Course Catalogue 2017-2018

Foundations in the Psychology of Counselling

TRP6523HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Hewitt, Marsha A.

Basic degree students enrol in TRP3523HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Foundations in the psychology of pastoral counselling, emphasizing the interpersonal, intersubjective and relational dynamics operative in the dyad in a faith-based context. Focus of the course will be on case studies where students will examine multiple perspectives of effective communication in the pastoral setting. Strong focus heightened awareness of not only what persons seeking counseling brings to the relationship, but equally important, on what the counselor brings, and the multiple levels of conscious and unconscious communication mobilized in therapeutic encounters.

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Integrative Approaches to Trauma in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care

RGP6535HFS L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Buhagar, Desmond C.

Basic degree students enrol in RGP3535HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This entry-level-to-practice, interdisciplinary course will examine the phenomenology of trauma as it impinges on human beings (individuals, families, cultural groups) from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of care. Special consideration given to contemporary, evidence-based treatments from a range social science disciplines, as well a credible intervention practices from religious and spiritual traditions- such as mindfulness, hoping-building, meaning-making, and forgiveness protocols- and their potential roles in healing of both direct and vicarious forms of trauma. The following major areas will be explored: 1) Trauma in Childhood, Adolescence, and the Family; 2) Trauma and Disrupted Attachment Relationships; 3) Trauma as Health Crisis {Physical and Mental); 4} Trauma and Women; 5) Trauma as Socio-Historical Events, such as: a) Natural Disasters, b) Terrorism and War Conflicts; c) Cultural Genocide, Religious Persecution and Refugees, d) Cultural Oppression and Victimization of First Nations Peoples; 6) Trauma and Resiliency. Throughout the course will be the pervasive themes of the self-care of the clinician, and the fostering of client resource through spiritual, family and community resources, leading to healing and posttraumatic growth

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20th Century Protestant Theology

EMT6542HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reynolds, Thomas E.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of figures and movements in Protestant Theology during the 20th century: Troeltsch, Neo-Orthodoxy (Barth, Brunner), Bonhoeffer, Bultmann, Tillich, the Niebuhrs, Political/Liberation (Moltmann, Metz, Gutierrez), Process (Cobb, Suchocki), Feminist/Womanist (Russell, McFague, Williams), Black (Cone), Asian (Pieris, Song), Postmodern and Postliberal Theologies. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, and research paper.

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John Wesley: Catholic Evangelical - Cancelled on Aug 29, 2017


Basic degree students enrol in WYT3531HF

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Examining cl1iefly Wesley's "Sermons on Several Occasions" (i.e., tracts), the course delineates Wesley's theological identity. It locates Wesley in his immediate environment: theological, religious, intellectual and social. It honours Wesley's insistence on a "practical divinity" that subserves evangelism and Christian formation rather than speculation--without thereby sacrificing theological substance, academic integrity or ecumenical significance. It probes important aspects of his theological formation; e.g., his grasp of the Magisterial and English Reformation, his expertise in Patristics, his debt to the Puritans, his affinity with aspects of Eastern Orthodoxy, and his appreciation of Counter-Reformation spirituality.

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Studies in Anglican Theology

TRT6566HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

Basic degree students enrol in TRT3566HF

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

PRE-REQUISITES: introductory course in theology. CREDITS: One Credit

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple.

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Christianity and Social Justice

EMT6602HS L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Bourgeois, Michael

Basic degree students enrol in EMT3602HS

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

PRE-REQUISITES: One course in Bible, theology and the history of Christianity CREDITS: One Credit

Examination of the historical and ecumenical theological origins and contemporary expressions of Christian engagement with social justice. Topics addressed will include: the 18th -19th century economic, political, philosophical, and religious background in Europe and North America; the Social Gospel and Christian Socialism in Protestantism and papal social teachings in Roman Catholicism; black and feminist theologies and global liberation theologies; and justice-related issues such as wealth and poverty, war and peace, race, gender, sexual orientation, and ecology. Sources examined will include the work of theologians and reports by denominational and ecumenical bodies.

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Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women

EMP6606HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela D.

Basic degree students enrol in EMP3606HF

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will review the international effort to resist violence against women; the norms of resistance and justification within Scriptures and traditions of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and other.spiritualities or religions; the role of culture in relationship to religious or spiritual traditions; the challenges of the discourses of social science and human rights; the efforts of organizations, including the United Nations and other non-governmental organizations to enact good and best practices. Students will research case studies about empowering women within specific populations experiencing violence.

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Theological interpretation: Theory and Practice

WYT6612HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mangina, Joseph Radner, Ephraim

Basic degree students enrol in WYT3612HF

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


Theological Interpretation" is a contemporary catch-phrase for an approach to scriptural interpretation that stands in general contrast to historical-critical approaches. Less a method in its own right than a set of (not necessarily uniform) values with respect to reading Scripture, theological interpretation has often been seen as a protest movement against the exclusive hold of historical-criticism on Christian reading of the Bible .. It has variously emphasized ecclesial and doctrinal contexts or referents for interpreting the Scriptural text, and has made use of several traditional methods of exegesis, including typology, figure, and sacrament in addition to historical criticism. Behind the application of these methods are a range of theological presuppositions about the nature of God and divine revelation in Christ. This course seeks to sort out some of the background and meanings associated with the broad movement called "theological interpretation", by looking at some theoretical and historical discussions. More importantly, the course will engage actual practice of theological interpretation, examining different approaches to a given Scriptural text, in order to gauge continuities and discontinuities among theological interpreters, to evaluate critically their approaches, and finally to help students develop a clear theological understanding of the nature and presuppositions of faithful Scriptural interpretation

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Jesus and Justice

SMB6627HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shantz, Colleen

Basic degree students enrol in SMB3627HF

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

PRE-REQUISITES: SMB1501H or equivalent Greek. CREDITS: One Credit

The course will examine the portrait of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels as it conveys three themes of justice: 1) the exercise of power, 2) economic issues, and 3) human worth. The course will place Jesus's actions and teachings in the social and political conditions of first century Galilee and Judea while also considering their relevance to contemporary events and circumstances. Special attention will be given to the parables, economic teachings, and the phenomena of healings and exorcisms as responses to the conditions of daily life and political rule in first century Palestine.

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Theology of Religions: Diversity, Plurality and the Christian Message


Basic degree students enrol in KNT3631HF


CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore major approaches to the relationship between the Christian Faith and other religions in the context of the plurality and diversity of the contemporary world.

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