Course Catalogue 2012-2013

Professional Ethics in Counselling

RGP3564HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon, Thu TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine a number of core issues which impact pastoral counsellors, marriage and family therapists, and chaplains who are currently working in a variety of private and institutional contexts. A case studies approach will be used in dialogue with the most current ethical codes of conduct outlined by several major certifying and regulating bodies in the Canada and the United States, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection and accountability to clients, and the counselling profession in general. Evaluation: class participation, weekly assignments/quizzes, major paper. This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for their certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

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Kierkegaard as a Theological Resource - Cancelled on May 15, 2013

TRT3575HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Khan, Abrahim H.

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COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 12:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Intro to some main ideas that are theologically and ethically relevant in Kierkegaard's thought: person, indirect communication, irony, edification, confession, sermon, scripture. Christ as model and as redeemer. Attention to biblical figures shaping Kierkegaard's understanding of faith. Selected readings from Either/Or, Purity of Heart, Gospel of Suffering, Christian Discourses, and Works of Love. Class presentations and contribution to discussions 10%; Short critique (400-600 words) on reading designated by instructor 15%; Term paper (discussed with outline in advance) 50%; Class test (one hour) 25%.

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The Ministry of the Evangelization of Adolescents

SAP3601HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Yake, John

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

A scientific approach to the evangelization of adolescents in the contemporary context enables participants to understand their pastoral role and to develop and execute an effective ministry with youth.

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Salvation and Nirvana: Comparative Themes in Christianity and Buddhism

RGT3603HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Dadosky, John D.

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon, Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will engage the questions of interreligious dialogue and comparative theology on the theology on the theological issues of redemption and salvation by comparing the work of some key Christian thinkers with themes in Buddhism.  We will also engage comparative questions such as desire, imitation, prayer, mediation and responses to suffering and violence.  BD Evaluation; papers, book review, presentation, final synthesis paper and participation.  AD Evaluation: paper, presentations or research, participation, final research paper.

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Peacebuilding and Spirituality in El Salvador

EMP3625HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela D.

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COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: INA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the way theological ideas become operationalized in a social movement, using El Salvador as a case study.  Students will visit El Salvador under the guidance of Chance Alas, who used the tenets of liberation theology to establish the first Christian base communities in El Salvador and continues to work on El Salvadoran religious peacebuilding.  Subjects covered include the implication of theology in the colonization of Latin America, the emergence of liberation theology and Christian base communities , and current activities in peacebuilding involving theology, economics, ecology, and Mayan and settler spirituality.  Students must attend a day of preparation, seven days of travel in El Salvador, and a day of post-travel debriefing.  This course counts as a designated elective in Church and Community OR Spirituality (at Emmanuel).

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Human Sexuality in a Christian Perspective - Cancelled on Dec 18, 2012

WYT3682HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

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COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 15:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine human sexuality from a range of theological and historical perspectives: scriptural, doctrinal, sociological, and ethical. Questions of sexual differentiation, desire, procreation, family, and marriage and celibacy will be discussed. The goal of the course is to provide the student with a broad base from which to discern a consistent pattern of Christian understanding regarding sexuality, within both historical and contemporary diversities. The course will engage broad reading, lecture, and discussion, with a final paper aimed at outlining and justifying a teaching syllabus for teenagers within a church setting (15 pages). Advanced Degree students will have an expanded reading list and will be writing a longer research paper on a chosen set topic relating to Christian formation with regard to sexuality within pluralistic cultures.

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MTS Synthesis Paper

RGT3790YY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: Two Credits

MTS Synthesis Paper

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Justice in the Biblical Story

TRB3820HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will trace the multi-faceted theme of justice as it unfolds throughout the biblical story. The way in which idolatry, economic justice, racial justice, justice for the land, food justice, justice for the stranger, justice for women, and peace and violence are interrelated will provide a biblical basis for reflecting on the issue of justice in our world today. Two short papers, one major research paper.

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The Last Enemy: Death and the Christian Hope

WYT3847HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mangina, Joseph

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COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 15:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This intensive course will examine the puzzling phenomenon of death from a variety of perspectives, including theological, biological, philosophical, and political. We will explore the thesis that while all people die there is no single thing called “death,” but that death’s meaning is always governed by some larger narrative of divine and/or human realities. Particular attention will be paid to Christianity’s situating of death in an apocalyptic context, the death and resurrection of Jesus as the undoing of death, and the particular ways in which death is denied or eclipsed in modern liberal capitalism. We will also draw on literary sources, from the ancient Greeks to contemporary novels, to lend depth and texture to our study of “the last enemy.”  Lectures, seminar discussion, small groups. Class participation, précis, final paper.

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Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership

SMT3902HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will survey ethical issues encountered by both Christian leaders and leaders in Christian institutions as well as the styles and theories of leadership and models for effective decision-making that might be employed. The course will use a combination of lectures, discussions and student led seminars. Evaluation: participation, seminar presentation, case analysis, integration paper.

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