religious and cultural traditions. Evaluation includes participation in site visits outside of class, small group discussions and a pass on three short reflection papers. 80% participation is required to successfully complete this Pass/Fail course. Successful completion of this course is required for enrollment in Contextual Education II EMF3020YY.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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TRP1613HF  L0101

Identity, Church & Society

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

Exploration of Identity, Church, and Society in the context of professional ministry. Elements include: prayer, story, church as a community and institution, the person in society and society in the person. Two short essays, an autobiographical exercise, examination.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Michael James Thompson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
WYP1615HF  L0101

Poverty, Development & Transformation I: Introduction to Global & Local Issues, Power & Players

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

This course is Part I of an introduction and overview to the issues and practices of community development, as practised locally and internationally. It contributes to students' understanding of the field's global dimensions, as well as the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for effective local engagement. Worldviews, approaches and actors are explored, as are the patterns and lenses of several Christian perspectives. Understanding is built around the nature and dynamics of poverty and power, and their relationships to the spectrum of community development approaches and practices, along with the roles of international agencies, governments, NGOs, churches and other players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. Evaluation includes papers, reflection, research, participation and term project. Tutorial from 9:30 - 11:30 am on alternative Fridays.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Sept. 14, 28, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, 16, 30
Instructors: David Kupp
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP1617HF  L0101

Community-Based Assessment and Design

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

Residents of urban at-risk communities often have ministry done to them by well-meaning people. Organizations (non-proftis, churches, government, etc.) swoop in with money, people and resources and tell the community what they need. Playgrounds are erected overnight, murals painted over, or gardens appear without anyone asking the people who live there what they want. The message that no one listens is reinforced in their minds. God's concept of "shaolm" is not one of doing to people but one of inviting people to participate in their own community development. Students in this course will develop the skills necessary to engage a local community. This approach is guided through the development tools of community assessment (listening to the community) and project design, monitoring and evaluation (responding with the coomunity to a limitation). At the end of this course students will have the skills necessary to involve the community in its own restoration.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP1621HY  L0101

Foundational Approaches to Contemporary Pastoral Praxis

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

In this course, students acquire skills of reflexive praxis rooted in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy as a foundation for engaging in professional ministry in the Church. The student is invited to appropriate personal practices and professional guidelines for ministry within a theological framework, thereby beginning the process of articulating a personal vision of ministry that is grounded in Scripture, Tradition and personal experiences of vocation.

Schedule: Friday, 13:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: every second week starting Sep 14, 2012 till March 2013
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 22
SAP1711HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/06/04

Introduction to Canon Law

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Survey of selected topics from Books I, II, III, and VI of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Course goals include preparation for ministry. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Brian Clough
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
TRP2031HF  L0101

Introduction to Preaching

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

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of preaching. The student will learn to read a text closely, exegete a passage, and develop dynamic oral communication skills. Attention will be paid to the postmodern context, contemporary homiletical theory, and different sermonic forms. The student will be encouraged to be creative and find his/her own voice in a supportive environment. Expectations: written assignments, class exercises, one full length sermon, and one short homily.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Judy Rois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP2134HF  L0101

Shaping Space for Worship

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gerald Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP2202HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Anglican Tradition

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

Reflection on aspects of the spiritual formation of the human person and of the postulant for ordination in the Anglican Church. Students will consider topics such as the theology of the human person, longing for God, spiritual motherhood and fatherhood, kenosis, stewardship of the sacraments, preaching and prayer, and how these inform our understanding of the priesthood.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Lisa Wang
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: TC22
SMP2222HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/11

Spiritual Direction

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

Explores theological, psychological, and pastoral dimensions of the spiritual direction relationship. Considers historical development and the contemporary interest in many faith traditions in SD. Topics include forms of prayer, discernment process, difference between SD and pastoral counseling, professional ethics. Lectures, discussion, presentation, synthesis essay and oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mary Ellen Sheehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
SMP2241HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/08/30

