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Master of Arts in Theology Timetable and Course Calendar


MA (Theology) Current Huron Timetable
MA Course Calendar (listing of all courses)    
        Group A Courses
        Group B Courses
Interdisciplinary Grad Courses at UWO (e.g., Languages)
Grad Courses at Other Canadian Universities 
International Exchange
Taking Undergraduate Courses
Sample Degree Timeline Full-time Student (pdf)
Sample Degree Timeline Part-time Student (pdf)

MA Current Timetables

FALL 2017 COURSE OFFERINGS (Tentative)
(classes begin September 7, 2017)
If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  Theology MA students will be emailed to request your registration.

Theology 9513a Research Methods (required for program)
An on-line (at owl.uwo.ca) course, self-directed.​
2017 course outline tba


Theology 9511a Theology & Interpretation (Group A course)
Dr. Herb Gruning, Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30 pm, room Rubinoff Room

An interdisciplinary study of the place and problem of the theological interpretation of scripture in Christian theology, and of its contemporary possibilities, drawing on biblical, philosophical, and theological sources. 
2017 course outline tba

WINTER 2018 COURSE OFFERINGS (Tentative)
(classes begin January 8, 2018)
If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  

Theology #tba  Theology of Augustine (Group B course)
Dr. Gary Badcock, Tuesdays, 13:30-14:30 and Thursdays, 12:30-14:30, room W104

Winter 2018 course outline tba


Theology 9512b Theology in the Global Context (Group A course)
Dr. Darren Marks, time tba, room tba

An interdisciplinary study of some major trends in contemporary global Christian theology. Specific attention will be given to issues such as religious pluralism, gender, wealth, ecumenism, enculturation and mission. These will be examined in the light of the fact that Christianity is today a global rather than a uniquely Western religion. 
Winter 2018 course outline tba


MA Course Calendar

MA in Theology Courses (graduate-level studies only) 

Group A 
Theology 9510: Theology and Practice 
An interdisciplinary study of the theological problem of moral and political practice. Attention will be given to select historical, doctrinal and exegetical questions which frame classical and contemporary approaches in moral and political theology. 
0.5 course

Theology 9511: Theology and Interpretation 
An interdisciplinary study of the place and problem of the theological interpretation of scripture in Christian theology, and of its contemporary possibilities, drawing on biblical, philosophical, and theological sources. 
0.5 course       

Theology 9512: Theology in the Global Context 
An interdisciplinary study of some major trends in contemporary global Christian theology. Specific attention will be given to issues such as religious pluralism, gender, wealth, ecumenism, enculturation and mission. These will be examined in the light of the fact that Christianity is today a global rather than a uniquely Western religion. 
0.5 course

Theology 9513: Research Methods 
Will be offered every term. This course requirement (Pass/Fail) will be engaged with the student's Thesis Advisor. A student will not be expected to register for this course until such time as they have selected a Thesis Advisor. 
0.5 course  

or 

One-half Graduate course in another university discipline at UWO, at the recommendation of the student's advisor or supervisor, and subject to the approval of the program chair and of the instructor and department concerned.  Students who take a full (1.0) graduate course in another discipline will be credited with no more than one half-course (0.5) toward the breadth requirement. 

Group B

Theology 9500 to Theology 9509 Reading Courses/Special Topics 
It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with an instructor. 
0.5 course

Theology 9501 Special Topics Course (contact instructor for permission to take) 
Theology 9502 Special Topics Course (contact instructor for permission to take) 
Theology 9503 Special Topics Course (contact instructor for permission to take) 
Theology 9504 Special Topics Course (contact instructor for permission to take) 
Theology 9520: Seminar in Systematic Theology
Theology 9530: Seminar in Systematic Theology 
Theology 9540: Seminar in Biblical Studies
Theology 9550: Seminar in Biblical Studies 
Theology 9560: Seminar in Church History
Theology 9570: Seminar in Church History
Theology 9580: Seminar in Moral and Political Theology 
Theology 9590: Seminar in Moral and Political Theology

or

One graduate course in a closely cognate discipline at Western (e.g., for student proposing to concentrate in New Testament, a relevant course in Classical Studies), at the recommendation of the student's advisor or supervisor, and subject to the approval of the program chair and of the instructor and department concerned.  Students who take a full (1.0) graduate course in another discipline will be credited with no more than one half-course toward the concentration requirement.
  • Previous Years' Timetables

