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St. Michael's College

Faculty


Professor Emerita
A. Dooley, MA, Ph D

Professors
M. G. McGowan, MA, Ph D
D. Pietropaolo, MA, Ph D, Commend. Rep. It.
G. Silano, LLB, MA, Ph D
D.A. Wilson, MA, Ph D

Associate Professors
A. Andrée, MA, Ph D, LMS
R. Locklin, MTS, Ph D

Assistant Professor
B. Miles, MA, Ph D

Senior Lecturers
S. Hoselton, MA, M Ed
M. O'Connor, Ph B, STB, STL, D Phil
J. Sunkenberg, BA, MA, Ph D

Introduction

SMC One: Cornerstone

The SMC One: Cornerstone program is designed for first year students with an interest in the theory and practice of social justice.  We combine community outreach placements with small seminar discussions and class lectures to explore the interdisciplinary frameworks of social justiceand injustice, leading toward understanding of society and our place within it.

Students accepted into the program choose a stream within SMC curriculum through which to focus on Cornerstone’s interdisciplinary and progressive approach to social justice. Small stream seminar discussions, weekly lectures on theory, philosophy and cultural expressions of identity and society in historical and contemporary contexts are combined with service placements in local Toronto agencies.  Through critical and creative reflection, students acquire the academic skills and support to cultivate social responsibility in their lives and academic studies.   

Streams:

Cornerstones in Communication and Media: Mediums of Justice and Culture
Social justice issues relating to books, print culture, broadcasting and new media, including censorship, journalistic responsibility, cyber bullying, editorial and journalistic integrity, freedom of accessibility to information, libel, social networks, and “the right to know.” Students will reflect on the relationships between culture, art and media in the expression and exploration of identity and society.

Cornerstones in Christianity and Culture: Poverty and Politics
Social justice issues in Christianity and Culture. Students in this stream will have the opportunity to reflect on diverse conceptions of poverty, identity and community in Christian traditions, past and present.They will also explore questions of political engagement in relation to efforts by Christian persons and institutions to confront or transform social structures for the common good.

Cornerstones in Mediaeval Studies: Constructing the Self and Community
Social justice issues in the historical, philosophical, literary and religious frameworks of societal thought in mediaeval and premodern cultures.  Students in this stream will explore the relationship between selfhood and community with particular attention given to secular and religious ideas of peace, justice and the good life.  Reflection on comparative issues in contemporary thought and culture.

Cornerstones in Celtic Studies
Social justice issues in Celtic Studies, focusing on such topics as minority language rights, colonialism and resistance, expressions of cultural identity, media coverage of conflict and Celtic experiences in North America.  Students reflect on the relationship between identity and society in the context of ethno-religious conflicts and state responses to revolutionary movements.

 

St. Michael’s College offers a number of programs which emerge from its academic strength in various scholarly fields and reflect its centuries-old Christian intellectual traditions. Please consult the relevant websites for more complete information on each program.

Book and Media Studies:

An interdisciplinary and historical investigation of the role of printing, books and reading in cultures past and present. Topics explored include: manuscript and book production, internet publishing, book illustrations, censorship, advertising, readership and electronic media.

Celtic Studies:

Examines the literature, languages, history, music, folklore and archaeology of the peoples of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Investigates Celtic identities in the ancient and modern worlds, and explores the transmission of Irish, Scottish and Welsh traditions to Canada and the United States.

Christianity and Culture:

A multidisciplinary exploration of Christian traditions from artistic, literary, philosophical, theological, scientific, social and historical perspectives.

Christianity and Culture: Major program in Religious Education

The final cohort will be admitted 2014-2015.

This Major program is part of the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) offered in partnership with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and is for those students preparing to become secondary school teachers of Religious Education in the Catholic School Boards in Ontario. CTEP offers the students the opportunity to complete the HBA/HBSc degree and the BEd. Complete description of the program may be found on the OISE website. Admission to CTEP is by application normally at the end of first year (or on completion of 4 FCEs), when  Arts and Science subject POSts are selected. All applicants must have a minimum CGPA of 2.0.

Mediaeval Studies:

An interdisciplinary treatment of the history, art, literature and thought of the Middle Ages.

St. Michael’s also offers a number of courses, listed below, which form part of the above programs, or of the programs of other colleges and departments, or are a reflection of staff and student academic interests not always available in departmental course offerings.

Principal & Program Director: D. Pietropaolo, 81 St. Mary Street, Room 127, Odette Hall (416-926-7102)

St. Michael's College Programs

Enrolment in the Specialist, Major and Minor programs of St. Michael’s College is open to students who have completed four courses--with the exception of the Concurrent Education: Religious Education program and the Book and Media Studies program.

Book and Media Studies Major (Arts program)

This is a limited enrolment program.  Students must complete at least 4 FCE at the 100+ level and may be admitted if they have completed SMC188Y1 or any 100+level course and attained a grade of at least 67% in that course.

Consult Professor Mark G. McGowan, St. Michael's College

(6 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 2 FCEs at the 300+level, 0.5 FCE of which must be at the 400-level)

  1. SMC219Y1
  2. SMC228H1; SMC229H1
  3. 1.5 FCE SMC courses as designated by the program:
    SMC210H1/SMC212H1/SMC217H1/SMC291H1/SMC300H1/SMC301H1/SMC305H1/SMC314H1/SMC315H1/SMC316H1/SMC317H1/SMC318H1/SMC319H1/SMC358H1/SMC361H1/SMC364H1/SMC374H1/SMC386H1/SMC397H1/SMC398H1/SMC399Y1
  4. 1.5 FCE from:
    Second Year Offerings: ARC232H1/ENG232H1/ENG234H1/ENG235H1/ENG287H1/FCS291H1/FCS297H1/HIS241H1/HPS201H1/HPS202H1/SLA203H1/SLA254H1/SMC210H1/SMC212H1/SMC217H1/SMC291H1/UNI221H1/VIS206H1/WGS271Y1
    Third and Fourth Year Offerings:
    ABS300Y1/ABS302H1/ENG322Y1/FAH319H1/FRE308H1/FRE310H1/FRE324H1/GER310H1/HIS302H1/HIS316H1/HIS374H1/INI301H1/INI305H1/INI387H1/JAL328H1/MUS300H1/SMC300H1/SMC301H1/SMC305H1/SMC314H1/SMC315H1/SMC316H1/SMC317H1/SMC318H1/SMC319H1/SMC358H1/SMC361H1/SMC364H1/SMC374H1/SMC386H1/SMC397H1/SMC398H1/SMC399Y1/SMC463H1/VIC345H1/EAS467H1/FAH424H1/HIS455H1/HIS477H1/PSY427H1
  5. 0.5 FCE from:
    SMC406H1/SMC425H1/SMC430H1/SMC431H1/SMC435H1/SMC457H1/SMC463H1/SMC464H1/SMC465H1/SMC466H1
  6. SMC385H1
Book and Media Studies Minor (Arts Program)

This is a limited enrolment program.  Students must complete at least 4 FCE at the 100+ level and may be admitted if they have completed SMC188Y1 or any 100+ level course and attained a grade of at least 67% in that course.

Consult Professor Mark G. McGowan, St. Michael's College


(4 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 300+ series course)

First year:

  1. SMC219Y1
  2. SMC228H1; SMC229H1
  3. Two courses or their equivalent from the following:
    Second Year Offerings: ARC232H1/ENG232H1/ENG234H1/ENG235H1/ENG287H1/FCS291H1/FCS297H1/HIS241H1/HPS201H1/HPS202H1/SLA203H1/SLA254H1/SMC210H1/SMC212H1/SMC217H1/SMC291H1/UNI221H1/VIS206H1/WGS271Y1
    Third and Fourth Year Offerings:
    ABS300Y1/ABS302H1/ENG322Y1/FAH319H1/FRE308H1/FRE310H1/FRE324H1/GER310H1/HIS302H1/HIS316H1/HIS374H1/INI301H1/INI305H1/INI387H1/JAL328H1/MUS300H1/SMC300H1/SMC301H1/SMC305H1/SMC314H1/SMC315H1/SMC316H1/SMC317H1/SMC318H1/SMC319H1/SMC358H1/SMC361H1/SMC364H1/SMC374H1/SMC386H1/SMC397H1/SMC398H1/SMC399Y1/VIC345H1/EAS467H1/FAH424H1/HIS455H1/HIS477H1/PSY427H1
Celtic Studies Specialist (Arts program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

Consult the Program Coordinator, St. Michael's College. 

(10.5 full courses or their equivalent, including at least four 300+ series courses, 1.0 of which must be at the  400-level)

1.    SMC240Y1
2.    Two FCEs  from one of the following language groups: a) Gaelic (Irish and Scottish): SMC141Y1/SMC242Y1/SMC251H1/SMC252H1/SMC441Y1
b) Brethonic (Welsh): SMC243Y1/SMC440Y1
3.    Six FCEs from the list above and/or  SMC188Y1/SMC225H1/SMC226H1/SMC250Y1/SMC333H1/SMC334H1/SMC335Y1/SMC337H1/SMC338H1/SMC339H1/SMC340H1/ SMC342Y1/SMC343H1/SMC344Y1/SMC346H1/SMC347H1/SMC348H1/SMC349H1/SMC350H1/SMC351H1/SMC354H1/SMC355H1/SMC356H1/SMC374H1/SMC375H1/SMC376H1/SMC377H1/SMC378H1/SMC395Y1/SMC396H1/SMC411H1/SMC412H1/SMC413H1/SMC416H1/SMC443H1/SMC444H1/SMC457H1
4.   SMC451Y1
5.   SMC385H1/SMC444H1; if not, 0.5 FCE in Breadth Requirement Category 5: The Physical and Mathematical Universes.

