Religious Studies

Fall Semester 2018

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Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.A1
Simon, DerekM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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[I. Introductory Course]A thematic, issues-oriented introduction to the study of religions. Some of the themes and issues explored may include social crisis and renewal, authority and power, sexual diversity, conflict and peace, evil and suffering, death and after death, food and music, among others. By means of these themes, students develop an active appreciation of diverse religious traditions and gain the tools to think critically about them.

Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.B1
Bain, AlexandraT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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[I. Introductory Course]A thematic, issues-oriented introduction to the study of religions. Some of the themes and issues explored may include social crisis and renewal, authority and power, sexual diversity, conflict and peace, evil and suffering, death and after death, food and music, among others. By means of these themes, students develop an active appreciation of diverse religious traditions and gain the tools to think critically about them.

Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.C1
George, MichaelT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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[I. Introductory Course]A thematic, issues-oriented introduction to the study of religions. Some of the themes and issues explored may include social crisis and renewal, authority and power, sexual diversity, conflict and peace, evil and suffering, death and after death, food and music, among others. By means of these themes, students develop an active appreciation of diverse religious traditions and gain the tools to think critically about them.

Intro to the Hebrew Bible
RELG.2313.A
Simon, DerekM W F01:30PM-02:20PM
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[III. Specialized Courses|1. Tools Courses] This course will provide an introduction to the study of the Hebrew Bible, commonly referred to by Christians as the Old Testament. A first chapter will provide an overview of the history of Israel from the early centuries of the second millennium B.C. to the end of the first century A.D. A second chapter will look at the various canonical collections of scriptural books accepted by the Samaritans, the Palestinian Jews, the Jews of the Diaspora and Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christians.

Intro to Ritual Studies I
RELG.2413.A
Bain, AlexandraT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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[III. Specialized Courses|1. Tools Courses]An inquiry into some of the issues in the study of rituals by means of a close investigation of selected religious rites and more secular examples of ritualizing. Examples might include Hindu pilgrimage, Christian liturgy in its many forms, Shinto festivals, rites of passage from childhood to adulthood (Bar Mitzvah in Judaism, sacred thread ceremony in Hinduism, the Isanaklesh Gotal of Apache girls), Taoist death rites, and contemporary behaviour at sporting events and music concerts.

Sp. Top: LGBTQ+ With/Out Relg
RELG.2683.A
Simon, DerekM W04:00PM-05:20PM
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[II. Intermediate and Advanced Courses|1. Multi-Religious Courses] This course explores how queer sexual identities and religious identities dynamically and diversely intersect each other. Multi-religious in scope, this course examines how transgender as well as LGB people continue to question, resist, leave, identify with, or even struggle to reform religion(s) and adapt their spiritualities. This course takes into account historical and contemporary religious trends that align both with heterosexist negativity as well as affirmative support for queer sexual diversities.

Bioethics
RELG.3513.A
George, MichaelT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[II. Intermediate and Advanced Courses|1. Multi-Religious Courses]This course explores the basic approaches and issues related to the field of bioethics. A specific emphasis on contemporary medical practice will provide the context for ethical reflection.

Religion & Socal Ethics
RELG.3573.A
George, MichaelT06:30PM-09:20PM
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[II. Intermediate and Advanced Courses|1. Multi-Religious Courses]The study of the relationships which shape the nature of human interaction informed by or oriented towards values and specific goals. The role of religious beliefs and communities in analyzing and responding to economic, social, and political problems will be examined.

Winter Semester 2019

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Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.A2
Simon, DerekM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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[Post-Degree Courses]The purpose of this course is the development of personal and professional skills that prepare students for professional critical social work practice. This includes a focus on increasing self-awareness and mindfulness as important knowledge for practice; an emphasis on developing skills for experiential learning; an orientation to the values and characteristics of a competent social work professional and social work practice; and the development of beginning competency in generic crisis intervention theory and skills common to all levels of social work practice. Additionally, the course will prepare students for their initial field education experience through the clarification of expectations of students in a field placement that includes an emphasis on preparation of learning contracts.

Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.B2
Bain, AlexandraT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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[Post-Degree Courses]This is a mandatory course for all post-degree BSW students. The course provides a base for professional practice by introducing the values and ethics of the profession, and theories relevant to social work practice with individuals, groups, and communities. Knowledge drawn from the social sciences and other disciplines will be integrated with methods of intervention. Prerequisites: SCWK 5036.

Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.C2
George, MichaelT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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[Post-Degree Courses]This is a mandatory course for all post-degree BSW students. The course provides a base for professional practice by introducing the values and ethics of the profession, and theories relevant to social work practice with individuals, groups, and communities. Knowledge drawn from the social sciences and other disciplines will be integrated with methods of intervention. Prerequisites: SCWK 5036.

Religion & Ecology
RELG.2133.A
Simon, DerekM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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[Post-Degree Courses]Concepts in policy planning are studied, along with an examination of the process of planned change from problem identification to programming. Consideration will be given to the political arena, the bureaucracy and roles of the politician, and the public servant. Three hours per week.

Psychology of Religion
RELG.2223.A
George, MichaelT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[Post-Degree Courses]Concepts in policy planning are studied, along with an examination of the process of planned change from problem identification to programming. Consideration will be given to the political arena, the bureaucracy and roles of the politician, and the public servant. Three hours per week.

Women and Religion
RELG.2233.A
Bain, AlexandraT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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[Post-Degree Courses]This course is designed to introduce students to the child welfare system in New Brunswick and Canada, and to examine the policies, procedures, and practices which have been developed to respond to the needs of children and adolescents. As such, another purpose of the course is to critique existing policies, procedures, and practices and to discuss ways in which the child welfare delivery system could be more responsive to the needs of children and their families. Alternative responses and innovative programmes will be examined and students will be challenged to be creative in developing ideas which would lead to evolving the child welfare system in the direction of better meeting children's needs.

Islam I
RELG.3073.A
Bain, AlexandraT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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[Post-Degree Courses]This course is designed to introduce students to the child welfare system in New Brunswick and Canada, and to examine the policies, procedures, and practices which have been developed to respond to the needs of children and adolescents. As such, another purpose of the course is to critique existing policies, procedures, and practices and to discuss ways in which the child welfare delivery system could be more responsive to the needs of children and their families. Alternative responses and innovative programmes will be examined and students will be challenged to be creative in developing ideas which would lead to evolving the child welfare system in the direction of better meeting children's needs.

Last Published: Tue Oct 23 06:15:01 2018