A Journey Through History: The Jesuit Missions In Early Modern Canada
Instructor 1: TBA
Course Code: 
SMH2801HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

Bound to Canada's early modern history are the apostolic labours of the Jesuit missionaries who ministered to both a vast number of First Nations peoples and a fledgling community or French settlers. Their efforts, chronicled in the Jesuit Relations, will come to life in this intensive five-day course taught, in situ, at the heart of the former Wendat (Huron) Nation (present day Martyrs' Shrine). From this location, students will begin an experiential journey, passing through the pages of the Relations, into world-class reconstructed historical sites, that together will create the space for examining how their religious world view shaped the missionaries' understanding of the 'New World', First Nations Cultures, and evangelisation during the earliest period in Canada's ecclesiastical history.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Intro course in ecclesiastical history or equivalent
Summer 2021
Summer 2021
Hours per Week: 
Intensive
Schedule: 
Irregular
Begin Date: 
Monday, July 5, 2021
Crosslisted to (1): 
Theological
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
25
Schedule Notes: 
This course is normally offered offsite at Martyr's Shrine. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be offered through remote learning for this year.
Additional Notes: 
Students will be required to watch a pre-recorded guided tour during the morning session, with a 3-hour lecture to follow in the afternoon. The course will be taught by Fr. Michael Knox, SJ.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Summative Paper