Spirituality of the Jewish Year

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

Introduction to Judaism through study of the Sabbath and festivals of the Jewish year. Designed for Christians, enables students to teach and to preach from an understanding of our Jewish roots. Readings, term project, written or oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Anne Anderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAP2261HF  L0101

Psych & Spirituality

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

A review of normal psychological development and an overview of selected topics in psychopathology in the context of pastoral counselling and spiritual direction. Lectures, videotaped case-studies, seminar presentations. Assigned readings and oral exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Edward Hudson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 15
SAP2301HF  L0101

Introduction to Homiletics

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

Introduction to Homiletics is a one-semester course that gives students the opportunity to look at the theology, tradition and practice of Catholic preaching. Students will examine particular questions, issues and challenges in homiletics from a Catholic perspective, survey the development of preaching throughout Church history, determine how Roman Catholic preaching can be informed by the theory and practice in other traditions, and articulate the characteristics of good preaching. This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Homiletics. Lectures, online postings, presentations, interviews and papers.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2301HF  L0101

Basics of Preaching

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

The student will develop a theological framework regarding the character and place of preaching in the life of a local Church. This includes the place of the Church within the mission of God, the importance of analyzing and engaging with the way culture shapes the local community, and the understanding of what it means to be faithful to God in the way we handle the biblical text. The student will also learn to identify and implement the basic skills that are foundational to preaching. Weekly reading, listening to sermons by a variety of preachers, class participation, preparation, delivery and critique of sermons. Tutorial 11-12.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP2301HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/24

Introduction to Homiletics

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

This course presents the nature and purpose of the liturgical homily. It will provide instruction on the methods and skills necessary for the development of effective homilies. Emphasis will be given to the interplay between Scripture, preacher and assembly. Students will compose and deliver homilies, which will be critically discussed and evaluated by instructor and students. The first weeks of this course are presented as lecture by the professor. Once the basic textbook has been covered, students will preach a minimum of two times, before classmates (and a video camera). Each student will then have an appointment with the professor to review the homily and the evaluations of the classmates. Grading is based on the professor's evaluation of content and presentation, as well as that of the homilist's classmates.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2527HF  L0101

Basics of Pastoral Care

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

This course introduces students to the basics of effective, ethically responsible pastoral care. Students will be provided opportunities to improve their interpersonal self-awareness, and to understand the differences between pastoral care and pastoral counseling. The course is offered in seminar format, supported with readings and experiential skills training exercises. Grades are based on a set of written assignments and audio/video taped role-played demonstrations of the basic skills of pastoral care taught through the experiential exercises. Tutorial 11-12.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
SAP2545HF  L0101

Pastoral Counselling

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) 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: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:30
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
WYP2546HF  L0101

Personal Wellness: Care of Self for Care of Others

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

Personal wellness builds and replenishes the inner resources that sustain our efforts to care for others. This course is designed to assist students to recognize, understand and practice the kind of holistic personal wellness that is essential to effective ordained or lay ministry. The course is process oriented and supported by readings and written self-reflection assignments. Completion of assignments, regular attendance and participation in class discussions are all mandatory components of this pass/fail course.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
KNP2548HF  L0101

Pastoral Care: Self, Family, Congregation

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

This course introduces students to practices and theories of pastoral care with an emphasis on self awareness and pastoral practice in an intercultural context. The first half of the course will focus on systems theories - family of origin, cultures of origin and social identity. Students will explore and present their own families of origin and social identity as a means to learn the theory, consider ministry implications and develop self awareness. The second half of the course will provide hands-on opportunities to practice pastoral skills while learning theory regarding grief and loss, death and dying, ethical decision making, spiritual care, developing pastoral relationships. Lecture, discussion, small group work, mid-term paper, case studies.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP2600HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/24

Theology of Ministry

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

This course will explore the foundations of ministry in the New Testament, the manifold expressions of ministry in the history of the Church, and a variety of contemporary issues related to the theology and practice of ministry from a Roman Catholic perspective. Also important will be the relationship of ministry to other aspects of theology, such as Christology, pneumatology, grace, mission, ecclesiology, and sacraments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Mary Ellen Sheehan
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMP2600HF  L4101

