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
The history and theology of the Old Testament and New Testament.
Catholic Christianity - its history, institutions, rituals and theology.
A practical theological approach to happiness utilizing practices which critically engage psychological and spiritual wisdom.
An overview of approaches to positive relationships between science and religion. Topics are examined from philosophical, historical, theological, and scientific perspectives.
An investigation into past and contemporary interplay between sport and religion from a Christian perspective.
An exploration of cross-cultural issues focusing on Indigenous spiritual traditions and Christianity in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An examination of the historical Jesus and Christology through a study of the four Gospels, Paul, and later New Testament writers.
A theological and scriptural exploration of the central themes of the New Testament letters and their contemporary relevance.
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.
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.
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.
Supervised international work experience in selected Christian social agencies. Evaluation based on experience and seminars. Prerequisite: Consent of the College.
Theological themes arising out of contemporary film. Themes may include relationships, family, gender, possessions, work freedom, violence, suffering, death, happiness, and hope.
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.
An investigation of Christian responses to World War II through the actions, experiences and thoughts of individuals and churches.
A historical study of Christianity in Canada from European contact until the present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Historical and theological accounts of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
Scripture, the moral life, systematic theology, social teachings, catechesis, the spiritual life in the Catechism. The relationship between the Catechism and Catholic theological development.
The sources, historical setting, content, and theology of the Gospel and Epistles of John.
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.
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.
An introduction to Christian religious education for elementary schools with an emphasis on pedagogy, child development and the religious education curriculum.
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.
An introduction to Christian religious education for secondary schools with an emphasis on pedagogy, adolescent and young adult development and the religious education curriculum.
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.
Interdisciplinary study of personhood and related topics: animal/human consciousness; body/soul, mind/brain, sexuality/gender, and relationship issues; religious and mystical experiences.
Women's experience of God and the Christian life expressed in the history of spirituality, personal faith development and contemporary culture.
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.
Theological and ethical issues concerning our relationship to the planet earth: responsible stewardship, non-renewable resources, pollution, the use of technology.
Prerequisite: CHRTC 380 or 381 or consent of the College.
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.
Historical and contemporary perspectives on the sexual body in Christian thought. Not to be taken by students with credit in CHRTC 393.
Prerequisite: CHRTC 352 or consent of the College.
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.
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.
Prerequisite: consent of College.