Course Catalogue 2016-2017

Christian Ethics in Context

EMT2902HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Legge, Marilyn J.

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Basic Bible and theology. CREDITS: One Credit

This orientation to several dimensions of Christian ethics - language, sources, norms, methods and concerns - aims to foster ethical awareness for dealing with moral challenges in personal, social, and church/religious life. To practice Canadian ethical reflection, these dimensions are introduced with reference to several concrete social issues and the public vocation of Christian ethics. 

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Catholic Bioethics

RGT2911HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Using a case-based approach, and a combination of lectures and dircted discussion, this course will explore foundational and current issues in BioethicS in light of catholic tradition and teaching. Topics to inctude: bioathical issues at the beginning of life and end of life; research on human subjects; resource allocation and rationing; bioethics in a global context: principles of biomedical ethics: ethic of care; virtue ethics/Christian virtue ethics. The instructor will present an overview of each week's topic; however, the bulk of the class will be devoted to a discussion of the issue at hand.

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Ethics and Society

TRT2942HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wiebe, Donald

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The primary goal of this course is to help us think critically and sensitively about Christian values, norms, and commitments in ways that preserve a Christian orientation while taking into account the non-Christian and pluralistic context of modern society. Such thinking will involve a dialectical process where universal principles, values, and norms will be examined with reference to the particular experiences and realities that constrain human action and interaction. The aim is not to structure a strict formalistic ethical framework but rather to canvall various ethical methodologies, religious and secular, as resources for ethical thinking and praxis.

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The Silver Tsunami: Ethical-Theological Reflection on Aging

RGT2951HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Because of advances in nutrition, hygiene and medicine, more people are living longer lives than ever before. For individuals to live to old age was once considered a blessing; currently to have population aging of this magnitude - the silver tsunami - is seen as a destructive demographic development. This course will explore issues in aging from an ethical-theological perspective. Topics to include: what it means to age as Individuals and as populations; ageism and elder abuse; the fight against aging; .institutionalization of elders; building age-friendly communities; poverty and aging; aging in a global context; a theology of aging.

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History and Sources of Egyptian Monasticism

TRH2951HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Since the 3rd century Egyptian monks developed a fervent ascetic movement that spread across Egypt. Hermits, anchorites and monks, all passionate about dedicating their lives to God, created living spaces responding to their spiritual and material daily needs, from the recluse cave to the most sophisticated monastic complex. The History of Egyptian Monasticism will present a historical overview on the origins of monasticism based on written sources. The comparison of these sources with the outcomes of archaeological excavations will reveal the relation between spiritual and material aspects of monastic life. Samples of published literary sources produced for different monastic orders such as sermons, canons and biographies will be studied.

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Christian Ethics for Biosphere and Context

KNT2964HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Heo, Hye Kyung

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines various theoretical and practical ethical issues that Christians face in today's changing society, with special emphases on multicultural reality in Canada and the global ecological crisis today. The course consists of four parts: the theoretical foundation for Christian ethical thinking (part 1), social justice issues in Canadian multi-cultural multi-ethnic, and multi-religious society (part 2), ecological crisis and the church's response (part 3), integration (part 4).

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Theological Field Education

KNF3010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: N/A TIME: NA to NA

CREDITS: One Credit

An approved field placement with appropriate supervision and theological reflection seminar.

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Theological Field Education

KNF3010YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

An approved field placement with appropriate supervision and theological reflection seminar.

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Theological Field Education

RGF3010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: N/A TIME: NA to NA

CREDITS: One Credit

This is a 250 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity.

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Contextual Education

EMF3020YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Successful completion of EMP1601H Context and Ministry CREDITS: Two Credits

Contextual Education combines, weekly, three hours of classroom teaching and seminar work with eight hours in a supervised contextual education site. The course provides students with the opportunity to gain professional competence in a chosen area of pastoral work, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, develop their pastoral identity and, most of all, integrate the learning from across their theological coursework with their pastoral practice.

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