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Religious Studies (AC)
Religious Studies 0011 - Contemporary Religious Quests
An introduction to Religious Studies based on autobiographies and/or biographies of twentieth-century persons representing different religious perspectives and walks of life. Lectures, discussions of written materials and films.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 1031E.
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours / 1 seminar hour, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 1010F/G - Religion, Theology and Global Issues
Introduction of religious studies and theology from a global perspective. Topics include theological and religious perspectives on: culture(s), politics, economics, sexuality, violence, identity and community, and spirituality.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 1022A/B - Perplexing Issues
An examination of selected thought provoking questions such as "What's after death?"; "Why do bad things happen to good people?"; "Why are religions in conflict, sometimes violently?"; "Do miracles happen?". The aim of this introductory study is to broaden students' awareness of religious ways of understanding the human condition.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 1023E - Introduction to World Religions
An introduction to the rich and varied religions of the world, past and present, set within their historical and cultural contexts. In the First Term, we delve into Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism (Indian, Chinese, and Japanese), Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto; in the Second Term, we examine Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2130, 2203F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 1025E - Foundations of the Religious Response
An examination of the development of the religious phenomenon from primitive man up to the major world religious experiences.
Antirequisite(s): All 1020 level Religious Studies courses except Religious Studies 1029.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 1026F/G - Introduction to the Old Testament I: Religious Themes
Introduction to the legal, prophetic, wisdom and liturgical literature of the Old Testament and to the ideas which each type of material emphasizes.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 010E and all 1020 level Religious Studies courses except Religious Studies 1028F/G and Religious Studies 1029.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 1027E - Introduction to Catholic Christianity
This course introduces students to fundamental questions about human existence, the world, and God, and the ways in which the Catholic tradition in all its diversity has addressed these questions. Themes include: the nature of God, the destiny of creation and the meaning of Jesus Christ for salvation.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 1028F/G - Introduction to the New Testament I: The Gospels
A general survey of the four canonical gospels which highlights their characteristic literary features and their distinctive theological emphases.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 145 and all 1020 level Religious Studies courses except Religious Studies 1026F/G and Religious Studies 1029.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 1029 - An Introduction to New Testament Greek
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 1031E - Contemporary Religious Quests
An introduction to Religious Studies which incorporates the autobiographies and/or biographies of contemporary men and women representing different religious perspectives and walks of life. The course introduces students to the theory of religion: its meaning and function in culture and in the lives of individuals.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 0011
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours / 1 seminar hour, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 1032A/B - Spirituality for the New Millennium
This course considers the contemporary interest in spirituality as a means of fulfilment in an age of uncertainty and change. It examines traditional and non-traditional spiritualities and several current trends, including spirituality and ecology, in the workplace, in the healing professions and in movements for social transformation.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 1033A/B - The Meaning of Life at the Movies
An exploration of religious assumptions (including assumptions about how a person can live and die well) in contemporary films.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2101A/B - Introduction to the Bible I
An introduction to the Bible with a focus on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Who were the authors? What did they believe about God, creation, human history, and the problem of evil? What are the challenges of reading the Bible today?
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2164F/G, 2201F/G, the former Religious Studies 021E.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2102A/B - The New Testament
An introduction to the context and contents of the New Testament and to contemporary scholarly approaches to its interpretation.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Religious Studies 2101A/B or 2201F/G or permission of the Instructor.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2103A/B - Lost Scriptures
An introduction to important early Christian texts that were not included in the canon and to the decisive struggles that led to the formation of what we know now as the Christian Bible.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2112F/G - Spirituality Old and New

Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2245F/G
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2113F/G - Modernity, Postmodernity and Religion
An interdisciplinary exploration of interpretations of religion from the Enlightenment to the present day. Topics such as the conflict between science and religious belief, anti-religious thought, pluralism, feminism, and the impact of postmodernist theory will be examined.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2114A/B - Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls
Surveys of the Dead Sea Scrolls in translation, providing introduction to types of literature, archaeological contexts, and history of interpretation of the Scrolls over the past half century. Special attention will be paid to the religious beliefs of the Qumran community within the diverse Judaism of the Second Temple Period.
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Extra Information: 2 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2122F/G - Introduction to the Old Testament II: History
Introduction to historical- critical method and to the books (the Pentateuch, the Deuteronomic History, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemia, and Maccabees) which present the history of Israel.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies  010E, 021E, 024E.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2123F/G - Introduction to the New Testament II: The Letters
An investigation of the way of life embraced by the earliest followers of Jesus of Nazareth and of the problems they encountered as revealed through the Acts of the Apostles and selected New Testament letters.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2124F/G - Introduction to the New Testament
An introduction to the history, literature, and thought of primitive Christianity.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2125F/G - Religion, Morality and Society
This course will explore the historical-ideological relationships that religious movements have with society and the state. Attention will be paid to Semitic and Hellenistic-Roman forms and models that accompanied the introduction of Christianity from the 3rd century BCE through the Constantinian shift and, finally, to the present global religious situations.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2126F/G - The Early Church to the Late Middle Ages
The history of the Christian Church from its origin to the late Middle Ages.
Antirequisite(s): History 2801E and the former Theological Studies 2201F/G or 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2127F/G - The Late Middle Ages to the Modern Period and Contemporary World
The history of the Christian Church from the Late Middle Ages through to the modern period and contemporary world.
Antirequisite(s): History 2801E and the former Theological Studies 2202F/G or 2203F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2129 - New Testament Greek
Grammar; composition; translation from Greek text of selected passages of the New Testament.
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Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 1029 or equivalent.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2130 - An Introduction to the Living Religions of the World
A study of the history, faith, and practices of the major living religions - selected from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
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Extra Information: 2 hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2131E - Living Religions of the World
A study of the history, faith, and practices of the major living religions – selected from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2130
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 seminar hour, 1.0 course
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Religious Studies 2132 - Contemporary Moral Problems
An examination of the underlying social, cultural, philosophical and religious contexts that lead people to adopt diverse positions on moral problems such as abortion, sexuality, suicide and assisted suicide and so forth. This course includes a presentation of Christian positions on the moral problems to be discussed.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2230E.
