Course Catalogue 2020-2021

TST Member Colleges have reviewed the delivery of their Fall and Winter course offerings.

There are three categories:

In Person* if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities. These courses will have section codes starting in 0 or 4. *Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online – Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams. These courses will have the section code starting with 9.

Online – Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams. These courses will have the section code starting with 6.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after September 18, 2020 for Fall (F) and Fall-Winter (Y) 2020 courses or January 8, 2021 for Winter (S) courses.

Philosophy and Theology of Beauty

RGT6728HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Dadosky, John D.

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3728HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Philosophical method for a theology of beauty. This course takes Balthasar's assessment of the loss of beauty as a context to survey the implications for the loss of beauty and the conditions for its recovery. Philosophical issues such as the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience/ perception, aesthetic judgements, the beauty of God/ Christ, and other cultural notions of beauty will be considered. Investigate Lonergan's philosophy as basis for theological aesthetics.

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Holy Scripture and the Church

TRT6820HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Brittain, Christopher C.

Basic degree students enrol in TRT3820HF

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

PRE-REQUISITES: 1 course in Biblical Studies and 1 course in Theology CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines theologies of Holy Scripture, along with differing understandings of hermeneutics and biblical interpretation. Particular attention will be given to the connection between the Bible and ecclesiology, as well as to Neo-Orthodox, Postliberal, and Feminist-Liberationist understandings of Scripture. The biblical text?s relationship to both personal and communal identity will be one of the courses principal themes. Students will engage with different models for understanding Holy Scripture, and explore the practical implications of such models for the use of the Bible in pastoral ministry.

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Biblical Hermeneutics and the Meaning of Meaning

KNB6930HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): McLean, Bradley

Basic degree students enrol in KNB3930HF

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The term 'hermeneutics' is an ancient, pre-philosophical Greek term concerned with the question of what it means to interpret any thing, person or event. With respect to interpreting biblical texts, hermeneutical theories construct, in different ways, the author, the reader, the nature of the text, and the relation of the text to the original context and the contemporary world. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the hermeneutic theories of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. This interdisciplinary course integrates aspects of biblical interpretation with the Continental and Poststructural philosophical traditions.

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Contemporary Ethical Issues in Cultural and Religious Perspectives - Cancelled on Jul 30, 2020

EMT6949HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Medina, Néstor

Basic degree students enrol in EMT3949HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

A practical and theoretical in-depth critical analysis of some of the most difficult contemporary ethical dilemmas humanity faces today. This course builds on the tools, skills, and insights gained in the introduction to Ethics courses. Students will engage in critical discussion and dialogue with their classmates, drawing on the wisdom of their own cultural and religious traditions. Students will gain crucial skills in dealing with ethical issues, and gain insight in the main themes and specific methodologies other religious traditions offer to the study of ethics. Particular attention will be paid to examining the ethical issues that arise in relation to human identity (class, race and ethnicity, dis/ability, gender and sexuality, etc.) as well as other critical contemporary ethical issues like Indigeneity, neo/colonialism, interfaith/interculturality, and food sovereignty.

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Contemporary Ethical Issues in Cultural and Religious Perspectives - Cancelled on Jul 30, 2020

EMT6949HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Medina, Néstor

Basic degree students enrol in EMT3949HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

A practical and theoretical in-depth critical analysis of some of the most difficult contemporary ethical dilemmas humanity faces today. This course builds on the tools, skills, and insights gained in the introduction to Ethics courses. Students will engage in critical discussion and dialogue with their classmates, drawing on the wisdom of their own cultural and religious traditions. Students will gain crucial skills in dealing with ethical issues, and gain insight in the main themes and specific methodologies other religious traditions offer to the study of ethics. Particular attention will be paid to examining the ethical issues that arise in relation to human identity (class, race and ethnicity, dis/ability, gender and sexuality, etc.) as well as other critical contemporary ethical issues like Indigeneity, neo/colonialism, interfaith/interculturality, and food sovereignty.

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Ethics, Colonization & Care of the Planet

EMT6950HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Medina, Néstor

Basic degree students enrol in EMT3950HF

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

PRE-REQUISITES: EMT1101H or equivalant CREDITS: One Credit

This interdisciplinary and interreligious seminar is an in-depth exploration of key figures, methods, movements, and issues which have shaped and continue to shape debates on ecology across religious traditions. Starting with the historical and contemporary effects of colonization, the course engages a broad range of ecoethical questions in terms of social, political and planetary implications and how those intersect with the ethical concerns of specific religious traditions. Students will wrestle with pressing contemporary ecological concerns and work toward the articulation of their own ethics on questions related to the survival of the planet and humanity in light of their own religious tradition.

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