Spirituality & Culture

RGP3214HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course intends to examine the dialogue between faith and culture in a post-modern world. It will trace the development of faith from the end of the mediaeval period to the present time  and show why the narratives of our time with regard to faith are situated in that historical context and how they affect a reading of and engagement in our world today.
From the class the students will gain
1. a knowledge of contemporary critical theory and praxis.
2. development of research skills.
3. an exposure to the main issues of contemporary faith and culture.
4. an exposure of the ways these issues are dealt with in contemporary art/film/poetry.
5. A way of appropriating their lives through interiority analysis.
The class will be primarily lectures and evaluations will be 20% for class participation; and 20% each for four 4-page papers on topics relevant to the class.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12

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