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  • WINTER 2017 COURSE OFFERINGS (Tentative)
    (classes begin January 5, 2017)
    If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  

    Theology 9513a Research Methods (required for program)
    An on-line (at owl.uwo.ca) course, self-directed.​

    Theology 9514b Social-Scientific Theories of Religion (group A course)
    Dr. Tracy Lemos, Tuesdays, 10:30-1:30, room W104

    In-depth reading of major sources in social-scientific approaches, with particular attention to classic works and authors.  Role of social sciences in RS and Theology will be addressed.
    Course Outline

    Theology 9540b – Seminar in Qur’anic Studies (group B course)
    Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Mondays, 5:30-8:20 pm, room W101
    Readings of recent scholarship on the Qur’an with a focus on two areas: the historical context of the moral and theological concerns of the Qur’an, and, recent trends in Qur’anic hermeneutics. 
    Course Outline tbd

    Theology 9550b New Testament Theology  (group B course)
    Dr. Daniel Smith, Mondays 10:30-11:20 & Wednesdays 9:30-11:30, room W102
    Course Outline tbd



    FALL 2016 COURSE OFFERINGS  (Tentative)
    (beginning September 8, 2016):
    If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  

    Theology 9512a Theology in a Global Context (group A course)
    Dr. Darren Marks, Mondays, 10:30-12:30; classroom V207
    An interdisciplinary study of some major trends in contemporary global Christian theology. Specific attention will be given to issues such as religious pluralism, gender, wealth, ecumenism, enculturation and mission. These will be examined in the light of the fact that Christianity is today a global rather than a uniquely Western religion.  Course outline for Fall 2016.

    Theology 9513a Research Methods (required for program)
    An on-line (at owl.uwo.ca) course, self-directed.​

    Theology 9530a  Theology of Karl Barth (group B course)
    Dr. Gary Badcock, Wednesdays, 8:30 - 11:30 am, classroom W102



    SUMMER 2016
    If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above the photo for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  

    No Theology courses are scheduled for the summer term.  You will still continue to be a registered student in the program, pay tuition, get a bursary (if you qualify).  You can work on your thesis, your research proposal, language requirements, another Western course, or a course at another institution (with permission).   Don't forget to take a look at your SAMPLE TIMELINE (found in the centre column of this page) to see what students are normally completing during their summer term.




    WINTER 2016 COURSE OFFERINGS (beginning January 4, 2016):
    If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  

    Theology 9507b History of Christian-Muslim Relations (Group A course)
    Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Thursdays, 6-9 pm, classroom W17; Course Outline

    Explores the history of Christian-Muslim Relations from the origins of Islam to contemporary times.  Topics covered will include: the state of Christianity in Late Antiquity immediately preceding the rise of Islam, Qur’anic references to Christianity and how these references have been variously interpreted, the relationship between Christians and Muslims in various periods from the perspective of politics, law and culture, the relationship between Islamic and Christian empires, the impact of European colonialism and modernity on religious identity, and the development of ecumenical, spiritual and interfaith movements on Christian-Muslim relations.

    Theology 9500b, Theology and History (Group B course)
    Dr. William Acres, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, classroom W4; Course Outline

    To explore through primary and secondary sources aspects of the arrangement of data by religious and theological writers using sources of Christianity and other religions, 1475-1770. Through this investigation we will learn something of the formation of a new mode of thinking which combined classical aspects of the artis historicae with the gaining of scholarly methods. The fusion of new information about “religions” with new concepts of how to treat entities—such as “church”, “religion” and “history” will be explored with reference to mostly (but not all) English scholars who found, edited and sometimes published sources previously unknown or inaccessible. 

