Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Religious Studies – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Subject:  Administered by the School of Religion.
Plan:  Consists of 60.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units (114.0 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
World Religions/Religious Worlds
Contemporary Problems in Religion and Culture
Or two from the following:
Religion and Film
Religion and Science
Religion, News and Media
Religion and Popular Culture
B. Selet 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Research Methods in Religious Studies
Theory in Religious Studies
C. Complete the following:
RELS 401Honours Seminar3.00
2. Option
A. RELS_List15.00
B. RELS18.00
C. RELS and/or RELS_Subs12.00
3. Additional Requirements
A. A minimum of 21.00 units in RELS must be at the 300 level or above
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

4. Note

A. A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Religious Studies Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Religious Studies List
RELS 202Traditions in Religious Studies3.00
RELS 210Hebrew Bible3.00
RELS 212Mythology of the Ancient Near East3.00
RELS 214The New Testament3.00
RELS 218Christianity3.00
RELS 221New Religious Movements3.00
RELS 222The Hindu World3.00
RELS 223Buddhism3.00
RELS 224Taoism3.00
RELS 226Islam3.00
RELS 227Indigenous Tradition in North America3.00
RELS 228Sages, Scholars and Rabbis3.00
RELS 229Confucianism3.00
RELS 234Judaism3.00
RELS 296Islam in Canada3.00
RELS 302Traditions in Religious Studies3.00
RELS 312Christian Feminist Theology3.00
RELS 321Greek and Roman Religions3.00
RELS 322Yoga in India and the West3.00
RELS 326Religion and Politics in Muslim Societies3.00
RELS 328Interpretation of Apocalyptic Literature3.00
RELS 334Jewish Views of the Other3.00
RELS 341Spirituality, Secularity, and Nonreligion3.00
RELS 393Buddhism in the Modern World3.00
RELS 394Religion and Politics in Contemporary China3.00
RELS 396Islam in the Modern World3.00
RELS 398Judaism in the Modern Age3.00


Religious Studies Substitutions
ARTH 401Studies in Iconography3.00
CLST 203Myth and Religion3.00
CLST 321World Of Late Antiquity3.00
GNDS 365Gender Dialogues: Jewish, Muslim and Christian3.00
GNDS 401Debates on Feminism and Islam3.00
HEBR 192Introductory Biblical Hebrew3.00
HEBR 193Classical Hebrew Fundamentals3.00
HEBR 292Intermediate Biblical Hebrew3.00
HEBR 393Reading Modern Hebrew Literature3.00
HIST 221Jewish and World Civilizations (until 1492)3.00
HIST 295The Holocaust3.00
HIST 437Religion and North American Society9.00
PHIL 263Philosophy of Religion3.00
PHIL 367Jewish Philosophy3.00