Minor Concentration Catholic Studies (18 credits)

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Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

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The Minor Concentration in Catholic Studies seeks to enrich the intellectual experience and academic options available to students, to broaden the course offerings across the disciplines, and to complement the visibility given to other programs such as Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, and North American Studies. Core and complementary courses provide students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Catholicism in an increasingly pluralistic world. The program offers a systematic and critical exploration of the diverse ways in which the Catholic tradition informs culture, institutions, and identity.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • CATH 200 Introduction to Catholicism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : This course offers an exploration of the Roman Catholic tradition in its intellectual, religious, moral, and cultural dimensions. It provides an interdisciplinary study of the ways in which Catholicism has shaped Western civilization.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Robert Di Pede (Fall)

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

9 - 15 credits from Group A: Catholic Studies Core Courses
0 -6 credits from Group B: Related Courses in Other Departments

Group A: Catholic Studies Core Courses

  • CATH 310 Catholic Intellectual Traditions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : This course examines Catholic intellectual perspectives, schools of thought, and major thinkers, with focus on topics such as God, faith and reason, the human person, history, culture and community. Will also examine the interaction between Catholicism and other perspectives and traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • CATH 315 Catholicism and Ethics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : A critical examination of the evolving engagement of Catholicism with contemporary ethical issues.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CATH 200, or permission of instructor

  • CATH 320 Catholicism and Modernity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : An exploration of major historical developments in modern Catholicism. The course will examine broad historical trends as well as regional contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CATH 200, or permission of instructor

  • CATH 325 Mystery and the Imagination (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : An exploration of Catholic perspectives on faith, reason, meaning and mystery through literature, art, music, and film.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: John Zucchi (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to those who have taken 190-370A in 2001-02 or CATH 370 in 2002-03.

  • CATH 330 Catholicism in a Global Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : An exploration of Catholicism as a global phenomenon through case studies of its multiple expressions in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Topics include transnational Catholic movements and interreligious engagement.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • CATH 340 Catholicism and Public Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : An examination of Catholic social thought, including intellectual and institutional engagement with a wide range of key public policy issues in spheres such as politics, law, economics, diplomacy, and international development.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Anne Leahy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CATH 200, or permission of instructor

  • CATH 370 Topics in Catholic Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : A review of selected topics in Catholica studies. Topics vary by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Group B: Related Courses in Other Departments

Art History and Communication Studies

  • ARTH 340 The Gothic Cathedral (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Prerequisite: reading knowledge of French.) An introduction to the Gothic cathedral: architecture, sculpture, and stained glass. Also considered is its genesis, its construction and its historical environment. Although main emphasis will be on French cathedrals of the 12th and 13th centuries, their development in England, Germany and Spain will also be represented.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

East Asian Studies

  • EAST 385 Society and Community in Korea (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will analyze topics in colonial and contemporary Korean life with a focus on the social institutions of family, school and workplace.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Education

  • EDER 309 The Religious Quest (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An approach to the study of religious experience as expressed in humanity's major religious traditions, especially Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Sabrina Jafralie (Fall)

English

French Language and Literature

History

  • HIST 319 The Scientific Revolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The intellectual and cultural history of science and technology, in Europe and in the wider world, from the time of Leonardo to the time of Newton (c. 1500-c.1700).

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Nicholas Dew (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A 200-level course in European history, or permission of instructor.

  • HIST 325 Renaissance-Reformation Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An examination of Western Europe from the late 14th to the end of the 16th century. Topics will include the Renaissance, in and outside Italy, the Reformations, the religious wars of the 16th century and the Scientific Revolution.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Paula C Clarke (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 214 or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-325D

  • HIST 336 France, 1789 to 1914 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A study of the history of France from the Revolution to World War I.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Eric Jabbari (Winter)

  • HIST 357 Cultural Diversity in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Selected topics in cultural diversity, society and the state in 19th, 20th and/or 21st centuries will be explored through discussion of primary and secondary historical sources.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-469

  • HIST 360 Latin America since 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Themes in the political, economic, and social development of Latin America since the wars of independence. Emphasis on the domestic history of the region, with some attention to relations with the United States and Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Iwa Nawrocki (Winter)

Italian Studies

  • ITAL 270 Manzoni: Novel and Nationhood (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An analysis of the historical novel "I promessi sposi", by Alessandro Manzoni: its political, social and intellectual role in the evolution of Italy towards nationhood (Risorgimento).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • ITAL 355 Dante and the Middle Ages (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An introduction to the work of Dante Alighieri, a pillar of medieval European literature. The times in which he lived, the institutions and cultural shifts of that era, the influence exercised by Dante's work, as well as how it has been perceived in our time.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Winter)

    • Fall

    • Given in English

Philosophy

  • PHIL 356 Early Medieval Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of selected works in the Christian, Islamic and Jewish traditions. Topics in moral and political philosophy, logic and metaphysics, philosophical psychology and epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophical theology may be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Stephen Menn (Fall)

Political Science

  • POLI 476 Religion and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course examines the relationship between religion and politics in the developing and developed world. The first part of the course focuses on the relationship between religion and the state. The second part then looks at specific topics in which religion plays a salient role: political parties; social movements; democratization; fundamentalism and democracy; violence; and capitalism and economic development. Readings are largely in the field of comparative politics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): A course in Comparative Politics or permission of instructor.

