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2017-18 MDiv/MTS Fall/Winter Course Timetable (Tentative; under construction)

MTS/MDiv Course Calendar (i.e., catalogue of courses) 
to print a Theology Timetable PDF (which includes room #s, but for syllabi, see timetable below)
Room #s also available at student.uwo.ca under your Weekly Schedule

"a" courses are in first (fall) term; "b" in second (winter)
"f" courses are in first (fall) term; "g" in second (winter) and both are "essay" courses.
Last year's course outlines are included where available.
Calendar/catalogue description is found by clicking "Course #." 



 
Course #
  Course
Outline
Description Day
Start
End
Instructor
Arabic 5260b
2016-17
Readings for the Qur'an.  
MTS/MDiv students should register for this number;
bachelor's students register for Arabic 3260b
Th 4:30 7:20 Kharrat,Y
 Bib Studies 5110a 2017-18
2016-17
Intro to Bible as Scripture
M
W
9:30
9:30
10:20
11:20
Smith, D
Bib Studies
5120b
2017-18
2
016-17
Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Tu
F
11:30
11:30
1:20
12:20
Meyer, N.
 Bib Studies
5116b 2016-17
2015-16
New Testament Writings M
W
10:30
9:30
1:20
12:20
Smith, D.
  Bib Studies
5119a 2017-18
2016-17
Studies in Qur'an, Sunnah, Haddith  (Please email
srice@uwo.ca to save a spot in this course.)
 W 5:00 7:50  Mattson, I.
  Bib Studies
5225b 2016-17
2015-16
Passion & Resurrection Narratives M
W
10:30
9:30
11:20
11:20
Smith, D.
  Bib Studies
5230a 2017-18 The Parables of Jesus  (NEW!  Please email
srice@uwo.ca to save a spot in this new course.)
Tu
Th
12:30
12:30
2:20
2:20
Smith, D &
Townshend, T.
 
 Church Hist 5104a 2017-18
2016-17
Early Church to Late Mid Ages
M 2:30 5:20 McClatchie, S.
 Church Hist 5106b 2016-17
Late Mid Ages to Mod Period
Th​ 2:30 5:20 McClatchie, S.
 Church Hist 5227b 2017-18 History of Anglicanism tba

Acres, W.
 Church Hist 5350a 2017-18 Eastern & Orthodox Church History   NEW! 
**description  below timetable;  conflicts with PT 5230a?
let us know your timetable, and we'll see if we can make
a change.

Tu 2:30 5:20 Larson-Miller, L
 Church Music 5222b
2017-18
2016-17
Theory & Practice of Music M 2:30 5:20 Lupton, W. &
McClatchie, S.
 Field Educ 5110a 2017-18
2016-17
Intro to Ministry
F 9:30 12:20 Smith, G.
 Field Educ 5211a 2017-18
2016-17
Parish/Community Practicum
Th 2:30
5:20
Smith, G.
 Field Educ 5212b 2016-17
Parish/Community Practicum
Th 2:30
5:20
Smith, G.
 Field Educ
3rd-year Placement I.S.

contact
G. Smith
 Greek 5103a 2017-18
2016-17
Intro to Greek Grammar      
Tu
F
4:30
2:30
6:20
4:20​
Meyer, N
 Greek 5104b

2017-18
2
016-17
Cont Grk Grammar and NT Readings Tu
F
4:30
3:30
6:20
5:20
Meyer, N
 Greek 5223a 2017-18 Readings in New Testament (2nd year Greek) Tu 10:30 1:20 Meyer, N
 Hebrew 5040a 2017-18
2016-17



2016-17​
Intro to Bib. Hebrew


Intro to Bib. Hebrew, part 2
Tu
F
1:30
12:30
3:20
2:20
Meyer, N
 Hebrew 5041b
 Homiletics 5204a 2017-18
2016-17

Theol. & Practice Preaching
(email srice@uwo.ca to register if necessary)
M
9:30
12:20
Townshend,T
 Homiletics 5305B
2016-17
Continuation of Homiletics(also could count as Area VI)
F
9:30​ 12:20
Crittenden, J
 
 Liturgics  5204a 2017-18
2016-17
Liturgical Theology W 8:30 11:30 Larson-Miller, L.
 Liturgics 5310b 2017-18 The Eucharist     NEW! contact srice@uwo.ca  
to hold your  spot!   **description  below timetable

Tu 10:30 1:20 Larson-Miller, L.
 Liturgics 5315a 2017-18 Liturgical Time   NEW! contact srice@uwo.ca
to hold your  spot!   **description  below timetable

M 3:30 6:20 Larson-Miller, L.
 


 Past Theol 5213b 2016-17
Integrative Seminar (MTS only)
Tu 2:30 5:20 Marks, D​
 Past Theol 5230a
2017-18
2016-17

Congreg. Development & Leadership
Tu 2:30​ 5:20​ Morrison, B
 Past Theol 5231a 2017-18
2
016-17
Pastoral Care & Counselling
Tu​ 5:30​ 8:20​ Morrison, B.
 Past Theol 5313a new MDiv Integration & Formation Seminar
details below & tba in September
 Past Theol 5305A 2017-18 Theological Reflection    M 9:30 12:20 Connor, T.
               
