Course Catalogue 2020-2021

* Summer 2020 courses are listed in Course Catalogue 2019-2020 found in the right sidebar menu.*
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer session classes may be delivered via a method other than in-person instruction (including online platforms) for part or all of the term. A final determination of delivery mode will be made by the college offering the course by April 24 for “F” summer courses, and by June 13 for “S” courses. Decisions regarding courses that cannot be accommodated online, or that are to be cancelled, will be communicated to students who have registered in those courses. Course registration for TST Summer courses opens via ACORN on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

History of Buddhist Traditions

EMT1620HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course surveys the development of Buddhism in India and its spread from South Asia to Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the West. In this course, we will explore the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, and Samgha) of Buddhism, the Three Vehicles (Thervada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana) for the transmission of Buddhist teachings, and various Buddhist traditions developed indigenously in East Asia and then spread to North America, Europe, and Africa.

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Multi-Religious Theological Education and Leadership

EMP1621HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Voss Roberts, Michelle

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 16:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces Emmanuel College’s Basic Degree students to the project of theological education in a multi-religious setting. Students will solidify the narratives of their professional and spiritual paths within a variety of spiritual-professional paths, build relationships with their cohort, and connect with faculty in small group settings. They will learn about their own spiritual/religious tradition while engaging several of other major religious/spiritual traditions (including Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and traditional Indigenous understandings). They will consider their own and other spiritual/religious traditions through respective practices, yearly cycles and rituals. They will develop capacity in multi-religious cooperation and leadership in the public sphere. They will gain knowledge in intercultural competence and assess their own need for growth in this area. They will begin to develop their plan for spiritual/religious leadership in dialogue with classmates.

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Ignatian Foundations for Mission and Ministry - Cancelled on May 27, 2020

RGP1621HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

In this course, students acquire skills of reflexive praxis rooted in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy as a foundation for engaging in professional ministry in the Church. The student is invited to appropriate personal practices and professional guidelines for ministry within a theological framework, thereby beginning the process of articulating a personal vision of ministry that is grounded in Scripture, Tradition and personal experiences of vocation.

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God's Mission and the Church's Calling

TRP1622HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 11:00 to 14:00

CREDITS: One Credit

In this foundational pastoral course, participants will reflect on understandings of God's mission, the Church's part in that mission, and their own sense of call in relation to these. The course will draw on texts from Genesis, Isaiah, Luke and Romans, as well as patristic, liturgical, spiritual writings and sermonic writing. Examining the history of mission and the church, and contemporary congregational mission theory, we will consider alternative images and paradigms of mission. Lectures and book discussion sessions will seek to build participants' critical skills particularly in relation to conflict, healing, culture, pluriformity, and proclamation as part of mission. Participants will be required to meet and interview individuals involved in diverse forms of ministry in the community to develop their own vocational discernment and gain practical awareness of the issues, challenges and skills involved in a differing forms of Spirit-led developments as congregations seek to participate and live God's mission.

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Foundational Tenets and Practices of Buddhism

EMT1631HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

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 L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: TBA

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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Critical Thinking - Cancelled on May 8, 2020

SAT1710HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 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 Philosophy of Religion

TRT1711HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 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 L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Power, Thomas P.

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue 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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Introduction to Counselling and Spiritual Care Practice

EMP1741HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Care and Community explores the role of care expected of religious practitioners and faith communities in an intercultural context. The pastoral care capacity of a beginning religious practitioner (pastor, chaplain, minister of music, education or lay leader) requires self knowledge, spiritual formation, theory and skill. Narrative theories of care will provide the basis for the assumptions and skill development of the course. Role plays, class discussions and short practical theology papers will provide opportunity to assess a student's self ability to think theologically about pastoral care situations.

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