Pastoral Theology Courses for the 2015 Summer Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
KNP1446HF  L6101

Educational Ministry of the Church

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2015 · Online Course

What is educational ministry? How can we reshape Christian Education in our congregation in order to revitalize the church and society? Exploring the structure of educational theory, reflecting one's educational experience in the church, engaging in dialogue with theorists in Christian Education, we will attempt to refashion christian Education for today's church, and create a vision of Christian education in order to revitalize the congregation.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 06/26
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP1602HF  L0601

UCC General Council

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the processes, polity and concerns of the United Church of Canada as they converge on the every-three-year General Council and as the agenda of the church emerges from General Council discussions. It involves preparation through webinars hosted through the United Church offices.  Four days on-site at General Council (August, 2015).  Two preparatory papers, final paper and oral presentation.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 05/01 · Ends: 08/30
Schedule Notes: Hybrid - online and onsite
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Workshop
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Registration begins March 1, and reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please refer to posted instructions.
Additional Notes: Students in this course are eligible for a $500 bursary from the United Church for room and board, while attending General Council.  See course syllabus for more details. Last day to pay: TBA / last day to drop: June 26

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WYP1610HF  L4101 · Cancelled on 2015/03/12

Leading Missional Congregations

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2015 · Canada - other Site

Exploration of leadership and ministry in the context of a theological understanding of the nature of the Church and the scope of its ministry. Weekly readings, class participation, critical review assignments, book review, major paper.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP1616HF  L0101

Community Development: Theory, Models, Theology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2015 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides an introduction and overview to the core issues, approaches and players for Christian practitioners of community development, within both Canadian and international settings. As an overview to the theory, models and theology of community development, this is the local counterpart to the international development focus of the current course WYP1615: "International Development:Global Issues, Power & Players." This course helps students build a platform for their engagement as lay and ordained community practitioners in local community settings. Worldviews, approaches and actors are explored across the community development spectrum, as are the patterns and lenses of local faith-based organizations. Theories and models are examined which assess and address the local nature and dynamics of poverty, participation, power and community ownership. The inter-relationships between vision, values and practice are explored, along with the roles of local government, business and civil society players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. This course will especially engage: - the theory and theology of 'belonging' and 'place' - community development as a social, political, economic, ecological and spiritual process - historic and contemporary issues and debates within community development - Canadian vs. global South poverty, marginalization and development - models of participation and empowerment - civil society, the church and community development - appreciative inquiry and assets-based community development - community development that transforms: faith, spirituality and holistic approaches - a critical path for engaging community development - community mobilization and conscientization.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 27/04 · Ends: 01/05
Schedule Notes: Last day to drop without penalty: April 28, 2015
Instructors: David Kupp
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Poverty, Development & Transformation II: Introduction to Global & Local Issues, Power & Players"
WYP1621HF  L0101

Management and Leadership of Non-Profit Organisations

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In this course, students examine the unique characteristics and roles of leaders within non-profit organisations in our society. Sectoral Issues as well as practical factors pertaining to the effective management and leadership of non-profit organisations within a diverse contexts will be explored.

Students will focus on six significant capacity areas of management and leadership: strategy, HR, Financial Stewardship, Resource Development, Program, and Team Leadership.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 06/01 · Ends: 06/05
Schedule Notes: Last date to drop without penalty: June 2, 2015
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: This course is one of a series of practical, professional and theological training for graduate students  and community development workers.
Additional Notes: Please contact the Wycliffe College Admission Office if you are not already a Wycliffe or TST student.
2000 Level Courses
WYP2252HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Designed to be experienced early in the programs of all students preparing for vocational ministry, this course will provide a pathway toward spiritual refreshment, deeper commitment and disciplined living.  It will be a blend of classroom and practical experiences in the spiritual disciplines culminating in a 24 hour personal spiritual retreat.  It is not intended to be a time of learning about intimacy, commitment and spiritual discipline.  It is meant to be a week of making space for intimacy, reflection, prayer, worship, meditation, solitude, commitment and the nurturing of community. Students should be prepared to fully engage in the exercises that will be planned for the sake of their own journey with God. It is anticipated that having experienced some of these things together we will have learned some things about pointing others in similar directions. Lectures, discussion, spiritual retreat. Evaluation: pre-course reading, class participation, retreat, personal assessment.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 08/06 · Ends: 12/06
Schedule Notes: last day to drop without penalty: June 09, 2015
Instructors: Calum MacFarlane
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: For pre course reading please see the syllabus.
WYP2272HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Gospel of Mark