 Past Theol 5332b 2017-18 Family of Origin Seminar Tu 5:30 8:20 Morrison,B
 Rel Educ 5203b
2016-17
Intro to Christian Education
Tu 2:30 5:20 Morrison, B
 Rel Stud 2297a 2017-18  Faith in Sound, Stone & Paint NEW!
(MDiv/MTS students may take toward their degree)
Tu
F
9:30
9:30
10:30
11:30
McClatchie, S
 Rel Stud 2300b 2017-18 Women's Religious Experience    NEW!
(MDiv/MTS students may take toward their degree)
W
F
9:30
10:30
10:20
1:20
Allen, A.
SPE 5101a/b  2017-18 Supervised Pastoral Education
(for those who wish to take a credit along with CPE unit)
see Faculty of Theology office for details
       
Syst Theol 5103a 2016-17
Intro to Systematic Theology
Tu
Th
3:30
2:30
5:20
3:20
Badcock, G.
Syst Theol 5206b 2016-17
Christ, Salvation, & Trinity
Tu
Th
9:30
9:30
10:20
​11:20​
Badcock, G.
 Syst Theol
5210a 2017-18

Spirit, Church, & Sacraments Tu
Th
10:30
9:30​
11:20
11:20
Badcock, G.​
 Syst Theol
5231b 2017-18 Theology of Augustine Tu
Th
1:30
12:30
2:20
2:20
Badcock, G.
 Syst Theol
5250a 2017-18 Theology of the Reformation M
W
2:30
3:30
3:20
5:20
Badcock,G.
Theol Ethics 5203b 2017-18 Theological Ethics (also Area VI) 2:30 5:20 Gruning, H.
Theol Ethics 5213a 2017-18 Islamic Ethics  (new number, contact srice@uwo.ca
to save your spot, if necessary)
M
W
3:30
2:30
5:20
3:20
Mattson, I
Theological
Studies
3333F 2017-18  Theology, Science & Society  
(MDiv/MTS students may take toward their degrees)
 M
W
3:30
2:30
 5:20
3:20
 Marks, D.
               
 


Summer 2017 MDiv/MTS Course Timetable  

Intersession runs May 15-June 23/17, followed by exams
Last year's course outlines are included where available.
Calendar description is found by clicking "Course #."

MTS/MDiv students may request permission of the Dean to take this course toward their degree.

Subject Course #
Course
Outline
Description Day
Start
End
Instructor

Rel Stud

2130

S 2017

Living Religions of the World 

M to Th

9 am

12 pm

Acres, William

               



MTS/MDiv Course Calendar  

Six Academic Areas
Courses are divided into six main academic areas. Students take courses from these areas as required by their degree. Individual courses may appear in more than one area.  

See current timetable for courses offered in the current year.

Area I: Biblical Studies--Hebrew Bible, New Testament, & related studies, Qur'anic Studies, and Languages (including Arabic, Greek, Hebrew)

Area II: Theological Studies--Philosophical Theology, Systematic Theology, Theological Ethics

Area III: Historical Studies--Studies in Church History, Religious History

Area IV: Public Leadership and Ministry Studies--Liturgy and preaching, pastoral care and public leadership

Area V: Contextual and Formational Studies--Field Education and Community-Based Learning

Area VI: Comparative and Cultural Studies--Ecumenical, Interfaith and cross-cultural studies in religion, philosophy, the arts, sociology, and anthropology


Area I: Biblical Studies (Sacred Texts)--Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and related studies; Qur'anic Studies; and Languages (including Arabic, Greek, Hebrew)

(2017-18)  Arabic 5260a/b Readings from the Qur'an
A study in classical Arabic.  Its main focus is the vocabulary frequently encountered in the Qur’an.  The course objective is to equip the student with the skills necessary to understand the grammar, vocabulary, and syntactical and morphological structure of the Qur’an. Prerequisites:  Intermediate Arabic (or equivalent).  Please contact your instructor if you are unsure of your level.
3 hours. 0.5 course (Huron)

(2017-18) Biblical Studies 5110a Introduction to the Bible as Scripture
An introduction to the reception and interpretation of the biblical writings as Scripture in historical and theological perspective.
Antirequisite: Biblical Studies 5101a
Three hours, 0.5 course

No Longer Offered Biblical Studies 5112b (O.T.) The Pentateuch and the Deuteronomistic History
An introduction to the Pentateuch and the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. Prerequisite: the former Biblical Studies 5103a or Biblical Studies 5110a/b or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

No Longer Offered Biblical Studies 5114a/b (O.T.) The Prophets and the Writings
An introduction to the major prophets, the twelve minor prophets, and the books of the Hebrew Bible often referred to as the Writings.
Prerequisites: the former Biblical Studies 5104b or Biblical Studies 5112a/b or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Biblical Studies 5116b (N.T.) The New Testament Writings
An introduction to the New Testament writings in their historical and religious/cultural contexts.
Prerequisites: the former Biblical Studies 5103a or Biblical Studies 5110a/b; or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Biblical Studies 5119a/b: Studies in Qur’an, Sunnah and Hadith
An examination of the way diverse schools of Islamic  thought understand the normativity of the Sunnah, its relationship to the Qur’an, and the means by which hadith might represent the Sunnah. 
Antirequisite: RS 3100f/g
Prerequisite: Any university level course in Islamic Studies;  
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
 
(2017-18) Biblical Studies 5120a/b – Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
This course will introduce students to the texts of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, paying particular attention to the historical and cultural environment of the ancient Israelites. The course will cover major texts from the Torah, historical books, prophetic books, and wisdom literature.
Antirequisites: Religious Studies 2420a/b, the former Biblical Studies 5112a/b, the former Biblical Studies 5114a/b
3 hours (0.5 course)
(Huron)