 

Celtic Studies Major (Arts Program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

Consult the Program Coordinator, St. Michael's College. 

(6.5 full courses or their equivalent, including at least two 300+ series courses, 0.5 of which must be at the 400-level)

1.    SMC240Y1
2.    One FCE from the following language courses: SMC141Y1/SMC242Y1/SMC243Y1/SMC251H1/SMC252H1/SMC440Y1/ SMC441Y1
3.    Four FCE  from the list above and/or SMC188Y1/SMC225H1/SMC226H1/SMC250Y1/SMC333H1/SMC334H1/SMC335Y1/SMC337H1/SMC338H1/SMC339H1/SMC340H1/SMC342Y1/SMC343H1/SMC344Y1/SMC346H1/SMC347H1/SMC348H1/SMC349H1/SMC350H1/SMC351H1/SMC354H1/SMC355H1/SMC356H1/SMC374H1/SMC375H1/SMC376H1/SMC377H1/SMC378H1/SMC395Y1/SMC396H1/SMC411H1/SMC412H1/SMC413H1/SMC416H1/SMC443H1/SMC444H1/SMC457H1
4.   SMC385H1/SMC444H1; if not, 0.5 FCE in Breadth Requirement Category 5: The Physical and Mathematical Universes.

Celtic Studies Minor (Arts program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

Consult the Program Coordinator, St. Michael's College. 

4 full courses or equivalent chosen from those listed for the Specialist program, including at least one 300+ series course

Christianity And Culture Specialist (Arts program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

Consult Professor Joe Goering, St. Michael’s College

The courses of the Christianity and Culture Program include (1) all the SMC prefixed courses listed below under the Christianity and Culture heading, and (2) the following courses of other programs and departments: HPS326H1/ITA311H1/NMC270H1/NMC289H1/RLG228H1/SMC176Y1/SMC213H1/ SMC326H1/SMC406H1/SMC464H1. In addition to Christianity and Culture courses, a number of other courses are cross-listed and may be counted towards the major and specialist programs as specified below. This list is available from the Program Co-ordinator, or on the St. Michael’s College web site: http://stmikes.utoronto.ca/christianity/courses

11 full courses or their equivalent; at least four 300+series courses, including at least one full course at the 400 level;  a total of up to 2.5 full courses may be selected from the approved list of cross-listed courses.

1.    SMC103Y1/SMC188Y1
2.    SMC203Y1
3.    1.0 FCE from SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC205H1/SMC208Y1/SMC215H1/SMC232H1/SMC233H1
4.    0.5 FCE from SMC233H1/SMC385H1
5.    Three of the following four options; see the list of courses in each group below:
            (a)  Two FCEs from “Christianity and Society”
            (b)  Two FCEs from “Christianity and the Intellectual Tradition” 
            (c)  Two FCEs from “Christianity, Arts and Letters” 
            (d)  Two FCEs from “Christianity and Science”
6.    1.5 FCEs from Christianity and Culture or the list of approved cross-listed courses.

(a) Christianity and Society:
SMC204H1/SMC205H1/SMC207H1/SMC209H1/SMC215H1/SMC308H1/SMC309H1/SMC312H1/SMC313H1/SMC320H1/SMC362Y1/SMC366H1/SMC426H1/SMC456H1/SMC458H1/SMC459H1/NMC270H1; relevant Independent Studies or Special Topic courses SMC390Y1/SMC391H1/SMC400Y1/ SMC401H1/SMC406H1/SMC433Y1/SMC434H1/SMC457H1; or relevant cross-listed courses.

(b) Christianity and the Intellectual Tradition:
SMC176H1/SMC208Y1/SMC213H1/SMC216Y1/SMC307Y1/SMC310H1/SMC311H1/SMC322H1/SMC330Y1/SMC417H1/SMC418H1/SMC419H1/SMC429H1/SMC454H1/NMC289H1; relevant Independent Studies or Special Topic courses SMC390Y1/SMC391H1/SMC400Y1/ SMC401H1/SMC406H1/SMC433Y1/SMC434H1/SMC457H1; or relevant cross-listed courses.

(c) Christianity, Arts and Letters:
SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC206H1/SMC217H1/SMC305H1/SMC326H1/SMC363H1/SMC364H1/SMC422H1/SMC423H1/SMC424H1/SMC425H1/SMC455H1/SMC464H1/ITA311H1; relevant Independent Studies or Special Topic courses SMC390Y1/SMC391H1/SMC400Y1/ SMC401H1/SMC406H1/SMC433Y1/SMC434H1/SMC457H1; or relevant cross-listed courses.

(d) Christianity and Science:
SMC231H1/SMC232H1/SMC233H1/SMC371H1/SMC432H1/HPS326H1/RLG228H1; relevant Independent Studies or Special Topic courses SMC390Y1/SMC391H1/SMC400Y1/ SMC401H1/SMC406H1/SMC433Y1/SMC434H1/SMC457H1; or relevant cross-listed courses.

Christianity And Culture Major (Arts program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

Consult Professor Joe Goering, St. Michael’s College

The courses of the Christianity and Culture Program include (1) all the SMC prefixed courses listed below under the Christianity and Culture heading, and (2) the following courses of other programs and departments: HPS326H1/ITA311H1/NMC270H1/NMC289H1/RLG228H1/SMC176Y1/SMC213H1/ SMC326H1/SMC406H1/SMC464H1.
In addition to Christianity and Culture courses, a number of other courses are cross-listed and may be counted towards the major and specialist programs as specified below. This list is available from the Program Co-ordinator, or on the St. Michael’s College web site: http://stmikes.utoronto.ca/christianity/courses

6 full courses or their equivalent including at least 2.0 FCEs at the 300+ level, 0.5 of which must be at the 400 level


1.    SMC103Y1/SMC188Y1/SMC203Y1
2.    2.0 FCEs from SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC203Y1/SMC205H1/SMC208Y1/SMC215H1/SMC232H1/SMC233H1
3.    2.5 FCE among additional Christianity and Culture courses, of which up to 1.5 FCE may be selected from the list of approved cross-listed courses.
4.    0.5 FCE  from SMC233H1/SMC385H1

Christianity And Culture Minor (Arts program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

Consult Professor Joe Goering, St. Michael’s College.

The courses of the Christianity and Culture Program include (1) all the SMC prefixed courses listed below under the Christianity and Culture heading, and (2) the following courses of other programs and departments: HPS326H1/ITA311H1/NMC270H1/NMC289H1/RLG228H1/SMC176Y1/SMC213H1/ SMC326H1/SMC406H1/SMC464H1.
In addition to Christianity and Culture courses, a number of other courses are cross-listed and may be counted towards the major and specialist programs as specified below. This list is available from the Program Co-ordinator, or on the St. Michael’s College web site: http://stmikes.utoronto.ca/christianity/courses

(4 full courses or their equivalent: at least one 300+ series course)

1. SMC103Y1/SMC188Y1/SMC203Y1
2. 1.0 FCE  from SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC205H1/SMC208Y1/SMC215H1/SMC232H1/SMC233H1
3. Two additional Christianity and Culture courses, including up to 0.5 from the approved list of cross-listed courses

Minor Program in Christianity and Education (Arts Program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

This program offers students the opportunity to consider the theory, practice and history of Christian pedagogy.

Consult Professor Joe Goering, St. Michael's College

(4 full courses or their equivalent: at least one 300+ series course)

1. SMC103Y1/SMC188Y1
2. SMC312H1
3. SMC313H1
4. Two additional courses from Christianity and Culture: SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC203Y1/SMC204H1/SMC205H1/SMC206H1/SMC207H1/SMC208Y1/SMC209H1/SMC215H1/SMC216Y1/SMC217H1/SMC231H1/SMC232H1/SMC233H1/SMC305H1/SMC307Y1/SMC308H1/SMC309H1/SMC310H1/SMC311H1/SMC320H1/SMC322H1/SMC330Y1/SMC362Y1/SMC363H1/SMC364H1/SMC366H1/SMC371H1/SMC417H1/SMC418H1/SMC419H1/SMC422H1/SMC423H1/SMC424H1/SMC425H1/SMC426H1/SMC429H1/SMC432H1/SMC454H1/SMC455H1/SMC456H1/SMC457H1/SMC458H1/SMC459H1


Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP)– St. Michael’s College

Program Coordinator: Dr. Michael O’Connor

The final cohort will be admitted in 2014-2015.

CTEP is an integrated curriculum sponsored jointly by St. Michael’s College in the Faculty of Arts & Science and by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, leading to two degrees over a five-year program: the Honours Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Education. (See CTEP details in the Degree Requirements section, and on the dedicated website ).

The St. Michael’s College CTEP program is designed  for students preparing to become secondary school teachers of Religious Education in the Catholic School Boards in Ontario.  Teacher candidates will be provided with teacher training in Catholic schools, usually in and around Toronto. 

Admission to the St. Michael’s College CTEP program is admission to the Major in Religious Education and to the set of courses leading to the BEd.   This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a specific number of students.