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course is intended to open multiple avenues of spiritual growth and formation through a dedicated study of the first half of the gospel of Mark. Student participants will participate in 14 two and a half hour studies over the course of 7 days. These studies will consist of an individual study component, a small group discussion and a large group discussion with application. Topics covered include: the authority of Jesus, fear versus faith, the secret of the kingdom of God, conflict, questions of what true unbelief is, and the identity of Jesus. Teaching methods: Pre-course Reading ; Writing assignment; Class participation in Inductive scripture study; Communal living arrangement (Ontario Pioneer Camp at a cost of approximately $400); Journalling; Post-course reflection and summation in final paper. Means of evaluation: Pre course reading assignments with paper; course participation and reflective journaling and final summative paper.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 30/04 · Ends:
Schedule Notes: last day to drop without penalty: May 05, 2015
Instructors: Alan W. Anderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: This course will be at Ontario Pioneer Camp, about two hours north of Toronto.  In addition to tuition costs and books there will be a housing and food charge of approximately $400 for the week plus transport to Ontario pioneer camp. See www.ivcf.ca/register/markcentral/7day.
TRP2443HF  L4101

Beyond Religious Education: Implications of the Spirituality of Children for Theory and Practice

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course will explore recent developments around the spirituality of children, and the theology of childhood as a means of reshaping and revitalizing the practice of ministry with children. Participants will discover how to be companions with children on their spiritual journey. Participants will also be trained in the Godly Play method of being with children, and upon completion will be accredited storytellers by Godly Play Canada. The course will consist of lectures, small group work, tutorials, and required reading. Participants will be evaluated on class participation, a book report, a research paper, and the learning and telling of a Godly Play story.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday · Begins: 06/08 · Ends: 06/12
Schedule Notes: Location: All Saints Kingsway, 2850 Bloor Street W.  Toronto
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: June 09, 2015
WYP2701HF  L0101

Politics, Planning and Parishes: Making the Most of Church Facilities

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Urban congregations exist within a community where all land uses are coordinated through official plans to ensure the future provision for all land uses, infrastructure and services for the community. Urban parish leadership must know how to engage both these documents and the political processes that shape the urban form and are the context for all urban ministry. This course will examine and explain the political, physical and social context of an urban parish church ministry and the processes and polity of their urban community. Extensive use will be made of examples, and the class will have the opportunity to meet and interview experienced professionals and politicians in the local political and planning scene. The course will include at least one major case study, involving field work, of an existing urban congregation with a report to be prepared outlining opportunities and challenges for the congregation. The course will use lectures, case studies, interviews, site visits and seminars. Participants will be evaluated through their class participation, a documented case study and a final examination. 

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: The class will take place on four Saturdays May 2, 9, 23, and 30
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Last day to drop without penalty: May 9, 2015
EMP2805HF  L0101

Worship Planning and Music Leadership

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course seeks to help worship leaders and those interested in music ministry gain a rich understanding of the role of music in worship, and to provide practical strategies for both short-term and long-range worship planning as it relates to music. The course will provide an overview of the multiple aspects of planning music for worship. Topics will include developing congregational singing, making the "special" music of choirs or instrumental ensembles an integral part of the worship experience, understanding a congregation's worship "style," and sourcing and selecting music for liturgical seasons or other church occasions.