Theology of Ministry

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Burlington Site

This course will explore the foundations of ministry in the New Testament, the manifold expressions of ministry in the history of the Church, and a variety of contemporary issues related to the theology and practice of ministry from a Roman Catholic perspective. Also important will be the relationship of ministry to other aspects of theology, such as Christology, pneumatology, grace, mission, ecclesiology, and sacraments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Classes will be held at Corpus Christi Secondary School 5150 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, ON L7L 0E5
WYP2618HF  L0101

Gospel, Church & Culture

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

This course will consider definitions of Gospel, church and culture, and some of the different ways Christians have historically understood the relationship between the three. We will consider worldviews as a tool for understanding cultures, and look specifically at what the shift from modernity to postmodernity means for the church and its mission. The course will include Biblical material, reference to the experience of overseas missionaries, and expressions of contemporary culture such as movies. These will form the backdrop for discussion about what it means to be a missional church in contemporary North America.Lectures, guest speakers, class discussion. Evalutions: book reports, journal, movie report, paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John P. Bowen
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2620YY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/10

Mission Shaped Ministry

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

The course is a ministry-based practical orientation to the ministry of church planting and fresh expressions of church. The curriculum includes material on spiritual formation for pioneering ministry; elements of missiology, ecclesiology and cultural exegesis; and how to begin, sustain and bring to maturity a fresh expression of church. This course is a part of Wycliffe's new M.Div. "pioneer stream". It is adapted from the course used in several seminaries in the UK as part of the Church of England's training for "Ordained Pioneer Ministries". This is in turn a part of the Fresh Expressions initiative of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. Requirements: placement, field reports, class participation, reading, book reports, essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Connie denBok, John P. Bowen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
WYP2636HF  L0101

Rooted in God: Personal Prayer as the Soil of Ministry

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course focuses on personal contemplative prayer as essential for our relationship with God and the soil out of which healthy and effective ministry grows. The course covers Biblical teaching on prayer; the contemplative tradition arising from the early desert fathers and mothers; spirituality, theology and psychology of prayer; and various Christian traditions of prayer including lectio divina, Ignatian prayer, other forms of scripture prayer, centering prayer, Christian meditation, and the awareness examen.The course concludes with suggestions for planting and growing a prayer-based parish ministry. Lectures, small group and plenary sharing, and practicum. Two reflection papers and a final paper designing a course to be taught in a ministry seeting. Also self-evaluation based on a learning covenant which includes a daily prayer requirement. This course will be held at St. John's Convent, 223 Cummer Ave., North York.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 8
Instructors: Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
TRP2641YY  L0101

Principles and Practice of Liturgy

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

A five semester long preparation for active worship leadership in the Anglican Church. Supervised "worship teams" prepare for and preside at a variety of services. Music and homiletics (theory and performance), phenomenological and theological reflection on the practice of ministry. Lectures, periodic workshops. Reading, journaling, book reports (one per year) and short reflection paper at the end of the first and third academic years.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
SAP2708HF  L0101

Pastoral Norms: Sacraments

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

Study of the sacramental life of the Church as legislated in Book IV of the Code of Canon Law, The Office of Sanctifying in the Church. Special focus on the pastoral application of the Sacraments. Theological and legislative sources of the canons; canons treating the Sacraments of Initiation, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick, as well as other acts of divine worship. Class participation, oral exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ivan P. Camilleri
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
EMP2731HF  L0101

Ministry of Governance and Administration

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The responsibility of good administration and informed governance is a vital, if unsung, aspect of ministry in a conciliar system. This course will explore the mandates of collaborative congregational leadership, financial stewardship, effective communication and mission strategy in the context of current and emerging forms of United Church polity, and in view of the impact of changing demographics. Lectures and discussion; use of portfolios.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Joan Wyatt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP2732HF  L0101

