Course Catalogue 2020-2021

TST Member Colleges have reviewed the delivery of their Fall and Winter course offerings.

There are three categories:

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.

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 9.

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 6.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after September 18, 2020 for Fall (F) and Fall-Winter (Y) 2020 courses or January 8, 2021 for Winter (S) courses.

Life Together: Christian Formation

WYP1111HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon Online TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

More Information Favourites Star

Classical Philosophy for Theology

RGT1113HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 18:30 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to ancient and medieval philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus both on understanding key philosophical concepts relevant to theology and on developing philosophical skills. Each class will consist of a lecture on a thorny philosophical question and a tutorial in which students actively work on acquiring and practicing philosophical skills. Throughout, philosophy is seen as a series of interpersonal communications (= asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, the Stoics, the Skeptics, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther and Machiavelli.

More Information Favourites Star

Modern Philosophy for Theology

RGT1114HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 18:30 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to modern philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus both on understanding key philosophical concepts relevant to theology and on developing philosophical skills. In the early weeks, each class will consist of a lecture on a thorny philosophical issue and a tutorial in which students actively work on acquiring and practising philosophical skills. In later weeks, students will lead discussions for the third hour. Throughout the course, philosophy is seen as a series of interpersonal communications (= asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Descartes, Pascal, Hume, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Darwin, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Levinas, Derrida, Lonergan and Kimmerer.

More Information Favourites Star

Theology Spirituality and the Arts

RGT1120HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 18:30 to 20:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course aims to provide an introduction to key points of intersection between theology, spirituality and the-arts across two millennia. Employing a broad-definition of the arts, it will include visual arts, music, liturgy, literature, -film and media. It will explore theological, historical, an d pastoral applications of the arts viewed as primary source material, forms of spiritual expression, and sources of inspiration, healing and social critique. ltwlll also address both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ongoing(elationshlp between theology and the arts, Select topics are discussed weekly with the participation of faculty guests from across TST.

More Information Favourites Star

Homiletics I

EMP1301HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kim-Cragg, HyeRan

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for biblical preaching by exploring the implications of preaching a text and preaching the gospel. Preaching the gospel is considered from historical, biblical, theological, pastoral and creative perspectives with a view to producing sermons that engage the world and offer hope. A four-step methodology is taught that can be adapted to various sermon forms.

More Information Favourites Star

Basics of Biblical Preaching

KNP1352HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Travis, Sarah

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the art and science of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure and delivery.

More Information Favourites Star

Education and Faith Formation

EMP1431HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kim-Cragg, HyeRan

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue Online TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner.

More Information Favourites Star

Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

KNP1443HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Acolatse, Esther E.

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey.

More Information Favourites Star

Educational Ministry of the Church

KNP1446HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Song, Nam Soon

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

CREDITS: One Credit

What is educational ministry? How can we reshape Christian Education in our congregation in order to revitalize the church and society? Exploring the structure of educational theory, reflecting one's educational experience in the church, engaging in dialogue with theorists in Christian Education, we will attempt to refashion christian Education for today's church, and create a vision of Christian education in order to revitalize the congregation.

More Information Favourites Star

New Testament I

EMB1501HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith.

More Information Favourites Star