Course Catalogue 2011-2012

MTS Synthesis Paper

RGT3790YY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: Two Credits

MTS Synthesis Paper

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Justice: Individual and Social

SMT3925HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): McQueen, Moira

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A study of the components of justice, with emphasis on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and on a creative approach to the restitution sometimes demanded of the individual beyond a simple 'penance'. Injustices such as sexual, child and elder abuse in church and other institutions will be discussed from restorative justive and preventative aspects. Lectures, seminar participation (30%), one seminar presentation (20%), one 10 page paper (30%), final oral exam (20%).

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Human Sexuality & Marriage - Cancelled on Nov 6, 2011

SAT3932HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

Basis of sexuality and marriage in a Christian context and selected issues in these fields. Readings, lectures, discussions, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics.

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Bible in Context: Amos - Cancelled on Mar 14, 2012

KNB6232HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Irwin, Brian

Basic degree students enrol in KNB3232HF

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course, plus a year long introductory course in Hebrew.

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Retreat in Everyday Life - Cancelled on Apr 17, 2011

RGP6248YF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

Basic degree students enrol in RGP3248YF

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

CREDITS: Two Credits

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

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Transformative Dynamics of Grace

RGT6333HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rixon, Gordon A.

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3333HS

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores the transformative dynamics of grace in Scripture, representative early theologians, early doctrinal development, medieval theology and the Reformation period. Participants develop a contemporary systematic approach, especially with respect to ecumenical and interfaith issues. Draws on the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Written assignments, readings, discussion.

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Teaching Scripture in Light of Nostra Aetate

SMP6488HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in SMP3488HS

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 and Marriage/Family Therapy

EMP6539HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in EMP3539HF

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

RGT6551HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mongeau, Gilles M.

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3551HF

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

WYH6553HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in WYH3553HS

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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