Pastoral Theology Courses for the 2013 Summer Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
KNP1101HF  L0101

Introduction to Worship

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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.

Classes held at Wycliffe College

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/27 · Ends: 06/07
Schedule Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 29.  Classes held at Wycliffe College
Instructors: Clyde Ervine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAP1541HS  L0101

Families in the Canadian Home, Parish & School

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  New Course · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Families come to Canada from every society of the world, bringing their diverse relationships, roles, structures and understandings. Clergy, teachers and parish workers need an awareness of what those might be in order to serve individuals and families from diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Whether in pastoral work, in teaching family life education or in other forms of service, awareness of possibilities and questions will be useful. Two presentations and final exam.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon July 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 23, 25 {Exam}
Instructors: Suzanne R. Scorsone
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: June 24, 2013; Withdrawal Deadline: July 9, 2013
WYP1609HF  L0101

Community Development: The Art of Facilitation and Workshop Design

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

At the core of every community developer is a commitment to transformational teaching which unleashes with in people the competencies to change their local community. Individual and group learning is possible when community members are treated with respect, fell sage to explore new ideas and can readily apply new learning to their present context. Base on both the theory and practice of adult learning and the biblical principle of discipleship, participants will step closer to peace and well-being.
This course is also valuable for lay and ordained leaders in the church who may be called to lead adult Christian education courses, focus groups or other organizational meetings.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday · Begins: 05/27 · Ends: 05/30
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
Enrollment Notes: Last date to register for the class Fri, May 24. 2013 and the last date to withdraw is 9:00 am on May 28, 2013
2000 Level Courses
SAP2112HF  L0101

Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

This course will investigate the sacramental celebrations, the liturgy of the hours and the liturgical year of the Roman Rite from their historical, theological, spiritual and pastoral dimension. Requirements: class attendance, short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays and Fridays as follows: 9 am to 11 am: April 23, 26, 30, May 7, 10; 9 am to Noon: May 14, 17, 21, 24; 9 am to 11 am: May 28, 31 {exam}
Instructors: John-Mark Missio
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 17, 2013; Withdrawal Deadline: May 1, 2013
EMP2206HF  L0101

Ministry without Prayer?

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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. This course fulfills the EM designated elective in spirituality.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 05/31
Schedule Notes: May 3, 10, 24 & 31
Instructors: Anne L. Simmonds
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Last day to register: April 22 / last day to drop: May 5 / last day to pay: May 10

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WYP2252HS  L0101

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Designed to be experienced early in the programs of all students preparing for vocational ministry, this course will provide a pathway toward spiritual refreshment, deeper commitment and disciplined living.  It will be a blend of classroom and practical experiences in the spiritual disciplines culminating in a 24 hour personal spiritual retreat.  It is not intended to be a time of learning about intimacy, commitment and spiritual discipline.  It is meant to be a week of making space for intimacy, reflection, prayer, worship, meditation, solitude, commitment and the nurturing of community. Students should be prepared to fully engage in the exercises that will be planned for the sake of their own journey with God. It is anticipated that having experienced some of these things together we will have learned some things about pointing others in similar directions. Lectures, discussion, spiritual retreat. Evaluation: pre-course reading, class participation, retreat, personal assessment.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 15:30 · Begins: 08/19 · Ends: 08/23
Instructors: Calum MacFarlane
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date: August 20, 2013
WYP2272HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Gospel of Mark

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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 (Ontario Pioneer Camp at a cost of approximately $500); 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
Instructors: Alan W. Anderson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date: May 02, 2013
TRP2443HF  L4101

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

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) 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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 06/17 · Ends: 06/22
Schedule Notes: No class Tuesday June 18, 2013.
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline: June 19, 2013
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 214
SMP2600HF  L0101

