Course Timetable for Online Courses by Department: Winter of 2013

Biblical

SAB1003HS  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · 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: · Ends:
Instructors: Igal German
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
ICB2010HS  L6101

Biblical Foundations

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the Bible as the ongoing story of and for God and creation, paying special attention to the way in which God's story is intertwined with that of humanity and the world. In asking whether and in what way the Bible is also our story, we will attempt to identify which hermeneutical methods might help us discern its significance for present day life, including the academic enterprise.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

Historical

TRH2316HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/03/26

Philosophy of Ecclesiastical History: Sacred and Profane

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · 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 (including, but not limited to, Luke, Augustine, Foxe, Bossuet, Voltaire, Hegel, Ranke, and Acton). Participation in online discussion group, research paper, critical response/book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
TRH2253HS  L6101

Modern Atheism

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · 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: · Ends:
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
TRH2252HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/03/26

Natural Theology and Evolutionary Theory in the Nineteenth Century

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · 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: · Ends:
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
TRH2105HS  L6101

History of Theology 2: Medieval and Reformation Theologies

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of Medieval and Reformation Theologies, from 843 to 1648. The Carolingian Revival and Monastic Schools; Anselm and Cur Deus Homo; Peter Lombard and the Cathedral Schools; Abailard and the Universities; the rediscovery of Aristotle; the Friars: Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam; Gregory Palamas; the Reformation: Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer; the Synod of Dort; Richard Hooker; Second Scholasticism.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGH1010HS  L6101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Online Course

Offered On-Line: From the subapostolic age to the “Triumph of Orthodoxy” in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Weekly on-line participation, short papers, research paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 18

Interdisciplinary

TRJ2631HS  L6101

Anglican History And Theology

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introductory study of the Anglican communion as a worldwide form of Christianity; its history, key theological issues, worship, schools of thought, approaches to spirituality. 3 short papers. Interdisciplinary History and Theology.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

Pastoral Theology

ICP3450HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/10/23

Curriculum: Organising the World for Learning

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Curriculum is the selection and organisation of experience for pedagogical purposes. The criteria  that determine what is selected and how it is organised articulate fundamental values about the nature of the world and our calling in it. This course will encourage critical evaluation of the criteria that are commonly employed and of how the curriculum can be shaped to better reflect a Christian worldview. Curriculum is conceived not as a static collection of materials, but as a dynamic plan that directs the learning process and governs the organically developing relationship between teachers and learners. The course employs an extensive Study Guide, two books plus book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/ telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally- oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation. Study Guide to accompany texts and readings; online discussion forum; Skype/ telephone conferencing. Online Forum participation (30%); Research paper (70%). 

 

AD students enrol in ICP6450HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICP6450HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/10/23

Curriculum: Organising the World for Learning

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Online Course

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3450HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15

Theological

SAT1711HS  L6101

Introduction to Thomas Aquinas

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course is an introduction to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the most influential Catholic theologian of the last millennium. No previous knowledge of Aquinas or of philosophy is presumed. We will start by looking at Aquinas' program of remaking Christian theology in light of the best philosophy and science of his day; then we will examine his views on human action, human nature, human knowing and philosophical theology. Lectures, discussion, short papers and final exam. On-line discussion, book review, 2,000 word paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SAT2600HS  L6101

Theological Anthropology

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Exploration of the following themes in the light of Christian revelation: creation, community, body & soul, humanity as male and female, sin, grace, eschatology. Lectures, readings, presentations, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25 · Crosslisted to:
ICT3940HS  L6101

Christianity and the Ecological Crisis

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

”The attitudes to save the environment should be imbued with a vision of the sacred.”
—David Suzuki at the Global Forum of the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 5 June, 1992

Critics often blame Christian culture, and sometimes rightly, for either ignoring or contributing to the global ecological crisis.  This course will examine some Christian responses to the ecological crisis that contest this characterization. These include claims that the responsibility for the global ecological crisis is complex and multifaceted as well as arguments that Christianity can resist and undo the attitudes that helped create the crisis. We shall explore agrarian essays, ecological theology, and international initiatives on ecological activities. We may also visit a farm whose inhabitants integrate their faith and their lifestyle. In this discussion-intensive seminar, participants will consider what role Christian faith can and should play in a strong environmental ethic.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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