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.

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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Context, Power and Coloniality - Cancelled on Jul 8, 2020

EMP1601HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wigg-Stevenson, Natalie

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


Contexts are always shaped by numerous historical and social forces, which we come to embody in ways related to our particular social locations. In the first half of this course, we learn how to do spiritual/vocational reflection on the self-in-context. In the second half of the course, we nurture these capacities by using them in relation to one context in which we all share: colonial Canada in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Exploring how to be vocationally responsible in light of this context, we will develop analytic skills transferable to multiple other contexts too.

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Theology & Practice of Ministry



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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Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin I

SAJ1601HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Abad, John

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides students, with no previous experience in the language, basic knowledge of Latin grammatical structure, including verb forms and tenses and the various types of nouns and adjectives. Familiarity with the vocabulary of Christian literature written in the Latin language accompanies the learning process. The lectures cover units 1-19 of Collin?s Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin.

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Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin II

SAJ1602HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Abad, John

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Tue Online TIME: 11:00 to 13:00


This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin I or the equivalent. We plan to complete studying Collins? Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin (Units 20-35) while building on the material previously learned. We will practice reading Latin out loud and more importantly translate various Latin texts from the Vulgate to the Patristic and Medieval periods. The instructor will provide texts for exercises in translation.

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General Introduction to the Eastern Churches


COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Wed Online 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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The Church, The Faith and Our World

WYP1610HS L6101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Scruggs, Lane

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: N/A Online TIME: NA to NA

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of leadership and ministry in the context of a theological understanding of the nature of the Church and the scope of its ministry.

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International Development: Global Issues, Power & Players

WYP1615HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kupp, David

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Thu Online TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

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 - Cancelled on Jun 2, 2020

WYP1617HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Postma, Will

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Fri

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 - Cancelled on Jul 8, 2020


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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