Application and Eligibility

To apply to this program students must:

Please note that having the minimum to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program in any given year.  All Arts & Science students are eligible to apply regardless of college.  The application process occurs each year as part of the normal POSt enrolment process in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Requirements of Concurrent Teacher Education Program for BA/BSc/BEd Students

All students admitted to the St. Michael’s College CTEP are required to enroll in the Religious Education Major.   CTEP students may fulfill the remaining major or minor for the BA/BEd degree as they wish.  Those intending to qualify to teach at the Intermediate/Senior level should be attentive to the need for a “second teachable” subject.  It is not recommended for Concurrent Education  students to enrol in specialist programs as they must leave sufficient space in their upper years to complete the concurrent BEd requirements.

NOTE: The academic status of students in CTEP may be reviewed at the end of each fall-winter session to determine progress to the next year.

Christianity and Culture: Major Program in Religious Education (Arts Program)

The major in Religious Education (CTEP) is open only to students registered in the St. Michael’s College Concurrent Education Program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Status may be reviewed at the end of each fall-winter session to determine progress to subsequent years.

Consult Dr. Michael O’Connor, St. Michael’s College

Program requirements: 8 full courses or their equivalent, at least 2.0 FCE at 300+ series, including at least 0.5 FCE at 400 level.

  1. SMC103Y1
  2. Two FCEs as follows: JSV200H1; JSV201H1 (formerly SMC271H1); JSV202H1 (formerly SMC272H1); SMC313H1 
  3. 0.5 FCEs from the following (internship options): SMC366H1 (formerly SMC218Y1)/SMC362Y1/SMC471H1
  4. 4.5 FCEs from Christianity and Culture courses  (including RLG100Y1/RLG280Y1), with at least 1.5 FCE from the following:  SMC203Y1/SMC216Y1/SMC217H1/SMC232H1/SMC307Y1/SMC308H1/SMC310H1/SMC311H1/SMC330Y1/SMC363H1/SMC426H1.
Mediaeval Studies Specialist (Arts program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

Consult Professor Giulio Silano, St. Michael's College. 

(12 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 4.0 FCEs at the 300+ level, 1.0 of which must be at the 400 level)

1. At least 0.5 FCE from the introductory courses: SMC175H1/SMC210H1/SMC212H1.

2. At least 2.0 FCEs from the foundational courses listed below, which provide further introduction into more specific aspects of Mediaeval Studies

3. At least 2.0 FCEs from the following Latin courses: SMC176H1/LAT101H1/LAT102H1/LAT201H1/LAT202H1/SMC222H1/SMC323H1

4. Up to 6.0 FCEs from among the following elective courses, with at least 2.0 FCEs from courses with an SMC designator.  Students can choose courses from all four groups.

 History:
 SMC211H1/SMC215H1/SMC225H1/SMC337H1/SMC338H1/SMC344Y1/SMC357H1/
 SMC422H1/CLA378H1/HIS208Y1/HIS220Y1/HIS251Y1//HIS320H1/HIS321H1/HIS322Y1/
 HIS323H1/HIS336H1/HIS403Y1/HIS424H1/HIS426H1/HIS427H1/HIS428H1/HIS432H1/
 HIS434Y1/HIS438H1/HPS201H1/HPS430H1/NMC270H1/NMC273Y1/NMC275H1/
 NMC342H1/NMC376H1/NMC377Y1/NMC396Y1

 Thought:  
 SMC188Y1/SMC205H1/SMC213H1/SMC216Y1/SMC307Y1/SMC324H1/SMC325H1/SMC350H1/
 SMC359H1/SMC361H1/SMC425H1/CLA336H1/MAT390H1/PHL200Y1/PHL205H1/PHL206H1/
 PHL303H1/PHL304H1/PHL307H1/PHL308H1/PHL309H1/PHL336H1/RLG241Y1/RLG 331Y1

 Literature: 
 SMC176H1SMC222H1/SMC226H1/SMC250Y1/SMC323H1/SMC343H1/SMC360H1/SMC440Y1/
 SMC441Y1/SMC436H1/ENG240Y1/ENG300Y1/ENG311H1/ENG330H1/ENG385H1/FRE318H1/
 FRE471H1/GER429H1/ITA311H1/ITA312H1/ITA320H1/ITA430H1/LAT101H1/LAT102H1/
 LAT201H1/LAT202H1/NMC255Y1/NMC350H1/SLA330Y1/SLA400H1/SPA425H1/SPA450H1.

 The Arts:  
 SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC326H1/SMC344Y1/SMC358H1/SMC422H1/FAH215H1/FAH216H1/FAH316H1/
 FAH318H1/FAH319H1/FAH325H1/FAH326H1/FAH327H1/FAH328H1/FAH420H1/FAH421H1/    
 FAH424H1/FAH425H1/FAH426H1/FAH492H1/MUS208H1/NMC396Y1

 And from the intensive research courses with changing topics in the fourth year:  SMC406H1/SMC407Y1/SMC435H1/SMC457H1.

5. SMC385H1

6. SMC490Y1

Note:   Please note that not all courses are offered every year and that it is the responsibility of the student to plan ahead in order to make course selections that meet the program requirements.

Foundational Courses:
SMC200H1 Christian Imagination I: Visual Arts
SMC201H1 Christian Imagination II: Literary Arts
SMC216Y1 Ritual and Worship
SMC222H1 Mediaeval Latin I
SMC307Y1 Scripture in the Christian Tradition
SMC323H1 Mediaeval Latin II
SMC358H1 The Mediaeval Book
SMC359H1 Mediaeval Theology
SMC360H1 Vernacular Literature of the Middle Ages
SMC361H1 Mediaeval Law

Mediaeval Studies Major (Arts program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

Consult Professor Giulio Silano, St. Michael's College. 

(7 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 2.0 FCEs at the 300+ level, 0.5 of which must be at the 400 level)

1.  At least 0.5 FCE from the introductory courses: SMC175H1/SMC210H1/SMC212H1.

2. At least 1.0 FCE from the foundational courses listed below, which provide further introduction into more specific aspects of Mediaeval Studies

3.  Up to 4.5 FCEs from among the following elective courses, with at least 1.5 FCEs from courses with an SMC designator.   Students can choose courses from all four groups.

 History:
 SMC211H1/SMC215H1/SMC225H1/SMC337H1/SMC338H1/SMC344Y1/SMC357H1/SMC422H1/
 CLA378H1/HIS208Y1/HIS220Y1/HIS251Y1//HIS320H1/HIS321H1/HIS322Y1/HIS323H1/HIS336H1/
 HIS403Y1/HIS424H1/HIS426H1/HIS427H1/HIS428H1/HIS432H1/HIS434Y1HIS438H1/HPS201H1/
 HPS430H1/NMC270H1/NMC273Y1/NMC275H1/NMC342H1/NMC376H1/NMC377Y1/NMC396Y1

 Thought:  SMC188Y1/SMC205H1/SMC213H1/SMC216Y1/SMC307Y1/SMC324H1/SMC325H1/SMC350H1/SMC359H1/SMC361H1/
 SMC425H1/CLA336H1/MAT390H1/PHL200Y1/PHL205H1/PHL206H1/PHL303H1/PHL304H1/PHL307H1/
  PHL308H1/PHL309H1/PHL336H1/RLG241Y1/RLG 331Y1

 Literature:
 SMC176H1SMC222H1/SMC226H1/SMC250Y1/SMC323H1/SMC343H1/SMC360H1/SMC440Y1/
 SMC441Y1/SMC436H1/ENG240Y1/ENG300Y1/ENG311H1/ENG330H1/ENG385H1/FRE318H1/FRE471H1/
 GER429H1/ITA311H1/ITA312H1/ITA320H1/ITA430H1/LAT101H1/LAT102H1/LAT201H1/LAT202H1/
 NMC255Y1/NMC350H1/SLA330Y1/SLA400H1/SPA425H1/SPA450H1.

 The Arts:    SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC326H1/SMC344Y1/SMC358H1/SMC422H1/FAH215H1/FAH216H1/FAH316H1/FAH318H1/
 FAH319H1/FAH325H1/FAH326H1/FAH327H1/FAH328H1/FAH420H1/FAH421H1/FAH424H1/   
 FAH425H1/FAH426H1/FAH492H1/MUS208H1/NMC396Y1

And from the intensive research courses with changing topics in the fourth year:  SMC406H1, SMC407Y1, SMC435H1, SMC457H1.

4.SMC385H1

5.At least 0.5 FCE from among the following: SMC406H1/SMC407Y1/SMC422H1/SMC425H1/ SMC435H1/SMC436H1/SMC457H1/SMC490Y1

Please note that not all courses are offered every year and that it is the responsibility of the student to plan ahead in order to make course selections that meet the program requirements.

Foundational Courses:
SMC200H1 Christian Imagination I: Visual Arts
SMC201H1 Christian Imagination II:  Literary Arts
SMC216Y1 Ritual and Worship
SMC222H1 Mediaeval Latin I
SMC307Y1 Scripture in the Christian Tradition
SMC323H1 Mediaeval Latin II
SMC358H1 The Mediaeval Book
SMC359H1 Mediaeval Theology
SMC360H1 Vernacular Literature of the Middle Ages
SMC361H1 Mediaeval Law


 

Mediaeval Studies Minor (Arts program)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enrol.

