Online Courses for the 2011 Summer Session

TRH2134HF  L6101

Celtic Christianity

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

The contemporary revival of interest in the Celtic world is a feature of our age. Heightened interest has led to the appropriation of the Celtic tradition for different purposes by different interest groups. The result at a popular level has been that the historical reality of Celtic Christianity is increasingly elusive as claims made about it become exaggerated. The purpose of this course is to situate the Celtic Christian experience of the spiritual in the context of its development in Ireland between the 5th and the 12th centuries. Topics addressed include the transition from pagan to Christian, monasticism, creativity and art, prayer, scripture, and evangelism. Attention is also given to the pattern of revivals over the centuries and connections between postmodernism and the Celtic tradition. Discussion forums, short papers.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/18 · Ends: 05/27
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 13 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline: April 28, 2011
TRH2210HY  L6101

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

This introductory course examines the history of Christianity from the Peace of Westphalia (1648) to the end of the twentieth century. As will be demonstrated throughout the course, the major catalyst for change has been, and continues to be, the constant tension between the inherently static nature of the historic Church and the forces of modernity. Throughout the course we will see how modern culture, which includes but is not limited to, contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, and painting, exercised an overwhelming influence on the development of eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century Christianity. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 07/25
Schedule Notes: May 2 through July 25; Mondays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 26, 2011
TRH2252HY  L6101

Natural Theology and Evolutionary Theory in the Nineteenth Century

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

This introductory course examines the influence of, and contemporary reaction to, natural theology, evolution theory, and Charles Darwin's "natural selection" theory, from the late eighteenth century until the Scopes Trial (1925). Although the course focuses on England and the United States, we will also make a tertiary examination of defenders and critics of natural theology, evolutionary theory, and natural selection theory in Continental Europe and Canada. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/05 · Ends: 07/28
Schedule Notes: May 5 to July 28; Thursdays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 29, 2011
SAT1101HF  L6101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Online Course

This course considers basic and critical themes in theology to help the student understand the principles, sources, resources, matter and scope of Roman Catholic theology in order to place his or her theologizing upon a more secure foundation Lectures, assignment, summative exercise, postings and responses.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 07/25
Schedule Notes: May 2, 2011 - July 25, 2011
Instructors: Donald Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 23, 2011
SAH2224HF  L6101

20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Online Course

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the pre-Vatican Church. Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these problems, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lectures and readings. Class participation through weekly email questions, three short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 07/25
Schedule Notes: May 2, 2011 to July 25, 2011
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 23, 2011
TRH2253HY  L6101

Modern Atheism

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Online Course

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 07/26
Schedule Notes: May 3 through July 26; Tuesdays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 27, 2011
WYB2660HF  L6101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Online Course

An introduction to the content of a portion of the New Testament: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, Hebrews and Revelation.  The guiding question of the course is ‘Who is Jesus?’. Discussion forums. Evaluation: participation, exegetical papers. Prerequisite: WYB1501 or equivalent.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 06/24
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 29; Withdrawal Deadline: May 13
WYB1009HY  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament II

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 06/27 · Ends: 08/05
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: June 24; Withdrawal Deadline: July 8
WYT2105HY  L6101

Doing Theology in the Contemporary World

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Online Course

This course will explore the nature of the task(s) of theology. Primary readings from the great tradition of the Christian church that represent both the traditional positions and contemporary challenges to its undertaking will be surveyed. Finally, an engagement with a major "classic" text on the nature of theology will be engaged by the student in a writing assignment.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/16 · Ends: 07/08
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: May 13; Withdrawal Deadline: May 27
TRH2316HY  L6101 · Cancelled on 2011/04/13

Philosophy of Ecclesiastical History: Sacred and Profane

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Online Course

This introductory historiographical course surveys select “sacred” and “profane” works of church history by some of the most important ecclesiastical historians and philosophers active from the mid-first century AD until the mid-twentieth century. Participation in online discussion group, research paper, critical response/book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 07/27
Schedule Notes: May 4 throuh July 27; Wednesdays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 28, 2011
TRP2810HY  L6101

Ministry and Technology

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Is it legitimate to use technology to communicate the gospel? Explores the function and use of the tools of technology in the varied ministry of the church. Asks critical questions about technology and its use. In the context of addressing issues such as virtual community, media arts and worship, internet-based ministry, Christian education and youth ministry, and spirituality online, the course seeks to equip students with skills in this new area of ministry. Discussion forums, online projects, reflections paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/30 · Ends: 07/08
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: June 9, 2011
SAB1003HF  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Online Course

This online course provides an introduction to the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and its three main canonical divisions with an emphasis on theological interpretation. Students will be familiarized with the biblical books and their historical context. The course also explores the history of biblical interpretation with an application to Old Testament texts. Lectures, readings, online participation, written assignments, final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/25 · Ends: 07/18
Schedule Notes: April 25, 2011 - July 18, 2011
Instructors: Igal German
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 16, 2011

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