Course Catalogue 2018-2019

Theology & Practice of Ministry

KNP1601HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kim, Dong-Ha

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores various aspects of ministry, in particular the theology and practice of ordained ministry within the Reformed traditions. Topics include understandings of ministry, the call, functions and roles in ministry, challenges and contexts for ministry today and in the future, leadership and authority, and spiritual practices.

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General Introduction to the Eastern Churches

SMJ1610HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Laschuk, Alexander

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course aims at a general introduction to the four families of Eastern Churches: Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and the Assyrian Church of the East. After reviewing the history of the Eastern Churches and the critical moments that shaped their development (including schisms, attempts at re-union and the impact of Islam), the course will give particular attention to the history and culture of the Assyrian Church of the East, the Coptic and Armenian Orthodox Churches, the Orthodox Churches of Ukraine, Greece and Russia, the Maronite, Melkite and Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Churches. Subsequently, the course will briefly survey the East's distinctive approaches to liturgy, art, architecture, music, spiritual life, monasticism, social service, hagiography, mission and theology. The course ends with an assessment of the current state of these Churches in North America and their approaches to inter-Christian and interreligious relations.

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International Development: Global Issues, Power & Players

WYP1615HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kupp, David

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:30 to 21:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides an overview and introduction to global issues, power and players at the heart of international development. As an overview to the macro features, challenges and practices of the humanitarian aid and assistance wor1d, the course helps students build a platform for understanding the field's numerous dimensions and complexity. History, worldviews, approaches and actors are explored across the international development spectrum, as are the patterns and lenses of several Christian perspectives. Understanding is built around the nature and dynamics of poverty and power, and their relationships to the spectrum of development approaches and practices, along with the roles of international agencies, governments, and civil society players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. Students engage in the sectoral, technical and thematic challenges faced by development organizations in a range of settings. Key features of the course include focus on: - Overview of the development studies world and research methods - Worldviews, meanings and values in international development - Understanding development history - The Millenmum Development Goals - The state of human development: UNDP HDR, World Bank Development Report - Poverty and development -definitions, causes, alternative models, biblical perspectives - Adult Learning Approaches: Pedagogy & Development - Understanding the development spectrum: theories and practices - Global, State and Private Actors - Multilateral actors: UN Conventions, CRC, IFis-SAPs, debt - Civil Society: Grassroots and Local Development - Mainstream, alternative and grassroots definitions and solutions - Development that transforms: holistic approaches, the place of spirituality.

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Community-Based Assessment and Design

WYP1617HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Postma, Will

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:00 to 16:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Residents of urban at-risk communities often have ministry done to them by well-meaning people. Organizations (non-proftis, churches, government, etc.) swoop in with money, people and resources and tell the community what they need. Playgrounds are erected overnight, murals painted over, or gardens appear without anyone asking the people who live there what they want. The message that no one listens is reinforced in their minds. God's concept of "shalom" is not one of doing to people but one of inviting people to participate in their own community development. Students in this course will develop the skills necessary to engage a local community. This approach is guided through the development tools of community assessment (listening to the community) and project design, monitoring and evaluation (responding with the coomunity to a limitation). At the end of this course students will have the skills necessary to involve the community in its own restoration.

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History of Buddhist Traditions

EMT1620HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Liu, Cuilan

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

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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History of Buddhist Traditions

EMT1620HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Liu, Cuilan

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

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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Maintenance and Mission: Congregations and Leadership in a Post-Christendom Church

TRP1620HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines congregations and congregational leadership through the lens of the continuous and discontinuous change currently experienced by the local church. The course will cover the standard disciplines of congregational studies as well as emerging models of the congregation resulting from efforts to re-imagine church in these challenging times.

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Ignatian Foundations for Mission and Ministry

RGP1621HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Knox, Michael L.

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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Foundational Tenets and Practices of Buddhism

EMT1631HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Liu, Cuilan

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

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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Critical Thinking

SAT1710HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 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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