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This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Religion
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
RELI 1710 [0.5]
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
RELI 1715 [0.5]
South Asian Religions
or RELI 1716 [0.5]
East Asian Religions
2. 1.0 credit 2000-level RELI1.0
3. 1.0 credit 3000-level RELI1.0
4. 2.0 credits 4000-level RELI2.0
a. 0.5 credit in:
RELI 4740 [0.5]
Theory and Method
b. 1.5 credits 4000-level RELI
5.  4.0 credits in RELI4.0
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits)
6.  9.0 credits in electives not in RELI 9.0
7.  2.0 credits in free electives (may be in RELI)2.0
Total Credits20.0

Religion
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Religion Major CGPA (6.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
RELI 1710 [0.5]
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
RELI 1715 [0.5]
South Asian Religions
or RELI 1716 [0.5]
East Asian Religions
2. 1.0 credit 2000-level RELI1.0
3. 1.0 credit 3000-level RELI1.0
4.  0.5 credit in: 0.5
RELI 4740 [0.5]
Theory and Method
5. 1.0 credit 4000-level RELI1.0
6.  1.5 credits in RELI1.5
B. Additional Requirements (14.0 credits)14.0
7. The requirements for B.A. Combined Honours in the other discipline
8. Sufficient elective credits to make up 20.0 credits total for the program
Total Credits20.0

Religion
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
RELI 1710 [0.5]
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
RELI 1715 [0.5]
South Asian Religions
or RELI 1716 [0.5]
East Asian Religions
2. 2.0 credits 2000-level or higher RELI2.0
3. 1.0 credit 3000-level RELI1.0
4.  2.0 credits in RELI2.0
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
5.  6.0 credit not in RELI6.0
6.  3.0 credits in free electives (may be in RELI) 3.0
Total Credits15.0

Minor in Christianity Studies (4.0 credits)

Open to all undergraduate degree students.  For students in Religion a maximum of 2.0 credits may count toward the Minor and the Major of the student's Religion program.

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
RELI 1710 [0.5]
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
RELI 1730 [0.5]
Interpretations of Religion
2.  0.5 credit from:0.5
RELI 2122 [0.5]
Early Judaism
RELI 2125 [0.5]
Second Temple Judaism
RELI 2735 [0.5]
Greek Religion
RELI 2737 [0.5]
Roman Religion
3.  2.0 credits from:2.0
RELI 2220 [0.5]
Early Christianity
RELI 2225 [0.5]
Christianity 300-1500
RELI 2226 [0.5]
Christianity 1500-1900
RELI 2230 [0.5]
Global Christianity
RELI 2235 [0.5]
Women in Christian Tradition
RELI 3220 [0.5]
Reformation Europe
RELI 3222 [0.5]
Women in Early Christianity
RELI 3230 [0.5]
Jesus of Nazareth
RELI 3231 [0.5]
Paul of Tarsus
RELI 3232 [0.5]
Christian Discipline
RELI 3250 [0.5]
Evangelical Christianity in Social-Historical Perspective
4.  0.5 credit in RELI courses listed above or in another discipline on a theme pertaining to the study of Christianity (see Note, below).0.5
5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Note: approval of the Religion Coordinator is required when selecting courses for Item 4 above.
Total Credits4.0

Minor in Islamic Studies (4.0 credits)

Open to all undergraduate degree students. A maximum of 2.0 credits may count toward both the Minor and the Major of the student's program where the credits can meet requirements in both.

Requirements
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
RELI 1710 [0.5]
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
RELI 2330 [0.5]
The Qur'an
2.  0.5 credit from:0.5
RELI 3350 [0.5]
The Hadith Literature: An Introduction
RELI 3341 [0.5]
Qur’anic Exegetical Traditions
3.  2.0 credits from:2.0
RELI 2310 [0.5]
Islam
RELI 2320 [0.5]
Islam in the Modern World
RELI 2321 [0.5]
Ethical Theories in Islam
RELI 2350 [0.5]
Classical Islamic Thought
RELI 2843 [0.5]
Topics in Islam
RELI 3322 [0.5]
Shi‘i Islam
RELI 3325 [0.5]
Contemporary Islamic Thought
RELI 3330 [0.5]
Sufism
RELI 3331 [0.5]
Islam and Gender
RELI 3340 [0.5]
The Life and Image of Muhammad
RELI 3843 [0.5]
Topics in Islam
3.  0.5 credit in RELI or another discipline on the study of Islam (see Note, below)0.5
4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Note: Approval of the Religion Coordinator is required when selecting courses for Item 3 above.
Total Credits4.0

Minor in Jewish Studies (4.0 credits)

Open to all undergraduate degree students. For students in Religion a maximum of 2.0 credits may count toward both the Minor and the Major of the student's Religion program.

