The goal of our programs isn't to make you into a priest or nun. Rather, it is to let you study different expressions of religion throughout history, as well as in contemporary society. The study of religion is essential to understand our world. Our multidisciplinary programs combine history, sociology, psychology and anthropology. The result is a rich mix of perspectives on an array of topics: world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism), mysticism, Amerindian religions, mythology of First Nations in Canada, religions in colonial America, witchcraft and magic, ecology and religion, sexuality, contemporary spiritual movements, globalization and multiculturalism.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The French immersion stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Moral Reasoning
Fundamental Philosophical Questions
Great Philosophers
Philosophy: Themes and Texts
SRS 1112The Religions of the World I3 Units
SRS 2113The Religions of the World II3 Units
SRS 2191Sociology of Religion3 Units
SRS 2194Anthropology of Religion3 Units
SRS 2351Psychology of Religion3 Units
SRS 3102Method and Theory in the Study of Religion3 Units
SRS 4302Seminar in Religious Studies3 Units
3 course units from: 23 Units
Women and Religions
Women in Early Christianity
Gender and Religion
Popular Culture and Religion
3 course units from:3 Units
The World of the Hebrew Bible
The World of the New Testament
Religion in Late Antiquity
3 course units from: 23 Units
Religious Ways of the Aboriginal Peoples
Religion in Canada from First Contact to Modern Challenges
Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada
15 optional course units in religious studies (SRS)15 Units
12 optional course units in religious studies (SRS) at the 3000 or 4000 level 212 Units
3 optional course units in religious studies (SRS) at the 4000 level3 Units
48 elective course units 48 Units
or 18 elective course units plus a minor
Total: 120 Units

Note(s)

1This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice.
2

The number of units at the 3000 level can be reduced according to the number of courses already taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.