Biblical Studies 5190a/b: Biblical Exegesis in a Post-Colonial Setting
Exegetical study of selected passages from the post-colonial perspective--specifically, Mark and John, Genesis and Exodus.
Two hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5192a/b: Biblical Foundations for Social Justice
An exploration of biblical material as it addresses individual and cultural longing for justice. Attention will be given to exegesis, the international community, interpretation and ethics.
Two hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5204a/b (O.T.) Studies in Wisdom Literature
Studies in Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth/Ecclesiates, Sirach/Ecclesiasticus, and/or Wisdom of Solomon.
Prerequisites: the former Biblical Studies 5104b and the former Biblical Studies 5222a; or Biblical Studies 5112a/b and Biblical Studies 5114a/b; or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5205a/b (N.T.) The Major Letters of Paul
The composition and theology of  Paul's letters to the Romans, Corinthians, and Galatians in their historical setting.
Prerequisite: the former Biblical Studies 5103a and the former Biblical Studies 5106b; or Biblical Studies 5110a/b and Biblical Studies 5116a/b; or permission of the instructor
Antirequisite: Biblical Studies 5403a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5210a/b (O.T.) Studies in the Pentateuch
Studies focused on one or more of the first five books of the Bible.
Prerequisites: the former Biblical Studies 5222a; or Biblical Studies 5112a/b and Biblical Studies 5114a/b; or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5212a/b (O.T.) Studies in the Deuteronomistic History
A study focused on one or more of the following books: Joshua, Judges, 1 or 2 Samuel, 1 or 2 Kings.
Prerequisite: the former Biblical Studies 5104b and the former Biblical Studies 5222a; or Biblical Studies 5112a/b and Biblical Studies 5114a/b; or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5214a/b (O.T.) Studies in Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah
A study focused on 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and/or Nehemiah.
Prerequisite: the former Biblical Studies 5222a; or Biblical Studies 5112a/b and Biblical Studies 5114a/b; or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2016-17) Biblical Studies 5220a/b (N.T.) New Testament Theology
Patterns of belief and practice in the first Christian century.
Prerequisite: Biblical Studies 5110a/b and 5116a/b or the former Biblical Studies 5103a and 5106b
Two hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5221a/b (N.T.) Hebrews, Catholic Epistles and Revelation
Varieties of Christian expression in the sub-apostolic period.
Prerequisite: Biblical Studies 5110a/b and 5116a/b or the former Biblical Studies 5103a and 5106b
Two hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5222a/b (O.T.) Studies in Prophetic Literature
Studies focused on one or more of the major or minor prophets.
Prerequisites: the former Biblical Studies 5104b; or Biblical Studies 5112a/b and Biblical Studies 5114a/b; or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5223a/b (N.T.) Further Studies in the Epistles of the Pauline Corpus
This course will focus on the Ephesians, Colossians, and the Pastoral Epistles.
Prerequisite: Biblical Studies 5110a/b and 5116a/b or the former Biblical Studies 5103a and 5106b
Two hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5224a/b (N.T.) Studies in the Gospels
The composition and distinctive emphases of the four canonical Gospels and their sources, and of other early Christian gospels.
Prerequisites: the former Biblical Studies 5103a/b; or Biblical Studies 5110a/b and Biblical Studies 5116a/b; or permission of the instructor
Antirequisites: the former Biblical Studies 5106b; Biblical Studies 5201a
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Biblical Studies 5225a/b (N.T.) The Death and Resurrection of Jesus
A historical, literary, and theological study of the Gospel Passion Narratives and the narratives and traditions about the resurrection of Jesus.
Prerequisite: the former Biblical Studies 5103a and the former Biblical Studies 5106b; or Biblical Studies 5110a/b and BS 5116a/b; or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5226a/b (O.T.) The Psalms
The interpretation of selected psalms in light of their literary forms and their functions in ancient Israel and early Judaism. Prerequisite: the former Biblical Studies 5104b and the former Biblical Studies 5222a; or Biblical Studies 5112a/b and Biblical Studies 5114a/b; or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

 

(2017-18) Biblical Studies 5230a/b Preaching the Parables of Jesus
This course studies the parables of Jesus of Nazareth in their social and literary contexts, as well as their history of interpretation, with a particular focus on their interpretation for preaching. The course includes a one-hour weekly homiletics lab.
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 3230a/b
Prerequisites: Biblical Studies 5116a/b or equivalent or permission of instructor.
3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5236a/b (O.T.) Studies in Old Testament Theology
An examination of some of the reconstructions of the religion of ancient Israel and the theologies of the Old Testament.
Prerequisite: the former Biblical Studies 5104b and the former Biblical Studies 5222a; or Biblical Studies 5112a/b and Biblical Studies 5114a/b; or permission of the instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5240a/b (O.T./N.T.) Apocalyptic Literature
An investigation of the development of apocalyptic thought and the genre of apocalypse in post-exilic Judaism. Jewish and Christian apocalyptic writings will be examined.
Prerequisites: Biblical Studies 5114a/b and Biblical Studies 5116a/b; or the former Biblical Studies 5104b, the former Biblical Studies 5106b, and the former Biblical Studies 5222a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5310a/b (O.T.) Guided Reading and Research
The student will sel ect a topic in the field of Old Testament studies and will pursue a course in reading and research in consultation with the instructor.
Prerequisites:  the former Biblical Studies 5104b and one elective course in Old Testament; or Biblical Studies 5112a/b and Biblical Studies 5114a/b
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5312a/b (O.T.) Guided Reading and Research
The student will select a topic in the field of Old Testament studies and will pursue a course in reading and research in consultation with the instructor.
Prerequisites: the former Biblical Studies 5104b and one elective course in Old Testament; or Biblical Studies 5112a/b and Biblical Studies 5114a/b
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5314a/b (O.T.) Old Testament Thesis
A thesis for M.Div. and MTS students.
Prerequisite: Biblical Studies 5310a/b and/or Biblical Studies 5312a/b and permission of the Dean.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5315a/b (N.T.) Guided Reading and Research
The student will select a topic in the field of New Testament studies and will pursue a course in reading and research in consultation with the instructor.
Prerequisites: Biblical Studies 5116a/b and one elective course in New Testament; or the former Biblical Studies 5106b and one elective course in New Testament
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5316a/b (N.T.) Guided Reading and Research
The student will select a topic in the field of New Testament studies and will pursue a course in reading and research in consultation with the instructor.
Prerequisites: Biblical Studies 5116a/b and one elective course in New Testament; or the former Biblical Studies 5106b and one elective course in New Testament
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5318a/b (N.T.) New Testament Thesis
A thesis for M.Div. and MTS students.
Prerequisite: Biblical Studies 5315a/b and/or Biblical Studies 5316a/b and permission of the Dean.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Biblical Studies 5320 a/b: New Scholarship in Qur’anic Studies
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. Prerequisites: Religious Studies 5310a/b or permission of the instructor. 
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Greek 5103a Introductory Grammar  
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 1029
Four hours