Consult Professor Giulio Silano, St. Michael's College. 

(4 full courses or their equivalent: at least one 300+ series course)
1. At least 0.5 FCE from the introductory courses SMC175H1/SMC210H1/SMC212H1
2. At least 1.0 FCE from the foundational courses listed below
3. 2.5 FCEs from the foundational courses listed below or from the elective courses listed in item 4. of the Specialist Program above.

Foundational Courses:
SMC200H1 Christian Imagination I: Visual Arts
SMC201H1 Christian Imagination II: Literary Arts
SMC216Y1 Ritual and Worship
SMC222H1 Mediaeval Latin I
SMC307Y1 Scripture in the Christian Tradition
SMC323H1 Mediaeval Latin II
SMC358H1 The Mediaeval Book
SMC359H1 Mediaeval Theology
SMC360H1 Vernacular Literature of the Middle Ages
SMC361H1 Mediaeval Law


 

St. Michael's College Courses


Note

Listed in this order:


SMC One: Cornerstone Courses
SMC188Y1    Cornerstones in Social Justice[24L/24S]

A service learning course in which students learn the theory, history, development and application of the principles of social justice from a variety of perspectives: historical, sociological, political, philosophical, theological, and psychological, among others. Small group learning and community placements integral to course. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to SMC One
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, Trinity One, Vic One, UC One, Woodsworth One
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2) + Society and its Institutions (3)

First Year Seminars

The 199Y1 and 199H1 seminars are designed to provide the opportunity to work closely with an instructor in a class of no more than twenty-four students. These interactive seminars are intended to stimulate the students’ curiosity and provide an opportunity to get to know a member of the professorial staff in a seminar environment during the first year of study. Details can be found at www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/fyh-1/.


Book and Media Studies Courses
SMC219Y1    Mass Media in Culture and Society[48L/24T]

Designed to acquaint students with the essential notions of media studies, and to promote a conscious utilization of contemporary media. Starting with the preliminary definitions of media, mass, and communications, the student is invited to consider critically the cultural constructs created by modern media, from print to photography, filming, TV, computer and Internet.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC228H1    Elements of Material Bibliography and Print Culture (formerly SMC228Y1)[36L]

An historical introduction to the evolution of printing processes since Gutenberg. Attention is given to topics such as the mechanization of printing, the industrialization of the book chain since the nineteenth century, typography and publishing. Visits to rare book collections are an integral part of the course. Note: this course is not intended as a guide to self-publishing nor as a workshop on book making.

Exclusion: SMC228Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC229H1    Readers and Readerships (formerly SMC228Y1)[36L]

An introduction to the history of reading in western culture, from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century. Attention is given to topics such as the causes and effects of different modes of reading (silent or vocalized, intensive or extensive, educational or escapist), book clubs, censorship, and the ways in which readers have influenced cultural production.

Exclusion: SMC228Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC291H1    Broadcast Media and Culture[24L/12T]

A survey of historical and contemporary developments in radio, television, and the internet, and their impact on culture. Lectures examine technological innovations, commercialization, nationalization of the airwaves, government regulation, censorship, ratings & viewership, broadcasting and popular culture, propaganda, and the evolution of the radio-television personality. Examples from Canadian and international media.

Prerequisite: Priority to BMS Students
Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1/SMC228H1/SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC300H1    Special Topics in Book and Media Studies I[24L]

Designed to provide for individual half-courses not already covered in the listed range of the Book and Media Studies Program offerings.  Students should check the college website for details.

Prerequisite: Priority to BMS students
Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1; SMC228H1; SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC301H1    Special Topics in Book and Media Studies II[24L]

Various topics are taken up each year, the content of which depends on the instructor. Students should check the college website for details.

Prerequisite: Priority to BMS students
Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1; SMC228H1; SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC314H1    Media Revolutions[24L]

A deeper examination of key cases in the development of media, such as the invention of movable type, the mechanization of the printing press, standardization of call number systems (Dewey, LC, etc.), the advent of radio, television and internet. Topics vary from year to year, according to the instructor.

Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1; SMC228H1; SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC315H1    The Newspaper in Canadian Society[24L/9T]

Through lectures, field trips and encounters with major personalities in the print media industry, this course examines the past, present and future of Canadian newspapers at a time when the survival of the industry is at stake.  Research projects will focus on the enormous influence of newspapers in Canada's formation, how newspapers are adapting to today's on-line, social media and revenue challenges and how the future might lie with the past.

Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1; SMC228H1; SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC316H1    Social Technology and Networks[24L]

Facebook, MySpace, Google+.  Social technology tools are entwined in modern life.  But what consequences do they have for how we think, how we feel, how we socialize, and how we understand ourselves, both as global citizens and as humans?  Students in this course will explore, examine, and debate these questions.

Prerequisite: Enrolment priority for students enrolled in a Book and Media Studies subject POSt
Exclusion: SMC300H1 (2011-2013)
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC317H1    Books, Media, and Music[24L]

Applying the thought of key media theorists (Innis, McLuhan, Habermas, Fiske, etc.) to the historical symbiosis between music and media, students in this course explore communications from oral storytelling to YouTube, as well as examine the relationship between music and other arts.

Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1/SMC228H1/SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC318H1    Early Television[24L]

An exploration of early television programming in the light of critical media theory.

Prerequisite: SMC219Y1
Exclusion: SMC300H1S 2013-2014
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC319H1    Media Ethics[24L]

Provides students with a theoretical foundation that enables them to identify and analyze ethical issues in mainstream and non-mainstream media.  Traditional principles of journalistic truth-seeking, objectivity, and minimizing harm are revisited in the light of global, interactive media, produced by both citizens and professionals. 

Prerequisite: SMC219Y1/SMC228H1/SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC386H1    Book and Media Internship[48P]

Credit is offered to a student doing an internship with a media organization formally recognized as a partner of St. Michael's College and the Book and Media Studies Program.  A faculty supervisor assesses and assigns the necessary written component cognate to the intership. 

Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Coordinator and Principal
Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1/SMC228H1/SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC397H1    Religion, Media and Culture[24L]

An overview of how religious groups use print and broadcast media to advance their theological, political, social, and economic views. An encounter with Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and South Asian faith groups and their use of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the internet. Emphasis on North American religious media, with reference to broadcasting elsewhere.

Prerequisite: Priority to BMS Students
Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1/SMC228H1/SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC398H1    Independent Study in Book and Media Studies[TBA]

An independent research project to be proposed by the student and supervised by a full-time faculty member affiliated with the Book and Media Studies Program. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: SMC219Y1; SMC228H1; SMC229H1; enrolment in the Major program; approval of Program Director
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC399Y1    Independent Study in Book and Media Studies[TBA]

An independent research project to be proposed by the student and supervised by a full-time faculty member affiliated with the Book and Media Studies Program. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: SMC219Y1; SMC228H1;SMC229H1; enrolment in the Major program; approval of Program Director
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC430H1    Advanced Topics in Book and Media Studies I[24S]

A course/seminar on a topic to be determined annually.

Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1; SMC228H1; SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC431H1    Advanced Topics in Book and Media Studies II[24S]

A course/seminar on a topic to be determined annually.

Recommended Preparation: SMC219Y1; SMC228H1; SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC463H1    Media in Education[24S]

A senior seminar which examines various theories of education to create critical discourse on the role of media in the classroom.

Prerequisite: SMC219Y1
Exclusion: SMC431H1F 2013-2014; SMC431H1S 2012-2013
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC464H1    Church, Ethics, and Media[24S]

This advanced seminar explores the Catholic Church's use of and reflection on the media of social communication since Vatican II.  It brings the key Vatican teaching documents into dialogue with contemporary media ethical theory, and roots the discussion in specific issues and case studies.

Prerequisite: SMC103Y1/SMC203Y1/SMC219Y1/SMC291H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC465H1    McLuhan[24S]

An advanced seminar on McLuhan's theory of technology, perception, and social media.

Prerequisite: SMC219Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC466H1    Public Broadcasting in Canada[24S]

This research seminar focuses on the history and development of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Topics for discussion include broadcast regulation, programming, relationships with the state, the ongoing struggle with private broadcasters, commercialization, Americanization, and financial questions. Students will be required to make oral presentations and prepare a research essay.

Prerequisite: Enrolment priority for students enrolled Book and Media Studies Major POSt
Exclusion: SMC430H1 (2012-2013)
Recommended Preparation: SMC291H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

Celtic Studies Courses
SMC141Y1    Introduction to the Irish Language[48L/24T]

This course in Modern Irish Language is designed for learners with no prior knowledge of the language. The course is intended to introduce students to and provide practice in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC240Y1    Celtic Cultures Through the Ages[48L]

The expression of Celtic cultures in literature, history, folklore and myth from 600 B.C. to the present, with particular attention to the continuing Celtic contribution to Western culture.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC242Y1    An Introduction to Scottish Gaelic[48L/24T]

An introduction to Scottish Gaelic language and culture. Students will master fundamentals of reading, writing, and the basics of grammar and will begin to speak Gaelic. Proverbs, poetry, songs and folktales introduce students to the language, literature and folklore of Gaelic Scotland and immigrant North America. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC243Y1    Modern Welsh[48L/24T]

An introductory course intended to provide a basic speaking and reading knowledge of Modern Welsh. Open to students with no prior experience of Welsh.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC250Y1    Celtic Mythology (formerly SMC450Y1)[48L]

This course covers the range of the Celtic mythological record from all the Celtic areas through an examination of the archaeological, inscriptional and textual sources. A critical evaluation is offered of various relevant mythic approaches.