Requirements
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
RELI 1710 [0.5]
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
2.  2.0 credits from:2.0
RELI 2110 [0.5]
Judaism
RELI 2120 [0.5]
Judaism: the Biblical Era
RELI 2121 [0.5]
Hebrew Bible
RELI 2122 [0.5]
Early Judaism
RELI 2125 [0.5]
Second Temple Judaism
RELI 2130 [0.5]
Jewish Ethics
RELI 2842 [0.5]
Topics in Judaism
RELI 3120 [0.5]
Rabbinic Texts
RELI 3130 [0.5]
Love, Sex and Marriage in Judaism
RELI 3131 [0.5]
Judaism and Gender
RELI 3140 [0.5]
Holocaust Encounters
RELI 3141 [0.5]
Germans and Jews
RELI 3842 [0.5]
Topics in Judaism
3.  1.5 credits in RELI or another discipline on a Jewish theme (see Note, below)1.5
4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Note: Approval of the Religion Coordinator is required when selecting courses for Item 3 above.

Minor in Religion (4.0 credits)

Open to all undergraduate degree students not in Religion programs. 

Requirements
1. 1.0 credit 1000-level RELI1.0
2. 1.0 credit 2000-level or higher RELI1.0
3. 1.0 credit 3000-level or higher RELI1.0
4.  1.0 credit in RELI1.0
5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Religion (RELI) Courses

Language courses RELI 1010 [1.0] Elementary Language Tutorial, RELI 2010 [1.0] Intermediate Language Tutorial and RELI 3010 [1.0] Advanced Language Tutorial are intended for students specializing in a particular religious tradition. They are offered according to the availability of members of the Discipline. Courses taken at the 2000-level or above will be mainly independent study under the supervision of a member of the Discipline. Students interested in taking these courses should consult the Co-ordinator.

RELI 1010 [1.0 credit]
Elementary Language Tutorial

Elementary study of the language required for studying a religious tradition.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1902 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): Major/Minor in Religion or permission of the department.
Tutorial two hours a week.

RELI 1011 [1.0 credit]
Introductory Hebrew I

First level introduction for students with no knowledge of Hebrew. Presents essentials for biblical and modern Hebrew.
Also listed as HEBR 1904.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1904(no longer offered), HEBR 1904.
Three hours per week plus out-of-class requirements.

RELI 1012 [1.0 credit]
Biblical Greek I

An introduction to the Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax of the New Testament, Septuagint, and early Christian Church Fathers.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 1015 [0.5 credit]
Introductory Sanskrit I

Classical Sanskrit grammar and vocabulary.
Three hours per week plus out-of-class requirements.

RELI 1710 [0.5 credit]
Judaism, Christianity, Islam

A survey of the history, beliefs and practices of these major religious traditions.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1000.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 1715 [0.5 credit]
South Asian Religions

A survey of the history, beliefs, and practices of South Asian religious traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1001 (no longer offered) and RELI 1711 (no longer offered).
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 1716 [0.5 credit]
East Asian Religions

A survey of the history, beliefs, and practices of East Asian religious traditions including Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1001 (no longer offered) and RELI 1711 (no longer offered).
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 1720 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Religions in Global Context

This course illuminates a recent category of “World Religions” by examining cases from all five continents, as well as in diaspora (e.g., Brazilian Candomblé, Roma/Sinti religion). Key considerations include the study of minority religions, religion in oral cultures, myth and ritual studies, colonialism, globalization.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 1730 [0.5 credit]
Interpretations of Religion

Introduction to the academic study of religion by considering its fundamental components: myth, symbol, scripture, doctrine, code, and ritual, drawing material from a variety of world religions.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2002 and RELI 1205 and RELI 1402 and RELI 1731.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 1731 [0.5 credit]
Varieties of Religious Experience

The variety of religious experiences and their interpretations: myth, literature, art and religious doctrine. Topics include time, self, the other, journey and wisdom. Examples ranging from shamanistic experience to the abstractions of Buddhist philosophy.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1205, RELI 1206 and RELI 1402 and RELI 2002.
Prerequisite(s): restricted to students registered in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2010 [1.0 credit]
Intermediate Language Tutorial

Intermediate study of the language required for studying a religious tradition. Restricted to students registered in a Religion program.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2902 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): RELI 1902 or RELI 1010 or permission of the department.
Tutorial two hours a week.