(2017-18) Greek 5104b Continuation of Grammar and New Testament Readings
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 1029
Prerequisite: Greek 5103a/b or by permission
Four hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Greek 5223a Readings in New Testament
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 2129
Prerequisite: Greek 5104a/b or Religious Studies 1029 or by permission
Two hours

Greek 5224b Readings in Jewish and Christian Greek
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 2129
Prerequisite: Greek 5223a/b or Religious Studies 1029 or by permission
Two hours, 0.5 course

Greek 5332a/b Advanced Greek Reading
Selections fr om the Septuagint, Philo, and Josephus.
Prerequisite: Greek 5224a/b or Religious Studies 129 or by permission
Two hours, 0.5 course

Greek 5333a/b Advanced Greek Reading
Selections from the Apostolic Fathers and Greek Apologists.
Prerequisite: Greek 5224a/b or Religious Studies 129 or by permission
Two hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Hebrew 5040a/b Introduction to Biblical Hebrew  
An introduction to the writing system and grammar of Biblical Hebrew for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Special attention will be paid to the noun, adjective, and participle.
Antirequisites: Hebrew 1040a/b, Hebrew 005 or Grade 4 Hebrew (or Grade 2 in Israel); the former Hebrew 003a/b
4 hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Hebrew 5041a/b Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Continuation of Hebrew 5040a/b. An introduction to the grammar of Biblical Hebrew for those with little previous knowledge of the language. Special attention will be paid to forms of the verb.
Antirequisite: Hebrew 1041a/b, Hebrew 005 or Grade 6 Hebrew (or Grade 3 in Israel); the former Hebrew 004a/b
Prerequisite: Hebrew 5040a/b, the former Hebrew 003a/b, or permission of the Instructor
4 hours, 0.5 course

Hebrew 5240a/b Intermediate Biblical Hebrew: Prose
Reading, translating, and analysing the grammar of selected prose passages from the Hebrew Bible with the aid of a lexicon.
Antirequisite: Hebrew 2240a/b, Grade 7 Hebrew (or Grade 4 in Israel); the former Hebrew 021a/b
Prerequisite: Hebrew 5041a/b, Grade 6 Hebrew (Grade 3 in Israel), the former Hebrew 004a/b, or permission of the Instructor
4 hours, 0.5 course

Hebrew 5241a/b Intermediate Biblical Hebrew: Poetry
Reading, translating, and analysing the grammar of selected passages of poetry form the Hebrew Bible with the aid of a lexicon.
Antirequisite(s): Hebrew 2241a/b, the former Hebrew 020, Hebrew 022a/b, Grade 7 Hebrew (or Grade 4 in Israel)
Prerequisite(s): Hebrew 5041a/b or the former Hebrew 004a/b or Grade 6 Hebrew (or Grade 3 in Israel), or permission of the instructor
4 hours, 0.5 course


Area II: Theological Studies--Philosophical Theology, Systematic Theology, Theological Ethics

(2017-18) Systematic Theology 5103a Introduction to Systematic Theology
An introduction to systematic theology, its sources, methods, and authorities. Particular attention will be given to the content of Christian understanding of God, creation and humanity, and to the philosophical context in which these ideas are formulated.
Two or three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5201a/b Contextual Theology
An exploration of the importance of context in the formulation of theological discourse globally. Attention will be given to such contextual factors as culture, gender, ethnicity, politics and economics.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5202a/b Philosophical Foundations for Christian Theology
A study of major traditions in Christian philosophical theology, together with selected themes of contemporary interest and importance.
Antirequisite: the former Philosophical Theology 5102A
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a, or permission of the Instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Systematic Theology 5206a/b Christ, Salvation, and Trinity
A survey of the development of Christian understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ, and of the Trinitarian theological framework within which it is classically located.
Antirequisite: the former Systematic Theology 5106b; Systematic Theology 5112b
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5208a/b  Key Issues in Islamic Theology
A study of the major theological issues addressed by traditional and modern Muslim theologians, such as the attributes of God, revelation, human freedom and responsibility, suffering and religious pluralism.  
Prerequisite: Any university-level course in Islamic Studies 
Antirequisite: RS 3110. 
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Systematic Theology 5210a/b Spirit, Church, and Sacraments
A survey of Christian pneumatology, ecclesiology and sacramental theology. Particular attention will be given to controversial and confessional aspects of historical approaches and to constructive contemporary developments.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5222a/b Theology of Karl Barth
A detailed study of some aspect of the theology of Karl Barth.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5223 a/b Anti-Religious Thought
A study of selected anti-religious thinkers from the beginnings of modernity to the present day.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5225 a/b Christian Theology in the 19th Century
An historical survey of 19th-century theology, undertaken through a study of representative theologians, philosophers, issues, and themes.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5226 a/b Christian Theology in the 20th Century
An historical survey of 20th-century theology, undertaken through a study of representative theologians, philosophers, issues and themes.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5227 a/b The Christian Doctrine of God
A study of major writers, works and themes in the Christian doctrine of God.
Antirequisite: Systematic Theology 5212b
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5228 a/b Theology and Religious Pluralism
A study of the problem of religious pluralism for theological students, with particular attention to major contemporary authors in the theology of religions and in comparative theology. Sources from a variety of religious traditions will be encountered.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5229 a/b Themes in Modern Anglican Theology
A survey of selected themes or developments in Anglican theology in some particular period and through major texts, such as the controversy over evolutionary theory from Darwin's Origin of Species to Gore's Lux Mundi, or the emergence of Anglican religious socialism from F.D. Maurice to William Temple.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5230a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with the Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and Dean of Theology
0.5 course