Exclusion: SMC450Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC251H1    Intermediate Irish Language I[24L/12T]

This course builds on SMC141Y1 Introduction to the Irish Language. It will provide further expansion of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisite: SMC141Y1
Exclusion: SMC241Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC252H1    Intermediate Irish Language II[24L/12T]

This course is a continuation of SMC251H1 Intermediate Irish Language I. It will provide further expansion of language skills. We will examine literary texts, both prose and poetry.

Prerequisite: SMC251H1
Exclusion: SMC241Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC333H1    Special Topics in Celtic Studies I (formerly SMC408H1/409H1)[24S]

Various topics are taken up each year, the content of which depends on the instructor. Students should check the college web site for details.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Exclusion: SMC408H1, SMC409H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC334H1    Special Topics in Celtic Studies II (formerly SMC408H1/409H1)[24S]

Various topics are taken up each year, the content of which depends on the instructor. Students should check the college web site for details.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Exclusion: SMC408H1, SMC409H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC335Y1    Special Topics in Celtic Studies III (formerly SMC410Y1)[48S]

Topic varies from year to year, depending on the instructor. Students should check the college web site for details.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Exclusion: SMC410Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC337H1    Early Celtic History 450-1000[24L]

The history of the insular Celtic nation groups from the post-Roman period to the end of the first millennium, the course will trace settlement history and social organization, the making of Celtic nations, the process of Christianization, the impact of the Vikings, and the rise of paramount kings (offered every three years).

Exclusion: SMC345Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC338H1    The Celtic Nations in the Later Middle Ages 1000-1550[24L]

Later medieval development of Ireland, Scotland and Wales: development of kingship, trade and urban settlement, arrival and colonizing patterns of the Normans, role of English administration and aggression, resurgence of native elites, development of frontier zones, beginning of the more compete English conquest of Ireland and Wales (offered every three years; will be offered in 2014-2015).

Exclusion: SMC345Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC339H1    Modern Gaelic Literature 1600-1800[24L]

A study of the Gaelic Literature of Ireland from 1600-1800 within its historical context. Texts of poetry, prose and historical writings will be studied. All texts will be studied in translation. No knowledge of Irish language is required.

Exclusion: SMC352Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC340H1    Modern Gaelic Literature 1800 to Present[24L]

A study of the Gaelic Literature of Ireland from 1800 to present within its historical context. Texts of poetry, prose, and drama will be studied. All texts will be studied in translation. No knowledge of Irish language is required.

Exclusion: SMC352Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC342Y1    Literature of Three Nations: Ireland, Scotland and Wales[48L]

This course examines the way in which modern Irish, Scottish and Welsh writers have responded to the pressures of anglicization and modernization, and discusses literary reactions to social, ethnic and gender issues in contemporary culture.
(Offered every three years)

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC343H1    Medieval Celtic Narratives (formerly SMC343Y1)[24L]

Course explores the full range of Celtic narratives, mythic, heroic, romantic, and voyage lore from medieval Ireland and Wales.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 5.0 FCEs
Exclusion: SMC343Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC344Y1    Celtic Archaeology[48L]

The archaeology of the Celtic peoples, with special reference to settlement patterns and material culture in Great Britain and Ireland.
(offered every three years) 

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC346H1    Celtic Folklore (formerly SMC346Y1)[24L]

This course examines the relationship between folklore and national identity in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with special emphasis on storytelling traditions.

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents
Exclusion: SMC346Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC347H1    Traditional Music in Ireland and Scotland[24L]

From Medieval harp playing to the emergence of reels and jigs during the eighteenth century, this course explores the changes and continuities in traditional music, and its place in contemporary culture.

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents
Exclusion: SMC346Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC348H1    Early Modern Ireland (formerly SMC348Y1)[24L]

This course focuses on Irish history from the early seventeenth century to the Great Famine of the mid nineteenth century.  Topics include the Ulster plantation, Catholic resistance, the Penal Laws, the United Irishmen, the Act of Union, Catholic Emancipation and the Famine.

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents
Exclusion: SMC348Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC349H1    Seamus Heaney and Irish Literary Tradition[24L]

This course examines the poetry and other writings of Seamus Heaney against the background of a modern tradition of Irish writing. Special attention is paid to issues of nationalism, the tensions of social and historical involvement, the place of Gaelic tradition and translation in the career of a poet whose scope and audience are international.

Recommended Preparation: SMC342Y1, ENG140Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC350H1    Celtic Spirituality[24L]

The religious culture of the early and mediaeval Celtic Church as manifested in the material and written record, and its significance for contemporary religious movements. Texts studied include the Patrician dossier, early monastic Rules and Liturgies, selected hagiographical, homiletic, devotional and lyric texts.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC351H1    The Blasket Island Writings[24L]

The Blasket Islands lie off the southwest coast of Ireland. This course will examine the important library of books written and orally recorded by the islanders from the 1920s onwards. Special attention will be paid to The Island Man, Peig and Twenty Years a Growing. Texts studied in translation (offered every three years).

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC354H1    Early Celtic Cinema[36L]

An introduction to some early films of Ireland, Scotland and Wales (1930-1980), as they relate to representations of Celtic identity and the beginnings of national cinema.

Exclusion: SMC354Y1; SMC411H1F (2003-04)
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC355H1    Contemporary Celtic Cinema[36L]

An exploration of contemporary films of Ireland, Scotland and Wales from 1980 to the present, as they relate to representations of Celtic identity and the formation of national cinema.

Exclusion: SMC354Y1; SMC411H1F (2003-04)
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC356H1    The Continental Celts[24L]

The course examines the early history of the Celtic peoples in Europe from their first appearance in the material culture of prehistoric Europe to their eventual disappearance as a political power in the first century of Roman conquest (offered every three years; will be offered in 2014-2015).

Recommended Preparation: SMC240Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC374H1    The Celtic Book[24L]

A study of the production of manuscripts, books and tracts that played a crucial role in the historical evolution of a national culture or cultures in the Celtic world.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC375H1    The Contemporary Irish Novel[24L]

This course examines the Irish novel after Joyce.  Particular attention is paid to writers such as Molly Keane, Edna O’Brien, Anne Enright, John Banville, Patrick McCabe and Roddy Doyle

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents
Exclusion: SMC333H1 (2012-2013)
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC376H1    Irish Canadian Literature[24L]

This course examines the ways their Irish background and Canadian experiences influenced Irish writers in Canada, and discusses their impact on Canadian literature.  Figures to be studied include nineteenth-century writers such as Isabella Valancy Crawford and Thomas D’Arcy McGee, and more recent writers such as Brian Moore and Emma Donoghue.

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC377H1    The Scots in Cape Breton[24L]

An examination of the ways in which Scottish immigrants shaped the culture of Cape Breton and by extension Canada, with particular reference to language, literature, music and folklore.

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC378H1    Ireland Since the Famine[24L]

This course examines the relationship between nationalism and unionism in post-Famine Ireland, with particular emphasis on the debates over Home Rule, the Irish Revolution and Civil War of 1916-23, the effects of partition, and the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents
Exclusion: SMC348Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC395Y1    Independent Study in Celtic Studies

A research project chosen by the student in consultation with an instructor and approved by the Program Co-ordinator. Arrangements for the choice of topic and supervisor must be completed by the student before registration. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor and Program Director
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC396H1    Independent Study in Celtic Studies

A research project chosen by the student in consultation with an instructor and approved by the Program Co-ordinator. Arrangements for the choice of topic and supervisor must be completed by the student before registration. Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor and Program Director. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC411H1    Advanced Topics in Celtic Studies I[24S]

Various topics are taken up each year, the content of which depends on the instructor. Students should check the college web site for details.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC412H1    Advanced Topics in Celtic Studies II[24S]

Various topics are taken up each year, the content of which depends on the instructor. Students should check the college web site for details.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC413H1    The Irish and Scots in Canada[24S]

This course explores the history of Irish and Scottish migration and settlement in Canada with a special emphasis on political, social, economic and religious themes.

Exclusion: SMC411H1 (93-94), 412H1 (94-95)
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC416H1    Irish Nationalism in Canada[24S]

An in-depth examination of the Fenian underground in Canada during the 1860s, using primary sources to examine such issues as ethno-religious conflict, the relationship between Catholicism and Irish nationalism, and the efforts of the secret police force to infiltrate and undermine the Fenian Brotherhood.  Special attention is paid to the ways in which the state responded to the threat posed by Irish revolutionaries who supported an Irish-American invasion of Canada as a means to hit back at the British Empire and pave the way for Irish independence.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC440Y1    Middle Welsh Language and Literature[48L]

An introduction to the Welsh language and literature from the 10th to the 14th centuries.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC441Y1    Old and Middle Irish[48L]

An introduction to Old and Middle Irish language and literature from the 7th to the 11th century.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC443H1    Medieval and Early Modern Irish Textual Studies[12L/12S]

Textual analysis of Irish historical documents in the context of cultural transition between the medieval and modern period.  Texts worked on include medieval annals, later chronicles and their 17th century English translations, from the perspective of language transference and change from manuscript to print dissemination.