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Extra Information: 2 hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2137 - Contemporary Theology
A study of the principles of Christian Theology. A systematic consideration of basics, with special attention to present-day controversial and divisive theological issues.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 3249E or the former Religious Studies 2249E.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2140 - The Theology of Marriage
A study of marriage considered from the psychological, moral, social and theological points of view.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2223E
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Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2147E - The Theory and Practice of Religion
Personal dimensions of religion: conversion, saintliness, mysticism, faith and doubt as examined by contemporary psychologists such as James, Freud, Allport, Fromm, and Frankl. These psychological aspects of religion are also explored in a workshop setting.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2150 - Theology of the Family
A study of the family from a religious, cultural, moral and social point of view.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2140 and 2223E.
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Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2159 - Special Topics in Judaeo-Christian Thought
A study of selected topics in Judaeo-Christian thought. Topics vary from year to year; more detailed information concerning content may be obtained from the Department prior to registration each year.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2161A/B - Jesus: From Nazareth to Hollywood
How accurate are portrayals of Jesus in films such as The Passion of the Christ or The Last Temptation of Christ? This course will examine critically Jesus figures portrayed in some contemporary films vis-à-vis what contemporary biblical scholarship says about the historical figure of Jesus.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2162A/B - Love, Wine and Ecstasy: The Poetry of Rumi
Rumi, the famous 13th century Muslim mystic, wrote poetry that continues to inspire people across the globe. He has become a spiritual pop-icon and the best selling poet in America. This course will explore the reasons behind Rumi's popular appeal in the past and present, East and the West.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2164F/G - Historical/Critical Interpretation of the Old Testament: An Introduction
An introduction to the Old Testament and to contemporary critical methods of biblical interpretation. The course will focus on three aspects of such interpretation: 1) the biblical historical context, 2) stylistic and literary factors, and 3) considerations relating to the history of religion.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2166A/B - Violence and Western Religions
Western religious beliefs, Judaeo-Christian and Islamic, have been employed in legitimating violence (the just war theory) and even in promoting its use (crusades, jihad). These beliefs have also been a principal source of condemning violence (pacifism, conscientious objection, anti-war declarations and protests). This tension will be examined historically and thematically.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2168A/B - Angels, Demons and Magic: Jewish Folklore
Did Adam have a wife before Eve? Does the spirit of the prophet Elijah roam the earth? Do Jews believe in angels, demons and magic? This course is an introduction to Jewish legends, tall tales, monster stories and superstitions for their insights into Jewish communities and the Jewish religion.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2169A/B - Taming the Passions: Sex and Sexuality in Judaism
Examines myths and realities of sexuality in Judaism. Is sexuality repudiated? Can we find homoerotic subtexts in traditional Jewish sacred books? How do ideas transmitted from antiquity play out in our modern world? Examination of biblical laws and narratives, rabbinic teachings, and modern dilemmas regarding sex, marriage, and sexuality.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2175A/B - Judaism and Islam
An introduction to the religions of Judaism and Islam. The course also addresses historical points of exchange and influence between Judaism and Islam and explores aspects of mutual concern for both traditions. These include prophethood, revelation, the development of philosophy and mysticism, as well as religious nationalism.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 2180F/G - Spiritual Quests and Popular Culture
Pop-culture is consumed for entertainment value but rarely explored for its spirituality. This course studies the human spiritual quest and how it is expressed in pop-culture through novels, music, and films such as “The Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter”.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course (screening time can be included in lecture hours).
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Religious Studies 2185A/B - An Unjust God? Job Through the Ages
The biblical book of Job is a masterpiece of world literature about a good man afflicted with untold suffering. After studying the book itself, we explore how artists and thinkers through the ages in literature, art, and film have re-imagined Job to make sense of their own experiences of injustice.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2350F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2191F/G - Special Topics
Please consult department for current offerings.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2192F/G - Special Topics
Please consult department for current offerings.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2200F/G - Approaches to the Study of Religion
Religions, like well-cut jewels, are multifaceted and can be viewed from a number of unique angles. This course examines religion through a variety of scholarly lenses and academic disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, phenomenology, theology and feminism.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2200E.
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Extra Information: 3 hours. 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2201F/G - The Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture
An introduction to the history of Israel, to the literature of the First Testament of the Christian Bible and to the interpretation strategies employed by its ancient and contemporary readers.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2101A/B, 2164F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2202F/G - The New Testament
An introduction to the distinctive Scriptures of Christianity--the New or Second Testament of the Christian Bible--and to the interpretative methods employed by ancient and contemporary readers of these books.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2102A/B, 2124F/G
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Religious Studies 2101A/B or Religious Studies 2201F/G or permission of the instructor.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2203F/G - Introduction to Eastern Religions
What did the Buddha teach? How does Confucius say we should live our lives? Is there such a thing as ‘oriental’ wisdom? These and many other questions are explored in this introduction to the great religions of India, China and Japan.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 1023E, 2130.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Note: This course may not be used to fulfill requirements for World Religions modules.
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Religious Studies 2204F/G - World Religions: Judaism and Islam
A study of the history, faith and practices of Judaism and Islam.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2130
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2205F/G - The Emergence of the Christian Tradition
An exploration of how Christian identity, belief and practice took shape from the beginnings of Christianity to the late Middle Ages. Topics include struggles over Christian doctrine; worship; monasticism; attitudes to the body, sexuality and gender; Christian expression in art and architecture.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2218F/G, 2250E.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Religious Studies 1026F/G and 1028F/G, or Religious Studies 2101A/B and 2102A/B, or Religious Studies 2122F/G and 2124F/G, or Religious Studies 2201F/G and 2202F/G, or the former Religious Studies 021E, or the permission of the instructor.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2207E - Catholic Morality
An examination of the foundations of Roman Catholic moral teachings and its application to various moral questions. This includes a survey of the historical development of the tradition, as well as teachings on questions of sexuality, life and death, and social justice.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2106A/B, 2206F/G and 2230E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in Religious Studies, or the permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course
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Religious Studies 2208U - Catholic Education in Practice (1) - Service Learning Project
An introduction, through volunteer service and seminar discussions, to the Roman Catholic Education system. Intended primarily for students enrolled in the Honors Specialization and Major modules in Catholic Studies for Teachers.