(2017-18)  Systematic Theology 5231a/b, Special Topics Course(s)
Topic available in the office of the Dean.
Topic January 2018:  Theology of Augustine
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5232a/b, Special Topics Course(s)
Topic available in the office of the Dean.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5234a/b Special Topics Course
Topic available in the office of the Dean.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5235a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with an individual Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and the Dean of Theology
0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5240a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with the Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and Dean of Theology
0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5242a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with the Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and Dean of Theology
0.5 course

(2017-18) Systematic Theology 5250a/b Theology of the Reformation
A detailed study of the thought of the leading figures of the European Reformation of the Sixteenth Century and of their theological legacy.
Antirequisite: the former Systematic Theology 5350a/b
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5252a/b
A detailed study of major traditions in Trinitarian theology, with special attention to recent theological developments
Antirequisite: the former Systematic Theology 5352a/b
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5290a/b Ecumenism
The history, theology and prospects of the modern ecumenical movement, with particular reference to pivotal events, leading figures, major themes and representative texts.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Antirequisite: Systematic Theology 5512b
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5292a/b Missiology
A study of major texts, issues and movements in missiology, with attention to the nature of mission as well as to historical, contemporary and global models of evangelism, witness and action.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5343a/b Guided Reading and Research
Prerequisite: Any two 5200-level courses in Systematic Theology and permission of the instructor and Dean
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5344a/b Guided Reading and Research
Prerequisite: Any two 5200-level courses in Systematic Theology and permission of the instructor and Dean
Three hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5345a/b Thesis
A thesis for M.Div. and MTS students.
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5343a/b and/or 5344a/b and permission of the Dean
Three hours, 0.5 course

Theological Ethics 5190a/b Introduction to Islamic Law and Legal Theory
A study of the history, practice and principles of Islamic law as understood by the major schools, with a focus on their ethical and theological foundations and their adaptations to changing times. 
Prerequisite: Any university-level course in Islamic Studies
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
 
(2017-18) Theological Ethics 5203a/b  A Critical Investigation of Theological Ethics
An introduction to basic themes in theology and ethics. This course will address themes in current areas of ethical and theological debate.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Theological Ethics 5210a/b Special Topics Course  Topic is available in the office of the Dean of Theology.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Theological Ethics 5211a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with the Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and Dean of Theology
0.5 course

Theological Ethics 5212a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with the Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and Dean of Theology
0.5 course

(2017-18) Theological Ethics 5213a/b  Islamic Ethics:  Theory and Application
An examination of principled reasoning in classical Islamic jurisprudence, the theological status of reason in Islam, the principles and priorities of traditional ethical reasoning, the arguments for a goal-oriented approach to ethics, the contemporary emphasis on the context of the ethicist and the construction of religious authority, and the importance of individual moral formation.
3 hours, 0.5 course


Area III: Historical Studies--Studies in Church History, History of Christian Thought, and other historical studies of Christianity, the Christian tradition 

(2017-18) Church History 5104 a/b The Early Church to the Late Middle Ages
The history of the Christian Church from its origin to the late Middle Ages
3 hours. 0.5 course

(2017-18) Church History 5106a/b The Late Middle Ages to the Modern Period and Contemporary World
The history of the Christian Church from the Late Middle Ages through to the modern period and contemporary world.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5108 a/b Gender and Identity in Christian History
A study of gender and identity in the History of Christianity
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5111a/b: History of Christian-Muslim Relations
A survey of the history of Christian-Muslim Relations from the origins of Islam to contemporary times including imperial encounters, polemics, the “dialogue of life,” modern developments, ecumenical and interfaith movements.  
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5210B A History and Theology of Ministry
A history and theology of ministry, with attention given to the history of Anglican ministry.
Prerequisite: Church History 5106a/ b
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5223a/b The Christian Tradition in Canada
An examination of the contributions of major denominations in Canadian history.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5226a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with an individual faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor and Dean of Theology
0.5 course

(2017-18) Church History 5227a/b History of Anglicanism
A study of the Anglican ecclesial tradition from the Reformation to the present.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5230a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with an individual faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor and Dean of Theology.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5231a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with an individual faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor and Dean of Theology.
0.5 course

Church History 5232a/b Special Topics Course
Topic available from office of Dean.  
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5233a/b Special Topics Course
Topic is available in the office of the Dean.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5234a/b History of Christian Social Thought and Practice
This course will expose the student to the rich and diverse traditions of Christian social teaching and practice, with particular consideration given to implications for contemporary outreach and evangelism.
Prerequisite: Church History 5104a/b
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5240a/b Guided Reading and Research
Prerequisite: Church History 5104a/b and 5106a/b; or the former Church History 5101a, and one of Church History 102b or 203b
Three hours, 0.5 course

Church History 5320a/b Thesis
A directed major research project in an area of Church History.
Prerequisites: Church History 5104a/b and Church History 5106 a/b and permission of the Dean.
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Church History 5350a/b: Eastern & Orthodox Church History
This course will survey the history of Eastern Christianity in its great diversity. Reviewing the geography, theology, liturgy, and art of Greek- and Syriac-speaking Christianity, students will have an introduction for further study or for greater understanding of the complexity of the Middle East today.
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 3350a/b
3 hours; 0.5 course


Area IV: Public Leadership and Ministry Studies--Studies in the work of the church, in particular conducting liturgy and preaching, and of the various forms of ministry, pastoral care and public leadership

(2017-18)  Church Music 5222a/b  Theory & Practice of Music
A study from the period of Plainsong through the developments in church music from the 16th century to the present.  Study will include a working knowledge of the hymnbook and setting music to lectionaries.  Other topics will include information relevant to music and its function in the liturgies of the church.
Three hours, 0.5 course
 
