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CHRTC100 The Bible: An Introduction Course Page

Description: The history and theology of the Old Testament and New Testament.

CHRTC103 Introduction to the Roads of Happiness Course Page

Description: A practical theological approach to happiness utilizing practices which critically engage psychological and spiritual wisdom.

CHRTC203 Topics in the Catholic Tradition Course Page
No description available for this course.
CHRTC220 Sport and Religion Course Page

Description: An investigation into past and contemporary interplay between sport and religion from a Christian perspective.

CHRTC221 Interactions between Indigenous Spiritual Traditions and Christianity Course Page

Description: An exploration of cross-cultural issues focusing on indigenous spiritual traditions and Christianity in Canada.

CHRTC241 Catholicism and Popular Culture Course Page

Description: The relationship between Catholicism and popular culture using both historical and contemporary examples. Use by Catholics of such popular 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.

CHRTC242 The Writings of C.S. Lewis Course Page

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.

CHRTC250 The Theological Education of the Catholic Teacher Course Page

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.

CHRTC264 Dimensions of the Christian Faith Course Page

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.

CHRTC266 Jesus in the New Testament Course Page

Description: An examination of the historical Jesus and Christology through a study of the four Gospels, Paul, and later New Testament writers.

CHRTC267 The New Testament Letters: An Introduction Course Page

Description: A theological and scriptural exploration of the central themes of the New Testament letters and their contemporary relevance.

CHRTC272 Catholic Moral Thought: An Introduction Course Page

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.

CHRTC292 Spirituality for Today's Christians Course Page

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.

CHRTC309 Topics in the Christian Tradition Course Page
No description available for this course.
CHRTC339 International Service Learning Course Page

Description: Supervised international work experience in selected Christian social agencies. Evaluation based on experience and seminars. Prerequisite: Consent of the College.

CHRTC341 Contemporary Film and Christian Values Course Page

Description: Theological themes arising out of contemporary film. Themes may include relationships, family, gender, possessions, work freedom, violence, suffering, death, happiness, and hope.

CHRTC342 Tolkien: The Theology of Middle Earth Course Page

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.

CHRTC347 World War II and Christians Course Page

Description: An investigation of Christian responses to World War II through the actions, experiences and thoughts of individuals and churches.

CHRTC348 A History of Christianity in Canada Course Page
No description available for this course.
CHRTC349 Social Justice and Christianity Course Page

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.

CHRTC350 Science and Religion: Christian Perspectives Course Page

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.

CHRTC351 Sex, Love and Marriage: Christian Perspectives Course Page

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.

CHRTC352 Bioethical Issues: Christian Perspectives Course Page

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.

CHRTC354 The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke Course Page

Description: Historical and theological accounts of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

CHRTC355 The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Theological Perspectives Course Page

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.

CHRTC358 The Gospel and Epistles of John Course Page

Description: The sources, historical setting, content, and theology of the Gospel and Epistles of John.

CHRTC361 Death, Dying and Culture: Christian Perspectives Course Page

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.

CHRTC372 The Theology and Spirituality of Eastern Christianity Course Page

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.

CHRTC380 Teaching Religion: Elementary Course Page

Description: An introduction to Christian religious education for elementary schools with an emphasis on pedagogy, child development and the religious education curriculum.

CHRTC381 Teaching Religion: Secondary Course Page

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.

CHRTC390 Neuroscience, the Person and Christian Theology Course Page

Description: Interdisciplinary study of personhood and related topics: animal/human consciousness; body/soul, mind/brain, sexuality/gender, and relationship issues; religious and mystical experiences.

CHRTC391 Women's Spirituality in Contemporary Christianity Course Page

Description: Women's experience of God and the Christian life expressed in the history of spirituality, personal faith development and contemporary culture.

CHRTC394 Business Ethics: Christian Perspectives Course Page

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.

CHRTC396 Environmental Issues: Christian Perspectives Course Page

Description: Theological and ethical issues concerning our relationship to the planet earth: responsible stewardship, non-renewable resources, pollution, the use of technology.

CHRTC407 Topics in Christian Religious Education Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: CHRTC 380 or 381 or consent of the College.

CHRTC430 The Human Sexual Body: Christian Perspectives Course Page

Description: Historical and contemporary perspectives on the sexual body in Christian thought. Not to be taken by students with credit in CHRTC 393.

CHRTC432 Current Theological Issues in Advanced Bioethics Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: CHRTC 352 or consent of the College.

CHRTC450 Directed Readings in Catholic Theology Course Page

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.

CHRTC501 Directed Reading in Catholic Theology Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of College.

CHRTC609 Topics in Christian Tradition Course Page
No description available for this course.