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Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors Specialization or Major modules in Catholic Studies for Teachers or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 12 seminar hours and 75 hours of volunteer service in a Catholic High School over two terms, 0.25 course   
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Religious Studies 2209 - Change and Continuity in Roman Catholic Moral Teachings
An historical study examining whether the Roman Catholic Church can change its official moral teachings on significant issues. What factors impede/facilitate change? Is a change in current teaching a future possibility? Topics considered include: slavery, charging interest, torture,
self-incrimination, capital punishment, divorce, organ transplantation, religious liberty, and nutrition and hydration.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2210F/G - Is Jesus God? John’s Answer
This introduction to the so-called “Johannine Literature” explores John’s portrayal of Jesus, early Christian conflicts as mirrored in the letters of John, the origins of the Christian belief in Jesus’ divinity and the original message of the book of Revelation and how to interpret it today.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2120F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2211F/G - Paul – Follower or Founder?
This course will investigate Paul’s life, his letters and what others have said about him and his teachings. It includes an appraisal of whether Paul faithfully interpreted Jesus or whether his innovations make him worthy of the title, “the real founder” of Christianity?
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2121F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2212F/G - One Jesus, Many Gospels
Why did early Christians produce multiple gospels to describe one Jesus? This course attempts both to clarify and explain the grounds for the differences and similarities among the so-called Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke).
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2213F/G - Prophecy
Can we predict the future? Are we warned about cataclysmic events? An examination of the role of prophets in the Hebrew Bible—their historical context, social roles, and powerful writings—and the implications for whether prophecy might still be alive today.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2410F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2214F/G - Special Topics (Hebrew Scriptures)
Please consult department for current offerings.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2215F/G - Special Topics (New Testament)
Please consult department for current offerings.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2216F/G - Women and the Bible
This course addresses "Women and the Bible" in a threefold manner: it examines the portrayal of women and female imagery in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures; considers some of the ways that the Bible has been used historically to define and often confine women, and surveys contemporary reinterpretations of biblical stories by theologians, artists and authors.
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Prerequisite(s): A 1020 level Religious Studies Course, or Women's Studies 1020E, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2217F/G - Education for Religious and Personal Development
This course builds on contemporary theories of human growth and development with attention to the work of Robert Selman, James Fowler, Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan and Erik Erikson.
Through study and practical examples students will examine how we make sense of the world and find meaning in life.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 217a/b.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2218F/G - Introduction to Christianity
Christianity began with the life and message of Jesus of Nazareth and the impact he had on his earliest followers. This course will look at the origins of Christianity, trace its development through history and ask: How has it been faithful or unfaithful to the vision of Jesus?
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2250E.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2219A/B - Christianity and Islam in Conversation
This course introduces the foundational beliefs and practices of two of the monotheistic religions, Christianity and Islam, as a basis for understanding, conversation and dialogue. Small group work, visits to representative religious sites, class presentations and guest speakers.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 191F/G Special Topics Christianity and Islam in Conversation, offered in 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06
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Religious Studies 2222F/G - Feminist Spirituality Today
An exploration of current expressions of feminist consciousness which are shaping spirituality. Sources will be the experience of women - in particular, that expressed in writings and film. Connections will be made to the religious traditions which are sources of many of the current trends.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 161F/G.
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Religious Studies 2223E - Theology of Marriage
A study of the understanding of marriage in scripture, history, and in current thought. The focus will be on the underlying value systems that either sustain or diminish a covenantal concept of marriage.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2140
Prerequisite(s): One other Religious Studies course, or third or fourth year standing in the Childhood and Social Institutions program, or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2225F/G - Religion, Society and Morality
This course will explore the historical-ideological relationships that religious movements have with society and the state. Attention will be paid to Hellenistic-Roman forms and models that accompanied the introduction of Christianity from the 3rd Century BCE through the Constantinian shift, and finally, top the present global religious situation.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2125F/G
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Religious Studies 2226F/G - Introduction to Themes of the Old Testament
Introduction to the legal, prophetic, wisdom and liturgical literature of the Old Testament, and to the ideas emphasized.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 1026F/G and 2201F/G.
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Religious Studies 2227F/G - Introduction to the Canonical Gospels of the New Testament
A survey of the four canonical gospels highlighting their literary features and distinctive theological emphases.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 1028F/G, 2202F/G and 2212F/G.
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Religious Studies 2228F/G - Spirituality Old and New
An examination of the heightened interest in spirituality in contemporary culture, and its possible social, ethical, and religious significance. A variety of religious traditions and contemporary perspectives will be explored, including topics such and ecology, vocation, aboriginal spirituality, globalization and mysticism.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2112F/G, the former 2245F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2229F/G - Modernity, Post modernity and Religion
An interdisciplinary exploration of interpretations of religion from the Enlightenment to the present day. Topics such as the conflict between science and religious belief, anti-religious thought, pluralism, feminism, and the impact of postmodernist theory will be examined.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2113F/G
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Religious Studies 2232F/G - Canadian Catholic Social Teachings
Following Vatican II, The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops published significant social teachings and documents: about poverty, workers rights, the economy, and the role of women in Canadian society. This course considers Vatican II and subsequent developments in Canadian Catholic teachings. The impact and contemporary relevance of these teachings is examined.
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Religious Studies 2234F/G - Christian Social Teaching and Practice I
A study of the rise of modern Christian social movements, emphasizing Social Catholicism. The theology which gradually evolved to support Christian social action. The principles contained in Catholic social doctrine. Applications of this teaching in the areas of property and poverty in Canada and the world.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 146.