(2017-18) Homiletics 5204a/b The Theology and Practice of Preaching   
An introduction to the theology, art, and practice of preaching God 's word. Students will read extensively in the discipline, preach regularly, and submit their sermons for critique and comment.
Prerequisites: Biblical Studies 5110a/b, 5112a/b, and 5116a/b
Three hours, 0.5 course

Homiletics 5206a/b Independent Studies
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study with an individual Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and the Dean of Theology
0.5 course

(2017-18) Homiletics 5305a/b Communicating the Gospel in Contemporary Cultures
After consideration of the nature of language and how it functions as a carrier of meaning, this course will help students develop effective ways of interpreting and communicating the Christian gospel in ways which are accommodated to, and appropriate for, particular cultures and audiences.
Prerequisite: Homiletics 5204a/b
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Liturgics 5204a/b Liturgical Theology: An Introduction  
Common worship and its use of words, objects, space and time is a primary site for theology. This course explores what are we doing when we worship? through close readings of primary sources interpreting liturgy from the Patristic, Medieval and (post-)Modern Periods, attending to theological method.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Liturgics 5221a/b Selected Topics in Liturgics
Three hours, 0.5 course

Liturgics 5223a/b: Special Topics Course
Topic is available in the office of the Dean of Theology
Three hours, 0.5 course

Liturgics 5224a/b Independent Study
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with the Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and Dean of Theology
0.5 course

Liturgics 5301a/b Liturgical Leadership
Principals of liturgical performance (presiding, liturgical space, time, vesture, objects, art, media, etc.) are studied and competencies gained through reading, workshops, group work, and field trips. Students gain critical familiarity with structure, guidelines and rubrics of the Anglican Church's liturgies and have the opportunity to re-imagine their performance.
Prerequisites: Liturgics 5204a/b or permission of instructor
3 hours, 0.5 course

Liturgics 5302a/b Living Water, Sealing Spirit: Christian Initiation in the Early Church and Today
The history, celebration, and interpretation of the rites of Christian Initiation in the Early Church(es) and today. Students study primary sources on the rites of Christian Initiation (written and material), engage with contemporary debates about the interpretation of sources, and re-imagine future directions for Christian initiation.
Prerequisites: Liturgics 5204a/b or permission of instructor
3 hours, 0.5 course

Liturgics 5304a/b Anglican Liturgies: History and Future
Introduction to texts and contexts of Anglican liturgies. Topics: liturgy in late medieval England, the English Bible, Cranmer & the Books of Common Prayer, the 19th century liturgical movements, liturgical adaptation and reform in Canada, contemporary liturgical rites across the Anglican Communion, future directions.
Prerequisites: Liturgics 5204a/b or permission of instructor
3 hours, 0.5 course

Liturgics 5305a/b Daily Prayer
History, theology, and spirituality of pattern of daily prayer in the Christian tradition. Critical engagement with primary and secondary sources regarding daily prayer in the patristic churches, Eastern and Western monasticism, the Anglican tradition, twentieth-century reforms, and the role of daily prayer in the contemporary and future church.
Antirequisite: Liturgics 5211a/b taken in 2009-10 or before
Prerequisites: Liturgics 5204a/b or permission of instructor
3 hours, 0.5 course

Liturgics 5307a/b Ritual Studies
Introduction to ritual studies, drawing on the work of Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Clifford Geertz, Ronald Grimes, and Catherine Bell, etc. Through field analysis of ritual, group work, field work, and academic writing, students will become proficient with the vocabulary, concepts, methods and practice of ritual studies.
Prerequisites: Liturgics 5204a/b or permission of instructor
3 hours, 0.5 course

Liturgics 5308a/b Passover and Easter: Two Liturgical Traditions
Introduction to comparative and interdisciplinary study of Lent-Easter and Passover. Topics: the history of the development of the seasons and their liturgies (the Paschal Triduum, Lent, the Passover Haggadah, preparations for Passover); contemporary practice; history of Christian-Jewish relations and the Pasch; post-Shoah theologies of Passover and Easter.
Prerequisites: Liturgics 5204a/b or permission of instructor
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Liturgics 5310a/b: Eucharist
“Bread of life, cup of salvation.” This course will explore various topics of the Eucharist, including the richness and diversity of contemporary ecumenical theologies, ritual practice, and pastoral catechetical strategies.
Prerequisite: Liturgics 5204a/b
3 hours; 0.5 course
(Huron)

(2017-18) Liturgics 5315a/b Liturgical Time
This course will explore Christian theologies of time through the historical origins of primary feasts and seasons and the importance of those origins for current liturgical and pastoral understandings of the church year.
Prerequisite: Liturgics 5204a/b
3 hours; 0.5 course
(Huron)

