Women, Spirituality, and Catholic Educators

CHRTC 501 is a graduate course being offered for credit by St. Joseph's College (University of Alberta) for practicing and aspiring teachers.

About the course

This course considers how women's experience of God and the Christian life, as reflected in the history of spirituality, personal faith development, and contemporary culture, are relevant to educators and students in Catholic schools. We will explore women's roles and actions in the history of the Church, and consider some particular women of note (e.g., Mary, Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila, Marie de l'Incarnation, Dorothy Day, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Joan Chittister).
Students are encouraged to attend to their own spirituality in the light of the various historical and contemporary women's distinctive spiritualities. Assignments will invite integration of women’s spirituality and Catholic education.

About the Instructor

Dr. Doris Kieser is an Associate Professor at St. Joseph’s College and focuses on sexuality ethics, feminist ethics & theology, bioethics, moral theology, teaching sexuality and theology, theological anthropology and the sexual body.

2017 Course Schedule

Friday, January 13 5:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, January 14 9:00 - 3:30pm

Friday, January 27 5:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, January 28 9:00 - 3:30pm

Friday, March 10 5:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 11 9:00 - 3:30pm

Friday, March 17 5:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 18 9:00 - 3:30pm

How do I apply?

1. Apply online to the University of Alberta as an Open Studies Student before December 15, 2017. Details about the Open Studies status is noted here.

2. Enroll in CHRTC 501 (section LEC B1) on Beartracks.

Please Note: U of A application, tuition fees, policies and deadlines will apply. Enrolment will be limited to maintain seminar-style discussion.

Questions? Contact Sara McKeon at 780-492-7682 or by email at: sjcdean@ualberta.ca