Prerequisite(s): One other course in Religious Studies or the permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2235F/G - Christian Social Teaching and Practice II
A study of Church documents related to social doctrine and the spirituality underpinning social practice. Contemporary applications of Christian social principles: immigration, work and leisure, labour/management relations, women and justice, the market economy, agriculture, transnational corporations, ecology, social change.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 146.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2234F/G
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Religious Studies 2236A/B - Introduction to North American Indigenous Spirituality
Introduction to the plurality of indigenous spiritual traditions in North America, and their diversity, complexity, and vitality. Included is an understanding of traditional ceremonies, cosmology or world view, creation stories and other narrative forms, cultural values, healers, and medicine. Special attention is given to Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee nations.
Antirequisite(s): First Nations Studies 2236A/B.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of any Arts and Humanities or Social Science 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2238F/G - Fundamental Moral Theology
An exploration of the fundamental concepts of the Catholic moral tradition in light of the Second Vatican Council: scriptural foundations, conversion and discipleship, the role of the Magisterium, natural law and the law of Christ, conscience, the moral act, sin and virtue.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 232F/G and 233F/G.
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Religious Studies 2239F/G - Christian Bioethics
A specialized course concerning Catholic moral principles with clinical/ pastoral applications for a pluralistic world. Topics: reproduction issues, abortion, organ transplants, genetics, death and dying, resource allocation, and global ethics. Expert guest speakers included. Many applications to health care institutions.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 236F/G and 237F/G.
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Religious Studies 2242E - Jesus of Nazareth
What was Jesus really like? Why were some people so unhappy about him that they thought he was a criminal and should be killed? What did he teach about both himself and about how to live? These are some of the questions that this course will try to answer.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2154E.
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Religious Studies 2250E - History of the Roman Catholic Church
The historical character of the Church. Chronological survey of the main developments of the Apostolic Age to the Vatican Council I. Recreation of the contexts of major developments and their interpretation according to the principle of "historicity," i.e., the Church's potential in its human dimension for change and development.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2170E.
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Religious Studies 2251F/G - Women in the Christian Tradition from the First to the Twelfth Century
This survey will focus upon the activities of women within the Church from the first to the twelfth century. Attention will be given to recreating the historical contexts and cultural mind-sets about "woman" and "man" which strongly conditioned the degree to which these activities were valued.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 160E, 162F/G.
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Religious Studies 2252F/G - Women in the Christian Tradition from the Twelfth Century to the Present
This survey will focus upon the activities of women within the Christian tradition from the twelfth century onward. Reasons for the interruption in their earlier gains in ministry, ecclesiastical government and cultural excellence will be given. Attention will be focused on the re-emergence of women into the public life of the Church since the 1840's.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2192F/G if taken in 1992-93, and the former Religious Studies 160E, 163F/G.
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Religious Studies 2253F/G - Women in the Christian Tradition and Society
An examination of Christian traditions from the perspective of women's experience, including how they have reinforced society's oppression of women and how women have created alternative structures within ecclesial communities. Contemporary women's writings, with scripture and other sources of the tradition, are the major sources.
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Religious Studies 2254F/G - Biblical Women in Contemporary Art and Literature
This course considers biblical women as they are reinterpreted in poetry, novels, short stories and art. When biblical stories are compared with creative interpretations of them, ancient stories are illuminated and contemporary concerns addressed, challenging us to ask new questions of biblical texts and of ourselves as well.
Antirequisite(s): English 2701F/G.
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Religious Studies 2255F/G - The Biblical Wisdom Literature
An exploration of wisdom literature in the Bible (including the books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, and Wisdom of Solomon), paying attention to the literary and historical context of these books, as well as to their possible significance for the contemporary world.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2326F/G.
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Religious Studies 2256A/B - Religious and Spiritual Dimensions of Food
This course examines the role of food in a variety of religious contexts, its symbolic and spiritual significance, and ethical issues such as hunger, food distribution and genetically modified foods. Its wide-ranging scope will expose students to multi-faceted dimensions of food as nourishment for both body and soul.


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Religious Studies 2260F/G - Topics in Judaism
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Religious Studies 2261F/G - Topics in Hinduism
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Religious Studies 2262F/G - Topics in Islam
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Religious Studies 2263F/G - Topics in Buddhism
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Religious Studies 2265E - Theology of the Family
A study of the religious family drawing on cultural anthropology, sacred scriptures and theology with the goal of fostering an understanding the dynamics of religio-cultural family living in a multicultural, pluralistic and secular society.
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Religious Studies 2267F/G - Spiritual But Not Religious?
An investigation of spirituality and the role that it plays in fostering human flourishing. A special emphasis will be put on understanding how spiritualities change in the different stages of life.
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Religious Studies 2271F/G - Why the Church?
An exploration into Roman Catholic understandings of the church and its mission. Did Jesus found the church? How does the church relate to salvation, human well-being, and social transformation? How might the church address secularism and an intercultural, interreligious world?
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2106A/B, 142E, 241E.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2101A/B or 2201F/G and 2102A/B or 2202F/G, or permission of the Department.
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Religious Studies 2272F/G - The Church at Prayer
An exploration of the sacraments and rituals of the Roman Catholic at their call to personal and communal transformation.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2105A/B, 142E, 241E.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2101A/B or 2201F/G and 2102A/B or 2202F/G, or permission of the Department.
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Religious Studies 2275F/G - Christianity and Islam in Conversation
This course introduces the foundational beliefs and practices of two of the monotheistic religions, Christianity and Islam, as a basis for understanding, conversation and dialogue. Small group work, visits to representative religious sites, class presentations and guest speakers.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2219A/B, the former Religious Studies 191F/G Special Topics Christianity and Islam in Conversation, offered in 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2280F/G - Independent Study
A reading course on a defined topic and with a specified bibliography.
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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in Religious Studies at the 2100-level or above, and permission of the instructor
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2281F/G - Introduction to Buddhism
An introductory exploration of the Buddhist tradition, from the original teachings of the Buddha up to the current Dalai Lama. First, we will trace the growth of early Buddhism in India and follow its later developments as Buddhism moves into Sri Lanka, China, Japan and Tibet.