The Practice of Diaconal Ministry

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

The practice of being an Anglican Deacon involves an understanding of Christian Ministry in its ancient and current expressions. Deacons as ordained ministers are called to focus the ministry of the whole community as this relates to the service and care of those in need. The role of deacons is to express the world to the church and the church to the world. The course will discuss the variety of ministries, social justice and the church, the liturgical role of deacons, the leadership and prophetic role of deacons in the parish/congregation, and the future growth of the diaconate. The relevance of this course to other denominations is based on the baptismal requirement of pursuing justice in the world. While the course is called "Practice", the course will also involve the theory and theology of the diaconate. Lectures, readings, discussions, written papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew S. Barlow
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRP2803HF  L0101

English Church Music

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

The aim of this course is to provide an outline of the history and current scholarship of English church music. Topics covered will include the impact of the English Reformation on liturgical music; the intersection between sacred and secular; the word-tone relationship in English plainchant and hymnody; music in Methodism; and choral-service revival in the Anglican Church. The course will explore a wide range of English church music including anthems, hymns, liturgical chants, oratorios and metrical psalms, along with a selected reading of relevant primary and secondary sources. Methodology: lectures, discussions, music listening, and readings. Evaluation: class participation (20%); one major essay (40%); and final exam (40%).

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
EMP2861HF  L0101

Songs of the Church

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

The course on congregational song has no prerequisites related to musical ability, keyboard skills, or to hymnic background. Attendance at lectures for the exploration of current song resources (Voices United, More Voices, and a hymn book of the student's choice) forms part of the evaluation process. In addition, weekly assignments such as book reviews or song leading, class participation, and presentation of a final integrative project will be graded. Familiarity with journals and literature in the field will be required. Some research and reports on research will be required. Demonstrated familiarity with the resources of a newly developed concordance for Voices United will be an integral component for evaluation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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EMP2875HY  L0101

Toronto School of Theology Choir

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

This course will require students to advance their singing and ensemble talents in a group rehearsal situation that is based on knowledge and its application, in order to achieve creative goals. The chorus director takes the role of lead interpreter and coach for the team. After cultivating reliable vocal production, diction, and notation reading skills, the choir will study repertoire drawn form twentieth century British and North American composers, using sacred texts. Styles will range from classical to jazz. Those registered for credit will be required to attend all rehearsals, and submit two short research papers, as well as a major book review. Students will be assessed on the faithfulness of attendance and team-interaction; on their growth in the vocal discipline; on three written assignments, and contribution to the summative exercise (final concert). TST Choir is open to all members of the community: students, faculty and staff.

Schedule: Wednesday, 16:00 to 17:30
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit

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3000 Level Courses
RGP3207HF  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

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

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6207HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
RGP3218YY  L0101

IFM/MAMS Pastoral Component

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 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
EMP3266HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/07/31

Spirituality and Health

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

This course will investigate spirituality and health in light of a wholistic view of human flourishing tha includes physical, emotional, spiritual and psycho-social aspects. Emphatic spiritual care requires the ability to put oneself in the shoes of another. The role of illness narratives and active listening will be examined. Aspects of inter-cultural spiritual care will be named and practiced. The course will consist of lectures, small groups, individual presentations and a final paper. Evaluation: participation, 10%; integration paper, 20%; topic proposal, 10%; literature review, 20%; and fnal research paper, 40%. Prerequisite: one course in worship or theology or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP3268HY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/10

Supervision in Spiritual Direction Ministry: Theory and Practice

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

This course is designed to provide an experience for spiritual directors with the goal of strengthening their competencies in supervision. This course will also assist spiritual directors discerning their call to the ministry of supervision. The focus of the course is to enable the supervisor to facilitate the ministry of spiritual directors so that directees recognize and integrate God's presence and direction in every aspect of their lives. The focus of the supervision process is on the spiritual director. This course is organized around a contemplative supervision process for peer groups and individual supervision of spiritual directors. 6-page paper. **Pre-requisite: Diploma in Spiritual Direction students at Regis College; persons with an ongoing ministry of spiritual direction with an M.Div, MAMS, or equivalent spiritual direction formation program; ongoing engagement in spiritual direction; permission of the course instructor. Co-requisite: Diploma in Spiritual Direction students at Regis College, permission of course instructor.BD students;Pass/Fail. For advanced degree students final integration paper; graded; required attendance.