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/19 · Ends: 05/29
Instructors: Deborah Bradley
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Prerequisite: EMP1101HF or its equivalent
Additional Notes: Last day to register: May  1 / last day to pay: TBA / last day to drop: May 21
TRP2810HF  L6101

Ministry and Technology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Online Course

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: 04/13 · Ends: 06/05
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 04, 2015
TRP2862HF  L0101

Writing Sacred Stories and Worshipful Plays

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Scripted improv and writing styles, dialogue, storyline, language, editing and mime script as elements of writing plays and stories for faith communities and seekers. A writing course to develop sacred stories for one person or many to present as homily or drama and to contribute to God’s ongoing living Gospel. A good companion course to TRP2871HF We The Storytellers.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/27 · Ends: 05/08
Instructors: Sally Wotton
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 29, 2015
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 211
TRP2871HF  L0101

We the Story Tellers: Blending God's Story with our Stories Dramatically

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Improvisation, theatre games, mask, mime and voice work as a basis for acting and story telling in faith communities; brief histories of liturgical drama; telling and exegesis of the Story in a society that is becoming biblically illiterate; finding creative ways to present individual gospels. Evaluation: Presentation of 10-minute performance piece; written report. (Academic mentor: David Neelands)

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/30 · Ends: 06/27
Instructors: Sally Wotton
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: June 6, 2015
Additional Notes: Location: Cartwright Hall
3000 Level Courses
RGP3248YF  L0101

Retreat in Everyday Life

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

AD students enrol in RGP6248YF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday: 2015 May 4-8, 11-15
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
SAP3256HF  L4101

Spirituality & Catholic Educator

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Importance for the Catholic educator of attentiveness to the spiritual in oneself and others. Historical and contemporary understandings and expressions of spirituality as lived reality. Spiritual formation in a global, technological world. Contribution of the modern theologian, including Rahner and Lonergan. 40%; One synthesis paper or two shorter papers: 60%

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: April 25th , May 16th , May 30th , June 13th
Instructors: Jeanne Cover
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 20, 2015   Withdrawal Deadline: May 1, 2015 
Additional Notes: Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary Canadian Provincial Office (=Loretto Abbey Complex) 101 Mason Blvd Toronto, ON M5M 3E2
RGP3273HF  L0101

Prayer and Meditation Through Pencil, Pastel, and Ink Sketching

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores the theory and practice of various types of prayer through the artistic mediums of pencil, pastel and ink drawing, including critical reflection on the theology and spirituality of these art forms and on their relevance to spiritual direction and emotional and spiritual healing. Lecture, discussion, short reflection papers and drawing assignments. Pass/Fail grade.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Tuesday through Thursday: 2014 May 19-22, 26-29
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
KNP3372HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2015/01/06

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 00/19 · Ends: 00/29
Schedule Notes: MTWRF
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP3413HS  L0101

Awakening the Spirit, Sharpening Conscience: Media & Religious Education

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The media and youth culture are an integral part of the emergent meanings and developing values of young people. Media and their messages challenge and support, as well as threaten and undermine the spiritual, moral, and faith journey of youth. The course explores the complex world of late childhood and adolescence. It seeks to develop, with the participants, practical responses for youth ministers and religious educators that engage the media of popular culture, take seriously young people's questions and dreams, and draw on the power and wisdom of the Scriptures and Church tradition. The course will consist of lectures, seminar presentations, group assignments and a final paper or project.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 900 to 1200 · Begins: 07/06 · Ends: 07/16
Instructors: Richard Shields
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Additional Notes: Last day to cancel course without penalty - July 9, 2015
SMP3421HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/10/07

Faith Development Across the Lifespan

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examination of contemporary theories of human growth and development, and the contribution that such theories offer to the understanding of religious development and the praxis of religious education. Particular attention is paid to the impact of post-modern culture on the possibility of faith today.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP3510HF  L0101

Spiritual Crises and Care

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Practitioners of spiritual care, whether in institutional, community or ecclesial contexts, need to be able to recognize and respond to the multiple ways that death, major loss and mental health can impact human behaviour, relationships and functioning.  This course covers central theories related to care in the face of trauma, suicide, crisis, and grief.  As well, it provides a strong grounding to understand common mental health challenges that can impact healing, including mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as identified in the DSM-V. Students will have the opportunity to develop assessment and spiritual care practices to work effectively with people facing life-altering situations.  This course is intended for CPE students and interested others.