Theology of Ministry

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 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: Irregular · Begins: 04/29 · Ends: 05/25
Schedule Notes: Most classes are on Mondays & Thursdays (17:00-20:00), except May 21 (Tues) and May 25 (Sat).                                                                                                                               Class Dates: April 29 (M), May 2 (R), 6 (M), 9 (R), 13 (M), 16 (R), (no class on May 20 (M) - Victoria Day), 21(T), 23 (R) and 25 (Sat) at 2 p.m.
Instructors: Mary Ellen Sheehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes:        Last possible day to sign up for the course: April 21, 2013                                                 Last date to drop the course: May 7, 2013
WYP2609HF  L0101

Adolescents at Risk

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to address specific personal behavioural, emotional and relational issues faced by new millennium adolescents. It is meant to prepare students who are planning to be involved in parish youth ministry for a greater level of relational effectiveness through a deeper understanding and awareness of a number of specific adolescent struggles. They will develop a greater freedom to address and discuss these issues with both adolescents themselves and the adults who intersect with the adolescent world. Class content will be presented in an accessible, practical, usable way for front-line youth workers and the volunteers on their teams.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 06/03 · Ends: 06/07
Schedule Notes:  Drop date June 4, 2013
Instructors: Marv Penner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
WYP2701HS  L0101

Politics, Planning and Parishes: Making the most of church facilities

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Urban congregations exist within a community where all land uses are coordinated through official plans to ensure the future provision for all land uses, infrastructure and services for the community. Urban parish leadership must know how to engage both these documents and the political processes that shape the urban form and are the context for all urban ministry. This course will examine and explain the political, physical and social context of an urban parish church ministry and the processes and polity of their urban community. Extensive use will be made of examples, and the class will have the opportunity to meet and interview experienced professionals and politicians in the local political and planning scene. The course will include at least one major case study, involving field work, of an existing urban congregation with a report to be prepared outlining opportunities and challenges for the congregation. The course will use lectures, case studies, interviews, site visits and seminars. Participants will be evaluated through their class participation, a documented case study and a final examination. 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 15:30 · Begins: 08/26 · Ends: 08/30
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date: August 28, 2013
TRP2810HF  L6101

Ministry and Technology

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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: 05/06 · Ends: 06/14
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline: May 16, 2013
TRP2862HF  L0101

Writing Sacred Stories and Worshipful Plays

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/29 · Ends: 05/10
Instructors: David Neelands, Sally Wotton
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline: May 1, 2013
Additional Notes: Location: Cartwright Hall, St. Hilda's College
TRP2871HF  L0101

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

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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: 05/25 · Ends: 06/22
Instructors: Sally Wotton
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline: June 1, 2013
Additional Notes: Location: Cartwright Hall, St. Hilda's College
3000 Level Courses
RGP3218YY  L0101

IFM/MAMS Pastoral Component

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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: Thursday, 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGP3248YF  L0101

Retreat in Everyday Life

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: May 6-10, 13-17
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (2 AD, 14 BD)
Additional Notes: Last Date to Add: 2013 March 31
SAP3257HF  L6101

Spirituality of Work: Faith-Life in Your Profession

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course provides the perspectives within which the participants can identify 5 variables in their work, craft or profession that become the basis for developing a spirituality that could be deepened by the Christian tradition . Online discussions. Assignments. Written final examination.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/22 · Ends: 07/21
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 17, 2013; Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2013
RGP3273HF  L0101

Prayer and Meditation through Pencil, Pastel and Ink Sketching

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores the theory and practice of various types of prayer 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: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: 2013 May 21-24, 27-30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: Max: 12 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last Date to Add: 2013 May 23;  Last Date to Drop:  2013 May 27
SMP3421HS  L0101

Faith Development Across the Lifespan

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  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%), integration paper (40%).