AD students enrol in RGP6268HY.

Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Sep 29, Nov 3, Dec 8; 2013 Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: Max 12 (AD & BD)
RGP3269HY  L0101

Supervised Practice and Appropriation of the Ministry of Spiritual Direction

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

This course is designed to intensify the experience of individual spiritual direction and supervision initiated in Practicum in Spiritual Direction: RGP3/6661 and Retreat in Everyday Life: RGP3/6248. Through supervision and discernment the director grows in a deeper awareness of responses to a perceived presence or absence of God in the ministry of spiritual direction. Supervision is valued as a way to enable the spiritual director to help others recognize and integrate God's presence and direction in every aspect of life. Through an integrative theological reflection paper and a pastoral competency interview, the course is intended to reveal the spiritual director's appropriated theology and practice of spiritual direction as a ministry. Competency interview and integration paper. Pass/Fail course. **Pre-requisite: Practicum in Spiritual Direction RGP3661H, Retreat in Everyday Life RGP3248Y, RGP3687H and RGP3688H. Four academic courses suggested for the Diploma in Spiritual Direction. Co-requisite: On-going participation in the practice of spiritual direction.

AD students enrol in RGP6269HY.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Schedule Notes: All students must attend first meeting on Monday, Sep 10, 2012, 1-2 pm
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
TRP3278HF  L0101

Spiritual Direction for Groups

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

A practicum in spiritual direction for small groups of people. We will explore spiritual sharing (or intimacy) in small groups of people, what it means, who it may be for, and how to build that spiritual intimacy and vulnerability by creating a small group which for the duration of the course will be spiritual directors for and with each other.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:30 to 15:30
Schedule Notes: September 15, 22, 29, October 13, 20, 27
Instructors: Dana Fisher
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
Additional Notes: Location: Cartwright Hall
EMP3307HF  L0101

Preaching in Ministry

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

This course is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of homiletics and offer a range of preaching opportunities and challenges of the sort that might be experienced in serving a church throughout the year. In addition to allowing students to pursue their own interests, the course will explore preaching the church year, preaching on special holidays or occasions like funerals and wededings, key doctrines, social justice and diversity in preaching, culture and the preacher, various sermon forms, topics, social locations and homiletical theories. The course will consist of seminars, small groups, lectures, two sermons, a journal of reflections on the readings and peer evaluations, a major essay. Evaluation: 20% each sermon; 20% , journal; 40% essay.

AD students enrol in EMP6307HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TSP3352YF  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 2

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) Supervisors of the GTA. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CASC Supervisors of GTA (http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/. For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND BASIC CPE unit.
SMP3421HF  L0101

Faith Development Across the Lifespan

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

Examination of contemporary theories of human growth and development, and the contribution that such theories offer to the understanding of religious development and the praxis of religious education. Particular attention is paid to the impact of post-modern culture on the possibility of faith today. Lectures, readings, seminar presentation (20%), two reflections (2 x 20%), final paper (40%).

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP3426HF  L0101

Teaching Bible in the Church/ Models of Teaching (MRE)

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

What are unique, creative, effective and meaningful ways of teaching Bible in the church today? This course will explore and experience various approaches of teaching Bible in the church, assessing appropriateness to the church, to the world we live in, a variety of social and cultural dynamics, and various age levels. Also, the students will be expected to apply Biblical interpretation skills to actual teaching. Lectures, teaching practice as a group, group discussion.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP3428HF  L0101

Catholic Educational Documents

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

Trends and patterns in 20th Century Catholic educational documents. Pedagogical, theological, cultural, social, and foundational issues. Faith development, catechesis and implications for religious education. Adaptation of documents to Canadian context. Lecture, seminar, participation, critical review of one document, and paper.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP3476HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/07/31