RELI 2011 [1.0 credit]
Introductory Hebrew II

Second level introduction to the Hebrew language. Through reading modern and classical texts as well as conversation, students will learn vocabulary, grammar, and common idioms.
Also listed as HEBR 2904.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2904 (no longer offered), HEBR 2904.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 1904 or HEBR 1904 or RELI 1011 permission of the department.
Three hours per week plus out-of-class requirements.

RELI 2015 [0.5 credit]
Introductory Sanskrit II

Classical Sanskrit grammar and vocabulary.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 1015 or RELI 1905.
Three hours per week plus out of class requirements.

RELI 2110 [0.5 credit]
Judaism

The history of Judaism and the Jewish people from the Second Temple until the present day. The organization, basic beliefs, social and ethical practices of the Jews and Judaism.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1008 and RELI 2508.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2120 [0.5 credit]
Judaism: the Biblical Era

An introduction to the history of Judaism and the Jews as seen through biblical and non-biblical sources. Emphasis on the evolution of leadership, community, and institutions as the Hebrews move from tribal to national identity.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1002 and RELI 1200 and RELI 2206.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2121 [0.5 credit]
Hebrew Bible

Introduces the Hebrew Bible within historical and religious frameworks. All texts are in English.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3505C taught in 2007-2008.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 1710 or RELI 1000 or RELI 2110 or RELI 2508 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2122 [0.5 credit]
Early Judaism

Judaism and the Jewish people from the Maccabees to the Rabbinic Age. Sectarian movements (Pharisees, Sadducees, Qumran Covenanters) Christianity's rise; revolutionaries ( Zealots, Bar Kochba), Jewish responses to Hellenism, reshaping of Judaism after destruction of the Second Temple, Rabbinic Judaism in Palestine and the Diaspora.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2701.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2125 [0.5 credit]
Second Temple Judaism

The religious changes Judaism underwent in the tumultuous period 515 BCE - 70 CE; the historical course of events that resulted in the final destruction of the temple.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2130 [0.5 credit]
Jewish Ethics

Studies the major text on Jewish Ethics, “Chapters of the Elders” from various vantage points, including the historical and the theological.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3505A taught in 2007-2008.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 1710 or RELI 1000 or RELI 2110 or RELI 2508 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2220 [0.5 credit]
Early Christianity

Introduction to the critical study of the writings of the New Testament with discussion of their Hellenistic and Jewish background, the historical Jesus, Paul and his letters, and historical and sociological explanations for the rise of the early church and interpretation of its writings.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1003, RELI 1200 and RELI 2207.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2225 [0.5 credit]
Christianity 300-1500

This course examines the development of Christian practices and teachings from late antiquity to early modernity, with a special emphasis on their historical diversity and the complex dynamics of church formation. Students should expect to read (in English) both primary and secondary sources.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1007, RELI 2507, and RELI 2210 (no longer offered).
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2226 [0.5 credit]
Christianity 1500-1900

Developments in Christian practices and teachings over the early modern and modern periods, especially in relation to social changes commonly associated with modernity including: urbanization, state formation, industrialization, colonization, the development of capitalist economies.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1007, RELI 2507 and RELI 2210 (no longer offered).
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2230 [0.5 credit]
Global Christianity

Survey of recent and current Christian movements around the world, both by region and thematically, with emphasis on institutions and networks that connect Christian communities across national boundaries. Special consideration is given to the cultural and political capacities of such Christian communities and networks.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2235 [0.5 credit]
Women in Christian Tradition

The status of women in Christianity, including such themes as images of women and gender roles in churches, recent feminist theologies, practical questions such as inclusive language and the ordination of women, and alternative approaches to Christian spirituality.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2003.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2310 [0.5 credit]
Islam

The study of Muslim religious tradition and investigation of its organization, basic beliefs, social and ethical principles and practices.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1009 and RELI 2509.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2320 [0.5 credit]
Islam in the Modern World

