Christianity & Culture

The Christianity and Culture Program offers students an opportunity to study Christianity from a variety of perspectives, including its self-understanding, history, and interaction with various facets of western and world culture. The program also explores how Christian experience continues to develop in its encounter with contemporary culture and issues.

Individual courses focus on art, literature, science, philosophy, theology, ritual, law, and social and institutional history. The program addresses the broad range of Christian experience, with a particular emphasis on the Catholic tradition.

Christianity and Culture is a good preparation for a career in education, journalism, arts and entertainment, or communications. Many of our students proceed to graduate work in theology and religious studies.

For students anticipating teaching careers in Ontario Catholic schools, certain of the Christianity and Culture courses have been judged by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association as providing equivalent standing in ministry courses required for permanent teachers’ contracts.


SMC464H1 — Church, Ethics and Media SMC217H1 — Literature and the Christian Child SMC364H1 — The Christian Book SMC457H1 — Directed Research SMC385H1 — Multicultural Toronto by the Numbers SMC188H1 — SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Ideas SMC189H1 — SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Rome SMC176Y1 — Mediaeval Christian Latin for Beginners SMC213H1 — Dante and the Christian Imagination SMC326H1 — Mediaeval Music: Thought and Practice SMC103Y1 — Catholicism SMC203Y1 — Christianity and Society through the Ages SMC200H1 — Christian Imagination I: Visual Arts SMC201H1 — Christian Imagination II: Literary Arts SMC205H1 — Varieties of Christian Experience SMC208Y1 — Major Christian Thinkers SMC215H1 — Varieties of Christian Community SMC232H1 — Models of Relating Christianity and Science SMC233H1 — Christianity and Science: Disputed Questions SMC327H1 — Ritual and Worship SMC204H1 — Christianity and Asia SMC207H1 — Christianity in Latin America SMC308H1 — Marriage and the Family in the Catholic Tradition SMC309H1 — Christianity and Politics SMC312H1 — Catholicism and Education SMC313H1 — Catholic Education in Ontario SMC362Y1 — Dev Justice Dignity SMC366H1 — Interreligious Dialogue and Practice SMC456H1 — Indian Christianity SMC459H1 — Research and Service Learning in Social Justice SMC434H1 — Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture SMC433Y1 — Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture SMC401H1 — Advanced Topics in Christianity and Culture II SMC391H1 — Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture SMC390Y1 — Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture SMC311H1 — Why the Church SMC322H1 — Christianity and Feminism SMC330H1 — Christ in Christian Tradition SMC417H1 — Methods in Biblical Studies OT SMC418H1 — Methods in Biblical Studies NT SMC424H1 — Topics in the Theology of Culture II SMC455H1 — Art and Spirituality in Eastern Christian Traditions SMC371H1 — Faith and Physics

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