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.

Introductory Biblical Hebrew - Cancelled on May 5, 2020

SMB1101YS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Holmstedt, Robert D.

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the language of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Study of basic grammar and vocabulary in order to read easier prose and poetic texts. This course is taught with a "communicative" pedagogy, by which students learn to read, write, and even speak Biblical Hebrew. The ultimate goal of the communicative approach is to sensitize language learners to Biblical Hebrew as a human language so that the biblical texts can be read with greater sensitivity.

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Introductory Biblical Hebrew - Cancelled on Jul 20, 2020

SMB1101YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Holmstedt, Robert D.

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

An introduction to the language of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Study of basic grammar and vocabulary in order to read easier prose and poetic texts. This course is taught with a "communicative" pedagogy, by which students learn to read, write, and even speak Biblical Hebrew. The ultimate goal of the communicative approach is to sensitize language learners to Biblical Hebrew as a human language so that the biblical texts can be read with greater sensitivity.

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Foundations of Theology

SMT1101HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Fortin, Jean-Pierre

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Elements of theological reflection, with emphasis on theological method. Revelation, faith, scripture, liturgy, tradition, dogma, magisterium, the theologian, infallibility, and historicity.

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Systematic Theology in an Un-Systematic Age

TRT1101HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

I don't believe in organized religion. My religious beliefs are way too disorganized. This New Yorker cartoon captures the spirit of the age regarding notions of Christian doctrine, dogmatics, or systematic theology. This course explores questions like the following: What does it mean for theology to attempt to offer a conceptual articulation of Christian claims about God at a time when many, including some in the church, have little interest in such a pursuit? What are the implications of this loss of faith in the possibility of a comprehensive and consistent formulation of Christian belief? How are Christians to make judgments about the appropriate sources, norms, and ends of Christian theology, and how these relate to wider spheres of intellectual and practical spheres of life? Class discussions and readings address such questions as they explore challenges confronting theological reflection in contemporary church and society. Attention will be given to differing approaches to the traditional topics in theology, including the concept of God, the person of Christ, sin and salvation, the Holy Spirit and the nature of the Church. By exploring the perspectives of Liberal, Neo-orthodox, Feminist-Liberationist, and Postmodern theologies, class sessions illustrate how different decisions about the nature of theology have a wide range of implications for how one conceives of Christian belief.

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Systematic Theology in an Un-Systematic Age

TRT1101HS L9101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue Online TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

I don't believe in organized religion. My religious beliefs are way too disorganized. This New Yorker cartoon captures the spirit of the age regarding notions of Christian doctrine, dogmatics, or systematic theology. This course explores questions like the following: What does it mean for theology to attempt to offer a conceptual articulation of Christian claims about God at a time when many, including some in the church, have little interest in such a pursuit? What are the implications of this loss of faith in the possibility of a comprehensive and consistent formulation of Christian belief? How are Christians to make judgments about the appropriate sources, norms, and ends of Christian theology, and how these relate to wider spheres of intellectual and practical spheres of life? Class discussions and readings address such questions as they explore challenges confronting theological reflection in contemporary church and society. Attention will be given to differing approaches to the traditional topics in theology, including the concept of God, the person of Christ, sin and salvation, the Holy Spirit and the nature of the Church. By exploring the perspectives of Liberal, Neo-orthodox, Feminist-Liberationist, and Postmodern theologies, class sessions illustrate how different decisions about the nature of theology have a wide range of implications for how one conceives of Christian belief.

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Accessing Hebrew and Greek Text without Knowing the Language

WYB1101HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, J. Glen

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will provide students with knowledge of, access to, and practice at using original language tools and resources that come in both hardcopy and electronic forms. Students will start by learning the Greek and Hebrew alphabets, including the convention of identifying Hebrew vowels. The course will follow with instruction on the meaning of the basic grammatical and syntactical features of these languages, so that reference made to them in these resources will assist students in exegesis. The resources to which students will be coached in accessing and understanding will include Interlinear Bibles, Concordances, lexicons, theological wordbooks and original language based commentaries. The learning of grammar will be tied to the study of selected portions of Amos and Philippians.

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The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

WYT1101HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Connor, Timothy

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Fri Online TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides an in-depth exploration of two central Christian doctrines - the Trinity and the person of Christ - as well as reflection on the role of Holy Scripture and the nature of theology. This is the first part of a two-part sequence in basic Christian doctrine.

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Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I - Cancelled on Jul 20, 2020

SMB1102HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Holmstedt, Robert D.

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

PRE-REQUISITES: SMB1101Y or NML250Y or one year of Hebrew CREDITS: One Credit

Study of Hebrew grammar, providing a continuation of NML250Y /SMB1101Y (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew). Through extensive reading of ancient (biblical and non-biblical) Hebrew texts, grammar is reviewed and consolidated, and vocabulary expanded.

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Introduction to Eastern Christian Worship

SMP1102HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 17:00 to 20:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores fundamental elements of Eastern Christian worship as expressed in the five extant liturgical traditions in use among the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches: Alexandrian (Coptic and Ethiopian), Armenian, Byzantine, East Syrian and West Syrian (including the Maronite). After an historical overview extending to the present, we will survey each tradition's distinct liturgical environment, form of music, structure and cycle of services, as well as its prescribed liturgical books, utensils and vestments. In addition to historical and theological perspectives, the survey will include anthropological, psychological, and pastoral dimensions.

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Introduction to Eastern Christian Worship - Cancelled on Apr 21, 2020

SMP1102HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores fundamental elements of Eastern Christian worship as expressed in the five extant liturgical traditions in use among the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches: Alexandrian (Coptic and Ethiopian), Armenian, Byzantine, East Syrian and West Syrian (including the Maronite). After an historical overview extending to the present, we will survey each tradition's distinct liturgical environment, form of music, structure and cycle of services, as well as its prescribed liturgical books, utensils and vestments. In addition to historical and theological perspectives, the survey will include anthropological, psychological, and pastoral dimensions.

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