RLST - Programs

Bachelor of Arts (general) in Religious Studies (3 years)


Total 90 credits

CONCENTRATION IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES (36 RLST credits required)

First Year
6 credits from:
RLST 1005E           RLST 1106E           RLST 1107E           RLST 1116E           RLST 1117E          

+ 6 elective credits in Social Sciences
+ 6 elective credits in Sciences
+ 12 elective credits

Upper Years
+ 6 RLST credits from three of the four areas (total of 18 credits)
+ 12 additional RLST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level
+ 30 elective credits

Note: Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (4 years)


Total 120 credits

SPECIALIZATION IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES (60 RLST credits required)

First Year

6 credits from:
RLST 1005E           RLST 1106E           RLST 1107E           RLST 1116E           RLST 1117E          

+ 6 elective credits in Social Sciences
+ 6 elective credits in Sciences
+ 12 elective credits

Second & Third Years
+ 6 RLST credits from three of the four areas (18 credits total)
+ 12 additional RLST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level*
+ 30 elective credits

Note: For admission to any 4000 level course (including RLST 4005E - Thesis), students require at least 18 RLST credits, with at least 6 cr from the following: RLST 1005E, RLST 1106E, RLST 1107E, RLST 1116E, RLST 1117E; plus the approval of the Joint Department of Religious Studies Executive.

Fourth Year
+ 12 RLST credits at the 4000 level 
+ 12 additional upper year RLST credits*
+ 6 elective credits

*Students must complete at least 6 RLST credits at the 3000 level during their program

Note: Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

Note: For admission to any 4000 level course (including RLST 4005E - Thesis), students require at least 18 RLST credits, with at least 6 cr from the following: RLST 1005E, RLST 1106E, RLST 1107E, RLST 1116E, RLST 1117E; plus the approval of the Joint Department of Religious Studies Executive.

For admission to:
RLST 4116E/4117E - 6 credits from:
RLST 2106E           RLST 2107E           RLST 2146E           RLST 2186E          
RLST 2187E  RLST 2196E  RLST 2227E  RLST 3126E 
RLST 3127E  RLST 3256E  RLST 3157E  RLST 3166E

RLST 4135E - 6 credits from:
RLST 2115E           RLST 2136E           RLST 2137E           RLST 2205E          
RLST 2446E  RLST 2447E  RLST 2326E  RLST 2355E 
RLST 2625E  RLST 3196E  RLST 3197E  RLST 3215E 
RLST 3245E  RLST 3315E  RLST 3615E   

RLST 4225E - 6 credits from:
RLST 2205E           RLST 2216E           RLST 2226E           RLST 2227E          
RLST 2236E  RLST 2237E  RLST 2245E  RLST 2256E 
RLST 2257E  RLST 2266E  RLST 2267E  RLST 2276E 
RLST 2277E   RLST 3235E RLST 3276E  RLST 3277E 

RLST 4345E - 6 credits from:
RLST 2136E           RLST 2137E           RLST 2166E           RLST 2177E          
RLST 2216E  RLST 2316E  RLST 2326E  RLST 2336E 
RLST 2337E  RLST 2365E  RLST 3306E  RLST 3386E 

RLST 4365E - 6 credits from:
RLST 2115E           RLST 2136E           RLST 2137E           RLST 2205E          
RLST 2246E  RLST 2247E  RLST 2326E  RLST 2355E 
RLST 2625E  RLST 3196E  RLST 3197E  RLST 3215E 
RLST 3245E  RLST 3315E  RLST 3615E   

Major in Religious Studies

MAJOR IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES (42 RLST credits required)

6 credits from:
RLST 1005E           RLST 1106E           RLST 1107E           RLST 1116E           RLST 1117E          

+ 6 RLST credits from three of the four areas (18 credits total)
+ 12 RLST credits at the 4000 level
+ 6 additional upper year RLST credits
+ 78 elective credits* (must include 6 credits in Social Sciences and/or 6 credits in Sciences if not part of the minor or second major)

* Students must complete a minimum of a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from among their elective credits.

Note: Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

Minor in Religious Studies

MINOR IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES (24 RLST credits required)

6 credits from:
RLST 1005E           RLST 1106E           RLST 1107E           RLST 1116E           RLST 1117E          

+ 6 RLST credits at the 3000 level
+ 12 additional upper year RLST credits

Minor in Islamic Studies

MINOR IN ISLAMIC STUDIES (24 RLST credits required)

6 credits from:
RLST 1005E           RLST 2205E          

12 credits from:
RLST 2256E           RLST 2257E           RLST 2707E           RLST 3146E          

3 credits from:
RLST 3706E           RLST 3707E          
(Prerequisite: 18 university credits)

3 credits from:
RLST 2701E           RLST 2702E           RLST 2706E          


AREAS
Courses are divided into 4 areas of study: "Biblical Studies", "Western Religions", "World Religions", "Religion and Culture". Students in Religious Studies (specialists, majors, concentrations) must complete 6 cr in 3 of the 4 areas. The following categorizes each course into the appropriate area.
Area 1 - Biblical Studies
All courses in this area feature biblical and related ancient literature as the primary focus of study.
RLST 2105E RLST 2106E RLST 2107E RLST 2146E RLST 2186E
RLST 2187E RLST 2196E RLST 3126E RLST 3127E RLST 3136E
RLST 3137E RLST 3156E RLST 3157E RLST 3166E RLST 4116E
RLST 4117E        
       
Area 2 - Western Religions
These courses focus on religious themes or traditions that have been highly influential in shaping "western" intellectual traditions and institutions.
RLST 2115E RLST 2136E RLST 2137E RLST 2166E RLST 2167E
RLST 2227E RLST 2256E RLST 2267E RLST 2297E RLST 2446E
RLST 2447E RLST 2707E RLST 3106E RLST 3107E RLST 3142E
RLST 3176E RLST 3177E RLST 3196E RLST 3197E RLST 3135E
RLST 3706E RLST 3707E  RLST 4135E    
 
Area 3 - World Religions
Courses in this area focus either on a single world religion, the comparative study of world religions, or on a theme studies comparatively across a spectrum of world religions.
RLST 2205E  RLST 2216E RLST 2226E RLST 2236E RLST 2237E
RLST 2245E RLST 2266E RLST 2276E RLST 2277E RLST 2286E
RLST 2296E
RLST 2701E RLST 2702E
RLST 2706E
RLST 3146E
RLST 3215E RLST 3245E RLST 3276E
RLST 3277E RLST 3315E
RLST 3396E RLST 3397E RLST 4225E    
 
Area 4 - Religion and Culture
This area features courses that focus on the interactions between religions and culture, both historically and in the present day.
ENGL 2616E  RLST 2257E RLST 2285E RLST 2316E RLST 2326E
RLST 2327E RLST 2336E RLST 2337E RLST 2345E RLST 2355E
RLST 2365E RLST 2625E RLST 3131E RLST 3306E RLST 3316E
RLST 3326E RLST 3327E RLST 3356E RLST 3366E RLST 3386E
RLST 3615E RLST 3696E RLST 4345E RLST 4365E