Recommended Preparation: SMC338H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC444H1    The Great Irish Famine in an International Context[24S]

An examination of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1851, in its economic, political, social, demographic and religious dimensions and issues of collective and created memory.  By use of manuscript and routinely generated records students will explore mass migration from Ireland to Britain, the Americas, and the Antipodes.

Recommended Preparation: SMC348Y1/HIS263Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC451Y1    Senior Essay in Celtic Studies

A scholarly project chosen by the student in consultation with an instructor and approved by the Program Co-ordinator. Arrangements for the choice of topic must be completed by the student before registration.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

Christianity and Culture Courses
SMC103Y1    Catholicism[48L/24T]

An introduction to Christianity as it has been lived, celebrated, and reflected on in the Roman Catholic Church.  Special emphasis will be placed on the transformation of Catholic traditions through history, as well as the creative engagement of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and recent Catholic thinkers with critical issues in modern and contemporary culture.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2) + Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC200H1     Christian Imagination I: Visual Arts (formerly SMC200Y1)[36L/24T]

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the depth and breadth of the imagination in the western Christian tradition, through an exploration of the visual arts. 

Exclusion: SMC200Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC201H1     Christian Imagination II: Literary Arts (formerly Christianity & Literature)[36L]

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the depth and breadth of the imagination in the western Christian tradition, through an exploration of the literary arts.

Exclusion: SMC200Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC203Y1    Christianity and Society Through the Ages (formerly Christianity Encounters the Secular World)[48L/24T]

This course explores the historical engagement of various Christian traditions with the prevailing political, social, and ethnic cultures in the western world and beyond. Students will also examine the development of Christianity as it confronts changes in the symbolic and intellectual universes from antiquity to post-modernity.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2) + Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC204H1    Christianity and Asia[24L/12T]

A study of key elements in the encounter of Christianity and Asia: e.g. the controversy over Chinese rites; Koreas conversion by lay philosophers; the development of Filipino folk Catholicism and its impact on politics; the influence of Indian thought on recent Western theologians.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC205H1    Varieties of Christian Experience[24L/12T]

Exploration of the variety of forms which Christian personal experience has taken in the course of history (martyrdom, mysticism, monasticism, sanctification of ordinary life, etc.) in order to appreciate their variety, complexity, and deep unity.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC206H1    Christianity and Music[24L/12T]

The various roles given music in Christian tradition and the impact of Christianity on Western music. Case studies from Gregorian chant to the present illustrate major issues (sacred vs. profane, acceptable styles or instruments, text and music, emotion and rationalism) to provide a critical vocabulary applicable to present works. Some background in music is required.

Recommended Preparation: SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC203Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC207H1    Christianity in Latin America[24L/12T]

The development of Christian communities in Latin America with an emphasis on such themes as the Spanish Conquista, missions, church-state relations, popular religious culture, and the emergence of Liberation Theology.

Recommended Preparation: SMC203Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC208Y1    Major Christian Thinkers[48L/24T]

An introduction to the Christian intellectual tradition through a study of key figures representing a variety of historical periods, from the patristic through the medieval to the modern and contemporary. The selected authors discuss a range of religious, intellectual and human issues from basic Christian beliefs to the challenges of modern and postmodern cultures.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC209H1    Christianity in Africa[24L/12T]

The social, theological, and institutional development of Christian communities in Africa, including the birth of early churches in North Africa, missionary activity, popular religion, and the emergence of new Christian movements in the post-colonial period.

Recommended Preparation: SMC203Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC215H1    Varieties of Christian Community[24S]

Christian history has been characterized by an enduring and fruitful search for forms of religious community. This course surveys some communal attempts to express Christianity, monasticism, forms of common life for clerics, the Mendicants, lay confraternities, religious orders, and contemporary lay movements.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC216Y1    Ritual and Worship[48L/24T]

An introduction to Christian ritual and worship, in cross-cultural and ecumenical perspective. Biblical roots and historical development of the Christian sacraments, especially baptism and the Eucharist. Contemporary Catholic perspectives on worship in a secular and multicultural world.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2) + Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC217H1    Literature and the Christian Child[24L/12T]

An exploration of connections between a childs moral development and literature in Christian traditions. We examine literary, historical and philosophical developments appropriate to the childs imagination. The course will include the study of poems, catechetical materials, novels and other texts written for children.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC231H1    Thought Experiments in Theology and Science[24L]

A lecture course introducing theological and scientific thought experiments (e.g., Einstein chasing the beam of light). Do thought experiments enable us to gain knowledge about the world and God by imagining hypothetical scenarios? If so, why bother with real world experiments? And is the mind attuned to grasp God?

Exclusion: SMC231Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC232H1    Models of Relating Christianity and Science[24L]

This course examines different models of relating Christianity and Science.  Beginning with the biblical view on the natural world and moving to the present, the lectures develop a wide range of approaches.

Exclusion: SMC230Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC233H1    Christianity and Science: Disputed Questions[24L]

This course engages various controversial issues in the natural sciences of importance to Christian faith.  Examples include: Creation vs. Evolution, Free Will vs. Determinism, Naturalism vs. Revelation.

Prerequisite: One Full Course in the Natural Sciences
Exclusion: SMC230Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC305H1    Christianity and Popular Culture [36L]

An examination of both overt and covert representations of Christian ideas in contemporary popular media. We examine the ways in which Christian themes have been appropriated and subverted in mass media, while also examining the innovative ways these themes, such as redemption, sacrifice, vocation, and hope, are presented anew.

Prerequisite: 10 FCE with at least 6 in Religion/Book and Media Studies/Christianity and Culture
Recommended Preparation: SMC200H1/SMC201H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC307Y1    Scripture in Christian Tradition[48L/24T]

An introduction to the place and meaning of the Bible within the Christian tradition; the practice of biblical interpretation in the patristic, medieval and modern periods; a contemporary reading of one of the Gospels and of a letter of Paul.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC308H1    Marriage and the Family in the Catholic Tradition (formerly Marriage and the Family in Canon Law)[24L]

A close reading of the Code of Canon Law touching on the themes of marriage and the family; relationship to other fundamental Church statements (e.g. Familiaris Consortio); examination of issues raised by opposition between church teaching and other views.

Recommended Preparation: SMC203Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC309H1    Christianity and Politics[24L/12T]

This course explores developments in the relations between the Catholic Church and the states of Western Europe and America from the Enlightenment to the present. Of particular concern is Catholicisms response to the political theories of the Enlightenment, the secularization of the state and social justice issues.

Recommended Preparation: SMC203Y1/HIS241H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC310H1    The Catechism of the Catholic Church[24S]

Introduces students to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994) and its antecedents. After an historical survey of religious instruction in the Church, the students will engage in a close reading of selected sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC311H1    Why the Church[24S]

The Catholic Church claims to be the continuation of the event of Christ in history, the guarantor of the authenticity of each persons encounter with Christ, and the means by which His memory may be cultivated. The course examines the reasons for these claims and the forms they have taken.

Recommended Preparation: SMC103Y1/SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC205H1/SMC216Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC312H1    Catholicism and Education[24S]

The Catholic Church has developed a distinctive approach to the pedagogical enterprise. This course explores aspects of this approach by an examination of canonical legislation and other texts published by ecclesiastical authorities and their application in Canada.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC313H1    Catholic Education in Ontario[24L]

An historical appraisal of the evolution of Catholic schools, universities, and catechetical education in Ontario. Special emphasis is placed on the evolution of Ontarios separate school system.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC320H1    The Catholic Church in Canada (formerly SMC420H1)[24L]

An exploration of the historical development of Catholic communities and institutions in all regions of Canada since the 16th century. Emphasis placed on themes of mission, church-state relations, ethnicity, belief and practice, social justice, gender, and secularization.

Exclusion: SMC420H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC322H1    Christianity and Feminism[24S]

A study of the impact of modern and contemporary feminist movements in Christian theology and practice.  Feminist critiques of Christianity; Christian critiques of feminism; significant Christian feminist thinkers; and womanist, mujerista and /or Christian feminisms from the global South. 

Recommended Preparation: SMC103Y1 or SMC203Y1;WGS160Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC330Y1    Christ in Christian Tradition[48L/24T]

Faith in Christ is central to Christianity. This course examines both classical formulations of that faith and Enlightenment critiques of them. It introduces students to contemporary rethinking of christology in the light of modern science and philosophy, comparative religion, feminism, and liberation movements.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC362Y1    Intercordia[24P/24S]

Service learning course in social justice and international development. Seminars in the Winter term and international service with Intercordia Canada, a non-governmental organisation that arranges international placements for educational purposes, between May and July. There will be additional costs to students associated with this program. Duration is January to August; all add/cancel/refunds deadlines as per a regular S course.

Prerequisite: interview process prior to enrolment
Recommended Preparation: SMC103Y1/SMC203Y1/SMC205H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC363H1    Music and Liturgy[24L]

An exploration of the place of music in Christian worship, with a focus on contemporary Eucharist. Examination of the development of liturgico-musical principles and their practical implementation. Topics may include: styles and repertoires, singing liturgical texts, hymnody and other forms of congregational singing, choirs and cantors, the use of instruments.

Prerequisite: Completion of ten courses; two courses in Christianity and Culture
Recommended Preparation: SMC206H1/SMC216Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC364H1    The Christian Book[24L]

An interdisciplinary examination of the Bible as artifact and as an index of culture, art, and language. Topics include: the mediaeval giant Bibles, illuminated and illustrated Bibles, the Gutenberg Bible, The King James Bible, the Bible industry, the Bible online, the Bible as sacred object, sacred language and vernacular.