Creativity and Spirituality

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

For educators, ministry personnel, artists, administrators, teachers, who seek to integrate creativity in pastoral practice, the course will examine theories of creativity in order to explore the historical development of the concept as it influences cognition, learning and innovation. In addition we will study theories of play and the place of imagination in fostering spiritual formation and human development. Students with an interest in the arts are also welcome to participate in this seminar. Seminar format with literature review 30%, proposal 10%, research paper 50%, participation 10%. Fulfills requirement for Advanced CE in the MRE program at EC or a spirituality elective. Prerequisite: at least one course in worship, Bible or theology or permission by instructor.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
ICP3483HF  L6101

Ways of Learning

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

Participants in the course will investigate and evaluate significant perspectives on the learning process in order to understand the assumptions of various theories and to interpret these from a biblically- informed standpoint. They will review current research into child development and learning (e.g. brain research, cognitive processes, multiple intelligences, learning styles ) in seeking to develop a coherent understanding of the relationships between various learning theories, on the basis of a Christian view of the person and of the knowledge. An action research project will enable participants to test an approach to learning that is relevant to their educational responsibilities. The course employs and extensive Study Guide, three books plus book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/ telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation. Study Guide to accompany texts and readings; online discussion forum; Skype/ telephone conferencing. Online forum participation (30%); Research paper (70%).

 

AD students enrol in ICP6483HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
TSP3521YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Basic 1

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

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the basic level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will develop theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage and Family Therapy. There will also be a focus on systemic awareness, personal integration and ethical reflections in a relational, client-centred framework.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC PCE unit.
TSP3522YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Basic 2

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

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit in the second year at the basic level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will further develop theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage and Family Therapy. There will be a focus on developing systemic approaches, and deepening personal integration, and ethical insights and awareness in a relational, client-centred framework.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your SECOND BASIC PCE unit.
TSP3523YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 1

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

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will focus on theoretical knowledge and clinical practice in Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy with attention to Family Systems Theories and Relational Psychodynamics. The program will involve supervised clinical practice with emphasis on transference issues and ethical reflection in a relational, client-centred framework.

AD students enrol in TSP6523YY.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your FIRST ADVANCED PCE unit.
TRP3523HF  L0101

Foundations in the Psychology of Counselling

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

Foundations in the psychology of pastoral 'listening' and counseling, emphasizing the interpersonal, intersubjective and relational dynamics operative in the dyad in a faith-based context. Focus of the course will be on case studies where students will examine multiple perspectives of effective communication in the pastoral counselling setting. Strong focus on heightened awareness of not only what person seeking counselling brings to the relationship, but equally important, on what the counsellor brings, and the multiple levels of conscious and unconscious communication mobilized in therapeutic encounters. Discussion-oriented seminars organized around clinical and theoretical papers; students encouraged to bring individual experience-based material for confidential discussion, where appropriate. Two short essays, class presentations (where applicable), class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TSP3523YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 2

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

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will focus on theoretical knowledge and clinical practice in Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy with attention to Family Systems Theories and Relational Psychodynamics. The program will involve supervised clinical practice with emphasis on transference issues and ethical reflection in a relational, client-centred framework.

AD students enrol in TSP6523YY.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED PCE unit.
RGP3550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

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

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church. 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 introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential.

AD students enrol in RGP6550HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
TSP3551YF  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 1

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) Supervisors of the GTA. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CASC Supervisors of GTA (http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/. For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC CPE unit.
TSP3553YF  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) Supervisors of the GTA. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

AD students enrol in TSP6553YF.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CASC Supervisors of GTA (http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/. For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST ADVANCED CPE unit.
TSP3554YF  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) Supervisors of the GTA. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

AD students enrol in TSP6554YF.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CASC Supervisors of GTA (http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/. For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED CPE unit.
EMP3619HF  L0101

Religious Peacebuilding

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

This course investigates the religious grounds for peacemaking today. Each student will be responsible for following and reporting on developments in one location represented by a Tanenbaum "Peacemaker-in-Action" throughout the course. Meanwhile, the evolution of the theological/ecclesial/interfaith discussion of peacemaking will be traced through the 20th century debate between pacifism and just war; conflict resolution and transformation; peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding; humanitarian aid and development; NGOs and the military. Students will be expected to explore these debates in relation to their "case study" and may write the case study from the perspective of any faith.

