Course Timetable for Friday: Fall of 2012

Morning Courses

09:00 to 11:00

SAB2383HF  L0101

Introducing Hebrew Wisdom Literature

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

The course introduces the Hebrew Wisdom Literature in its Mediterranean setting and explores common literary genres and theological motifs. Close reading of Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), and wisdom psalms, with an eye on practical application today. Participation, seminars, quizzes, exegetical paper. Teaching methods: Lectures, seminars, and readings. Means of evaluation: Quizzes, final paper, attendance and class participation.

Schedule: Friday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Igal German
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 14

9:00 to 11:00

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

9:00 to 13:00

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

09:30 to 12:30

ICT3111HF  L0101

The Ground of Be(coming)/The Horizon of Hope: Creation, Time, Eschatology

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

After being in eclipse for decades (and perhaps centuries), the doctrine of creation has become a live concern in contemporary theology. In conversation with the work of Jürgen Moltmann, and with reference to Herman Dooyeweerd’s distinction between the foundational and transcendental directions of time, we shall explore the gift and promise of an eschatologically open model of creation.

Schedule: Friday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

10:00 to 13:00

SMT5210HF  L0101

Augustine, Aquinas, Lonergan

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

This course investigates certain key developments regarding God in the theological tradition of Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and Bernard Lonergan. The focus is three topics: God as knowable by natural reason, God as manifested by supernatural revelation, and the psychological analogy for the Trinity. Readings include appropriate sections of Augustine's Confessions and On the Trinity, Aquinas' Summa theologiae, and Lonergan's Method in Theology and Third Collection. Lecture plus seminar. Requirements: weekly seminar preparation and participation, four one-page reflections, final paper, and take-home exam.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Vertin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

11:00 to 13:00

SAT2431HF  L0101

Sacramental Theology I

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

Introduction to sacraments in general, historical and systematic study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist) with special consideration of the pastoral viewpoint. Three short papers, seminars, final exam.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB5121HF  L0101

The Book of the Twelve

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

This graduate seminar will consist of reading key Hebrew texts and especially engaging the recent literature dealing with the Book of the Twelve as editorially arranged. Older and opposing views will also be examined. Grade will be determined by one final paper on critical engagement with Twelve research.

Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Sept 10 - Oct 19
Instructors: Christopher Seitz
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

Afternoon Courses

13:00 to 16:00

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

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