Recommended Preparation: SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC228H1/SMC229H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC366H1    Interreligious Dialogue and Practice (formerly SMC218Y1)[48L]

An introduction to religious diversity as a feature of contemporary Christian life, thought and practice. Toronto offers a unique opportunity for students to engage questions of interreligious dialogue and practice in living, dynamic environments. This is a service-learning course: required placements will be arranged through the Centre for Community Partnerships.

Prerequisite: Six full courses
Exclusion: SMC218Y1
Recommended Preparation: SMC103Y1; SMC203Y1; RLG100Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC371H1    Faith and Physics[24L]

The complex interplay between religious belief, culture, and the emergence of modern physical theory: rise and fall of mechanistic theories, relativity, particle physics and models of the Universe, Big Bang theory and Black Holes, etc.

Prerequisite: Four university courses
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC390Y1    Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture

A concluding course in Christianity and Culture, providing an opportunity to synthesize insights acquired during the course of the program (enrolment subject to availability of a supervisor). Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Written approval of Program Director
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC391H1    Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture[TBA]

Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Written approval of Program Director
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC400H1    Advanced Topics in Christianity and Culture I[TBA]

Advanced Topics in Christianity and Culture I

Prerequisite: Two courses in Christianity and Culture
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC401H1    Advanced Topics in Christianity and Culture II[TBA]

Advanced Topics in Christianity and Culture II

Prerequisite: Two courses in Christianity and Culture
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC417H1    Methods in Biblical Studies OT[24L/12T]

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary scholarship. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement in the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return.

Prerequisite: SMC307Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC418H1    Methods in Biblical Studies NT[24L/12T]

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith.

Prerequisite: SMC307Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC419H1    Religious Pluralism and the Church[24S]

This course will examine Christian responses to religious pluralism, focusing particularly upon twentieth-century developments in comparative theology, theology of religions, and inter-religious dialogue. Although the course will focus on examples from the context of post-Vatican II Catholicism, students will have opportunities to study comparable developments outside this tradition.

Prerequisite: Completion of 10 full-course credits
Recommended Preparation: SMC103Y1/SMC330Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC422H1    Sacred Space in the Christian Tradition[24S]

An examination of the development of sacred space in the early Church, reflection upon its place in the imaginative landscape of the European Middle Ages, and discussion of its implications for the understanding of space and place in our own culture.

Prerequisite: One course in the History of Christianity; completion of 10 full-course credits
Recommended Preparation: SMC200H1/SMC201H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC423H1    Topics in the Theology of Culture I[24S]

A seminar course engaging in theological reflection on and response to the shifting cultural realities of the twenty-first century. Topics for close examination may include: post-modernity, home and homelessness, and mass popular culture.

Prerequisite: Completion of 10 full-course credits
Recommended Preparation: SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC208Y1/SMC305H1/SMC330Y1/SMC426H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC424H1    Topics in the Theology of Culture II[24S]

A seminar course engaging in theological reflection on and response to the shifting cultural realities of the twenty-first century. Topics for close examination may include: post-modernity, home and homelessness, and mass popular culture.

Prerequisite: completion of 10 full-course credits
Recommended Preparation: SMC200H1/SMC201H1/SMC208Y1/SMC305H1/SMC330Y1/SMC426H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC425H1    Uses of the Bible in the Middle Ages[24S]

An examination of the use of the Bible in the mediaeval period (500-1500) as source of motifs in art and architecture, provider of stories for poetry and drama, authority in legal and political debate, and tool for teaching and preaching.

Prerequisite: One course in mediaeval history, art or literature; knowledge of the biblical text; completion of 10 full-course credits
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC426H1    The Social Justice Seminar[24S]

A research seminar to explore the foundational principles and historical applications of Catholic social teaching since Rerum novarum. Special emphasis placed on scriptural texts, magisterial documents, and contemporary case studies. Integral to the course is a major paper based on primary source research.

Prerequisite: SMC203Y1/SMC103Y1; completion of 10 full-course credits
Recommended Preparation: SMC309H1/RLG336H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC429H1    Comparative Theology Seminar[24S]

An introduction to comparative theology and comparative theologies, with special attention to their close interrelation and emergence with comparative religion and religious studies in the modern period.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC432H1    Christianity and Science on Human Sexuality[24S]

A seminar addressing diverse and sometimes conflicting scientific, philosophical, and theological approaches to human sexuality, with a special focus on Habermas and compatibilism. Includes a systematic exploration of the ontology of the sexed human body and transsexuality, the metaphysics of human sexuality, and issues related to a science of orgasm.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Recommended Preparation: PHL243H1; SMC232H1/SMC233H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC433Y1    Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture[TBA]

An independent research project to be proposed by the student and supervised by a Christianity and Culture faculty member. The student, in consultation with the faculty member, may choose either a one-term (H) or a two-term (Y) project. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Ten full courses; Permission of Program Director
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC434H1    Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture [TBA]

An independent research project to be proposed by the student and supervised by a Christianity and Culture faculty member. The student, in consultation with the faculty member, may choose either a one-term (H) or a two-term (Y) project. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Ten full courses; Permission of Program Director
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC454H1    Topics in Eastern Christian Studies [24S]

An advanced course on the historical development, social and cultural forms and/or major theological writings of the various traditions of Eastern Christianity.  Topics for close examination may include: Iconography; Byzantine & Slavic Christianity; Modern Orthodox Thought.

Prerequisite: Completion of 10 full-course credits
Recommended Preparation: SMC203Y1, SMC208Y1, NMC270H1, and/or RLG331H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC455H1    Art and Spirituality in Eastern Christian Traditions[24L/12T]

An advanced introduction to the history of Eastern Christian icons, architecture and the iconoclastic controversy.  Sample topics include: Byzantine, Slavic, Coptic, Ethiopian and modern icons; the relationship between iconography, art, aesthetics, liturgy and spirituality; and/or the writings of John of Damascus, Theodore Abu Qurrah, or other significant Eastern Christian thinkers.

Prerequisite: Completion of 10 full course credits; permission of department
Recommended Preparation: SMC203Y1, SMC208Y1, NMC270H1 and/or RLG331H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC456H1    Indian Christianity[24S]

An advanced study of the historical development, major theological writings and contemporary ethnographic studies of diverse Christian traditions in South Asia.  Topics to be covered include the legacy of Thomas Christianity, Hindu-Christian dialogue, the Christian ashram movement, liturgical inculturation and religious hybridity.

Prerequisite: Completion of 10 full-course credits
Recommended Preparation: SMC203Y1, SMC204H1, RLG203Y1 and/or RLG205Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC458H1    Historiographies of Religion[36S]

A seminar exploring the histories of the study of religion and the role of history in the study of religion.

Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 14.0 FCEs
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC459H1    Research and Service Learning in Social Justice[24L]

Combination of classroom, research and service learning, with a field placement in an approved organization committed to social justice.

Prerequisite: Four full course equivalents in the Christianity and Culture Program; permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC472Y1    Research Seminar in Christianity and Education[48S]

After an introduction to research methods in education, students undertake individual and/or group research projects drawing on their various field experiences and other placements in schools and other settings.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2) + Society and its Institutions (3)

Christianity & Culture: Major Program in Religious Education Courses
JSV200H1    Communication and Conflict Resolution in Education[24L]

This course aims to develop an understanding of social conflict and cultural diversity. How does conflict act as a catalyst for change? What do socio-cultural, cognitive, and motivational approaches teach us about conflict? Topics include: effects of conflict, human rights principles, cross-cultural understanding.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in CTEP or Education and Society Minor
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

JSV201H1    Child and Adolescent Development in Education (formerly SMC272H1, VIC261H1)[36L]

This course examines how children and adolescents develop and explores how best to facilitate their growth and learning in the area of education. Major topics include cognitive, emotional, social, moral, physical and language development. Themes addressed include interpersonal relationships such as pro-social and aggressive behaviour, as well as the influence of schooling, family life and culture. This course includes a 20-hour field experience located in a school and entails observation of development across various age groups. This may be satisfied by participation in Vic Reach or in another organization with the approval of the Vic Concurrent Education Coordinator.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in CTEP or Education and Society Minor
Exclusion: SMC272H1, VIC261H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science or Science course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

JSV202H1    Equity and Diversity in Education (formerly SMC271H1, VIC260H1)[36L]

This course focuses on raising awareness and sensitivity to equity and diversity issues facing teachers and students in diverse schools and cultural communities. It builds knowledge of how oppression works and how cultural resources and educational practices may be brought to bear on reducing oppression and improving equity. This courses field experience entails observation of and participation in equity and diversity efforts in a culturally-rooted school and/or community organization.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in CTEP or Education and Society Minor
Exclusion: SMC271H1, VIC260H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC471H1    Internship

Arranged by each student in consultation with faculty, the internship enables teacher candidates to integrate, extend and deepen their learning experiences in a way not otherwise available in the program. Those wishing to take this course must have their program approved by the Program Director. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in Christianity and Culture CTEP Major
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: None

Mediaeval Studies Courses
SMC175H1    Mediaeval Civilization[24L/12T]

An interdisciplinary course to introduce students to the rich culture of the European mediaeval period (from 500 to 1500). Students will examine the Middle Ages by means of its art, literature, philosophy, liturgy, historiography, and music. A chronological overview will introduce students to the basic historical shape of the period.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC176Y1    Medieval Christian Latin for Beginners[72L]

An introduction to medieval ecclesiastical Latin based principally on the Vulgate Bible, the major texts of Christian worship, and a selection of texts from later medieval Latin.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC210H1    The Early Mediaeval Tradition (Formerly SMC210Y1)[24L/12T]

An introduction to the thought and culture of early mediaeval Europe.  Students are introduced to important monuments of early mediaeval History, Thought, Literature, and Art.  They follow some of the common threads that run through these disciplines and explore chief expressions of early mediaeval life and thought.