An examination of Islam in the last two hundred years, including the nature of the Islamic resurgence and the new forms of Islamic vitality.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2704 and RELI 2702.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2321 [0.5 credit]
Ethical Theories in Islam

A survey of medieval and modern Muslim discourses on human nature, agency, and responsibility.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2330 [0.5 credit]
The Qur'an

An examination of the Qur'an's content, form, style, central themes, canonization, and classical and contemporary interpretive traditions.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 1710 or RELI 2310 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2350 [0.5 credit]
Classical Islamic Thought

A survey of the development of the central ideas and schools of Islamic theology and philosophy from the eighth century to the end of the seventeenth century CE.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3320 or RELI 3321.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2410 [0.5 credit]
Buddhism

Basic beliefs and practices of the Buddhist tradition and a brief survey of its development and transformations in India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China and Japan.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1006 and RELI 2106.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2510 [0.5 credit]
Hinduism

Basic beliefs, practices, and social structures of the Hindu tradition as reflected in Hindu scriptures, myths and symbols, and philosophical schools.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1005 and RELI 2005.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2515 [0.5 credit]
Religion and Aesthetics in India

Myths and symbols of the Indian tradition expressed in Hindu and Buddhist art. Hindu theories of beauty and the interface of the arts with the spiritual traditions of India.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2005 (if taken before 2007-2008) and RELI 2008.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2535 [0.5 credit]
Religion and Gender

An exploration of women and religion in historical and contemporary contexts.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2710 [1.0 credit]
Maccabees to Muhammad

The early history, literature and ideas of Judaism, Christianity and Islam from 200 BCE to 750 CE.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2208).
Prerequisite(s): restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lecture three hours per week.

RELI 2711 [0.5 credit]
Love and Its Myths

Major devotional movements in Hinduism and Christianity, focusing on the love of the divine and philosophical accounts of these ideas over time.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2712 [0.5 credit]
Religious Diversity of Canada

An historical survey emphasizing the interactions of various religious traditions in Canada, including indigenous religions, Christian missionary and colonial traditions, immigrant and global diaspora religions.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2307 Section "A" (2007-2008).
Lectures three hours a week.

RELI 2713 [0.5 credit]
Mysticism

An historical and functional study of mystical experience in its religious context, relying on examples from selected traditions such as the Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2300.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2720 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Religions of Canada

Religions of Inuit, First Nations and Métis peoples, past and present. Considerations include concepts of tradition, syncretism and “creative ritual.” Primary sources may include textual, visual and oral materials. Course may include fieldwork, as well as in-class presentations by community elders.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2730 [0.5 credit]
Religion and Ethics

The nature of religious ethics, both the explicit moral principles and rules of various religious traditions, and the general moral perspectives. A selection of contemporary moral issues examined in depth.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2305.
Prerequisite(s): 0.5 credit in RELI or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2731 [0.5 credit]
Dimensions of Modern Atheism

A historical survey of Western atheism as a major world religious tradition.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2732 [0.5 credit]
Death and Afterlife

The meaning of death and afterlife in some religious traditions and secular philosophies with emphasis on the Hindu teaching of the immortal soul; the Hebraic idea of collective survival; the Christian doctrine of resurrection of the body; the Buddhist conception of no-soul and nirvana.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2308.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2735 [0.5 credit]
Greek Religion

A study of religion in ancient Greece.
Also listed as CLCV 2103.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2102, RELI 2734, RELI 2102.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2736 [0.5 credit]
Religion and Society

Cross-cultural survey of religious institutions, focusing on theories and methodologies in the study of religion. Topics may include myth, totemism, cults, ritual, belief systems, altered states of consciousness, new religious and/or new age movements and the relationship of religion with other social institutions and processes.
Also listed as ANTH 2550.
Lectures and workshop three hours a week.