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Religious Studies 2283F/G - Introduction to Hinduism
The Hindu tradition has survived for roughly 3500 years in India, from its earliest fire sacrifices to the gods, to its expression in the modern world by such notable figures as Mahatma Gandhi. This introductory course examines the impressive growth of Hindu culture, literature, doctrine, philosophy, devotion and ritual practices.
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Religious Studies 2284F/G - Introduction to the Religions of China and Japan
An introductory exploration of the profound religious teachings of China and Japan, set within their historical and cultural context. Includes an examination of Chinese Folk Religion, Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism, Philosophical and Religious Daoism, Shinto, and Chinese and Japanese Buddhism.
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Religious Studies 2285F/G - Introductions to Islam
A study of Islam, its origin, main beliefs and practices; Islamic law, theology and mystical traditions; the diversity of modern Islam and its responses to the modern world.
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Religious Studies 2286F/G - Introduction to Judaism
An exploration of the experiential dimension of the Jewish tradition through the lens of ritual studies. By exploring the festivals and observances that comprise a single Jewish year, we will delve into Judaism's conceptions of time, the body, food, suffering and love.
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Religious Studies 2287F/G - Religious Perspectives on Marriage and Family
A study of how sexuality, marriage, and family structures are understood by the major religious traditions of the world and the impact these understandings have upon individuals (women, men, children, orphans, widows and widowers, the aged, sexual orientation) facing the stages and challenges of life in both homogeneous and pluralistic religious contexts.
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Religious Studies 2288E - Spirituality and Leadership
Spiritual values guide the actions of many individuals who provide leadership that inspires others to work for social change. This course examines the interface between spirituality and leadership in the lives of a wide range of people and movements, and offers students the opportunity to explore their own spiritual paths.
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Religious Studies 2290F/G - Special Topics
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Religious Studies 2291F/G - Special Topics
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Religious Studies 2292F/G - Special Topics in Chinese Religions
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Religious Studies 2293E - Special Topics
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Religious Studies 2300A/B - Special Topics
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Religious Studies 2301F/G - Interpreting Abraham
This course examines religious texts (in translation) where Abraham is portrayed as the founder of peoples—the Tanakh, the Christian Bible, and the Qu’ran. The classic texts, images, and narrative of Abraham’s story will be studied, as well as the interpretive methodologies employed in the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions.
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Religious Studies 2310F/G - Interpreting the Qur'an (in translation)
This course explores passages in the Qur'an that have shaped classical and contemporary Islam, particularly regarding the tensions between text, context, and community. In addition to textual analysis, the course covers the history of reception and the influence these texts and their interpretations have on social relations and contemporary issues.
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Religious Studies 2320F/G - Interpreting the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh, in translation)
This course explores the rich and sometimes problematic relationship between text, context, and community in relation to selected passages from the Hebrew Bible. In addition to textual analysis, the course covers the history of reception and the influence these texts and their interpretations have on social relations and contemporary issues.
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Religious Studies 2325F/G - Torah, the Hebrew Bible
The five books of the Torah (Pentateuch) contain the foundational narratives of the Israelite people and lie at the heart of the Jewish religion. This course takes socio-historical and literary approaches to discover how these books came to be and what ideas and beliefs they hope to impart.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2345F/G
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Religious Studies 2326F/G - The Prophets and the Writings
The canon of Jewish sacred scripture is known as the TaNaKh: Torah, Nevi?im (Prophets), Ketubim (Writings). This course picks up from 2325F/G: Torah, The Hebrew Bible, analyzing the history, composition and compilation of the latter two thirds of this collection, a diverse assortment of Israelite prophecies, narratives, philosophies and poems.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2346F/G
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Religious Studies 2327F/G - Rabbinic Judaism
Introduces the major texts of the Jewish cannon: the Midrash, Mishnah and Talmud. We focus on rabbinic midrash, the ancient rabbis? creative interpretation of the Torah, examining how the rabbis shaped a renewed revelation through meticulous attention to the details of the biblical text, discovering new truths in ancient words.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2347F/G
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Religious Studies 2330F/G - Interpreting the Christian Bible (in translation)
This course explores the rich and sometimes problematic relationship between text, context, and community in relation to selected passages from the Christian Bible. In addition to textual analysis, the course covers the history of reception and the influence these texts and their interpretations have on social relations and contemporary issues.
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Religious Studies 2345F/G - God, Guts and Glory: Biblical Storytelling
An examination of the heroes, villains, and miracle stories of the Hebrew Bible from their roots in the ancient Near East to their incorporation into early Judaism. Comparisons will be made to the role of these stories in early Christianity.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2325F/G
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Religious Studies 2346F/G - Ancient Wisdom
What is wisdom, and how do to we attain it? Several books of the Bible are part of an ancient “wisdom tradition” which spanned from ancient Egypt to Babylon to ancient Israel. What advice do these texts have, and what can they tell us about the well-lived life?
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Religious Studies 2347F/G - Living the Bible: Law and Ethics
Is it really possible to live according to biblical commandments? An exploration of biblical legal texts and early Jewish methods for transforming them into workable systems of law and ethics in the Mishnah and Talmuds. Focuses on questions of what makes legal interpretation valid and differentiating law from morality.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2327F/G
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Religious Studies 2351F/G - Inculturation and Spirituality
Combining classroom time, and a trip to Canada’s North, students will come to a deeper understanding of the Church’s praxis regarding inculturation and spirituality within a First Nations context.  Consideration will be given to the legacy of colonization and movements fostering greater autonomy in the Canadian aboriginal context. Additional travel expenses to be borne by students.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2291G taken in Fall/Winter 2011-12, 2012-13
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Religious Studies 2352F/G - Rome and the Christian Tradition
From ancient city of emperors to centre of the Roman Catholic Church today, Rome presents a living history like no other city. The course explores the intersection of religious practice, belief, art and architecture, politics and culture through a 10-day tour of Rome and environs. Additional travel expenses to be borne by students.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2291F Rome and the Christian Tradition taken in Summer Session 2012, or Summer Session 2013.
