Catholic Residential Schools

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Cameron, Cynthia L.
Course Code SMP6455HS
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in SMP3455HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

In the summer of 2022, Pope Francis named the Catholic sponsorship and administration of residential schools in Canada as an evil. This course will investigate the historical, educational, and theological roots of the residential schools, particularly those sponsored by the Catholic Church; it will pay particular attention to the voices of those who survived them. It will explore the ways that the Church and its contemporary Catholic schools must being to atone for this evil. Throughout the course, critical, decolonial, and Indigenous pedagogies will be reflectively practiced as a way of confronting and deconstructing the settler colonialism and oppressive pedagogies that created the residential schools.

Schedule Sat
Start Time 9:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 10
Means of Evaluation
Currently Offered Winter 2024