Course Catalogue 2022-2023

There are five categories for course delivery:

In Person* if the course 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.

Remote Delivery of In-class Courses if in-class courses are to be taught remotely, attendance is expected at a specific time and these courses have the section code starting with 91. This is only in place for Summer 2022 courses.

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 62.

Online – Asynchronous if the course 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 61.

Hybrid if the course requires attendance at a specific location and time, however up to 30% of the course is delivered online. If online attendance is expected at a specific time, it will be in place of the in person attendance. These courses will have the section code starting with 31.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method please ensure that you have the correct section code when registering via ACORN. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after the last date to add a course for the given semester.

Registration for Summer 2022 courses opens April 1, 2022 and Registration for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 courses opens July 18, 2022.

Buddhism and Psychotherapy

EMP2015HF L9101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon Online TIME: 17:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

In recent years a voluminous literature has appeared that has examined the numerous commonalities between western psychotherapy and counselling and Buddhism. This has been possible because Buddhism, in addition to its religious aspects, can also be described as a philosophy and psychology of transformation. The Buddhist teachings are replete with analyses of human behavior, emotion, cognition, interpersonal and psychological functioning that closely resemble the models of human behavior and mental illness that have emerged in western culture. In this comparative course the convergence between Buddhism and the major systems of psychotherapy will be surveyed. Specifically, the key features of psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, existential-humanistic, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based interventions, and the emerging field of positive psychology will each first be described. Convergences and divergences with the key elements of Buddhist psychology as described in the teachings on skillful living (i.e., the 8-fold path), harmful emotional states (i.e., the 5 nivaranas), the psychophysical nature of the self (i.e., the 5 skandhas), psychological causality (i.e., dependent origination), and the analysis of the human condition (i.e. the 4 Noble Truths) will be underscored. Students will critically study the key representative texts for each form of psychotherapy and the major Buddhist sutras/teachings that elaborate the Buddha's psychology with the goal of evaluating how the study of Buddhist psychology may enhance our understanding of emotional suffering and its alleviation.

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The Art of the Presider

RGP2105HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mongeau, Gilles M.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course aims to come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the roles of both the presider and the assembly in the praise and worship of God.

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The Christian God

SAT2223HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Pica, Francesco

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course considers basic themes in the theology of the Holy Trinity from a biblical, historical and systematic viewpoint and addresses selected contemporary questions about the mystery of the tri-personal God.

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20th Century Church History, 1900-1960 - Cancelled on Mar 1, 2022

SAH2224HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ciani, Adrian

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Sketches 4 major ways in which 20th C. culture challenged the pre-Vatican church, 1900-1960. Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these crises, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium.

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Reformation in Britain and Ireland - Cancelled on Apr 1, 2022

WYH2231HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Surveys of the Reformation in Britain and Ireland from the accession of Henry VII (1509) to the death of Elizabeth (1603). Identifies the historiographical debates and the perspectives of modern scholarship. Assesses the condition of the late medieval church in respect of vitality, institutional disfunction, and reform. Provides a detailed examination of developments under Henry VIII including the king's "great matter," the enactment of royal supremacy, the formal break with Rome, and the emergence of a nascent evangelical group. Accounts for the rise of more overt, official Protestantism under Edward VI, followed by the reverse actions of Mary I to place England at the forefront of Catholic attempts to stem Protestantism. Details the nature of the Elizabethan settlement and the challneges to it from Catholic and Puritan elements. The differning experiences of the reform of Scotland and Ireland are addressed. Consideration of doctrinal and liturgical developments. Assessment of the legacies of the Reformation.

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Ecclesiology

SAT2401HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Egbulefu, Charles K.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: N/A Online

CREDITS: One Credit

The mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. Her foundation in Christ in Scripture and history that gives rise to her structure, mission, and four Marks. Mary as the Mother of the Church and eschatological icon. 

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Reading and Teaching the New Testament

CGB2511HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Batten, Alicia

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

A study of the literary genres, the history of composition, and the canonization of the New Testament texts. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the New Testament, focusing on their implications for Christian theological interpretation. It will introduce some methods of teaching he New Testament in various settings.

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Reading and Teaching the New Testament - Cancelled on Feb 24, 2022

CGB2511HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Batten, Alicia

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

A study of the literary genres, the history of composition, and the canonization of the New Testament texts. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the New Testament, focusing on their implications for Christian theological interpretation. It will introduce some methods of teaching he New Testament in various settings.

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Advanced Formation and Internship in Pastoral Care Ministry - Cancelled on Jan 21, 2022

TXP2512YY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Malcolm, Wanda

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TBA Online

PRE-REQUISITES: TSP2512H or equivlant CREDITS: Two Credits

Th is pass/fail course builds on Part 1 of Boundaries & Bridges and is designed to expand students' mastery of the practices essential to effective and ethical pastoral care. B&B-2 is comprised of a three-hour in-class component at Wycliffe College and a 10-hour field education placement at St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital. The course instructor and field education supervisor work collaboratively and will be in regular communication about students' progress in the course.The primary focus of this course is to provide students with opportunities to learn and demonstrate that their ability to: understand and embody the principles of bringing themselves to ministry with skill, authenticity and integrity (competent use of self); articulate a pastoral image of themselves that is lived out in their pastoral functioning; skillfully engage in a range of pastoral skills essential to providing pastoral care to diverse populations; competently and accurately assess the strengths and needs of those they are serving pastorally; and integrate their conceptual in-class learning with the practice of pastoral care in the field education placement. The overarching goal of this course is for students to gain the requisite skills involved in becoming a person who values and is able to offer sensitive and effective pastoral care, is committed to the ongoing task of developing their capacity for ethical thinking, and consistently behaves with authenticity and integrity.

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Mental Health and Christian Theology

EMP2523HF L9101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue Online TIME: 17:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

In 1936 Christian chaplain Anton Boisen wrote that people with mental illnesses are often forgotten by the church. As we consider his words from the vantage point of the early part of the twenty-first century, how much of what he said still rings true? This question is important as more people are being diagnosed with mental illnesses than ever before in Canada. How can spiritual leaders in faith communities create space for people experiencing mental distress? What can community members do to support those in their faith community who have mental health concerns and who are often marginalized by both society and the church? In this course students will consider the history of mental health/madness in relation to Christian theology. Students will explore ways that injustice and oppression exist in the history of mental distress and consider how to address these issues within their contexts. We will question contemporary controversies in mental health research and policy such as the creation of the DSM and the pharmaceutical industry and explore how these relate to theology/spirituality. We will explore Christian responses to mental distress as well as first person narratives of people with lived experience of mental illness. Working together, we will develop outside of the box thinking regarding inventing and implementing ideas for ministry with/spiritual care for people with mental health concerns within a Canadian context.

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