Online Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of 2013-2014

KNB1511HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/08

New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Koine Greek. Students will also develop a basic proficiency in reading and pronouncing the text of the Greek New Testament. Lecture, group work, evaluation of Greek pronunication. Weekly assignments, midterm project, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB1512HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/08

New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Online Course

An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Koine Greek. Students will also develop a basic proficiency in reading and pronouncing the text of the Greek New Testament. Lecture, group work, evaluation of Greek pronunciation.  Weekly assignments midterm project, final exam. Prerequisite: New Testament Greek 1 or equivalent.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB1008HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/01

Introduction to the Old Testament I

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history (Genesis -Kings) with emphasis on application within the church. The course consists of online written lectures with class participation through discussion forums. Readings, written assignments and final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:
WYB2260HS  L6101

The Book of Psalms: a Spiritual Lifeline in Christian History and Tradition

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Online Course

An interactive investigation of the biblical Book of Psalms, with special emphasis on how the Psalms have been, and can be, applied to the devotional life of a Christian. The course will consider the psalms in their historical and canonical context. It will consider also the role of the Psalms in the devotional life of the canonical King David, Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and selected Christian men (incl. Martin Luther) and women throughout the ages. Particular attention will be given to the issue of how best in light of contemporary scholarship to apply the Psalms faithfully and reasonably to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Quizzes, rhetorical study, reading summaries, and discussion.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
TRH2253HF  L6101

Modern Atheism

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
TRH2061HF  L6101

The Birth of Theology

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo. Lectures, readings, four short reports and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYH2311HS  L6101

History of Missions and Development

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Outlines the history of Christian missions from its beginnings in Pentecost to the end of the 20th century, followed by area studies of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe, and concluding with a consideration of the transition from missions to development to post-development. Short papers and collaborative internet project.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH2210HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/05

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: · Ends:
Instructors:
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 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Online Course

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
ICH3351HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/28

Faithful Thinking and World Orientation: Augustine, Aquinas, Dooyeweerd, Olthuis

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Online Course

This course examines four temporally and culturally distinct examples of Christian thinking about God, self and world. It takes up one ancient, one medieval, one modern and one "postmodern" thinker and compares how they frame their thinking with respect to their scholarly world and the pre- and post-Christian elements characteristic of it. It compares their respective attempts to speak of the problematics signaled by the terms God, self and world: a. knowledge as religious, b. self as simultaneously divine image and part of a world of creatures, c. the social world as the field within which God, self and world intersect.

AD students enrol in ICH6351HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Please note:  In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
ICP3450HF  L6101

Curriculum: Organising the World for Learning

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

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 ICP6450HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICP6450HF  L6101

Curriculum: Organising the World for Learning

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

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%).

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3450HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to:
ICP3482HS  L6101

Wisdom and Schooling

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Online Course

This course explores a biblical understanding of wisdom as an alternative to the theory into practice paradigm, which has dominated the way in which schooling is conducted at virtually all levels. According to the theory/practice story, schooling is the process by which theoretical insight and abstract academic understanding lay the foundations for an abundant life. The Christian gospel proclaims, however, that walking in the way of Jesus is truth and life. The challenge to the Christian school and the Christian teacher is how to be in the world of schooling while not being of it. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, 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.

AD students enrol in ICP6482HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Please note:  In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
ICP6482HS  L6101

Wisdom and Schooling

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Online Course

This course explores a biblical understanding of wisdom as an alternative to the theory into practice paradigm, which has dominated the way in which schooling is conducted at virtually all levels. According to the theory/practice story, schooling is the process by which theoretical insight and abstract academic understanding lay the foundations for an abundant life. The Christian gospel proclaims, however, that walking in the way of Jesus is truth and life. The challenge to the Christian school and the Christian teacher is how to be in the world of schooling while not being of it. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, 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.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3482HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Please note:  In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
SAT2433HF  L6101

Sacraments

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Online Course

Theological reflection on the sacramental life of the Church in the context or worship and education in sacramentality. Lectures, course notes supplied and class discussions. Group presentations, mid-term test and final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Donald Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
WYT2101HF  L6101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