RELI 2737 [0.5 credit]
Roman Religion

A study of religion in ancient Rome.
Also listed as CLCV 2104.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2102 and RELI 2734 and RELI 2102.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2738 [0.5 credit]
Philosophy of Religion

A philosophical examination of some characteristic concepts of religion, such as faith, hope, worship, revelation, miracle, God.
Also listed as PHIL 2601.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2601 or PHIL 2601.
Prerequisite(s): a course in philosophy or second-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2750 [0.5 credit]
Sikhism

An examination of the basic beliefs, practices, and social structures of the Sikh tradition as reflected in Sikh scriptures, history and philosophical schools.
Lecture three hours a week

RELI 2840 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Religion

Content of this course may vary from year to year. Please check departmental website for information on the topic.
Precludes additional credit for repeated topics.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2841 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Religion

Contents of this course may vary from year to year. Please check departmental website for information on the topic.
Precludes additional credit for repeated topics.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2842 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Judaism

Content of this course may vary from year to year. Please check departmental website for information on the topic.
Precludes additional credit for repeated topics.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 2843 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Islam

Content of the course may vary from year to year. Please check departmental website for information on the topic.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3010 [1.0 credit]
Advanced Language Tutorial

Advanced study of the language required for studying a religious tradition.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3902 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2902 (no longer offered) or RELI 2010 or permission of the department.
Tutorial two hours a week.

RELI 3011 [1.0 credit]
Advanced Hebrew

Advanced study of the Hebrew language through reading modern and biblical texts as well as through listening to dialogues and short stories to learn the use of all language components including morphology, syntax, and expressions.
Also listed as HEBR 3904.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2011, RELI 2904, HEBR 2904 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week plus out-of-class requirements.

RELI 3120 [0.5 credit]
Rabbinic Texts

Explores classical rabbinic texts in historical perspective. All texts are in English.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2110 or RELI 2121 or RELI 2508 or RELI 2842 Section "A" (Fall 2009) or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3130 [0.5 credit]
Love, Sex and Marriage in Judaism

The Jewish tradition's teachings, laws and customs surrounding love, sex and marriage in historical perspective with emphasis on contemporary Jewish life.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 1710 or RELI 2110 or or RELI 1000 or RELI 2508 or RELI 3505 (Winter 2007 and 2008) or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3131 [0.5 credit]
Judaism and Gender

An interdisciplinary survey of Judaism and gender highlighting the status and role of gender within Jewish thought, law, practice and experience.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 1710 or RELI 2110 or RELI 1000 or RELI 2508 permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3140 [0.5 credit]
Holocaust Encounters

An examination of the experiences of different Jewish communities before, during, and after the Holocaust. Issues to be discussed include anti-Semitism, relations with non-Jewish neighbours, perpetrator motivation, local collaboration, resistance, postwar trials and memory.
Also listed as HIST 3714.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3141 [0.5 credit]
Germans and Jews

An examination of Jewish society, culture and religious practice in modern and contemporary Germany. Issues to be explored include emancipation, acculturation, secularization, religious adjustment, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, emigration, and the role of migration in transforming the contemporary community.
Also listed as HIST 3718.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3220 [0.5 credit]
Reformation Europe

A history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations of the sixteenth century, with emphasis on the theological disputes of the protagonists and the impact of these disputes on the social, political and cultural developments of the era.
Also listed as HIST 3708.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3708 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): 0.5 credit at the 2000-level in HIST or third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3222 [0.5 credit]
Women in Early Christianity

The role and presence of women in early Christianity up to the 3rd century, including women among Jesus' followers, women with authority in Paul's churches, and the changing role of women as Christianity became a Roman religion.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2220 or RELI 2207 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3230 [0.5 credit]
Jesus of Nazareth

A study of the historical records of the life of Jesus, the methods used to interpret them, and the resulting images of Jesus.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2205, RELI 3208 and RELI 3105.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2207 or RELI 2220 or permission of the department.
Lectures three hours a week.

RELI 3231 [0.5 credit]
Paul of Tarsus

The social, religious, and historical context of Paul, the communities he founded, and the letters he wrote to them.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3300 and RELI 3106.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2207 or RELI 2220 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3232 [0.5 credit]
Christian Discipline

An historical survey of key Christian thought and practices at the individual and collective level. Topics may include self-discipline, body discipline, monastic discipline, church discipline and social discipline.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3302 Section "A" taught in 2007-2008.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the department.