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 13:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 07/02 · Ends: 07/12
Instructors: Richard Shields
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes:                      Last day to sign up for the course: June 23, 2013                               Last day to drop the course: July 4, 2013
SMP3469HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/01/11

Cultural Context and Catholic Leadership

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the presuppositions and first-principles that enable one to speak coherently about leadership. It will introduce students to definitions of leadership, and traits and characteristics of leaders. It will also develop a template of the Catholic understanding of leadership.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 04/16 · Ends: 05/14
Schedule Notes: April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 02, 07, 09 & 14
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP3501HY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/26

Suffering and Hope: Theology and Practice

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the practical and theological intersections of suffering and hope. Drawing from the Scriptures, social sciences, constructive and pastoral theology and practice, we will consider ways to understand, recognize and practice hope in the context of the devastations and suffering in life. Far from dismissing suffering  in the face of hope, this course explores the hidden intersections and discontinuities between suffering and hope and seeks out a deeper ground for hope that does not flee or obscure the trauma, grief and injustice in life, but faces it head on in theology and practice. Lectures, readings, seminars. Reflection paper, book review presentation, case study, class participation, final paper. 

 

AD students enrol in KNP6501HY.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 13:00
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
EMP3514HF  L0101

Working with Couples in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage & Family Therapy

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the theory and practice of working with couples in pastoral counselling and marriage and family therapy, and will focus on family systems theory, Imago therapy and emotionally focused couple therapy. Attention will be given to premarital counselling, developmental issues and relationship breakdown, as well as interventions and strategies related to conflict and intimacy. Spiritual themes will be examined that enhance and deepen work with couples.

Schedule: Monday, 09:30 to 16:30 · Begins: 04/22 · Ends: 05/13
Instructors: Lawrence A. Beech
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Last day to register: April 12 / last day to drop: April 25 / last day to pay:April 26

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RGP3564HF  L0101

Professional Ethics in Counselling

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine a number of core issues which impact pastoral counsellors, marriage and family therapists, and chaplains who are currently working in a variety of private and institutional contexts. A case studies approach will be used in dialogue with the most current ethical codes of conduct outlined by several major certifying and regulating bodies in the Canada and the United States, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection and accountability to clients, and the counselling profession in general. Evaluation: class participation, weekly assignments/quizzes, major paper. This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for their certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

AD students enrol in RGP6564HF.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max: 24 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last Date to Add: 2013 June 10;  Last Date to Drop: 2013 June 17
SAP3601HF  L6101

The Ministry of the Evangelization of Adolescents

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  New Course · Online Course

A scientific approach to the evangelization of adolescents in the contemporary context enables participants to understand their pastoral role and to develop and execute an effective ministry with youth.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/22 · Ends: 07/21
Instructors: John Yake
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 17, 2013; Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2013
EMP3625HF  L0101

Peacebuilding and Spirituality in El Salvador

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the way theological ideas become operationalized in a social movement, using El Salvador as a case study.  Students will visit El Salvador under the guidance of Chance Alas, who used the tenets of liberation theology to establish the first Christian base communities in El Salvador and continues to work on El Salvadoran religious peacebuilding.  Subjects covered include the implication of theology in the colonization of Latin America, the emergence of liberation theology and Christian base communities , and current activities in peacebuilding involving theology, economics, ecology, and Mayan and settler spirituality.  Students must attend a day of preparation, seven days of travel in El Salvador, and a day of post-travel debriefing.  This course counts as a designated elective in Church and Community OR Spirituality (at Emmanuel).

AD students enrol in EMP6625HF.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 05/15 · Ends: 05/22
Instructors: Pamela Couture, Jose I. Alas Gomez
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Additional Notes: $1,200 per person for travel, food and lodging, organizational fees and insurance.  This is in addition to tuition and incidental fees if taken for credit. See attached flyer for deposits and due dates.

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5000 Level Courses
RGP5571HF  L0101

Religion and Mental Disorder: Well-being, Coping and Adjustment

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar course will study the role that religion plays in psychological well-being, coping and adjustment. The approach will be both developmental and clinical. Religion's relationship to mental disorder, biologically, psychologically and socially, will be discussed. Religion's contribution to general adjustment, and its role in psychological intervention will be explored. Weekly written contributions to the seminar and final essay.

