Course Catalogue 2015-2016

Community-Based Assessment and Design

WYP1617HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rowe, W. Clayton

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Residents of urban at-risk communities often have ministry done to them by well-meaning people. Organizations (non-proftis, churches, government, etc.) swoop in with money, people and resources and tell the community what they need. Playgrounds are erected overnight, murals painted over, or gardens appear without anyone asking the people who live there what they want. The message that no one listens is reinforced in their minds. God's concept of "shalom" is not one of doing to people but one of inviting people to participate in their own community development. Students in this course will develop the skills necessary to engage a local community. This approach is guided through the development tools of community assessment (listening to the community) and project design, monitoring and evaluation (responding with the coomunity to a limitation). At the end of this course students will have the skills necessary to involve the community in its own restoration.

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Maintenance and Mission: Congregations and Leadership in a Post-Christendom Church

TRP1620HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines congregations and congregational leadership through the lens of the continuous and discontinuous change currently experienced by the local church. The course will cover the standard disciplines of congregational studies as well as emerging models of the congregation resulting from efforts to re-imagine church in these challenging times.

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Ignatian Foundations for Mission and Ministry

RGP1621HY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mongeau, Gilles M.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

In this course, students acquire skills of reflexive praxis rooted in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy as a foundation for engaging in professional ministry in the Church. The student is invited to appropriate personal practices and professional guidelines for ministry within a theological framework, thereby beginning the process of articulating a personal vision of ministry that is grounded in Scripture, Tradition and personal experiences of vocation.

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Critical Thinking

SAT1710HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reeve, Pamela J.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A course focused on developing skills in natural reasoning: identification and evaluation of arguments and explanations; deductive and inductive reasoning; criteria of evidence and cogency; fallacies; inference to the best explanation. Lectures with demonstration of problems; weekly assignments.

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Research and Writing

WYJ1711HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Power, Thomas P.

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The literature of biblical studies, theology, church history and pastoral studies is introduced along with the research and writing process; locating, evaluating and using information; genres of theological writing; citation and bibliographic formats and ethical aspects.

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Care and Community

EMP1741HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela D.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 10:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Care and Community explores the role of care expected of religious practitioners and faith communities in an intercultural context. The pastoral care capacity of a beginning religious practitioner (pastor, chaplain, minister of music, education or lay leader) requires self knowledge, spiritual formation, theory and skill. Narrative theories of care will provide the basis for the assumptions and skill development of the course. Role plays, class discussions and short practical theology papers will provide opportunity to assess a student's self ability to think theologically about pastoral care situations.

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Fundamental Christian Ethics I

SAT1901HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Murphy, Patricia

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the foundations and objective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, natural moral law, casuistry, relationship between faith and morality, magisterium, moral principles and norms, etc. Readings, lectures, discussions, short papers and final written exam.

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Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

SMT1904HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores themes required for an understanding of the moral subject and moral actions. Topics include: Old Testament and New Testament ethics; current ethical theories especially Natural Law; formation of conscience, sin, conversion and the role of the Magisterium.

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Ethical Reflections on Pastoral Practice

RGT1905HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Basic principles of Christian ethics, with special attention to the pastoral application of moral theology. Case-study method used. Designed for Regis IFM students. Readings, lectures, seminar work, 3 short essays, final exam. Seminar work requires an additional one-hour commitment per week.

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A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

TRH2002HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Graham, Barry

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course aims to provide a general knowledge of mediaeval church history (600 - 1500) presented in a text and by exercising critical reasoning through analysing 3 primary texts chosen by the student. The reality of the church's life shown by the clergy, laity and in its worship is made tangible through manuscript, artistic and architectural material from videos and Power Point presentations. Teaching methods: seminars, audiovisuals, lectures.

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