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

This course explores the activity of God from creation to new creation, with special emphasis on the Spirit's work in the Church. We also examine the image of God in the human person and the nature of sin. This course presupposes Systematic Theology I.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT2502HF  L6101

Anglican Theology

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Online Course

A study of Anglican Theology, principally through the reading of texts from Anglican thinkers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Study and discussion of the foundational themes of the English Reformation, as well as the 17th century development. The two great renewal movements of the 18th and 19th centuries: the evangelical movement and the Anglo-Catholic movement. The modern criticisms of the Anglican tradition. The question of Anglican identity and authority.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Smith
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Historical
ICT3782HF  L6101

Creative Communication: Culture, Art and Politics

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

Everyone participates in the arts and culture, but who can say why? This course asks why the arts are important and addresses issues that face contemporary creators and interpreters of culture. Our aim is to develop imaginative, faith-oriented participation in the arts and culture. We will consider such topics as artistic freedom and social responsibility; communication through the arts and culture; the impact of globalization on cultural communities; the ethics of mass entertainment; the aesthetic quality of urban environments; and the role of arts in worship and interreligious dialogue. In addition to class sessions, we will attend various events in the city. Lecture, discussion, class presentations, attendance of public events, paper writing. Class participation: 20% / Seminar presentations: 30% / Research project: 50%.

AD students enrol in ICT6782HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3566HF  L6101

Studies in Anglican Theology

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

AD students enrol in TRT6566HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT6782HF  L6101

Creative Communication: Culture, Art and Politics

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

Everyone participates in the arts and culture, but who can say why? This course asks why the arts are important and addresses issues that face contemporary creators and interpreters of culture. Our aim is to develop imaginative, faith-oriented participation in the arts and culture. We will consider such topics as artistic freedom and social responsibility; communication through the arts and culture; the impact of globalization on cultural communities; the ethics of mass entertainment; the aesthetic quality of urban environments; and the role of arts in worship and interreligious dialogue. In addition to class sessions, we will attend various events in the city. Lecture, discussion, class presentations, attendance of public events, paper writing. Class participation: 20% / Seminar presentations: 30% / Research project: 50%.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3782HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2223HS  L6101

The Christian God

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

This course considers basic themes in the theology of the Holy Trinity from a biblical, historical and systematic viewpoint and addresses selected contemporary questions about the mystery of the tri-personal God.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Peter Gittens
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
ICT3702HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/04

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the Amsterdam School of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

AD students enrol in ICT6702HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Please note:  In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
SAT3850HS  L6101

Christianity & World Religions

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

This class will introduce students to a number of religious traditions in their classical formulations and their contemporary practices. Students will also explore the academic study of religion, considering how various disciplines approach the myths, stories, symbols, rituals, ideas, and ethical practices of these religions. This introduction will provide students a framework within which to reflect on their own experiences, as well as prepare them for further academic study in both the humanities and social sciences. Traditions include: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
ICT6702HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/04

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the Amsterdam School of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3702HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Please note:  In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
TRJ2631HS  L6101

Anglican History And Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Online Course

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
KNP1352HS  L6101

Introduction to Preaching

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

An online introduction to the art and theology of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure, delivery and evaluation. Assignments include two sermons, exegetical paper, participation in online discussion groups.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Sarah Travis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICH6351HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/28

Faithful Thinking and World Orientation: Augustine, Aquinas, Dooyeweerd, Olthuis

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course examines four temporally and culturally distinct examples of Christian thinking about God, self and world. It takes up one ancient, one medieval, one modern and one "postmodern" thinker and compares how they frame their thinking with respect to their scholarly world and the pre- and post-Christian elements characteristic of it. It compares their respective attempts to speak of the problematics signaled by the terms God, self and world: a. knowledge as religious, b. self as simultaneously divine image and part of a world of creatures, c. the social world as the field within which God, self and world intersect.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3351HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Please note:  In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
TRT3566HS  L6101

Studies in Anglican Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

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

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Online Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of <em>2013-2014</em>

Online Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of <em>2013-2014</em>