Course Catalogue 2015-2016

Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin

SAJ1501HY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Abad, John

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Beginning with a quick review of English grammar, the course will introduce the grammar and syntax of the Latin language and provide practice in their use in order to lead students to a reading knowledge of Ecclesiastical Latin: the Vulgate, Canon Law, Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Aquinas, hymns and other documents. 

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Introduction to the New Testament

TRB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to the four canonical Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as to exegetical method in the study of the New Testament. 

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From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

WYB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sider-Hamilton, Catherine

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history, the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature, the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel." Tutorial from 10 - 11 am. Weekly lectures; assigned papers; final exam or integration paper.

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Boundaries & Bridges: Care of Self, Care of Others

WYP1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Malcolm, Wanda

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course builds and replenishes the inner resources that are essential to providing effective, ethically responsible pastoral care. This course introduces students to the basics both of attending to their own wellness and to providing pastoral care to others. The class format is a combination of teoretical/ conceptual learning as well as experiential skills training and practice.  

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Pastoral Theology

WYP1510HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Brownlee, Annette

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will look at a model of pastoral theology and practice emitting from our participation in Jesus Christ and in the practices of the Church. We will ground pastoral work in Christian doctrine and the life of the Church and seek to develop capacity to think through life issues within these paradigms.

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Elementary New Testament Greek I

EMB1511HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on basic aspects of ancient Greek grammar and syntax. 

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Elementary New Testament Greek

WYB1513YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 16:00 to 17:30

CREDITS: Two Credits

Basic New Testament Greek grammar. During the first semester, students work through a large portion of the textbook, which introduces basic grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. In the second semester students complete the introductory grammar textbook, and begin reading in the Greek New Testament. Class participation, periodic tests, final exam.

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Context and Ministry

EMP1601HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wigg-Stevenson, Natalie

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Numerous historical and social forces shape what we think ministry is and how we practice it. Each of us inherits and embodies these forces to varying degrees of disadvantage and privilege. In this course, students learn to analyze and respond to the multiple social forces at play in diverse ministry contexts, particularly as each relates to their own social location. In addition to providing space for vocational reflection on the self-in-context, this course calls students to responsibility for the role they play in within the "cult of normalcy."  Our task is integrative. Students explore and nurture connections between their learnings in this class and others, their prior and current ministry, faith and life experiences, all with a view to the topic of their own vocation. Evaluation includes participation in site visits outside of class, small group discussions, reflection paper and integrative papers. Successful completion of this course is required for enrollment in Contextual Education II EMF3020YY.

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Theology & Practice of Ministry

KNP1601HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): McCarroll, Pamela R.

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores various aspects of ministry, in particular the theology and practice of ordained ministry within the Reformed traditions. Topics include understandings of ministry, the call, functions and roles in ministry, challenges and contexts for ministry today and in the future, leadership and authority, and spiritual practices. Various methods of learning will be used (small group, lecture, discussion, mentorship experience).

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International Development: Global Issues, Power & Players

WYP1615HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kupp, David

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides an overview and introduction to global issues, power and players at the heart of international development. As an overview to the macro features, challenges and practices of the humanitarian aid and assistance wor1d, the course helps students build a platform for understanding the field's numerous dimensions and complexity. History, worldviews, approaches and actors are explored across the international development spectrum, as are the patterns and lenses of several Christian perspectives. Understanding is built around the nature and dynamics of poverty and power, and their relationships to the spectrum of development approaches and practices, along with the roles of international agencies, governments, and civil society players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. Students engage in the sectoral, technical and thematic challenges faced by development organizations in a range of settings. Key features of the course include focus on: - Overview of the development studies world and research methods - Worldviews, meanings and values in international development - Understanding development history - The Millenmum Development Goals - The state of human development: UNDP HDR, World Bank Development Report - Poverty and development -definitions, causes, alternative models, biblical perspectives - Adult Learning Approaches: Pedagogy & Development - Understanding the development spectrum: theories and practices - Global, State and Private Actors - Multilateral actors: UN Conventions, CRC, IFis-SAPs, debt - Civil Society: Grassroots and Local Development - Mainstream, alternative and grassroots definitions and solutions - Development that transforms: holistic approaches, the place of spirituality.

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