AD students enrol in EMP6619HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20

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RGP3661HY  L0101

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

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

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 integration papers; pass/fail. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

AD students enrol in RGP6661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 21
Enrollment Notes: (3 AD; 18 BD)
KNP3663HF  L0101

Pastoral Integration

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

This final year Knox course aims to bring together various elements of the courses done by students as a final year integrative exercise. Prerequisite: TFE placement. Lectures. Assignments and major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Andrew Irvine
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP3687HF  L0101

Integration For Ministry I

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

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students. Graded course for AD students.

AD students enrol in RGP6687HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
5000 Level Courses
KNP5307HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/06/13

Preaching and Biblical Method

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

In the past fifty years significant developments have taken place within biblical studies. A renewed focus on method and the task of interpretation has implications for the preacher in her/his weekly task of expounding the scriptures. This course will examine these more recent methods, inlcuding post holocaust, feminist, social science, postcolonial and empire studies and discuss their implications for preaching the biblical text. The course will focus on the intersection of these newer methods and the parallel developments within the "New Homiletic" since the 1960's.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP5325HF  L0101

Rhetoric and Poetics for Preaching

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

Literature in classical and contemporary rhetoric and poetics with a view to more imaginative preaching. Lectures, seminars, essay, sermons, class presentation.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP5601HF  L0101

Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women

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

The course will review the international effort to resist violence against women; the challenge of the discourse of human rights and different cultural narratives; the efforts of organizations, including the United Nations, the World Council of Churches, and other NGOs; the history of resistance and complicity and of the church; and pastoral issues in responding. Methods include some lecture, seminar discussion, research, case study.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

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6000 Level Courses
RGP6207HF  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

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

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3207HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
RGP6268HY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/10

Supervision in Spiritual Direction Ministry: Theory and Practice

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

This course is designed to provide an experience for spiritual directors with the goal of strengthening their competencies in supervision. This course will also assist spiritual directors discerning their call to the ministry of supervision. The focus of the course is to enable the supervisor to facilitate the ministry of spiritual directors so that directees recognize and integrate God’s presence and direction in every aspect of their lives. The focus of the supervision process is on the spiritual director. This course is organized around a contemplative supervision process for peer groups and individual supervision of spiritual directors. 6-page paper. **Pre-requisite: Diploma in Spiritual Direction students at Regis College; persons with an ongoing ministry of spiritual direction with an M.Div, MAMS, or equivalent spiritual direction formation program; ongoing engagement in spiritual direction; permission of the course instructor. Co-requisite: Diploma in Spiritual Direction students at Regis College, permission of course instructor.BD students;Pass/Fail. For advanced degree students final integration paper; graded; required attendance.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3268HY.

Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Sep 29, Nov 3, Dec 8; 2013 Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: Max 12 (AD & BD)
RGP6269HY  L0101

Supervised Practice and Appropriation of the Ministry of Spiritual Direction

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

This course is designed to intensify the experience of individual spiritual direction and supervision initiated in Practicum in Spiritual Direction: RGP3/6661 and Retreat in Everyday Life: RGP3/6248. Through supervision and discernment the director grows in a deeper awareness of responses to a perceived presence or absence of God in the ministry of spiritual direction. Supervision is valued as a way to enable the spiritual director to help others recognize and integrate God's presence and direction in every aspect of life. Through an integrative theological reflection paper and a pastoral competency interview, the course is intended to reveal the spiritual director's appropriated theology and practice of spiritual direction as a ministry. Competency interview and integration paper. Pass/Fail course. **Pre-requisite: Practicum in Spiritual Direction RGP6661H, Retreat in Everyday Life RGP6248Y, RGP6687H and RGP6688H. Four academic courses suggested for the Diploma in Spiritual Direction. Co-requisite: On-going participation in the practice of spiritual direction.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3269HY.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Schedule Notes: All students must attend first meeting on Monday, Sep 10, 2012, 1-2 pm
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
EMP6307HF  L0101