(2017-18) Pastoral Theology 5213b MTS Integrative Seminar
Note: This course to be taken by MTS students as one of their five final courses.
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Pastoral Theology 5230A/B Congregational Development and Leadership
An overview of congregational development and pastoral leadership. Systems theory, community development, collaborative leadership, and strategic planning concepts are applied to congregations. Course material will integrate organizational development principles with the unique context of congregational ministry.
3 hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Pastoral Theology 5231A/B Pastoral Care and Counselling Ministry
An overview of pastoral care and counselling related to pastoral ministry in the congregational setting. Topics include family systems theory, brief counselling, and practice standards. Students will practise basic assessment, counselling and consultation skills. Students will reflect theologically on the theory and practice of care and counselling.
Prerequisite(s): Field Education 5110 or permission of Dean
3 hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5234a/b Special Topics Course
Topics are available in the office of the Dean of Theology.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5235a/b Special Topics Course
Topics are available in the office of the Dean of Theology.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5236a/b Independent Studies
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study with an individual Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and the Dean of Theology
0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5237a/b Independent Studies
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with an individual Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and the Dean of Theology
0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5238a/b Independent Studies
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with an individual Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and the Dean of Theology
0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5239a/b Special Topics Course
Topics are available in the office of the Dean of Theology.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5240a/b Independent Studies
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with an individual Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and the Dean of Theology
Three hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5290a/b: Social Issues
Exploration of the social issues and concerns facing the church, inclusive of human sexuality, abuse and violence, HIV/Aids and crime, utilising the resources found in sacred text, tradition and the reasoned mind of the church.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5292a/b: Spirituality and Religious Practice
A critical reflection on the spiritual and religious practices. Attention to historical Christian teaching, local idiosyncrasies and various denominational practices. Spiritual practice will be examined as to how spiritual and religious practice might enhance the mission of the church.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5296a/b: Integrative Seminar
An integrative conversation utilising the resources of previous course material, that will address the work of ministry in the current culture and socio-political and economic climate.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5304a/b Parish Administration and Organization
An introduction to an exploration of organization and administration in the church, particularly as it relates to the Rector's leadership function and role in the parish. Through lectures, readings, discussion and field experiences, the course is designed to assist a student to make the transition from formal theological studies to the professional and practical administrative tasks of the parish.
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Pastoral Theology 5305a/b The Ordained Ministry--A Theological Reflection
This course will allow each student to reflect theologically and prayerfully upon his/her life, faith journey, and the vocation to which each is called. The nature of church and of pastor as priest, teacher, prophet, and celebrant will be discussed. Includes a paper and oral exam.
Note: Students to be in final year of their program
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Pastoral Theology 5313a/b  MDiv Integration and Formation Seminar
Through participation in formation events and opportunities, and through the integration of learning, MDiv students will have the opportunity to reinforce and master core goals of the program.
0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5330A/B  Couple and Family Dynamics
An intro to couple and family issues and dynamics.  Family and couple life cycles, parenting and couple education, marriage preparation, couple conflict and communication, separation and divorce are explored from the perspective of congregational ministry.  Students will practise basic counselling skills related to couples and families.
Prerequisites:  Pastoral Theology 5231a/b or permission of Dean
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Pastoral Theology 5332A/B Family of Origin Seminar
A study of genogram assessment and multigenerational family dynamics. Students explore their own family of origin, focusing on its influence on their personal functioning. Students will research and construct their family of origin genogram, developing self-awareness and personal growth for vocational practice.
Prerequisite(s): Pastoral Theology 5231A/B or permission of Dean
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5333A/B  Grief, Crisis and Pastoral Care
An introduction to theories of grief process, crisis and stress response. Material is related to congregational ministry contexts. Students explore strategies and practices related to funerals, pastoral care and counselling, and support groups.
Antirequisite: Pastoral Theology 5572b
Prerequisite(s): Pastoral Theology 5231A/B or permission of Dean
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Religious Education 5203A/B Introduction to Christian Education
An overview of Christian education. Learning theory related to congregational life and ministry practice. Topics include developmental theory, faith development, theories of intelligence, learning community, and community of practice theory. Emphasis on congregational teaching ministry as the formation of individual and communal practices, and societal transformation.
Antirequisite: the former Field Education 5310A/B
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Religious Education 5224a/b The Bible in Christian Education
An educational approach to the place and use of the Bible in the Christian nurture of children, youth and adults. Attention will be given to the variety of resources and methods for group Bible study.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Religious Education 5227a/b Resources in Christian Education
A seminar course dealing with selected resources and methods available for communicating the Christian Faith to different age groups.
Prerequisite: Religious Education 5203a/b
Three hours, 0.5 course

Religious Education 5231a/b Independent Studies
Individual reading and research under Faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with an individual Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor and the Dean of Theology
0.5 course


Area V: Contextual and Formational Studies--Field Education and Community-Based Learning conducted alongside theological reflection on parochial, social, educational, or clinical ministries.

(2017-18) Field Education 5110a/b Introduction to Ministry
Exploring the history and practice of ministry in the church, vocational discernment, boundaries, and gifts for ministry. Students participate in, and reflect on, the Profiles of Ministry program and the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator. General to all denominations.
Three hours lecture, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Field Education 5211a/b Parish/Community Practicum
A field education practicum in a parish, congregational or community setting, under the supervision of the Director of Field Education, providing a student with the opportunity to contextualize the practice and theory of ministry.
Prerequisite: Field Education 5110a
Two hours class, ten hours placement, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Field Education 5212a/b Parish/Community Practicum
A field education practicum in a parish, congregational or community setting, under the supervision of the Director of Field Education, exploring policy and procedure, theory and practice, skills for vision and management within the context of pastoral placements.
Prerequisite: Field Education 5110a
Two hours class, ten hours placement, 0.5 course

Field Education 5220a/b Independent Study
Under the supervision of the Director of Field Education, the student will undertake a contextual course of studies in the parish or congregation. Emphasis will be placed on the skills and strategies for integrating personal faith with the public demands of ministry.
Prerequisite: Field Education 5110a
0.5 course

Field Education 5222a/b Independent Study
Under the supervision of the Director of Field Education, the student will explore innovative ministries outside traditional parish contexts, and focus on emergent church and fresh expressions.
Prerequisite: Field Education 5110a
0.5 course

Field Education 5230a/b Community-Based Learning
Under the supervision of the Director of Field Education and working with Community Partners, the student will gain expertise in integrating theological discernment with social issues as they are expressed in their local, global and cultural contexts.
Prerequisite: Field Education 5110a or permission from Director of Field Education
Ten hours weekly in the community, 0.5 course

Field Education 5232a/b Introduction to Clinical Ministry
Under joint supervision of the Director of Field Education and a hospital chaplain, students engage in collaborative clinical ministries which will cross denominational boundaries and develop skills in transformative ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. Emphasis will be on models of theological reflection, case studies, pastoral visits, small group work, verbatim, and case notes.
Prerequisite: Field Education 5110a
Three hours, 0.5 course

