SJC

Spring and Summer 2017

  • Spring Courses begin May 8 and end June 14
  • Summer Courses begin July 10 and end August 16
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CHRTC 100
The Bible: An Introduction

A study of the basic themes of the Christian Bible; creation and covenant; sin and evil; the biblical history of ancient Israel; the prophets and justice; the preaching, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; redemption; the emergence of the Church.
Spring
Spring
Summer
Summer
800
801
850
851
Online
Online
Online
Online
 
 
 
Andrew Kirk
Andrew Kirk
Jack Kelly
Gerard McLarney

CHRTC 220
Sport and Religion

This course will investigate the interaction between sport and religion in western societies primarily from a Christian perspective.
Students will explore content and methods which overlap in sport and religion, such as: transcendence, body/spirit unity, virtue and character development, gamesmanship vs sportsmanship, competition, violence, and play.
Students will examine levels of engagement in sport and their interrelationship with spirituality and religion.
  
Spring
Summer
800
850
Online
Online
  
  
J. Robinson
J. Robinson

CHRTC 250
The Theological Education of the Catholic Teacher

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.
Spring
Spring
Summer
800
X01
850
Online
Tues/Thurs
Online
 
5:00-7:50pm                
                          
M. Guevarra
S. Talarico
M. Guevarra

CHRTC 264
Dimensions of the Christian Faith

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.
Summer 850 Online    W. Schmidt

CHRTC 309
Topics in the Christian Tradition
Star Wars, the Hunger Games & The Bible

This course considers select Biblical themes in relation to the science-fiction fantasy works of The Hunger Games and Star Wars. The dystopian future of The Hunger Games and arcane universe of Star Wars offer glimpses of imaginative possibility and contemporary theological reflection. These popular works also provide overlap with various themes developed in biblical literature such as faith, trust, freedom, self-sacrifice, and hope. Utilizing these themes as an interpretive lens, we will explore their significance for the characters and worlds of within the texts as well as their relevance for readers today.
Spring 800 Online    G. McLarney

CHRTC 309
Topics in the Christian Tradition
The Life and Writings of C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis continues to hold remarkable appeal to a broad readership. His corpus of writings is wide-ranging, encompassing fantasy literature like the Chronicles of Narnia, to popular articulations of faith, such as Mere Christianity. This course seeks to explore the thought world of C.S. Lewis and critically evaluate the trajectory of his thought as well as the popular reception of his works.
Summer 850 Online    G. McLarney

CHRTC 341
Contemporary Film and Christian Values

Theological themes arising out of contemporary film. Themes may include relationships, family, gender, possessions, work freedom, violence, suffering, death, happiness, and hope.
Spring 800 Online    B. Clarke

CHRTC 342
Tolkien: A Theology of Middle Earth

The enigmatic and obscure Oxford philologist, J.R.R. Tolkien, produced a corpus of writings on the world of Middle Earth that has captivated countless readers. The cinematic renderings of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have further popularized his works, yet readers and viewers alike are often surprised at the profound impression Tolkien’s Catholic faith has made upon his writings. 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.
Spring 800 Online    G. McLarney

CHRTC 350
Science & Religion: Christian Perspectives

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.

  
Spring
Spring
Summer
Summer
800
801
850
851
Online
Online
Online
Online
  
  
D. Lamoureux
D. Lamoureux
D. Lamoureux
D. Lamoureux

CHRTC 380
Christian Religious Education and the Child

Key themes relevant to the faith life of children, such as: the presence of God, a sense of belonging, the need for community. Examination of selected Alberta school curriculum topics.
Please Note: The new title for this course as of Fall 2017 will be 'Teaching Religion: Elementary"
Spring
Summer
800
850
Online
Online
 
  
P. Corrigan
P. Corrigan
 

CHRTC 381
Christian Religious Education and the Adolescent/Young Adult

Key themes relevant to the faith search of adolescents/young adults, such as: the life and teachings of Jesus, the challenge of the Gospel in our culture, and the meaning of belonging and commitment to the Church. Examination of selected Alberta school curriculum topics.
Please Note: The new title for this course as of Fall 2017 will be 'Teaching Religion: Secondary"
Spring
Summer
800
850
Online
Online
 
 
M. Guevarra
T. Nelson
 

CHRTC 407
Topics in Christian Religious Education

Prerequisite: CHRTC 380 or 381 or consent of College.
Spring
Summer
A1
B1
 
 
  
  
 
 

CHRTC 501
Directed Reading in Catholic Theology

Prerequisite: Consent of the College.
Fall
Winter
A1
B1
     

CHRTC 609
Topics in Christian Tradition

Prerequisite: Consent of the College.
Fall
Winter
A1
B1
     

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