CHRTC - Christian Theology at St Joseph's College

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the CHRTC subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

CHRTC 100 - The Bible: An Introduction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The history and theology of the Old Testament and New Testament.


CHRTC 101 - Catholicism: An Introduction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Catholic Christianity - its history, institutions, rituals and theology.


CHRTC 103 - Introduction to the Roads of Happiness View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A practical theological approach to happiness utilizing practices which critically engage psychological and spiritual wisdom.


CHRTC 150 - Introduction to Science and Religion Dialogue View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of approaches to positive relationships between science and religion. Topics are examined from philosophical, historical, theological, and scientific perspectives.


CHRTC 203 - Topics in the Catholic Tradition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

CHRTC 220 - Sport and Religion View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An investigation into past and contemporary interplay between sport and religion from a Christian perspective.


CHRTC 221 - Indigenous Spiritual Traditions and Christianity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An exploration of cross-cultural issues focusing on Indigenous spiritual traditions and Christianity in Canada.


CHRTC 241 - Catholicism and Pop Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The relationship between Catholicism and pop culture using both historical and contemporary examples. Use by Catholics of media as print, film, video, TV, music and the internet; Catholic assessments of consumer culture and the mass media. Not to be taken by students with credit in CHRTC 392.


CHRTC 242 - The Writings of C.S. Lewis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An exploration of the 20th century Christian writer C.S. Lewis, focusing on his articulation of faith and reason in representative works such as The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.


CHRTC 250 - The Theological Education of the Catholic Teacher View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


CHRTC 264 - Dimensions of the Christian Faith View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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. Formerly CHRTC 364.


CHRTC 266 - Jesus in the New Testament View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of the historical Jesus and Christology through a study of the four Gospels, Paul, and later New Testament writers.


CHRTC 267 - The New Testament Letters: An Introduction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A theological and scriptural exploration of the central themes of the New Testament letters and their contemporary relevance.


CHRTC 272 - Catholic Moral Thought: An Introduction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Major themes in Catholic moral reflection with application to contemporary issues. The meaning of morality and Christian conversion: the role of experience, the Bible, the Church, moral norms, the development of conscience, and personal responsibility. Not open to students with credit in CHRTC 172.


CHRTC 292 - Spirituality for Today's Christians View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Developing an understanding of the role of prayer, leisure, and work within a Christian lifestyle in the light of Scripture, Christian tradition, current theological reflection, and personal differences.


CHRTC 303 - Well-being and Resilience: Christian Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course will examine resilience and well-being through engagement with psychological, spiritual and Christian wisdom. Practical theology will offer a framework for enhancing self-awareness and resilience amidst life transitions and experiences.


CHRTC 309 - Topics in the Christian Tradition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

CHRTC 339 - International Service Learning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Supervised international work experience in selected Christian social agencies. Evaluation based on experience and seminars. Prerequisite: Consent of the College.


CHRTC 341 - Contemporary Film and Christian Values View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


CHRTC 342 - Tolkien: The Theology of Middle Earth View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's writings on the world of Middle Earth as they relate to his Catholic faith. 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.


CHRTC 347 - World War II and Christians View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An investigation of Christian responses to World War II through the actions, experiences and thoughts of individuals and churches.


CHRTC 348 - A History of Christianity in Canada View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A historical study of Christianity in Canada from European contact until the present.


CHRTC 349 - Social Justice and Christianity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of particular social justice issues related to the economy, women, native peoples, the environment, etc., in light of Catholic social teachings and other Christian perspectives; social action strategies, and education for social justice.


CHRTC 350 - Science and Religion: Christian Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


CHRTC 351 - Sex, Love and Marriage: Christian Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Questions of meaning and morality concerning sex, love, marriage, non-marital sex, parenthood, relationship and marriage breakup, celibacy, gender, and homosexuality, considered in the light of experience, the Bible, Catholic teaching, traditional and contemporary theological discussion.