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Religious Studies 2400F/G - Hebrew Bible 1:  Pentateuch and Deuteronomistic History
A critical, historical, and literary survey of the Pentateuch and the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings
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Religious Studies 2410F/G - Hebrew Bible 2:  Prophets and Writings
A critical, historical, and literary survey of the major prophets, the twelve minor prophets, and the books of the Hebrew Bible often referred to as the Writings.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2400F/G.
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Religious Studies 2480F/G - Independent Study
A reading course on a defined topic and with a specified bibliography.
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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in Religious Studies at the 2100-level or above, and permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2481F/G - Independent Study
A reading course on a defined topic and with a specified bibliography.
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Religious Studies 2500F/G - Introduction to the Qur'an
This course examines the Qur'an's form, content, and major themes to determine what they reveal about its nature, appeal, and significance. The ways in which the Qur'an has functioned as the primary authority and guide in Muslim history and contemporary life will be examined.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2310F/G.
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Religious Studies 2501F/G - Islam Today
This course examines the diversity of Muslim experiences in the contemporary world.Using a wide selection of source material (memoirs, art and architecture, religious and literary texts) the varieties of world-views, challenges, limitations, opportunities and methodologies informing Islamic societies worldwide and in Canada will be examined.
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Religious Studies 2502F/G - Gender in Islam
This course explores Islam's social, institutional, doctrinal, and historical expressions through the prism of gender. How gender is textually defined and socially enacted in and through the foundational discourses of Islam, as well as Women's assertion of power through mystical experiences rituals, prayer, and oral/textual transmission of knowledge will be explored.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2291F taken in 2009-10.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2503F/G - Introduction to Islamic Mysticism 
This course focuses on the diverse aspects of mystical teachings in Islam (Sufism) with frequent comparative reference to Christian and Ancient mysticism. A variety of mystical traditions (ecstatic, contemplative, magical, and philosophical) will be discussed and analyzed based on translated primary sources.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2504F/G - Islam at the Cinema
This course examines depictions of Islam and Muslims in films produced by both Muslims and non-Muslims. Using cinema as a mediator of religious thoughts, values, assumptions, and struggles, the primary goal of this course is to understand the efficacy of cinema in creating, reflecting, negotiating, resisting, or embracing basic Islamic assumptions.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1 - 2 hours screening, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2505F/G - Stories and Figures in the Bible and Qur'an
This course focuses on parallel readings of Biblical and Qur'anic stories. Figures, such as Adam,Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Elijah and Jesus; and topics, such as creation, salvation, fall and afterlife, will be studied and compared to shed light on the origins of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scriptural traditions.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2610F/G - Christian Thought, Culture and Practices
A survey of Christian thought, culture and practices, including approaches to the Bible, the formation of doctrine, the development of ethics, the use of philosophy, iconographic expression, and the sacraments. Attention will be given to a variety of historical and cultural contexts, as represented both in local and global settings.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2620F/G - Islamic Thought, Culture and Practices
A survey of Islamic history, thought, culture and practices, this course considers the development of Islam, key historical events, the Qur’an and its interpretive traditions, Islamic philosophy, devotional and altruistic practices, Muslim identity in a variety of local and global settings, and contemporary issues.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2285F/G, 2503F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2700F/G - Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
This course surveys studies of religion within the disciplines of sociology and anthropology. In the course of covering methodologies, major figures, concepts and categories, particular attention will be given to time, space, structure, ritual, the sacred, practice, identity, and meaning as observed in historical and contemporary religious communities.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2200F/G, 2147E, 1031E, 0011.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2705F/G - The History of Religion
This course surveys the diverse ways that religion has been defined and understood throughout history, from late antiquity to the present. In addition to comparing different religious and historical contexts, particular attention will be paid to significant historical writings on phenomena, practices, and populations in the religions of the world.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2715F/G - Body, Religion and the Sacred
This course will examine how religious concepts of the body interact with contemporary conceptions of gender, tradition, culture and sexuality. The course will look at art, movement, liturgy and ritual, as well as medicine, science, and philosophy.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2222F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)
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Religious Studies 2725F/G - Ritual Studies
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of ritual in religious practice. Students will be introduced to the analytic tools provided in ritual studies, drawing on sociological, anthropological, and performance theory. They will apply these principles to a ritual practice in field analysis, group work, and formal writing and presentations.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2730F/G - Sacred Matter: Religion and Material Culture
An introduction to contemporary material culture theory and its application to the study of religious practices using critical readings, case studies, group work, and formal academic presentations and writing. Topics include: icons and iconoclasm; sacred books; religious vesture; objects for personal devotion.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3020F/G - The Early History of God: Origins of Monotheism
Where does the idea of one true God come from? This class will examine Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Greek concepts of deities, the invention of monotheism in Egypt, biblical debates over monotheism, and later developments of this idea, including the problem of Satan, the Logos, and the Trinity.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 3030F/G - Angry God: The Bible and War
Do Holy Scriptures promote bloodshed? This class will examine biblical conceptions of warfare and violence, as well as the ancient Near Eastern background for these conceptions. Topics will include holy war, genocide, body mutilation, apocalypticism, and later uses of biblical texts in political discourse.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 3070F/G - Studies in the Gospels
The composition and distinctive emphases of the four canonical Gospels and their sources, and of other early Christian gospels.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2212F/G, 2227F/G.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2124F/G or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3080F/G - The Death and Resurrection of Jesus
A historical, literary, and theological study of the Gospel Passion Narratives and the traditions and narratives about the resurrection of Jesus.
Antirequisite(s): The former Theological Studies 3301F/G.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2124F/G or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3090F/G - The Major Letters of Paul
The composition and theology of Paul’s letters to the Romans, Corinthians, and Galatians, in their historical setting.