RELI 3250 [0.5 credit]
Evangelical Christianity in Social-Historical Perspective

The development of some protestant Christianities in relation to material factors, such as colonialism, industrial or consumer capitalism, imperialism, and in relation to major ideological trends, such as nationalism, economic or political liberalism and atheism.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3322 [0.5 credit]
Shi‘i Islam

An introduction to the historical, doctrinal, and socio-political development of Shi‘i Islam from the middle of the seventh century to the end of the twentieth century CE.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2310.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3325 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Islamic Thought

An investigation into the views of some leading contemporary Muslim intellectuals vis-a-vis problems pertaining to metaphysics, cosmology, religious pluralism, epistemology, law, hermeneutics, education, gender, bioethics, and democracy.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2310 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3330 [0.5 credit]
Sufism

An introduction to the main practical and theoretical dimensions of Islam's mystical tradition as seen through the life and work of its key representatives.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2710 or RELI 2713 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3331 [0.5 credit]
Islam and Gender

Introduction to ideas about gender in Muslim societies past and present. Topics include: gender in the Qur'an, the Hadith and Islamic law, sexualities, social change, and current debates on gender and sexuality in Muslim communities.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2310 or WGST 2803 Section "A" or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3340 [0.5 credit]
The Life and Image of Muhammad

Overview of the life and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad, and the most salient motifs and features of Muslim devotion to him.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2340.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 1710 or RELI 2310 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3341 [0.5 credit]
Qur’anic Exegetical Traditions

A study of the classical tafsir tradition, a vast body of literature devoted to interpreting the Qur’an. Emphasis will be placed on the work of key Qur’anic exegetes and their variegated hermeneutical strategies.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2330.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3350 [0.5 credit]
The Hadith Literature: An Introduction

Transmission and cultural importance of the Hadith for medieval Muslims, along with contemporary debates about its origins. (Course readings in English; students may also elect to read the primary source texts in their Arabic original.).
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2310 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3420 [0.5 credit]
Early Buddhism

The development of early Buddhist philosophy, psychology and practice with emphasis on the Pali Canon and its commentators.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3215.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2106 or RELI 2410 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3422 [0.5 credit]
Buddhism Beyond India

The rise of the Mahayana and the dissemination and development of Buddhist thought and practice outside of India.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3217.
Prerequisite(s): RELI 2106 or RELI 2410 or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3520 [0.5 credit]
Early Hinduism

A historical survey of Hinduism from the Vedic era to the development of devotional Hinduism. Vedic religion and developments in early Hindu Philosophy and sectarian Hinduism.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3015.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3522 [0.5 credit]
Modern Hinduism

A survey of major developments in Hinduism since the period of colonial British rule. The development of “reform” Hinduism in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the emergence of Hindu nationalist movements in the 20th century.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3007.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3710 [0.5 credit]
Religions and the Environment

Attitudes in the major world religions to nature and the environment and recent responses by religious traditions to ecological degradation and crisis. Includes examination of religious sensibilities expressed in environmentalism.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2307 (Section A taken fall 2003, fall 2004, fall 2005, summer 2006) and RELI 3100 taken in 2008.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and RELI 1000 or RELI 1710 or RELI 1001 or RELI 1711; or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3721 [0.5 credit]
Modern Thought on Religion

Modern religious theorists, modern theorists of religion, as well as critics of each. Attention will be given, in the mode of a social history of ideas, to the relation of such thought to the conditions of modernity.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3722 [0.5 credit]
Religion and Violence

A thematic course that examines putative cases of “religion and violence” from a range of world traditions, but also interrogates aspects of the “religion and violence” rubric itself.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the department.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3732 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Greek Art

A study of period or theme in the art and archaeology of Ancient Greece. Topics may vary from year to year.
Also listed as ARTH 3102, CLCV 3306.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit required to repeat.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3733 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Roman Art

A study of a period or theme in the art and archaeology of the ancient Romans. Topics may vary from year to year.
Also listed as ARTH 3105, CLCV 3307.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit required to repeat.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3734 [0.5 credit]
Religion, Gender, and Sexuality

How religious communities and thinkers past and present have attempted to construct gender and sexuality.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3840 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Religion

Content of this course may vary from year to year. Please check departmental website for information on the topic.
Precludes additional credit for repeated topics.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3841 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Religion

Content of this course may vary from year to year. Please check departmental website for information on the topic.
Precludes additional credit for repeated topics.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3842 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Judaism

Content of this course may vary from year to year. Please check departmental website for information on the topic.
Precludes additional credit for repeated topics.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3843 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Islam

Content of this course may vary from year to year. Please check departmental website for information on topic.
Precludes additional credit for repeated topics.
Lecture three hours a week.