CHRTC 352 - Bioethical Issues: Christian Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Reproductive and genetic technologies, abortion, transplantation, resource allocation, research, withdrawing treatment, personal directives, euthanasia, considered in light of human experience. Catholic Church teaching, other Christian perspectives and contemporary ethical discussion.


CHRTC 354 - The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Historical and theological accounts of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.


CHRTC 355 - The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Theological Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Scripture, the moral life, systematic theology, social teachings, catechesis, the spiritual life in the Catechism. The relationship between the Catechism and Catholic theological development.


CHRTC 358 - The Gospel and Epistles of John View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The sources, historical setting, content, and theology of the Gospel and Epistles of John.


CHRTC 361 - Death, Dying and Culture: Christian Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Facets of death and dying as they manifest in the Christian tradition and contemporary culture. Topics may include: faith and death, ritual, spiritual practices, caring for the dying, allowing to die, assisting in death, medical perceptions of death, social responses to death/dying, grief and mourning.


CHRTC 372 - The Theology and Spirituality of Eastern Christianity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The churches of the Christian East, the Patristic era and early ecumenical councils, the schism between East and West, and contemporary Greek Catholic and Orthodox Churches with special attention to the churches in Canada.


CHRTC 380 - Teaching Religion: Elementary View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to Christian religious education for elementary schools with an emphasis on pedagogy, child development and the religious education curriculum.


Starting: 2021-09-01

CHRTC 380 - Teaching Religion: Elementary

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to Christian religious education for elementary schools with an emphasis on pedagogy, child development and the religious education curriculum. Not to be taken by students with credit in CHRTC 381.


CHRTC 381 - Teaching Religion: Secondary View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to Christian religious education for secondary schools with an emphasis on pedagogy, adolescent and young adult development and the religious education curriculum.


Starting: 2021-09-01

CHRTC 381 - Teaching Religion: Secondary

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to Christian religious education for secondary schools with an emphasis on pedagogy, adolescent and young adult development and the religious education curriculum. Not to be taken by students with credit in CHRTC 380.


CHRTC 390 - Neuroscience, the Person and Christian Theology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Interdisciplinary study of personhood and related topics: animal/human consciousness; body/soul, mind/brain, sexuality/gender, and relationship issues; religious and mystical experiences.


CHRTC 391 - Women's Spirituality in Contemporary Christianity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Women's experience of God and the Christian life expressed in the history of spirituality, personal faith development and contemporary culture.


CHRTC 394 - Business Ethics: Christian Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A theological study of ethical issues in business settings, dealing with such themes as employer-employee relations, job security, advertising, distribution of wealth, acquisitive individualism, the common good; decisions on ethical issues in light of contemporary Catholic teaching.


CHRTC 396 - Environmental Issues: Christian Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theological and ethical issues concerning our relationship to the planet earth: responsible stewardship, non-renewable resources, pollution, the use of technology.


CHRTC 407 - Topics in Christian Religious Education View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: CHRTC 380 or 381 or consent of the College.


CHRTC 410 - Integrative Learning in Catholic Education View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An integrative course on theory in Catholic education and course-based experiences in local schools. Historical, educational, and professional issues are examined through theological reflection.


CHRTC 430 - The Human Sexual Body: Christian Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Historical and contemporary perspectives on the sexual body in Christian thought. Not to be taken by students with credit in CHRTC 393.


CHRTC 432 - Current Theological Issues in Advanced Bioethics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: CHRTC 352 or consent of the College.


CHRTC 449 - Field Placement in Christian Service View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-8S-0)

Supervised work experience in approved Christian social agencies with seminars and a major paper integrating the theological literature with issues raised by social action and placement experiences. Prerequisite: CHRTC 349 or consent of the College.


CHRTC 450 - Directed Readings in Catholic Theology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An intensive directed readings course on a topic selected by the student in consultation with one of the faculty. A major term paper is required. Prerequisites: One course in Christian theology and permission of the College.


CHRTC 501 - Directed Reading in Catholic Theology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of College.


CHRTC 609 - Topics in Christian Tradition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.