Course Catalogue 2016-2017

Community Development: The Art of Facilitation and Workshop Design - Cancelled on Sep 9, 2016

WYP1609HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Romkema, Jeanette

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

CREDITS: One Credit

At the core of every community developer is a commitment to transformational teaching which unleashes within people the competencies to change their local community. Individual and group learning is possible when community members are treated with respect, feel safe to explore new ideas and can readily apply new learning to their present context. Based on both the theory and practice of adult learning and the biblical principle of discipleship, participants will develop their personal capacity to facilitate both trainings ; meetings and design workshops to move the community a step closer to peace and well being.

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Community-Based Assessment and Design

WYP1617HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rowe, W. Clayton

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Irregular TIME: 8:30 to 16:30

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 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

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 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mongeau, Gilles M.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Fri 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 2016 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.

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Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

TRT1711HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wiebe, Donald

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Primer for theological students with little or no background in philosophical thought. Attention to revolutionary developments in philosophical thought and how they have influenced development of Christian faith. 

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Care and Community

EMP1741HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela D.

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

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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Surat al-Baqara: An Introduction to the Qur'an

EMT1851HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reda El-Tahry, Nevin

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Located in the beginning of the Qur'an immediately following a short introductory prayer, Surat al-Baqara is the doorway to understanding this scripture and its distinctive style and organization of ideas. The largest chapter in the corpus, it covers the major themes and discourses and is uniquely suited to begin the study of the Qur'an and related scholarship. This course is an introduction to the Qur'an and will familiarize students with the hallmarks of both traditional and western scholarships. It will cover topics such as the collection of the Qur'an, abrogation, mysterious letters and the Quranic sciences. Students will become acquainted with some of the main classical and modern commentaries and will learn how to identify Surat al-Baqara's distinctive structure and unifying themes.

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Music & Christian Spirituality

KNP1863HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ruhnke, Mark W.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course deals with the many intersections of music and worship within a Christian context, and more specifically, within a Presbyterian worship service.

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Fundamental Christian Ethics I

SAT1901HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 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.

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