Course Catalogue 2021-2022

There are four categories for course delivery:

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.

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.

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 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 61.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after the last date to add a course for the given semester.

lntercultural leadership and Learning: Engaging Ministry in Diverse Contexts

WYP1625HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Sun TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

Diverse cultural contexts in Canada and globally require leaders and learners who work with an artist ' s palette of knowledge, tools and experience. These ministry artists are able to listen to, engage and foster community within and beyond the walls of their organizations and churches, shaped by the biblical vision of shalom in which each person is able fully to be themselves, have their voices heard and share their gifts.
Diversity within all our ministry contexts today is generated by relationships across culture, race, gender, class, education, region, geography and age. Histories of migration, relationships between settlers and Canada ' s indigenous peoples, and dynamics of power, privilege, and marginalization bring additional complexity. Canada ' s Truth and Reconciliation Commission highlights the need to respond to this complexity, including specific Calls to Action to build cultural competencies. There is a clear need for ministry leaders with increased skills in intercultural leadership and learning, transformational education, and theologies of intercultural ministry.

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Foundational Tenets and Practices of Buddhism

EMT1631HF L6201 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shiu, Henry C.H.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu Online TIME: 18:00 to 20:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course surveys the diverse ideals, practices, and traditions of Buddhism in its formative period in India. By reading primary and secondary sources central to Buddhism, we will examine key concepts, doctrines, and practices in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantric traditions. Having acquired a solid understanding of the history and doctrine of Buddhism, students will learn to apply these understandings to critically analyze contemporary issues from a Buddhist perspective.

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Interfaith Leadership in a Multi-Faith Context

KNP1651HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:30 to 20:30

CREDITS: One Credit

In a post-Christian and multi-cultural society there is a growing need for interfaith leadership from spirltual leaders who are grounded in their own tradition but knowledgeable and respectful of the ways people experience God/Divine and/or adhere to diverse beliefs. Spiritual leaders are called upon to offer support and spiritual guidance to Individuals and with communities In times of crlsis, distress, transition and celebration. This course recognizes the importance of developing the knowledge, skills and aptitude of students who study theology, spirituality and psychotherapy. In order to provide leadership through public prayer, ritual and or ceremony. These are now considered essentfal skills for people who find themselves as chaplains, spiritual care practitioners, religious congregational leaders, social service agency providers, psycho-spiritual therapist and para church workers. This course will help students to understand the current rellglous and spiritual landscape In Canada along with providing a brief foundation to the major religious and cultural groups In the GTA and across Canadian society. Students will learn about the importance of developing rituals and ceremonies to bring healing and hope. We will work to confront our own biases. Students will learn about the contexts of leadership and how to reflect theologically and splrltually upon our practice

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Scholastic Philosophical Concepts

SAT1703HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reeve, Pamela J.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to scholastic terms and concepts in the context of their use in the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas. Readings cover texts that treat the existence and attributes of God, being and essence, form and matter, substance and accident, the human soul and its faculties, happiness, human action, and natural law.

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Critical Thinking

SAT1710HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 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 Canon Law

SAP1711HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A survey of selected topics from the 1983 Code of Canon Law: history, sources and structure of the Code; people of God; hierarchical structures in the Church; consecrated and apostolic life; teaching, sanctifying and governing functions in the Church; temporal goods; sanctions and processes in the Church.

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Introduction to Canon Law - Cancelled on Jul 14, 2021

SAP1711HS L9101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A survey of selected topics from the 1983 Code of Canon Law: history, sources and structure of the Code; people of God; hierarchical structures in the Church; consecrated and apostolic life; teaching, sanctifying and governing functions in the Church; temporal goods; sanctions and processes in the Church.

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Introduction to Thomas Aquinas

SAT1711HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Pica, Francesco

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the most influential Catholic theologian of the last millennium. No previous knowledge of Aquinas or of philosophy is presumed. We will start by looking at Aquinas' program of remaking Christian theology in light of the best philosophy and science of his day; then we will examine his views on human action, human nature, human knowing and philosophical theology.

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Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

TRT1711HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wiebe, Donald

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

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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Research and Writing

WYJ1711HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Power, Thomas P.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The literature of biblical studies, theology, church history, and pastoral studies is introduced along with the research and writing process; locating, evaluating, and using information; genres of theological writing; citation and bibliographic formats; and ethical aspects.

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