Course Catalogue 2012-2013

The Role of Emotions in the Letters of St. Paul

SMB6551HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shantz, Colleen

Basic degree students enrol in SMB3551HS

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 17:00 to 19:30

CREDITS: One Credit

The course offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of emotion in Paul's communication with early Christian communities.  We will study emotional appeals as a rhetorical strategy of the letters as well as the effects of such emotions in human beings (including their cultural construction, biological and psychological effects, role in cognition). The overarching question of the course is how to cultivate emotional intelligence in our readings of Paul's letters.  Lectures, class discussions of assigned readings, graded presentations and writing assignments.

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Aquinas Studium - Cancelled on Nov 27, 2012

RGT6559HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mongeau, Gilles M.

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3559HF

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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Professional Ethics in Counselling

RGP6564HY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in RGP3564HY

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

TRT6575HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Khan, Abrahim H.

Basic degree students enrol in TRT3575HF

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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Salvation and Nirvana: Comparative Themes in Christianity and Buddhism

RGT6603HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Dadosky, John D.

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3603HF

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

EMP6625HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela D.

Basic degree students enrol in EMP3625HF

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.

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

WYT6682HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

Basic degree students enrol in WYT3682HS

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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Justice in the Biblical Story

TRB6820HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in TRB3820HS

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

WYT6847HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mangina, Joseph

Basic degree students enrol in WYT3847HF

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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Ethics as Theology

WYT6925HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in WYT3925HF

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the logical structure of moral awareness, moral thought and moral communication, and the role of Ethics as a reflective theological discipline in illuminating it. Theses with which the class with le expected to engage include the relation of practical to theoretical reason, the self as agent, divine command and creation, moral knowledge, time and salvation history, moral law, deliberation and vocation, the operation of the Holy Spirit in the moral life, the foundational place of the virtues of faith, love and hope.

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