Schedule: Friday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/08 · Ends: 06/26
Instructors: Katherine Edmison
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP3514HF  L0101

Working with Couples in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage & Family Therapy

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the theory and practice of working with couples in pastoral counselling and marriage and family therapy, and will focus on family systems theory, Imago therapy and emotionally focused couple therapy. Attention will be given to premarital counselling, developmental issues and relationship breakdown, as well as interventions and strategies related to conflict and intimacy. Spiritual themes will be examined that enhance and deepen work with couples.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 18:00 · Begins: 05/12 · Ends: 06/23
Schedule Notes: May 12 & 19, June 2, 16 & 23
Instructors: Lawrence A. Beech
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Last day to register: April 24 / last day to pay: TBA / last day to drop: May 19

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RGP3550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential.

AD students enrol in RGP6550HF.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday: 2015 May 11-14, 19-22
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
TSP3551YF  L4101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 1

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC CPE unit.
TSP3553YF  L4101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST ADVANCED CPE unit.
TSP3554YF  L4101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED CPE unit.
RGP3564HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2015/03/17

Professional Ethics in Counselling

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine a number of core issues which impact pastoral counsellors and marriage and family therapists who are currently working in a variety of private and institutional contexts. A case studies approach will be used in dialogue with the most current ethical codes of conduct outlined by several major certifying and regulating bodies in the Canada and the United States, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection and accountability to clients and the counselling profession in general. Evaluation: class participation, weekly assignments/quizzes, class presentation, major paper. This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for their certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

AD students enrol in RGP6564HF.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 4(M), 7(R), 11(M), 14(R), 19(T), 21(R), 25(M), 28(R). (Eight three-hour classes, Mondays and Thursdays, with the exception of Victoria Day Monday, May 18.)
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
WYP3624HF  L0101

Surfing the Edge of Chaos: Leadership for Today's Church

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will focus on identifying, developing and strengthening key leadership skills needed in the Church in North America today. Topics to be explored within a theological framework will include: introducing and managing change, leading in the midst of uncertainty, discerning health and dysfunction in faith communities, developing trustworthy leaders, cultivating a climate of risk~taking, and inculcating practices that enable perseverance.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 · Begins: 01/06 · Ends: 05/06
Schedule Notes: Week long intensive: Mon to Fri June 1 to June 5, 2015 Last date to drop without penalty: June 2, 2015
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
Enrollment Notes: Successful completion of WYP3623H is required to enrol in this course.
Additional Notes: This course is part of the Missional Leadership and Formation cohort program.
6000 Level Courses
RGP6248YF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2015/02/26

Retreat in Everyday Life

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Graded paper. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3248YF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday: 2015 May 4-8, 11-15
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
RGP6550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3550HF.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday: 2015 May 11-14, 19-22
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP6564HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2015/03/17

Professional Ethics in Counselling

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine a number of core issues which impact pastoral counsellors and marriage and family therapists who are currently working in a variety of private and institutional contexts. A case studies approach will be used in dialogue with the most current ethical codes of conduct outlined by several major certifying and regulating bodies in the Canada and the United States, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection and accountability to clients and the counselling profession in general. Evaluation: class participation, weekly assignments/quizzes, class presentation, major paper. This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for their certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3564HF.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 4(M), 7(R), 11(M), 14(R), 19(T), 21(R), 25(M), 28(R). (Eight three-hour classes, Mondays and Thursdays, with the exception of Victoria Day Monday, May 18.)
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Biblical Crosslisted Courses
TRB3321HF  L0101

Wisdom Literature

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What does it mean to be wise? How does the Bible understand wisdom as a revelation of God? How might suffering, anomie, and meaninglessness help us grow in our grasp of God's desire for the world and human community? Our focus will be primarily the books of Proverbs, Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) and Job (with an occasional glance at other parts of the biblical traditions) as the classic exemplars of the wisdom tradition of ancient Israel. We will consider cross cultural questions about ancient Near Eastern Wisdom, the evolution of the wisdom tradition, the figure of Sophia, and contemporary responses to the wisdom literature. How might wisdom literature be useful in pastoral and other ministry settings?

