Fall 2021 & Winter 2022

What if I am unable to return to campus?

We will make every effort to ensure you will be able to take the courses you need to complete your degree on time. We have ensured that many of our core courses have remote options, especially in the Fall term. If you are concerned that you won’t be able to take all the courses you need, please notify us through email.  

Am I required to have any preliminary knowledge of a course, before taking it? (ex. for RELS 393, how much of the Buddhist tradition must I know before taking the course)

While having some background knowledge or interest in the topic before taking the course can be beneficial, the only requirements a student must possess in order to take a class can be found at this link. If you have questions regarding a specific class please do not hesitate to reach out to our office or the professor of the course. 

Will Theological Hall be open? Will the study room on the 3rd floor be open for students to study?

Currently the doors to the building are still locked and the department staff and faculty are working from home. Once Fall term begins we will be resuming an on campus presence and look forward to seeing you again. We will have social distancing rules in place, with masks required, and a limit to the number of people that can enter the office at one time. Study rooms will be available but with more limited timings and room capacities.

Some courses are listed as TBA for the room in SOLUS, what does that mean?

The courses that have the room listed as TBA are remote. Some of these courses, for example RELS 212, are synchronous and the timings in SOLUS are accurate. Other remote courses such as RELS 240 can be completed asynchronous. Please see our current course offerings page for more information on which courses we are offering remotely and the evaluation breakdown. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the department over email.