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: April 29-May 10
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22
Additional Notes: Last Date to Add: 2013 May 1;  Last Date to Drop: 2013 May 6
6000 Level Courses
RGP6248YF  L0101

Retreat in Everyday Life

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: May 6-10, 13-17
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (2 AD, 14 BD)
Additional Notes: Last Date to Add:  2013 March 31
KNP6501HY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/26

Suffering and Hope: Theology and Practice

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the practical and theological intersections of suffering and hope. Drawing from the Scriptures, social sciences, constructive and pastoral theology and practice, we will consider ways to understand, recognize and practice hope in the context of the devastations and suffering in life. Far from dismissing suffering  in the face of hope, this course explores the hidden intersections and discontinuities between suffering and hope and seeks out a deeper ground for hope that does not flee or obscure the trauma, grief and injustice in life, but faces it head on in theology and practice. Lectures, readings, seminars. Reflection paper, book review presentation, case study, class participation, final paper. 

 

Basic Degree students enrol in KNP3501HY.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 13:00
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP6564HY  L0101

Professional Ethics in Counselling

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine a number of core issues which impact pastoral counsellors, marriage and family therapists, and chaplains who are currently working in a variety of private and institutional contexts. A case studies approach will be used in dialogue with the most current ethical codes of conduct outlined by several major certifying and regulating bodies in the Canada and the United States, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection and accountability to clients, and the counselling profession in general. Evaluation: class participation, weekly assignments/quizzes, major paper. This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for their certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3564HY.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last Date to Add: 2013 June 10;  Last Date to Drop: 2013 June 17
EMP6625HF  L0101

Peacebuilding and Spirituality in El Salvador

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the way theological ideas become operationalized in a social movement, using El Salvador as a case study.  Students will visit El Salvador under the guidance of Chance Alas, who used the tenets of liberation theology to establish the first Christian base communities in El Salvador and continues to work on El Salvadoran religious peacebuilding.  Subjects covered include the implication of theology in the colonization of Latin America, the emergence of liberation theology and Christian base communities , and current activities in peacebuilding involving theology, economics, ecology, and Mayan and settler spirituality.  Students must attend a day of preparation, seven days of travel in El Salvador, and a day of post-travel debriefing.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3625HF.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 05/15 · Ends: 05/22
Schedule Notes: $1,200 per person to cover travel, food, lodging, organizational fees and insurance.  If applicable, tuition and incidental fees are additional if taken for credit. Please refer to the flyer for deposits and due dates.
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20

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Theological Crosslisted Courses
SMT2610HS  L4101

Eco-Theology Faith and Practice

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Durham Region Site

Through lecture, discussion, prayer and eco-praxis, course participants will develop a solid academic foundation in eco-theology, skills to analyze contemporary social and ethical issues in ecology, and an integration of theology, spirituality and practical applications including organic gardening to support the formation of Christian identity and mission in the world today. July 3 (7 p.m.) to July 10 (1 p.m.) with residential component. 

Schedule: · Begins: 07/03 · Ends: 07/10
Instructors: Mary Rowell, Linda Gregg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: First come first serve.  Course closed when max. enrolment # (12) is reached.                   Last day to sign up for the course: June 24, 2013                  Last day to drop the coures: July 5, 2013
SMT3902HS  L0101

Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership

Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will survey ethical issues encountered by both Christian leaders and leaders in Christian institutions as well as the styles and theories of leadership and models for effective decision-making that might be employed. The course will use a combination of lectures, discussions and student led seminars. Evaluation: participation, seminar presentation, case analysis, integration paper.

Schedule: 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 07/03 · Ends: 07/17
Schedule Notes: Classes on July 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 & 17
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Last date to sign up for the course: June 26, 2013 Last date to drop the course: July 8, 2013

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Pastoral Theology Courses for the <em>2013</em> Summer Session

Pastoral Theology Courses for the <em>2013</em> Summer Session