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 (new course) SMC203Y1Y — Christianity and Society through the Ages SMC215H1F — Varieties of Christian Community SMC232H1F — Christianity and Science SMC303H1F — Global Christianities (new course) SMC305H1F — Christianity and Popular Culture: Literature SMC305H1S — Christianity and Popular Culture: Science Fiction SMC307H1F — Scripture in Christian Tradition SMC308H1S — Marriage and the Family in the Catholic Tradition SMC322H1S — Women and Christianity SMC327H1F — Ritual and Worship SMC364H1S — The Christian Book SMC368H1S — Varieties of Christian Experience SMC369H1S (formerly SMC206H1) — Christianity and Music SMC383H1F (formerly SMC233H1) — God and Geometry SMC390Y1 / SMC391H1F / SMC391H1S — Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture SMC433Y1 / SMC434H1F / SMC434H1S — Independent Studies in Christianity and Culture SMC457H1F/S — Directed Research SMC472H1S (formerly SMC472Y1) — Research Seminar in Christianity and Culture: Death, Rituals and Technology SMC165H1F — SMC One: The Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories SMC188H1F — SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Ideas SMC189H1S — SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Rome SMC210H1F (formerly SMC210Y1) — The Early Mediaeval Tradition SMC222H1F — Mediaeval Latin II (formerly Mediaeval Latin I) SMC240H1F — The Celts in the Ancient and Mediaeval World (formerly Celtic Cultures I: Ancient and Mediaeval) SMC323H1S — Mediaeval Latin III (formerly Mediaeval Latin II) SMC359H1S — Mediaeval Theology SMC406H1F — Mediaeval Seminar II: Orthodoxy, Controversy and Female Religious Identity SMC406H1S — Mediaeval Seminar II: Jus Commune SMC413H1S — The Irish in Canada

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