Course Catalogue 2011-2012

The Psychology of Faith Development

SAP2471HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Yake, John

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

A reflection upon the role of psychology in religious education as a way to understand faith development (James W. Fowler) and/or human transcendence (Bernard J.F. Lonergan). Some time will be given to Ignatian and Carmelite spirituality as samples of structuring spirituality. Readings, two short papers, integrative paper.

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Practicum in Pastoral Counselling

SAP2545HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lombardi, Josephine

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular TIME: 1830 to 2130

CREDITS: One Credit

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.

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Counselling Adolescents and Their Families

WYP2551HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will strive to equip students to understand adolescent issues at a deeper level and to respond in a way that truly promotes health and wholeness. Class time will be built around lectures supplemented by case study evaluations, group discussions and media critiques. Students will be evaluated on the basis of reading reports, a real-life adolescent profile and the development of a parent workshop as a final summary project. Issues such as eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, suicide and anxiety will be discussed. Youth workers, teachers, parents, pastors and counsellors will benefit from this practical class as it explores the importance of hope in caregiving relationships. NOTE: Pre-course assignment due on first day of class. See syllabus on Wycliffe website.

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Theology and the Arts - Cancelled on Apr 29, 2012

TRT2606HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A renewed interest in exploring the relationship between theology and the arts is evident from the growing literature in the field. The arts have become a fresh context for engaging important theological questions. For this course the focus of our attention will be on the wide range of the current conversations on arts and theology. Themes such as spirituality and art, liturgy and art, God and beauty, faith and the place of imagination, and art as a resource for engaging issues of justice will be among the topics we consider. The time in each class will be about evenly divided between lecture and seminar. Assigned readings which will be available in advance will serve as the context for the seminar discussions.

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Eco-Theology Faith and Practice

SMT2610HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

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 pracitcal applications to support the formation of Christian identity and mission in the world today.

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Urban Poverty and Development - Cancelled on Apr 15, 2012

WYP2623HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kupp, David

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Reviews the challenges faced by urban development facilitators today.  Engages urbanisation and migration across the planet (especially the global South), the data on urban poverty, and today’s blurring of rural and urban into a continuous, dynamic rural-urban continuum.  Looks at the role of NGOs, churches and other partners in working with the urban poor, and reviews a range of urban community-based development approaches.   Also considers the five types of urban communities, the “new physics” of urban engagement, local partnering and multi-stakeholder processes.  Students will engage in an overview of possible approaches to urban theology and mission. Course methodology includes a range of participatory activities, multi-media, mini-projects, reading, lectures, a street outing.  Evaluation includes papers, projects, participation. Pre-course assignment. See syllabus for details.

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Engaging Islam in the 21st Century

WYT2637HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is for Christian theology students who wish to have a basic knowledge of the religion of Islam. Two basic questions are attempted in the course: "What is Islam?" and How do I engage the Muslim?". These two questions will underline the lectures and discussions.

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Israel-Sinai, People, Story, Land - Cancelled on Aug 3, 2011

TRH2641HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

On-site study of Israel and the Sinai, studying the people, the story and the land of Israel and the Sinai as it can be known by history, archeology, anthropology, liturgy, and social study.
To be offered in 2013.

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Shalom, Justice and Community

TRP2663HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

Students will participate in Justice Camp, a five-day adult, residential learning experience during which they will develop their knowledge of and skills for community development and social justice ministries.  Camp will use a wide array of learning methods: plenary workshops; panel discussion; immersion experiences including site visits, interpersonal encounters, hands-on activities, participants’ presentations; corporate worship; bible study and personal and small group spiritual reflection.  Students will take part in one stream of immersion experiences focussed on one aspect of social justice. In addition to participation as campers, students will write and submit two short papers: a theoretical engagement with an assigned text and a personal integration paper.  Register for camp at www.justicecamp.ca; for the TST course, please email divinity@trinity.utoronto.ca

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Life and Death in the Wilderness: Skills for Congregational and Communal Life and Leadership

TRP2665HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

We will imagine the book of Numbers as a ‘dream’ (nightmare?) experience that can teach us about the kinds of skills communities and their leaders require to cope with life and death in a risk-filled environment. At its promptings we will explore specific congregational leadership issues including, planning, assessing resources, drawing forth, developing and changing volunteer leadership, mission, building vision and making change, recognizing and nurturing what gives a community life, coping with the reality of communal death, and above all, the life and death risk of traveling with the living God. Requirements: Lectures, readings, group discussions, practical skill-building projects, and short papers.

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