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.

Understanding the New Testament

KNB1501HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of the content of New Testament writings, especially the canonical gospels and Pauline corpus. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding these writings in their original socio-historical contexts, and on methods of interpretation.

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Introduction to the New Testament

RGB1501HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lewis, Scott M.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The focus of this course is on the various methodologies for reading and analyzing the New Testament rather than theology and spirituality. The sad events of our own world illustrate some of the dangers of superficial and overly literal readings of religious writings. Biblical literacy should not be the privilege or duty of a select few, but the right and responsibility of all Christians. The purpose of our study is to provide the tools necessary for an in-depth reading of the New Testament utilizing a variety of methodologies. No one methodology is definitive or exhaustive; each one examines the text from a different perspective and reveals another aspect or layer of the passage in question. Although the material might seem technical and esoteric at times, providing the people of God with a biblical message that is rich, life-giving, and based on a sound understanding of the text is an eminently pastoral undertaking.

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Introduction to the New Testament

SMB1501HS L9101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Callon, Callie

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Sat Online TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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

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From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

WYB1501H L6101 SESSION: Summer 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Bertone, John A.

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: N/A

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history, the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature, the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel."

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From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

WYB1501HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sider-Hamilton, Catherine

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Thu Online TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history, the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature, the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel."

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New Testament II

EMB1506HS L6101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the literary structure, rhetorical argument, and certain social issues from Romans to Revelation. Emphasis is placed on acquiring familiarity with the texts and ability to converse critically about the particular problems that these texts both seek to solve and have created.

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Foundations in Counselling and Spiritual Care Practice for Helping Professional

KNP1512HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schmidt, Angela E.

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will combine lectures with experiential learning to provide helping professionals with the foundational skills of building rapport, empathic listening, effective questioning, interviewing and responding skills, structuring a session, and spiritual care giving. The students will practice the skills of building the therapeutic relationship based on Person-Centered, Family Systems and Psychodynamic theories. We will explore active and passive listening/responding skills alongside of safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship. The course will also address the need for students to understand how to offer multi-cultural support and on-line counselling. The principles of documentation in a variety of settings (congregational, private practice, healthcare) will be discussed. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change), a Constructivist theory, will be explored and the skills of solution-focused therapy will be applied in small groups. The sensitive integration of spiritually-oriented questions into the therapeutic conversation will be discussed as well as spiritual care interventions and practices that promote healing and wholeness. And finally, students will develop introductory skills in group facilitation.ÿ

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New Testament Greek I & II

KNB1513YF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kovacs, Frank

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: Two Credits

This course will introduce students to the basic grammar, syntax, and pronunciation, of Greek. Students will build a basic working vocabulary, and apply this knowledge to a reading, John 1-6 and the Lord's Prayer.

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Elementary New Testament Greek

WYB1513YY L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed, Thu Online TIME: 9:00 to 10:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

Basic New Testament Greek grammar. During the first semester, students work through a large portion of the textbook, which introduces basic grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. In the second semester students complete the introductory grammar textbook, and begin reading in the Greek New Testament.

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Families in the Canadian Home, Parish & School

SAP1541HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Scorsone, Suzanne R.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

Families come to Canada from every society of the world, bringing their diverse relationships, roles, structures and understandings. Clergy, teachers and parish workers need an awareness of what those might be in order to serve individuals and families from diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Whether in pastoral work, in teaching family life education or in other forms of service, awareness of possibilities and questions will be useful. Two presentations and final exam.

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