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/26 · Ends: 06/25
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
TRB3967HF  L0101

Exodus in Teaching and Proclamation

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exodus has been a central text for both Jewish and Christian raditions. It is a book with a surplus of meaning. In partnership with contemporary theory about adult learning and different approaches to preaching, we will explore different ways thinkers, both Christian and Jewish have sought to unfold this book's riches in different times and circumstances, considering and practicing how this might best be done in our present period. This course will explore a range of thinkers and texts including but not limited to: Paul, Origen, Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, The Mekhilta de Rabbi-lshmael, Rashi, Luther, Elie Wiesel, Michael Walzer, A viva Gottlieb Zornberg, John van Seters, Ellen Frankel, Carol Meyers and Jonathan Sacks; as well as works of art and music.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 06/24
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
Theological Crosslisted Courses
KNT2310HF  L0101

Reformed Spirituality: Spirituality of the Cross

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The cross is a symbol of suffering, injustice, loss and death, and yet, also a symbol of the hidden power of God to save, liberate and transform human life.  Following the spiritual theology of Paul and the narrative of the gospels, the cross is not only a theological symbol but a path, a way - a critical and necessary element of the spiritual journey which requires a dying in order to experience resurrection life.

In this course, we will explore this way of understanding the cross as it is develops in Paul, Augustine and Medieval Spirituality. We will then focus on Luther’s ‘Theology of the Cross’ as it develops out of this theological and spiritual way. We will then study Calvin’s doctrine of the Christian life in Book 3 of his Institutes and how it incorporates elements of Luther’s thought. We will then explore the Reformed tradition and how theology and spirituality meet each other, how they emerge in Schleiermacher and Barth, and a final section on 20th century theological and spiritual exemplars of this tradition outside the mainstream.

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 · Begins: 06/08 · Ends: 06/12
Instructors: Harris Athanasiadis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
TRT2321HF  L0101

Patristic Exegesis as a Resource for Preaching

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides an introduction to the ways in which the Bible was read and interpreted by the ancient Christians, and considers how we can best use these modes of exegesis as a resource for preaching and catechesis today.  Assigned readings, research paper and written sermon.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 04/28 · Ends: 05/21
Instructors: Lisa Wang
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SMT2610HS  L4101

Eco-Theology Faith and Practice

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Through lecture, discussion, prayer and eco-praxis, course participants will develop a solid academic foundation in eco-theology, skills to analyze contemporary social and ethical issues in ecology, and an integration of theology, spirituality and practical applications including organic gardening to support the formation of Christian identity and mission in the world today. This is an off campus course with residential component.

Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday · Begins: 07/03 · Ends: 07/11
Instructors: Mary Rowell, Linda Gregg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12 · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: This course has a residential component. During July 3-11, the course will take place at the Villa St. Joseph Retreat Centre and there will be residence costs in addition to course fees. For more information, please contact Dr. Mary Rowell, c.s.j. (mary.rowell@utoronto.ca) or Dr. Linda Gregg, c.s.j. (lm.gregg@utoronto.ca) Last day to drop course without penalty - July 4, 2015
RGT3507HF  L0101

The lgnatian Theology of Religious Life

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A close reading of the foundational texts of the following lgnatian religious communities: the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and the Xavieres Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Through a comparative study of constitutions, spiritual writings of the founders and their correspondece, we will bring to light key elements that characterize the ignatian theology of religious life: understanding of mission and ministry; purpose and structures of community living; theology of governance; theology of the vows; anthropology and soteriology; understanding of Christ and of God. Methodological questions of historical and cultural context, exegesis, and theological interpretation of spiritual and canonical texts will also be addressed.

AD students enrol in RGT6507HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28; June 2, 4
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT6507HF  L0101

The lgnatian Theology of Religious Life

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A close reading of the foundational texts of the following lgnatian religious communities: the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and the Xavieres Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Through a comparative study of constitutions, spiritual writings of the founders and their correspondece, we will bring to light key elements that characterize the ignatian theology of religious life: understanding of mission and ministry; purpose and structures of community living; theology of governance; theology of the vows; anthropology and soteriology; understanding of Christ and of God. Methodological questions of historical and cultural context, exegesis, and theological interpretation of spiritual and canonical texts will also be addressed.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3507HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28; June 2, 4
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology

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