Course Catalogue 2022-2023

There are four 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.

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.

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

SAT2707HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an historical examination of different philosophical approaches to morality. First, we will look at the foundations of Western morality found in Plato and Thomas Aquinas; then we will look at the Enlightenment approach of Immanuel Kant and at Friedrich Nietzsche's attack on Western morality, whether it be Platonic, Thomistic or Kantian. Due consideration will be given to the approaches of Emmanuel Lewinas and some Indigenous thinkers and see whether they are compatible with traditional Western morality and whether they can survive Nietzsche's scathing critique.

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Pastoral Norms - Sacraments

SAP2708HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Nagy, Laszlo

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A theological-canonical reflection on selected canons in Book IV of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, excluding the canons on the Sacrament of Matrimony. Particular emphasis will be placed on issues concerning parish ministry. Canons will be reviewed in light of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, postconciliar legislation, and the process of revising the Code of Canon Law.

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Early Western Philosophy

SAT2723HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reeve, Pamela J.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to early western philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Neoplatonism. The course will take a combined historical and thematic approach, focusing on positions and problems in the areas of metaphysics, theory of knowledge, human nature, and ethics through the study of primary sources in Greek and Roman philosophy.

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Practice of Diaconal Ministry

TRP2732HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Barker, Arthur "Kyn"

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: N/A Online

CREDITS: One Credit

The practice of being an Anglican Deacon involves an understanding of Christian Ministry in its ancient and current expressions. Deacons as ordained ministers are called to focus the ministry of the whole community as this relates to the service and care of those in need. The role of deacons is to express the world to the church and the church to the world. The course will discuss the variety of ministries, social justice and the church, the liturgical role of deacons, the leadership and prophetic role of deacons in the parish/congregation, and the future growth of the diaconate. The relevance of this course to other denominations is based on the baptismal requirement of pursuing justice in the world. While the course is called "Practice", the course will also involve the theory and theology of the diaconate.

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Songs of the Church

EMP2861HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lim, Swee Hong

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course on congregational song has no prerequisites related to musical ability, keyboard skills, or to hymnic background. Attendance at lectures for the exploration of current song resources (Voices United, More Voices, and a hymn book of the student's choice) forms part of the evaluation process.

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Indigenous and Settler Christianities in Canada - Cancelled on Jul 28, 2022

WYH2872HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Hayes, Alan L.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The settler churches in Canada were deeply involved in the devastation of Indigenous cultures through processes of land dispossession, repressive legislation, residential schools, and racist child welfare systems, among other things. One might therefore expect that most Indigenous people would reject Christianity. Perhaps surprisingly, however, the 2011 Canadian census found that 63% of Indigenous people in private households identified as Christian. What stories can help us understand this outcome? This course will survey the history of Indigenous/settler religious encounter, consider Important themes, names, and stories, identify significant questions of interpretation, and reflect on possible future paths for Indigenous/settler Christianities In Canada. As the
instructors are a settler Anglican and an Indigenous Anglican, the course will use many Anglican examples but not to the exclusion of other denominations.

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Christian Ethics in Context

EMT2902HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Medina, Néstor

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

PRE-REQUISITES: Basic Bible and theology. CREDITS: One Credit

This orientation to several dimensions of Christian ethics - language, sources, norms, methods and concerns - aims to foster ethical awareness for dealing with moral challenges in personal, social, and church/religious life. To practice Canadian ethical reflection, these dimensions are introduced with reference to several concrete social issues and the public vocation of Christian ethics.

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Ethics and Society

TRT2942HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wiebe, Donald

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The primary goal of this course is to help us think critically and sensitively about Christian values, norms, and commitments in ways that preserve a Christian orientation while taking into account the non-Christian and pluralistic context of modern society. Such thinking will involve a dialectical process where universal principles, values, and norms will be examined with reference to the particular experiences and realities that constrain human action and interaction. The aim is not to structure a strict formalistic ethical framework but rather to canvall various ethical methodologies, religious and secular, as resources for ethical thinking and praxis.

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Christian Ethics

KNT2963HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Heo, Hye Kyung

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines various theories of ethics throughout Christian history and the practical ethical issues that Christians face in today's changing society, which include ethics of life, ethics for the earth, and ethics of just peace. The course consists of two parts: 1) the theoretical foundations for Christian ethical thinking, and 2) various practical ethical issues for today.

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Black Panther, Afrofuturism, and the Ethics of Liberation - Cancelled on Jul 18, 2022

ICT3010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The film Black Panther raises questions about the prospects for and ethics of liberation. What is to be done by the victims of oppression and exploitation? Is armed struggle against oppressors an appropriate (perhaps even necessary) strategy for movements of liberation? Or is nonviolent resistance a better (perhaps the only moral) strategic option for such movements? What should come first, ethically and strategically: liberation or education? On what grounds can people participate in or ally themselves with movements of liberation? These are not only questions for the Wakandans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These and similar questions were vital to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa in the late 20th century, as they were in many other places and times, and are today. This course will consider such questions with reference to their exploration in the 2018 movie, the work of the black American theologian James Cone, the legacies of South African anti-apartheid activists and theorists Steve Biko and Rick Turner (both murdered by the apartheid state), and contemporary Afrofuturism.

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