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.

Analysis of the Mind in Abhidhamma Buddhist Psychology - Cancelled on Jul 6, 2021

EMP2538HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

The Pali term Abhidhamma means higher, subtle or ultimate teaching (of the Buddha) or the ultimate truth. Abhidhamma is often described as the core features of Buddhist psychology, dealing mainly with mental phenomena and explaining how our mind works. The Abhidhamma is the third great division of the Palicanon, the other two consisting of the Suttas (discourses) and the Vinaya (ethics). Unlike the Suttas, in which the Buddha adapts his teaching to his audience and speaks in conventional terms and concepts, in the Abhidhamma, the Dhamma is presented from the vantage point of ultimate reality. All phenomena are analysed into their ultimate constituents (dhammas) which are defined, classified and systematically arranged and discussed. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the Buddha's teachings of the mind and all its functions and structures within the more general knowledge of the Buddhism found in the Suttas. This course will survey the understanding of the mind (both mundane and supramundane consciousness), the qualities of mental functioning (distinguishing ethical and skilful aspects of mind from those considered non-ethical or unskillful), the causal and conditioned relations between aspects of mind, the continuity of consciousness from moment to moment, and the nature of unconscious and latent psychodynamic factors. In addition the psychological analysis of meditation, both the concentrative and wisdom aspects, will be presented.

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Eco-Theology Faith and Practice - Cancelled on Mar 11, 2022

SMT2610HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

Through lecture, discussion, prayer and eco-praxis, course participants will develop a solid academic foundation in eco-theology, skills to analyze contemporary social and ethical issues in ecology, and an integration of theology, spirituality and pracitcal applications to support the formation of Christian identity and mission in the world today.

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Introduction to Christian Apologetics: The Art and Science of Christian Persuasion

WYT2620HS L6101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to Christian apologetics and its relationship to evangelism. The course will teach the biblical, theological and historical foundations of Christian apologetics. Additionally, the course will serve as a primer of cultural exegesis and cultural hermeneutics, the goal of which is to equip students with the critical analytical tools to engage contemporary of cultural issues as the relate to matters of faith. Topics include comparative worldview, science and faith, secularism, aesthetics and ethics. Through required and recommended readings, group discussions and lectures the student will gain a clearer understanding of how to navigate and respond pastorally to some of today ' s most challenging issues while at the same time formulating a cohesive Christian response to them.

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The Church of the Margins: Ministering to Christ in the Poor, Sick, Alienated, and Imprisoned

TRP2661HF L6201 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ready, Geoffrey

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

The biblical and patristic tradition of the Orthodox Church is clear that the church is to advocate for the poor and the marginalised in the world, caring for their needs and pursuing justice on their behalf. We are not to neglect spiritual needs for social ones, nor social needs for those that are spiritual. This course will explore how the church, as the ongoing body of Christ in the world, should follow Christ in his self-sacrificing identification with all who are cast out or suffering, and care
for the whole person, body and spirit. It will explore the theological significance of suffering and illness, and develop a holistic and pastoral understanding of mission that situates the church in the margins of this present age, ministering to Christ in the poor, the sick, the alienated and the imprisoned.

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Life and Death in the Wilderness: Skills for Congregational and Communal Life and Leadership

TRP2665HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

We will imagine the book of Numbers as a 'dream' (nightmare?) experience that can teach us about the kinds of skills communities and their leaders require to cope with life and death in a risk-filled environment. At its promptings we will explore specific congregational leadership issues including, planning, assessing resources, drawing forth, developing and changing volunteer leadership, mission, building vision and making change, recognizing and nurturing what gives a community life, coping with the reality of communal death, and above all, the life and death risk of traveling with the living God.

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Congregational Administration Nuts and Bolts - Cancelled on May 13, 2022

TRP2721HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore an essential role of clergy in offering oversight and service to key aspects of the unfolding of congregational life. What is the relationship between this practical work of the laity, theology, and congregational health? How can clergy offer intelligent oversight and service to lay leadership without interfering and micromanaging? In dialogue and discussion with expert practitioners we will focus on basic skills and awareness necessary to effective leadership in the areas of congregational administration, including: finances and budgeting, property and buildings, stewardship, volunteer management and personnel
supervision and feedback, organizing the weekly Sunday liturgy. Though the course will draw on Anglican polity and examples, the issues addressed by the course are faced in various forms by congregational leaders across denominations.

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A Journey Through History: The Jesuit Missions In Early Modern Canada

SMH2801HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to TBA

PRE-REQUISITES: Intro course in ecclesiastical history or equivalent CREDITS: One Credit

Bound to Canada's early modern history are the apostolic labours of the Jesuit missionaries who ministered to both a vast number of First Nations peoples and a fledgling community or French settlers. Their efforts, chronicled in the Jesuit Relations, will come to life in this intensive five-day course taught, in situ, at the heart of the former Wendat (Huron) Nation (present day Martyrs' Shrine). From this location, students will begin an experiential journey, passing through the pages of the Relations, into world-class reconstructed historical sites, that together will create the space for examining how their religious world view shaped the missionaries' understanding of the 'New World', First Nations Cultures, and evangelisation during the earliest period in Canada's ecclesiastical history.

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Methodology and Resources for Theological Studies

TRT2820HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Thu TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The main goal of this course is to strengthen student ability to carry out graduate-level studies and research in theology. This will be accomplished through the acquisition of methodological and other skills for the planning, development and finalization of graduate-level academic requirements (essays, book reports, exams), and familiarization with the range of resources, both written and digital (databases and internet), for theological studies, including dogmatic/systematic theology, history, patristics, spirituality, hagiography, Biblical studies and liturgy. The course will assist students in developing a proposal for thesis research and publishable-quality academic writing.

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Methodology and Resources for Theological Studies

TRT2820HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

The main goal of this course is to strengthen student ability to carry out graduate-level studies and research in theology. This will be accomplished through the acquisition of methodological and other skills for the planning, development and finalization of graduate-level academic requirements (essays, book reports, exams), and familiarization with the range of resources, both written and digital (databases and internet), for theological studies, including dogmatic/systematic theology, history, patristics, spirituality, hagiography, Biblical studies and liturgy. The course will assist students in developing a proposal for thesis research and publishable-quality academic writing.

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Theological Field Education

RGF3010HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ryan, Gerard

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

This is a 250 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity.

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