Field Education 5313a/b: Parish/Community Practicum
A third field education practicum in a parish, congregational or community setting, under the supervision of the Director of Field Education.
Prerequisites: Field Education 5211a/b and 5212a/b
2 hours class; 10 hours placement, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Supervised Pastoral Education 5101a/b
A clinical, experiential program under a supervisor accredited by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care to discover, develop, and practise ministerial skills.
0.5 course


Area VI: Comparative and Cultural Studies--Ecumenical, Interfaith and cross-cultural studies in religion, philosophy, the arts, sociology, and anthropology

Church History 5111a/b: History of Christian-Muslim Relations
A survey of the history of Christian-Muslim Relations from the origins of Islam to contemporary times including imperial encounters, polemics, the “dialogue of life,” modern developments, ecumenical and interfaith movements.  
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Homiletics 5305a/b Communicating the Gospel in Contemporary Cultures 
After consideration of the nature of language and how it functions as a carrier of meaning, this course will help students develop effective ways of interpreting and communicating the Christian gospel in ways which are accommodated to, and appropriate for, particular cultures and audiences. 
Prerequisite: Homiletics 5204a/b 
Three hours, 0.5 course

Pastoral Theology 5294a/b: Religious Experience in Literature (Prose & Poetry) 
A critical examination of local poetry and prose specifically as they relate to the lived theology of the people. Literature, drama, song and dance will be examined. 
2 hours

Religion in Society 5123a/b An Introduction 
Religion is treated as a social phenomenon in dynamic interaction with its environment. Particular attention will be given to the dynamic interaction between Christianity and its modern socio cultural environments. 
Antirequisite: Sociology 2148a/b offered by the University of Western Ontario 
Three hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5132a Religions of the East 
A survey lecture on the religions of the East: Indian (Hindu, Buddhism, Jain); Far East (China: Confucian, Tao; Japan: Shinto). 
Antirequisites: Religious Studies 1023E, 2111a/b, 2130, 2131E, 2203fg 
Three hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5133b Religions of the near East 
A survey lecture course on the religions with origins in the Near East: Zoroastrianism; Judaism; Christianity; Islam; and Bahai. 
Antirequisites: Religious Studies 1023E , 2130, 2131E, or 2204fg 
Three hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5134a/b  Navigating Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in Canadian Society
An introduction to the legal issues and social discourse surrounding freedom of religion and accommodation of religious beliefs and practices in Canada, including the challenges of competing rights and exemptions.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
 
Religious Studies 5201a/b Interpreting Abraham 
This course examines religious texts (in translation) wh ere Abraham is portrayed as the founder of peoples' the Tanakh, the Christian Bible, and the Qur'an. The classic texts, images, and narrative of Abraham's story will be studied, as well as the interpretive methodologies employed in the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions. 
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 2201F/G 
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5202a/b  Spirituality of Muslim Women
A study of the way in which Muslim women, past and present, have understood and expressed themselves as spiritual beings through their engagement with Islamic texts, traditions and practices.
Antirequisite:  Religious Studies 3131a/b
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5220a/b  Islam and Politics
Islamic political thought and practice from the Medinan Charter and the caliphates through contemporary movements. Key concerns:  the relationship between religious authority and political power; pluralism; the rule of law.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5222a/b  Special Topics Course
Topics are available in the office of the Dean of Theology.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5223a/b  Special Topics Course
Topics are available in the office of the Dean of Theology.
Three hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5310b Interpreting the Qur'an
This course explores passages in the Qur'an that have shaped classical and contemporary Islam, particularly regarding the tensions between text, context, and community. In addition to textual analysis, the course covers the history of reception and the influence these texts and their interpretations have on social relations and contemporary issues.
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 2310F/G
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5320a/b Interpreting the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh, in translation) 
This course explores the rich and sometimes problematic relationship between text, context, and community in relation to selected passages from the Hebrew Bible. In addition to textual analysis, the course covers the history of reception and the influence these texts and their interpretations have on social relations and contemporary issues. 
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 2320F/G 
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Religious Studies 5330a/g Interpreting the Christian Bible (in translation) 
This course explores the rich and sometimes problematic relationship between text, context, and community in relation to selected passages from the Christian Bible. In addition to textual analysis, the course covers the history of reception and the influence these texts and their interpretations have on social relations and contemporary issues. 
Antirequisite: Religious Studies 2330F/G 
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Systematic Theology 5201a/b Contextual Theology 
An exploration of the importance of context in the formulation of theological discourse globally. Attention will be given to such contextual factors as culture, gender, ethnicity, politics and economics. 
Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 5103a 
Three hours, 0.5 course

(2017-18) Theological Ethics 5203a/b A Critical Investigation of Theological Ethics 
An introduction to basic themes in theology and ethics. This course will address themes in current areas of ethical and theological debate. 
Two hours

Theological Ethics 5210a/b  Special Topics Course
Topic is available in the office of the Dean of Theology.  2015-16:  Islamic Ethics:  Theory & Application)

Theological Ethics 5211a/b Independent Study
Independent reading and research under Faculty supervisor.  Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with the Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite:  permission of the instructor and Dean of Theology
0.5 course

Theological Ethics 5212a/b Independent Study
Independent reading and research under Faculty supervisor.  Students are responsible for arranging independent study areas with the Faculty member concerned.
Prerequisite:  permission of the instructor and Dean of Theology
0.5 course

(2017-18) Theological Ethics 5213a/b Islamic Ethics:  Theory and Application
An examination of principled reasoning in classical Islamic jurisprudence, the theological status of reason in Islam, the principles and priorities of traditional ethical reasoning, the arguments for a goal-oriented approach to ethics, the contemporary emphasis on the context of the ethicist and the construction of religious authority, and the importance of individual moral formation.
3 hours, 0.5 course

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