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.

Interfaith Leadership in a Multi-Faith Context

KNP1651HF L9101 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 L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wiebe, Donald

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon Online 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 L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Power, Thomas P.

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue Online 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 L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): McCarroll, Pamela R. Isgandarova, Nazila

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue Online 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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Surat al-Baqara: An Introduction to the Qur'an

EMT1851HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reda El-Tahry, Nevin

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Located in the beginning of the Qur'an immediately following a short introductory prayer, Surat al-Baqara is the doorway to understanding this scripture and its distinctive style and organization of ideas. The largest chapter in the corpus, it covers the major themes and discourses and is uniquely suited to begin the study of the Qur'an and related scholarship. This course is an introduction to the Qur'an and will familiarize students with the hallmarks of both traditional and western scholarships. It will cover topics such as the collection of the Qur'an, abrogation, mysterious letters and the Quranic sciences. Students will become acquainted with some of the main classical and modern commentaries and will learn how to identify Surat al-Baqara's distinctive structure and unifying themes.

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Fundamental Christian Ethics I

SAT1901HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Murphy, Patricia

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Thu Online TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the foundations and objective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, natural moral law, casuistry, relationship between faith and morality, magisterium, moral principles and norms, etc.

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Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

SMT1904HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): McQueen, Moira

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores themes required for an understanding of the moral subject and moral actions. Topics include: Old Testament and New Testament ethics; current ethical theories especially Natural Law; formation of conscience, sin, conversion and the role of the Magisterium.

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Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics - Cancelled on Apr 27, 2020

SMT1904HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: Two Credits

This course explores themes required for an understanding of the moral subject and moral actions. Topics include: Old Testament and New Testament ethics; current ethical theories especially Natural Law; formation of conscience, sin, conversion and the role of the Magisterium.

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Introduction to Theological Ethics and Moral Theology

RGT1905HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Berkman, John R.T.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Basic principles of Christian ethics, with special attention to the pastoral application of moral theology.

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