Pastoral Theology Courses for the 2015 Summer Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
KNP1446HF  L0101

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: 09/01
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.

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2000 Level Courses
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 Staints 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
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
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 29, 2015
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: 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/23 · Ends: 06/20
Instructors: Sally Wotton
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 30, 2015
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: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Jeanne Cover
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
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
SMP3413HF  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 in lectures, seminar presentations, group assignments and a final paper or project.

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

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  L0101

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.

AD students enrol in TSP6553YF.

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  L0101

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

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: Desmond Buhagar
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
Schedule Notes: Week long intensive course dates TBA
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

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

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: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Theological Crosslisted Courses
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: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Mary Rowell, Linda Gregg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12 · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
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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