Preaching in Ministry

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

This course is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of homiletics and offer a range of preaching opportunities and challenges of the sort that might be experienced in serving a church throughout the year. In addition to allowing students to pursue their own interests, the course will explore preaching the church year, preaching on special holidays or occasions like funerals and weddings, key doctrines, social justice and diversity in preaching, culture and the preacher, various sermon forms, topics, social locations and homiletical theories. The course will consist of seminars, small groups, lectures, two sermons, a journal of reflections on the readings and peer evaluations, a major essay. Evaluation: 20% each sermon; 20% , journal; 40% essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3307HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICP6483HF  L6101

Ways of Learning

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

Participants in the course will investigate and evaluate significant perspectives on the learning process in order to understand the assumptions of various theories and to interpret these from a biblically- informed standpoint. They will review current research into child development and learning (e.g. brain research, cognitive processes, multiple intelligences, learning styles ) in seeking to develop a coherent understanding of the relationships between various learning theories, on the basis of a Christian view of the person and of the knowledge. An action research project will enable participants to test an approach to learning that is relevant to their educational responsibilities. The course employs and extensive Study Guide, three books plus book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/ telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation. Study Guide to accompany texts and readings; online discussion forum; Skype/ telephone conferencing. Online forum participation (30%); Research paper (70%).

 

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3483HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
TSP6523YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 1

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

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will focus on theoretical knowledge and clinical practice in Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy with attention to Family Systems Theories and Relational Psychodynamics. The program will involve supervised clinical practice with emphasis on transference issues and ethical reflection in a relational, client-centred framework.

Basic Degree students enrol in TSP3523YY.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your FIRST ADVANCED PCE unit.
TSP6524YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 2

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

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will focus on theoretical knowledge and clinical practice in Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy with attention to Family Systems Theories and Relational Psychodynamics. The program will involve supervised clinical practice with emphasis on transference issues and ethical reflection in a relational, client-centred framework.

Basic Degree students enrol in TSP3524YY.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED PCE unit.
RGP6550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

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

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church. 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 introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3550HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
TSP6553YF  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) Supervisors of the GTA. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Basic Degree students enrol in TSP3553YF.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CASC Supervisors of GTA (http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/. For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST ADVANCED CPE unit.
TSP6554YF  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) Supervisors of the GTA. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Basic Degree students enrol in TSP3554YF.

Schedule:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CASC Supervisors of GTA (http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-toronto.ca/. For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED CPE unit.
EMP6619HF  L0101

Religious Peacebuilding

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

This course investigates the religious grounds for peacemaking today. Each student will be responsible for following and reporting on developments in one location represented by a Tanenbaum “Peacemaker-in-Action” throughout the course. Meanwhile, the evolution of the theological/ecclesial/interfaith discussion of peacemaking will be traced through the 20th century debate between pacifism and just war; conflict resolution and transformation; peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding; humanitarian aid and development; NGOs and the military. Students will be expected to explore these debates in relation to their “case study” and may write the case study from the perspective of any faith.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3619HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10

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RGP6661HY  L0101

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

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

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 10 page integration papers, final grade. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 21
Enrollment Notes: (3 AD; 18 BD)
RGP6687HF  L0101

Integration For Ministry I

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

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students. Graded course for AD students.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3687HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
Theological Crosslisted Courses
SAT3643HF  L0101

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

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

This course introduces the major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam in detail and also others in brief) of the world -- their historical setting, basic principles, significant features, Holy Scriptures, theology, etc -- and a Christian perspective on them with an urgency to enter into interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGT5239HF  L0101

Kenosis

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

Explores Christian Kenosis as an expression of the unconditional love of God made known in Christ. Here the mutual relations of self-giving in the Trinity may be reflected in the lives of human persons. Of key significance is Hans Urs von Balthasar's appreciation of the paschal mystery. Also in dialogue are: Sarah Coakley, John Paul II and Thomas Merton.  Lectures, discussion, class presentations, research paper, one short paper and a research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)

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

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