    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics (both Developed Areas and Developing Areas).

Religious Studies

  • RELG 203 Bible and Western Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : To provide students of the humanities with knowledge of the Bible as a tool for interpreting religious references in Western literature, art and music. Biblical stories (e.g. Creation, Exodus), key figures (e.g. David, Job, Mary), and common motifs (e.g. Holy City, Pilgrimage, Bride) are explored, then illustrated by later cultural forms.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Aaron Ricker (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter

  • RELG 210 Jesus of Nazareth (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A critical study of selected ancient and modern accounts of the aims and person of Jesus. Attention will be given also to the question of the historical sources and to the relationship between faith and history.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Frederick Tappenden (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter and Summer

  • RELG 311 New Testament Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the interpretation of the New Testament.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Frederick Tappenden (Fall)

    • Fall

  • RELG 312 New Testament Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the critical study of the Gospels.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Ian H Henderson (Winter)

    • Winter

  • RELG 341 Introduction: Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Introduction to the subject. Faith and reason, theistic arguments, values and destiny, the problem of evil, religious language.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Garth Green (Fall)

    • Fall

  • RELG 343 Topics: Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Selected topics in the philosophy of religion. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • RELG 370 Religion and Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Social justice and human rights issues as key aspects of modem religious ethics. Topics include: the relationship of religion to the modem human rights movement; religious perspectives on the universality of human rights; the scope and limits of religious freedom; conflicts between religion and rights.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Daniel M Cere (Fall) Jonathan Waind (Winter)

    • Winter

  • RELG 373 Christian Ethics of Love (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : This course will focus on the philosophical sources of love and on their uses by Christian authors. By comparing both their premises and methods, we will see how different authors in a particular tradition (Christianity) offer various answers to the themes of love, friendship and charity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

  • RELG 375 Religion, Politics and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of contemporary religious traditions in the light of debates regarding secularization, the relation of religion and politics, and the interaction of religion with major social institutions.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Samuel Nelson (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students

  • RELG 377 Religious Controversies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A comparative survey of types and topics of argumentation developed in the literature of controversy. Texts discussed include disputations, missionary sermons and polemical treatises.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

  • RELG 380 Religion, Philosophy, Modernity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Through primary source readings, this class will examine the intellectual history of this change, will identify the agents of this change, both philosophical and theological, and will consider the significance and implications of inhabiting a 'modernity' that is, and understands itself as, 'secular.' Charles Taylor's recent book, A Secular Age, narrates a historical development, from a 'pre-modern' condition, in which it was 'virtually impossible not to believe in and encounter God,' to a modern and contemporary situation in which 'faith is an embattled option.' Within the 'context of our self-understanding,' 'secularism' has become a 'default option.'

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • RELG 420 Canadian Church History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A survey of the major Christian traditions in Canada from the settlement of New France to the present. Lectures and seminars with use, where possible, of primary source materials.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Lucille Marr (Winter)

  • RELG 434 Principles of Christian Theology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : This course is normally pursuant to RELG 333. It examines in more depth methodological issues as well as particular themes in theology, christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology, through readings in major theologians.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Douglas B Farrow (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite(s): RELG 333 or permission of the instructor.

  • RELG 470 Theological Ethics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Examines ancient and modern sources of Christian moral thought against a backdrop of contemporary alternatives.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Douglas B Farrow (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites: One course in theology or Christian thought and one course in philosophy or ethics.

  • RELG 471 Christian Social Ethics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • RELG 532 History of Christian Thought 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The development of Christian theology in the Patristic and Medieval periods. Focus on the controversial development of Christian doctrines and disciplines through intensive exposure to primary texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: At least six (6) credits at the 300 level in Christianity or the Christian Bible.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RELG 320

  • RELG 533 History of Christian Thought 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The development of Christian theology in the Reformation, Post Reformation and Modern periods through intensive exposure to primary texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: At least six (6) credits at the 300 level in Christianity or the Christian Bible.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RELG 327

  • RELG 572 Religion and Global Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An exploration of the resurgence of global religions in geo-political and international relations in the post Cold-War era. It examines the complex roles that religious traditions play in democratization, human rights, conflict, and development.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Daniel M Cere (Winter)

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