Antirequisite(s): The former Theological Studies 4403F/G; Religious Studies 2211F/G.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2124F/G or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3100F/G - Studies in the Qur’an, Sunnah and Hadith
This course examines the Qur’an in the interpretative traditions in the Sunnah (the sayings and practices of Mohammed) and the Hadith (narrations concerning Mohammed, his companions, and his successors), with attention to the role these interpretations play in the branches of Islam, Islamic jurisprudence, and contemporary Muslim life.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2310F/G or 2500F/G or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)
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Religious Studies 3110F/G - Classical Islamic Thought
This course surveys classical theological, philosophical, mystical, and exegetical traditions within Islam and their implications for contemporary thought, life and practice. Particular attention will be paid to the strategies for drawing from religious traditions to construct religious identity and practice in a multicultural context.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2503F/G.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3121F/G - Introduction to Islamic Ethics
An examination of principled reasoning in classical Islamic jurisprudence, the theological status of reason in Islam, the principles and priorities of traditional ethical reasoning, the arguments for a goal-oriented approach to ethics, the contemporary emphasis on the context of the ethicist and the construction of religious authority, and the importance of individual moral formation.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 3130F/G - Islam and Politics
This course examines Islamic political thought and practice from the Medina Charter and the early Caliphate through to contemporary movements and developments. Central topics include: religion and the state, the main branches of Islam, religious tolerance, good governance, human rights, rule of law, and colonialism.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3160F/G - Christianity in Egypt and North Africa
This course surveys the history of Christianity in Egypt and North Africa with a particular focus on the early Christian communities in Alexandria, Cyrene and Carthage, their influence on African theology, spirituality and worship, and their continued presence and place in contemporary social, cultural, and political life.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 3165F/G - Christianity and the Middle East
This course surveys Christianity in the Middle East with a particular focus on the history of monasticism and its development in Egypt, Syria and Palestine. Selected Greek, Coptic and Syriac literary sources will be introduced to explore the religious and cultural affinities between different Middle Eastern Christian communities as well as to trace their survival within majority-Muslim contexts.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 3168F/G - Constructing Jesus
A survey of “constructions” of the figure of Jesus of Nazareth, both in modern critical historical assessments and in ancient Christian (canonical and non-canonical) and non-Christian sources. Special attention will be paid to the way construals of Jesus shape (and are shaped by) cultural, religious, and historical circumstances.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2242E
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 3170F/G - An Eye for an Eye:  Biblical Foundations of Crime and Punishment
An examination of ancient, religious structures of crime and punishment including vengeance / blood-feud; the death penalty; trial procedure and rules of evidence; divine retribution; and remedies for miscarriages of justice. What influence does this legacy have on our thinking about crime and punishment today?
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3175F/G - Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism from Merkavah to Madonna
Mysticism is the ancient practice of escaping one’s bodily, material existence and entering spiritual realms. A close look at Jewish mystical texts from the visions of Isaiah and Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible, to the medieval tracts Sefer Yetizrah and Zohar, to the phenomenon of Kabbalah centres today.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3180F/G - Censored Scriptures
This course explores the fascinating and volatile world of the early Christians with a focus on: groups that were outlawed because of their heretical teachings, the texts that they produced and the decisive struggles that led to the formation of what we now know as the Christian Bible.
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Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3248A/B - Religion, Theology and the Educator
An examination of the relationship between religion and theology in the person of the educator. Of particular relevance to persons interested in teaching religion or educational work in a religious setting. Strongly recommended for students enrolled in the Major in Religious Education. Readings, small group work, seminars, and academic journal.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2248A/B.
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 courses in Religious Studies, including 0.5 from Religious Studies 1026F/G, 2201F/G or 2226F/G; and 0.5 from Religious Studies 1028F/G, 2202F/G or 2227F/G; or permission of the instructor.
Corequisite(s):
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Religious Studies 3249E - Contemporary Questions in Christian Theology
An introduction to the principles of Christian Theology through a systematic consideration of basic principles. Special attention to contemporary challenging and difficult theological issues.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2137 or the former Religious Studies 2249E, 243E.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
(Brescia)
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Religious Studies 3257F/G - Contemporary Issues in Christian Ethics
How do I go about making an ethical decision? This course examines the roots and contemporary understandings of Christian ethics, both Catholic and Protestant. Issues such as human sexuality, the ecological crisis, euthanasia, war and genetic manipulation are considered.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2132, the former Religious Studies 2230E, 2257F/G, 191G (if taken in W04, W07).
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Religious Studies 3300F/G - Basic Issues in Religion
Can religious belief meet the challenges posed by modern science, the social sciences and contemporary philosophy? Is it just about ‘blind faith’ or can it explain and make sense of itself in the context of evolution, changing moral convictions and new views about humanity and nature?
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Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in a Religious Studies program.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3301F/G - Modern Catholic Thought
A critical exploration of the development of Catholic thought from the 16th-century Protestant and Catholic Reformations to the present day, with emphasis on theological renewal in the 19th and 20th centuries and the emergence of contemporary global perspectives.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2205F/G, and third- or fourth-year standing in an Honors Specialization, Specialization or Major module in Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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Religious Studies 3308U - Catholic Education in Practice (2) - Service Learning Project
An exploration, through volunteer service and seminar discussion, of the mission and methodologies of Roman Catholic education systems in Southwestern Ontario. Intended primarily for students enrolled in the Honors Specialization or Major modules in Catholic Studies for Teachers.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2208U and good standing an Honors Specialization or Major module in Catholic Studies for Teachers or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 12 seminar hours and 75 hours of volunteer service in a Catholic High School over two terms, 0.25 course
(King's)
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Religious Studies 3310F/G - Special Topics
Please consult the Department for current offerings.
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Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing in a Major, Specialization, or Honors Specialization module in Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3400F/G - Theology and Religious Pluralism
A survey of religious pluralism from a theological perspective, with particular attention to major contemporary authors in theology of religions and comparative theology. Although special attention will be paid to Christian writers, sources from diverse religious traditions will be encountered.
Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5228A/B
Prerequisite(s): Any 2000-level course in Religious Studies or Theological Studies
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 3410F/G - Anti-Religious Thought
A study of selected anti-religious thinkers from the beginnings of modernity to the present day. “Dissuaders” such Toland, Hume, Marx, Nietzsche, Sartre and Dawkins will be studied, dealing with themes from Deism to political and personal freedom, Enlightened reason, biological evolution and the problem of natural evil.
Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5223A/B
Prerequisite(s): Any 2000-level course in Religious Studies or Theological Studies
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 3450F/G - Judaism and the Holocaust
The impact of the Holocaust (1938-45) on Judaism in terms of its philosophy-theology, subsequent placement in Western society, and on Western and Global society. Students will examine the historical-social context of anti-Semitism/National Socialism as well as investigating Jewish responses in theology, philosophy and socio-political identity after the Holocaust.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 280F/G if taken in 2005-06.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of first-year requirements including 1.0 course from Category A or 1.0 course in History.
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Extra Information: 2.0 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)
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Religious Studies 3451F/G - Religion and Conflict Resolution
This course introduces a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives on the role religion plays in international conflict resolution and peace building. Cases involving representatives of major religious traditions will provide a basis for comparing theories and practices of resolving conflict.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in Catholic Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Justice and Peace Studies, or World Religions, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3455F/G - Religion, Ethics and the Environment
What ethical issues pertain to the environment? Are religious perspectives on the environment ethically relevant? Do we “owe” the environment anything individually and collectively? To answer these questions, this course traces historical and contemporary interactions between religious thought and practices and environmental issues in order to better understand current policy and practices.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3457F/G - Religion and Biomedical Ethics
This course explores the religious and theological dimensions of principles and decision-making in biomedical ethics. In addition to reviewing the principles that inform, and issues that arise in, clinical practice and testing, this course considers historical and contemporary ethical perspectives on topics such as triage, consent, bodily integrity, privacy, accessibility, and medicalization.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2239F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3460A/B - Religion, Ethics and Economics
This course explores the interaction between religion, ethics, and economics. In addition to exploring specific issues in business, we will consider the religious and ethical debates in the history of economics as well as the role religious and ethical perspectives play in contemporary economic institutions, practices, and decisions.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3463F/G - Religion, Natural Law and Human Rights
Are there universal beliefs about human nature and dignity? Are there certain actions that we must not do, regardless of the circumstances? Are there values that transcend every culture and context? To answer these questions, this course explores historical and contemporary interactions between Religion, theology, philosophy, natural law and human rights.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3465F/G - Apologies, Confessions, and Forgiveness
In the recent past, numerous corporations, churches and governments have apologized for past injustice. Tracing the historical development and contemporary deployment of these official apologies, this course asks: What is at stake in apologies? Should perpetrators be punished? What are survivors owed? What role do they play in political life?
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3480F/G - Independent Study
An advanced reading course on a defined topic and with a specified bibliography.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing and registration in an Honors or Honors Double Major in Catholic Studies, Catholic Studies for Teachers, Jewish Studies, or World Religions, or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3481F/G - Independent Study
An advanced reading course on a defined topic and with a specified bibliography.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing and registration in an Honors or Honors Double Major in Catholic Studies, Catholic Studies for Teachers, Jewish Studies, or World Religions, or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 3482F/G - Independent Study
An advanced reading course on a defined topic and with a specified bibliography.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year enrollment in a Major in Religious Studies, Religious Education, or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.  
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Religious Studies 3500F/G - Religion in Action: Projects in Experiential Learning
This course provides the opportunity for exceptional students at Huron to complete a guided project in experiential learning. Through seminars and discussions with the instructor, the form of the course may take that of an internship, a service learning opportunity, a research project, field trips and field work in diverse topics connected to the study of religion and theology.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)
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Religious Studies 4040F/G - Prophetic Literature
Studies focused on one or more of the major or minor prophets.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2213F/G.  
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2410F/G or permission of the instructor.  
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 4220E - Independent Study
Guided research and writing in religious studies, theology, or one of its cognate fields.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Standing in the Honors Specialization in Religious Studies, Theology and Culture, or permission of the instructor.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Religious Studies 4400F/G - Comparing Religions: Making Sense of Religious Pluralism
An advanced seminar in world religions that aims to provide a synthesis of the comparative thematic material presented in earlier years and to deal explicitly with questions posed by differences among religious traditions.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing in an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major module in World Religions, Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, Catholic Studies for Teachers, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 4408Y - Catholic Education in Practice
An investigation, through volunteer service and seminar discussions, of various philosophies of education with particular reference to those employed in Catholic secondary schools. Intended primarily for students enrolled in the Honors Specialization or Major modules in Catholic Studies for Teachers.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2208U, 3308U, and good standing in an Honors Specialization or Major module in Catholic Studies for Teachers or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: Twelve 3-hour seminars, and 75 hours of volunteer service in a Catholic High School over two terms, 0.5 course
(King's)
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Religious Studies 4410F/G - Seminar in Sacred Scripture
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 4415F/G
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing in an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major module in Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 4415F/G - Biblical Interpretation Today
Building on the basic historical-critical method of biblical study learned in earlier biblical studies courses, this advance seminar will introduce students to new and exciting ways to read and interpret the Bible. Among the methods to be studied and practiced are: narrative, feminist, reader-response and postcolonial methods.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 4410F/G
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing in an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major module in Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 4420F/G - Seminar in Religion and Culture
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing in an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major module in World Religions, Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 4430F/G - Seminar in Religious Ethics
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing in an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major module in Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 4440F/G - Seminar in Systematic Theology
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing in an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major module in Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 4460F/G - Seminar in World Religions
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing in an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major module in World Religions, Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 4480F/G - Independent Study
An advanced reading course on a defined topic and with a specified bibliography.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing and registration in an Honors or Honors Double Major in Catholic Studies, Catholic Studies for Teachers, Jewish Studies, or World Religions, or permission of the instructor.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 4481F/G - Independent Study
An advanced reading course on a defined topic and with a specified bibliography.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing and registration in an Honors or Honors Double Major in Catholic Studies, Catholic Studies for Teachers, Jewish Studies, or World Religions, or permission of the instructor.
Corequisite(s):
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Academic Calendar 2013 AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGES AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGE COURSE INFORMATION Religious Studies (AC)
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