    Theology 9513a Research Methods (required for program)
    An on-line (at owl.uwo.ca) course, self-directed.​

     



    FALL 2015 OFFERINGS  (beginning Thursday, Sept., 10):
    If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  

    Theology 9501A  Theology of Creation (Group B course)
    Dr. Darren Marks  (The class will agree to a convenient time first week of classes)  course outline
    While being informed by other central doctrines, the doctrine of creation uniquely addresses a series of theological questions on identity, purpose and even relationship to other faiths placed into both a cosmological and anthropocentric context.  This course will explore the doctrine of creation as it relates to its historical, theological and anthropological location with particular attention given to the relationship the doctrine has to more modern self understandings of origin as given in the scientific and archaeological worlds.

    Theology 9517A Religion & Violence (Group A course)
    Dr. Tracy Lemos, Thursdays, 10:30-1:30, Rubinoff Room; course outline
    This course will explore the connections between religion and violence.  Although most religious communities conceive of their religious traditions as having a morally positive impact on the world, in other settings—such as in the media, in the classroom, and in informal social contexts—it is frequently alleged that religion spawns violence.  But what are the origins of violence?  Would a world without religion or one in which religion is less influential be a world without violence?  The course will explore both the ideological aspects of religion that could give rise to violence, as well as possible ideological functions served by casting particular violence as “religious violence.”

    Theology 9513a Research Methods (required for program)
    An on-line (at owl.uwo.ca) course, self-directed.​


    SUMMER 2015
    If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  

    No Theology courses are scheduled for the summer term.  You will still continue to be a registered student in the program, pay tuition, get a bursary (if you qualify).  You can work on your thesis, your research proposal, language requirements, another Western course, or a course at another institution (with permission). 


    January through April 2015 Courses

    If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  

    Theology 9505b--History of Islamic Law & Legal (Group B course)
    Thursdays, 2:30-5:20 pm, classroom W104, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, course outline

    Theology 9514b--Social Scientific Theories of Religion, (Group A course)
    Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-4:20 pm, REVISED classroom W101, Dr. Tracy Lemos, course outline

    Theology 9520b--The Trinity (Group B course)
    Tuesdays, 10-12 (negotiable with class), classroom W112,  Dr. Gary Badcock, course outline
    Theology 9520BWinter2015.pdf

    Fall 2014
    Theology 9513a--Research Methods (Required course)
    to be offered online at OWL, self-directed.

    Theology 9515a--Theology & Religious Pluralism (Group A course)  course outline

    Thursdays, 2:30-5:30, classroom W102, Dr. Gary Badcock.


    Courses in Winter (Jan.-April) 2014 
    If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork.  Theology 9530--Anti-Religious Thought (B group course)
    Wed., 2:30-4:30 and Friday, 2:30-3:30, classroom W102, Dr. Gary Badcock.

    Theology 9510b--Theology & Practice (A group course)
    Tuesdays, 5:30-8:20 pm, classroom W104, Dr. Ingrid Mattson

    Theology 9540--Death & Resurrection of Jesus, (B group course)
    Tuesdays, 9:30-12:30, Rubinoff Room, Dr. Daniel Smith
      

    Courses in Fall (Sept.-Dec.) 2013

    If you wish to complete your language requirement, or take a course in another department at UWO or at another university, please see the links just above for instructions and forms.  Plan ahead for registration at another university.  Give yourself enough time to complete all the paperwork. 
    PT students may take up to two courses per term.

    Theology 9509a--Jewish-Christian Dialogue (B group course)
    Contact Dr. Darren Marks, dmarks@uwo.ca, asap to arrange a convenient meeting time. 

    Theology 9511a--Theology & Interpretation (A group course)
    Wednesdays, 9:30-11:20, classroom V207, Dr. Theresa O'Donovan.
    Course outline 2013-14 

    Theology 9513a--Research Methods (A group course)
    Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30, classroom W4, Dr. Tracy Lemos