RELI 3850 [0.5 credit]
Topics in the Study of Religion Abroad

This travel course explores religion in its historical and/or contemporary contexts in a particular geographic locale. Travel destinations, religious traditions studied, course content, and themes vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and 1.0 credit of study in the area related to the year's topic religion, and permission of the department. Permission of the department is required to repeat this course.
Hours to be arranged. Costs associated with the course are borne by the student.

RELI 4740 [0.5 credit]
Theory and Method

Examination of selected theoretical and methodological models used in the interpretation of religious data.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3301 and RELI 4301.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Honours B.A. Religion program, or permission of the department.
Seminar three hours a week.

RELI 4840 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial

A tutorial on a topic in religious studies. Contents of the tutorial to be arranged with the supervising faculty member.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Honours B.A. Religion program, or permission of the department.

RELI 4850 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in the Study of Religion

Content of this course may vary from year to year. Please consult the departmental website for information on the topic.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Honours B.A. Religion program, or permission of the department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as RELI 5850, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

RELI 4851 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Western Religions

Content of this course may vary from year to year. Please consult the departmental website for information on the topic.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Honours B.A. Religion program, and permission of the department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as RELI 5851, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

RELI 4852 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Asian Religions

Content of this course may vary from year to year. Please consult the departmental website for information on the topic.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Honours B.A. Religion program, or permission of the department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as RELI 5852, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

RELI 4990 [1.0 credit]
Honours Research Essay

Honours research paper (approx. 40 pages) is due on the last day of winter term classes. Written proposal due to the Proposal Board on the first day of fall term classes. Please consult department document for full requirements and information.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 4908 and RELI 4909.
Prerequisite(s): 10.0 CGPA and fourth-year standing in the Honours B.A. Religion program, or permission of the department.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Regulations (B.A.)

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.A. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.A. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Breadth Requirement

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. General and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, including 1.0 credit from each of three of the four Breadth Areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration or Specialization may be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement.

  • African Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Music, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Subject codes: ARAB, ARTH, ASLA, CHIN, CLST, COMS, DIGH, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, LANG, LATN, MUSI, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sexuality Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, ALDS, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, DBST, DIST, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, INDG, LACS, LING, MEMS, PHIL, RELI, SAST, SXST, WGST

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NEUR, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global and International Studies, Global Politics, Interdisciplinary Public Affairs, International Affairs, Law, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Political Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GINS, GPOL, INAF, IPAF, LAWS, MGDS, PADM, PAPM, POLM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

Declared and Undeclared Students

Students who are registered in a program within the degree are called Declared students. Most students designate a program of study when they first apply for admission and so begin their studies as Declared students. Students may also choose to begin their studies within the B.A. degree without being registered in a program. These students are referred to as Undeclared. The recommended course pattern for Undeclared students is outlined under Undeclared in the Programs section of this Calendar. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program before beginning their second year of study. The Student Academic Success Centre offers support to Undeclared students in making this decision.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

Students may transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, if upon entry to the new program they would be in Good Standing . Other applications for change of program will be considered on their merits; students may be admitted to the new program in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students may apply to declare or change their program within the B.A. Degree at the Registrar's Office according to the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program or into a program element or option is subject to any enrollment limitations, specific program, program element or option requirements, as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations and Specializations

Students may apply to the Registrar's Office to be admitted to a minor, concentration or specialization during their first or subsequent years of study. Acceptance into a minor, concentration or specialization is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry. Acceptance into a Concentration or Specialization requires that the student be in Good Standing.

Mention : Français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the notation Mention : Français by completing part of their requirements in French and by demonstrating a knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada. The general requirements are listed below. For more specific details consult the departmental program entries.

Students in a B.A. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level and 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. General program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in advanced French;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Major discipline taken in French.

Students in Combined Honours programs must fulfil the Mention : Français requirement in both disciplines.

Courses taught in French (Item 3, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on Exchange or Letter of Permission.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(General)

First Year

For B.A. (General) and B.A. (Honours)
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais ). For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section “English Language Requirements” in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.

The cut-off average for admission will be set annually and will normally be above the minimum requirement. Applicants falling slightly below the cut-off average will be considered on an individual basis to determine whether there are special circumstances that would permit their admission. Students who feel that their high school grade average does not reflect their potential may apply to the Enriched Support Program (see the Enriched Support Program section of this Calendar).

Advanced Standing

B.A. (General and Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.