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.


SMC120H1S — Catholicism in Conversation SMC200H1F — Christianity and the Arts SMC203Y1Y — Christianity and Society through the Ages SMC218H1S — Christianity and Education SMC305H1S — Christianity and Popular Culture: Science Fiction SMC311H1S — Why the Church SMC312H1F — Catholicism and Education SMC322H1S — Women and Christianity SMC365H1S — Christianity, Art, and Architecture SMC371H1S — Faith and Physics SMC379H1F — Major Christian Thinkers SMC384H1S — Music and Liturgy SMC390Y1 / SMC391H1F / SMC391H1S — Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture SMC433Y1 / SMC434H1F / SMC434H1S — Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture SMC457H1F/S — Directed Research SMC472H1F — Research Seminar in Christianity and Culture: Death, Rituals and Technology SMC472H1S — Research Seminar in Christianity and Culture: Vatican II, Then and Now SMC165H1S — SMC One: The Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories SMC188H1S — SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Ideas SMC189H1S — SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Rome SMC210H1F — The Early Mediaeval Tradition SMC212H1S — The Later Mediaeval Tradition SMC213H1S — Dante and the Christian Imagination SMC222H1F — Mediaeval Latin Literature SMC241H1F — The Celts in the Modern World SMC323H1S — Mediaeval Latin III (formerly Mediaeval Latin II) SMC328H1S — Mediaeval Latin Poetry SMC358H1S — Mediaeval Book SMC406H1S — Mediaeval Seminar II: Jus Commune SMC413H1S — The Irish in Canada

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