Course Catalogue 2011-2012

Approaches to Multicultural Religious Education

SMP3415HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

 The course will examine different approaches to multicultural religious education in churches, faith-based schools and other pastoral contexts. It will also consider the implications and challenges of different public policies in Canada on multiculturalism and equity in diverse ministerial settings especially in separate school boards. One of the important goals of this course is to help students to acquire cultural proficiency and cultural intelligence and other skills needed to function effectively in a pluralistic society. Students will be led to a deeper appreciation of diversity and acquire tools to interact, and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds. The course will creatively identify healthy and hopeful approaches for teaching and ministry in a multicultural context in which cultures, races, genders and religions are embraced as potentially powerful and transformative variables in the process of evangelization. Teaching method: Weekly lectures and tutorials; quantitative and qualitative approaches in cross-cultural learning, assigned weekly reading, focused group discussion, and seminars. Means of evaluation:Class participation: 10%; Book Review: 20%; Reflection Paper: 20%; Seminar Presentation: 20%; Final Integration Paper: 30%

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Religious Education of Adults: Challenging and Nurturing Faith in the Adult Years

SMP3431HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 1300 to 1600

CREDITS: One Credit

The course deals with the issues of faith and adulthood; discipleship and responsibility for one’s faith. Their relationship will be explored from cultural, sociological, ethical, religious and theological perspectives. Particular attention will be given to the venues and models of adult religious education. The course emphasizes the practice of adult religious education and the skills needed for effective design, process, and evaluation of programmes for adult  religious education.
 

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Issues in Catholic Education in Ontario - Cancelled on May 6, 2012

SAH3473HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides an historical analysis of the evolution of Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Ontario, from the 1830's to the present. In addition students will study the development separate school boards and legislation.

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Teaching Scripture in Light of Nostra Aetate

SMP3488HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Graduate degree students enrol in SMP6488HS

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 1300 to 1600

CREDITS: One Credit

This is a course on teaching teachers to teach New Testament texts in light of the new paradigm change initiated by the publication of Nostra Aetate. Since the close of the Vatican Council in 1965, the Church has proclaimed that the covenant of God with the Jewish people has "never been revoked" (cf. John Paull II, 1980; Romans 11:29), and that the Jews "still remain most dear to God" (Nostra Aetate, #4).  Evaluation: One book report (20%); one synthetic essay (40%); participation in class (20%); presentation (20%). 

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Group Process in Pastoral Counselling & Marriage/Family Therapy

EMP3539HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Graduate degree students enrol in EMP6539HF

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 9:30 to 15:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine systematic theoretical and experiential factors within family and small group contexts.  There will be a focus on developmental processes, power dynamics, leadership influences and conflict resolution.  Attention will be given to group dynamics within nuclear and extended families as well as in societal and ministry settings  The learning group will function as a laboratory in which systematic issues and themes related to group process are experienced and examined. Evaluation will be based on class participation, group facilitation assignment and two written assignments.

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Aquinas: the Summa Contra Gentiles - Cancelled on Nov 1, 2011

RGT3551HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mongeau, Gilles M.

Graduate degree students enrol in RGT6551HF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

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Scripture and Sacraments in Reformation Anglicanism: John Fisher to Richard Hooker

WYH3553HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Graduate degree students enrol in WYH6553HS

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

CREDITS: One Credit

In this course we will explore the unfolding of the English Reformation and the chief theologians who contributed to its development. Beginning with John Fisher and ending with Richard Hooker, we will explore the evolving perspectives within a church that described itself as both Protestant and catholic. Our goal will be to identify the distinctive positions and concerns of each of these authors from which the fabric of Anglican thought was woven. Before the first class, complete the readings for the first 3 sessions. Teaching methods: Lectures, discussions of primary and secondary texts. Means of evaluation: Class participation - 30%; leading a discussion - 30%; and final paper (15 or 25 pages, depending on level) - 40%

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Psychology of Faith Development

RGP3554HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

Graduate degree students enrol in RGP6554HF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.

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Grace and Salvation in the Reformers

WYT3555HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the major theological interests of Reform movements in the pre-modern and Reformation-era Church, covering the figures of Francis, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Latimer, Luther, Calvin, Trent, Radical Reformers, and Hooker. This is a course that focuses on theology, not church history, but will seek to identify formative strands of thinking about the Gospel and the work of Christ among these Christian thinkers as they sought to re-shape the witness of the Church in their time.  The nature of ecclesial “re-formation” will be a sub-theme of the course. Online lectures and discussions. Evaluation: participation in online discussions (70%), two synthesis papers (30%).

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Aquinas Studium

RGT3559HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mongeau, Gilles M.

Graduate degree students enrol in RGT6559HF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An intensive five day course that explores a key treatise or text of Thomas Aquinas. Students attend the sessions of the Aquinas Studium, which gathers Aquinas experts for a week of reading, critical exegesis and conversation, and a daily seminar with the course instructor. Attendance at all sessions is required, and no exceptions are possible. Permission of the instructor required for registration.

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