Exclusion: SMC210Y1
Recommended Preparation: SMC175H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC211H1    The Middle Ages and the Movies[24L/12T]

This course examines the ways mediaeval themes have been presented in the cinema over the last century by taking exemplary films from different countries and epochs. The purpose is to explore each on three levels: the mediaeval reality, the subsequent legendary or literary elaboration, and the twentieth-century film rendition, regarded equally as work of art, ideology and economic product.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC212H1    The Later Mediaeval Tradition (formerly SMC210Y1)[24L/12T]

An introduction to the thought and culture of later mediaeval Europe.  Students are introduced to important monuments of later medaeval History, Thought, Literature, and Art.  They follow some of the common threads that run throught these disciplines and explore chief expressions of later mediaeval life and thought.

Exclusion: SMC210Y1
Recommended Preparation: SMC175H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC213H1    Dante and the Christian Imagination[24L]

A study of selections from various works by Dante as an expression of the medieval imagination, viewed against the background of medieval Christian doctrine and psychology and in relation to various contemporary approaches to the study of medieval Christian culture.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC222H1    Mediaeval Latin I (formerly LAT322H1)[48S]

This course studies a selection of mediaeval Latin prose and poetry. Emphasis is on the linguistic differences between mediaeval Latin and its classical antecedent, especially in regard to vocabulary, grammar and orthography. A review of Latin grammar is part of the course.

Prerequisite: LAT100Y1/LAT102H1
Exclusion: LAT322H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC225H1    Viking Myths and Legends[24L]

This course will explore the range and development of myths and legends associated with the Viking period and its aftermath in Northern Europe and much farther afield. Sources in a variety of languages and media will be considered, from runes to iTunes, with a firm focus on medieval material.

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC226H1    King Arthur[24L]

A survey of the Arthurian legends from the earliest Latin histories through selected Welsh, French and German Romances to the English-language classic, Morte d’Arthur of Malory. Emphasis will be on reading the primary sources (in translation).

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC323H1    Mediaeval Latin II (formerly LAT323H1)[48S]

Through the close reading of fewer but longer texts than in SMC222H1, this course gives students a deepened acquaintance of the linguistic features of mediaeval Latin, as well as with its literature, and generic and stylistic conventions. A solid foundation in basic Latin morphology, syntax and vocabulary is assumed.

Prerequisite: LAT202H1/SMC222H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC324H1    The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages[24L/12T]

This course explores mediaeval biblical commentary and the various approaches taken by the exegetes to uncover the secrets of the sacred page, for instance through the four senses of Scripture: history, allegory, tropology, and anagogy.

Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1/SMC212H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC325H1    The Monstrous Middle Ages[24L]

A course on the role of monsters in the mediaeval imagination.  Sources will include classical and mediaeval texts and monuments, examined through the lenses of various modern and postmodern theories about the meaning of monsters in the Middle Ages.

Prerequisite: SMC175H1/SMC210H1/SMC212H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC326H1    Mediaeval Music: thought and practice[24L]

An introduction to musical theory and practice in the middle ages: sacred and secular music, monophony and polyphony, performers and patrons, notation and orality.  No prior background in music or ability to read music is required.

Prerequisite: SMC203Y1/SMC206H1/SMC210H1/SMC212H1/MUS111H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC357H1    The Mediaeval Child[24L]

This course examines birth, nourishment, education and death of children in the Middle Ages. What was it like to be a mediaeval boy or girl? What kind of relationship did children have with their parents, with their teachers, or with other children? Primary sources are examined and interdisciplinary methods employed.

Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1/SMC212H1/HIS220Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

SMC358H1    The Mediaeval Book[24S]

This course examines the most salient aspects of mediaeval manuscript culture. We will study, first, how the parchment for books was folded, pricked, ruled and bound, and second, what scripts were employed in the different codices. We will also examine the various types of books made in the Middle Ages and the challenges they pose to modern scholars.

Recommended Preparation: LAT100Y1/LAT102H1; SMC210H1/SMC212H1 or a course in mediaeval history.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC359H1    Mediaeval Theology[24L]

An introduction to the discipline of theology as taught in the mediaeval schools. Building on a basic knowledge of Christian scriptures and of philosophical argument, this course will offer an organic exposition of mediaeval theology, together with an introduction into the scientific method of theological investigation as practised in the Middle ages.

Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1/SMC212H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC360H1    Vernacular Literature of the Middle Ages (formerly SMC420H1)[24L]

This course surveys mediaeval vernacular literature within the cultural context of Europe and considers the development of different literary genres such as epic, romance and lyric. Relations between vernacular literatures, and between vernacular and latin literature are also studied.

Exclusion: SMC420H1
Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1/SMC212H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC361H1    Mediaeval Law (formerly SMC405H1)[24S]

Mediaeval jurisprudence combines the high technical quality of Roman law with the requirements of Christianity. The seminar provides an overview of the development of mediaeval learned jurisprudence; select texts from Roman and canon law, with their glosses, are read in order to explore more specifically the methods and concerns of mediaeval jurists.

Exclusion: SMC405H1
Recommended Preparation: HIS220Y1/SMC210H1/SMC212H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

SMC406H1    Mediaeval Seminar II[12T/24S]

A fourth-year seminar on a topic to be determined annually.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1/SMC212H1 or other medieval courses
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC407Y1    Mediaeval Seminar I[24T/48S]

A fourth-year seminar on a topic to be determined annually.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1/SMC212H1 or other mediaeval courses
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC435H1    Independent Studies in Mediaeval Studies[TBA]

An independent research project to be proposed by the student and supervised by a member of faculty affiliated with the Mediaeval Studies Program. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Ten full courses
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC436H1    Advanced Mediaeval Latin Seminar[12S]

This seminar explores the intellectual milieu of the cathedral schools of the twelfth century and the debates of its famous and infamous protagonists: Abelard, for instance, and Bernard of Clairvaux, Heloise, Peter the Venerable, etc. Readings in the original Latin will be discussed and commented upon by students.

Prerequisite: SMC323H1
Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1/SMC212H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

SMC490Y1    Senior Essay in Mediaeval Studies[24S]

A scholarly project chosen by the student in consultation with an instructor and approved by the Program Co-ordinator. Arrangements for the choice of topic and supervisor must be completed by the student before registration.  The project will be accompanied by a research seminar component. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and program coordinator
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)

Other St. Michael’s College Courses
SMC299Y1    Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. Details at http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/rop. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC380H1    St. Michael’s College Independent Studies [TBA]

An opportunity for students to pursue an independent course of study not otherwise available in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Permission of the Principal of St. Michael’s College. Normally restricted to students who have completed at least ten full courses with a CGPA of at least 2.5. Application forms are available in the St. Michael’s College Principal’s Office. A completed application signed by the student and by the supervising instructor must be submitted to the St. Michael’s College Principal’s Office for approval; at least one month before the beginning of the semester.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC381Y1    St. Michael’s College Independent Studies [TBA]

An opportunity for students to pursue an independent course of study not otherwise available in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Principal of St. Michael’s College. Normally restricted to students who have completed at least ten full courses with a CGPA of at least 2.5. Application forms are available in the St. Michael’s College Principal’s Office. A completed application signed by the student and by the supervising instructor must be submitted to the St. Michael’s College Principal’s Office for approval; at least one month before the beginning of the semester.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC385H1    Numbers and the Humanities[24L/24T]

An introduction to research methods in the Humanities focusing on quantification, the use of routinely generated records, forensic analysis, and data collection and analysis. Critique of these methods. The applications of quantitative analysis may vary from year to year.

Prerequisite: Students must be registered in major or specialist programs in SMC/SLA/FRE/GER/ITA.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC457H1    Directed Research[24S]

Based on a professor's research project currently in progress, this course will enable an undergraduate student to play a useful role in the project while receiving hands-on training in research. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC480H1    St. Michael’s College Independent Studies [TBA]

An opportunity for students to pursue an independent course of study not otherwise available in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Principal of St. Michael’s College. Normally restricted to students who have completed at least fifteen full courses with a CGPA of at least 2.5. Application forms are available in the St. Michael’s College Principal’s Office. A completed application signed by the student and by the supervising instructor must be submitted to the St. Michael’s College Principal’s Office for approval at least one month before the beginning of the semester.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
Breadth Requirement: None

SMC481Y1    St. Michael’s College Independent Studies [TBA]

An opportunity for students to pursue an independent course of study not otherwise available in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Principal of St. Michael’s College. Normally restricted to students who have completed at least fifteen full courses with a CGPA of at least 2.5. Application forms are available in the St. Michael’s College Principal’s Office. A completed application signed by the student and by the supervising instructor must be submitted to the St. Michael’s College Principal’s Office for approval at least one month before the beginning of the semester.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
Breadth Requirement: None