Description: The relationship between Catholicism and pop culture using both historical and contemporary examples. Use by Catholics of media as print, film, video, TV, music and the internet; Catholic assessments of consumer culture and the mass media. Not to be taken by students with credit in CHRTC 392.
Description: An exploration of the 20th century Christian writer C.S. Lewis, focusing on his articulation of faith and reason in representative works such as The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.
The Theological Education of the Catholic Teacher
Description: The components that make up the education of the Catholic teacher. Issues include credal statements, the moral and social teachings of the Church, liturgical practices, a general theology and theory of Catholic education.
Description: What is Christianity? An introduction to the major dimensions of Christianity, such as revelation, faith, Scripture, God, Jesus as Lord and Saviour, with reflection on them in light of contemporary human experience. Formerly CHRTC 364.
Description: An examination of the historical Jesus and Christology through a study of the four Gospels, Paul, and later New Testament writers.
The New Testament Letters: An Introduction
Description: A theological and scriptural exploration of the central themes of the New Testament letters and their contemporary relevance.
Catholic Moral Thought: An Introduction
Description: Major themes in Catholic moral reflection with application to contemporary issues. The meaning of morality and Christian conversion: the role of experience, the Bible, the Church, moral norms, the development of conscience, and personal responsibility. Not open to students with credit in CHRTC 172.
Spirituality for Today's Christians
Description: Developing an understanding of the role of prayer, leisure, and work within a Christian lifestyle in the light of Scripture, Christian tradition, current theological reflection, and personal differences.
Well-being and Resilience: Christian Perspectives
Description: This course will examine resilience and well-being through engagement with psychological, spiritual and Christian wisdom. Practical theology will offer a framework for enhancing self-awareness and resilience amidst life transitions and experiences.
Description: Supervised international work experience in selected Christian social agencies. Evaluation based on experience and seminars. Prerequisite: Consent of the College.
Contemporary Film and Christian Values
Description: Theological themes arising out of contemporary film. Themes may include relationships, family, gender, possessions, work freedom, violence, suffering, death, happiness, and hope.
Tolkien: The Theology of Middle Earth
Description: An exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's writings on the world of Middle Earth as they relate to his Catholic faith. This course seeks to critically appreciate the artistic vocation and theological vision of J.R.R. Tolkien while exploring a major work of 20th century literature.
Description: An examination of particular social justice issues related to the economy, women, native peoples, the environment, etc., in light of Catholic social teachings and other Christian perspectives; social action strategies, and education for social justice.
Science and Religion: Christian Perspectives
Description: An examination of relationships between science and religion. Topics may include Galileo affair, geology and Noah's flood, Darwin's religious beliefs, evolution vs creation debate, intelligent design, natural evil, interpretations of Genesis 1-11.
Sex, Love and Marriage: Christian Perspectives
Description: Questions of meaning and morality concerning sex, love, marriage, non-marital sex, parenthood, relationship and marriage breakup, celibacy, gender, and homosexuality, considered in the light of experience, the Bible, Catholic teaching, traditional and contemporary theological discussion.
Bioethical Issues: Christian Perspectives
Description: Reproductive and genetic technologies, abortion, transplantation, resource allocation, research, withdrawing treatment, personal directives, euthanasia, considered in light of human experience. Catholic Church teaching, other Christian perspectives and contemporary ethical discussion.
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Description: Historical and theological accounts of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Theological Perspectives
Description: Scripture, the moral life, systematic theology, social teachings, catechesis, the spiritual life in the Catechism. The relationship between the Catechism and Catholic theological development.
Description: The sources, historical setting, content, and theology of the Gospel and Epistles of John.
Death, Dying and Culture: Christian Perspectives
Description: Facets of death and dying as they manifest in the Christian tradition and contemporary culture. Topics may include: faith and death, ritual, spiritual practices, caring for the dying, allowing to die, assisting in death, medical perceptions of death, social responses to death/dying, grief and mourning.
The Theology and Spirituality of Eastern Christianity
Description: The churches of the Christian East, the Patristic era and early ecumenical councils, the schism between East and West, and contemporary Greek Catholic and Orthodox Churches with special attention to the churches in Canada.
Description: An introduction to Christian religious education for secondary schools with an emphasis on pedagogy, adolescent and young adult development and the religious education curriculum.
Neuroscience, the Person and Christian Theology
Description: Interdisciplinary study of personhood and related topics: animal/human consciousness; body/soul, mind/brain, sexuality/gender, and relationship issues; religious and mystical experiences.
Women's Spirituality in Contemporary Christianity
Description: Women's experience of God and the Christian life expressed in the history of spirituality, personal faith development and contemporary culture.
Business Ethics: Christian Perspectives
Description: A theological study of ethical issues in business settings, dealing with such themes as employer-employee relations, job security, advertising, distribution of wealth, acquisitive individualism, the common good; decisions on ethical issues in light of contemporary Catholic teaching.
Environmental Issues: Christian Perspectives
Description: Theological and ethical issues concerning our relationship to the planet earth: responsible stewardship, non-renewable resources, pollution, the use of technology.
Topics in Christian Religious Education
Description: Prerequisite: CHRTC 380 or 381 or consent of the College.
The Human Sexual Body: Christian Perspectives
Description: Historical and contemporary perspectives on the sexual body in Christian thought. Not to be taken by students with credit in CHRTC 393.
Field Placement in Christian Service
Description: Supervised work experience in approved Christian social agencies with seminars and a major paper integrating the theological literature with issues raised by social action and placement experiences. Prerequisite: CHRTC 349 or consent of the College.
Directed Readings in Catholic Theology
Description: An intensive directed readings course on a topic selected by the student in consultation with one of the faculty. A major term paper is required. Prerequisites: One course in Christian theology and permission of the College.
Directed Reading in Catholic Theology