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Religious Studies (AC)

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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 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
A study of belief systems, ethical teachings and worship practice of world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2130
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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 Theology
Introduction to central themes of Catholic theology including revelation, faith, Jesus, Church, sacraments.
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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.
(Brescia)
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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 - The Hebrew Scriptures
An introduction to the history of Israel and to the literature of the First Testament of the Christian Bible using contemporary scholarly approaches.
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 2111A/B - Religions of the East
An introduction to the major religious traditions of India, China and Japan.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2130 and 2203F/G.
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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 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
(Huron)
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Religious Studies 2132 - Contemporary Moral Problems
A critical examination of the underlying religious and philosophical differences leading Christians to adopt opposing positions on such recent moral concerns as abortion, sexuality, famine relief, tax policy, refusing medical treatment, suicide and assisted suicide. Includes an examination of objectivity in morality, religious liberty, and uses of the Bible.
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 Goes to Hollywood
A critical examination of how Jesus and "Jesus figures" are 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 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
A systematic introduction to the phenomenon of religion, to scholarly ways of studying its forms of expression and to the ways in which religious experiences and practices have been explained and evaluated.
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 Scriptures
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 - World Religions: Eastern Traditions
A study of the religions of India, China and Japan, with emphasis on the beliefs and practices of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 1023E, 2111A/B, 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 investigation of the beliefs and practices of the Christian Church in its formative period through a study of selected early theological and liturgical texts.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Religious Studies 1026F/G and 1028F/G, 2101A/B and 2102A/B, 2122F/G and 2124F/G, 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): Religious Studies 2106A/B, 2206F/G, and the former Religious Studies 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 - The Johannine Writings
An introduction to the Gospel and Letters of John and to contemporary methods of biblical interpretation.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2120F/G
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2211F/G - The Letters of Paul
An investigation of the Pauline Letters focusing on Paul's understanding of the Christian life, the development of that understanding, and its impact on the subsequent course of Christianity.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2121F/G
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2212F/G - The Synoptic Gospels
Students of the New Testament have been struck both by the similarities and dissimilarities between the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. This course attempts both to clarify, and explain the grounds for, the differences and similarities. The religious perspective of each of the evangelists will be delineated.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2213F/G - Prophecy in Israel
An examination of the roles of the prophets in Israel as these are presented in the various books of the Hebrew Scriptures. Attention will be paid to the historical context in which the major prophetic books were written and to the main points emphasized.
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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 - The Development of the Christian Tradition
An overview of the history of Christian thought and practice.
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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): 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, .5 course.
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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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 Family Relations 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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.  
(Brescia)
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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, 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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Prerequisite(s): One other course in Religious Studies or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours 0.5 course
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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.
(King's)
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2242E - Jesus of Nazareth
An inquiry into the life of Jesus of Nazareth and into beliefs about him including his humanity and divinity, miracles, resurrection, ethical teaching and redemptive significance.
Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2154E
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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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): Religious Studies 2170E
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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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.
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Religious Studies 2260F/G - Topics in Judaism
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2261F/G - Topics in Hinduism
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2262F/G - Topics in Islam
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2263F/G - Topics in Buddhism
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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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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Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours, 1.0 course.
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Religious Studies 2271F/G - The Church in an Ecumenical Age
An inquiry into Roman Catholic understandings of the purpose and organization of the church as these have emerged, developed and continue to evolve in response to historical circumstances and theological controversies.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2106A/B, 142E, 241E.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2101A/B, 2102A/B, 2201F/G, 2202F/G or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2272F/G - Catholic Symbols of Spiritual Transformation
An investigation of the human importance of symbols and gestures with a particular focus upon how they function in contemporary Christian spiritualities and in the Roman Catholic sacramental tradition.
Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 2105A/B, 142E, 241E.
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 2101A/B, 2102A/B, 2201F/G, 2202F/G or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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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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(Brescia)
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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.
(Huron)
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Religious Studies 2281F/G - The Buddhist Tradition
A study of the teachings of the Buddha and the Buddhist tradition; the main forms of Buddhism in India, Tibet, China, and Japan; the spiritual message of the Dalai Lama.
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Religious Studies 2283F/G - The Hindu Tradition
A study of the main Hindu beliefs, devotional practices, spiritual disciplines, and religious philosophies from the Vedas and other sacred texts to the modern period.
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Religious Studies 2284F/G - Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Religions
This course introduces the historical, textual, and doctrinal foundations of Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism; it examines the way these religious traditions are interwoven with each other as well as their intellectual and cultural influence on China and Japan.
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Religious Studies 2285F/G - The Islamic Tradition
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 - The Jewish Tradition
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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Extra Information: 3 hours. 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2290F/G - Special Topics
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Religious Studies 2291F/G - Special Topics
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2292F/G - Special Topics in Chinese Religions
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Extra Information: 3 hours. 0.5 course.
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Religious Studies 2293E - Special Topics
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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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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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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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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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
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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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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 2350F/G - The Book of Job Through the Ages
The biblical book of Job is a masterpiece of world literature about an innocent man afflicted with untold suffering. After grappling with the book itself, this courseexplores how artists and thinkers through the ages have re-imagined Job in an effort to make sense of their own experiences of injustice.
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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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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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.
(King's)
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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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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 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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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)  
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Religious Studies 3120F/G - Medieval Islamic Thought
This course examines Islamic philosophy and theology in the 11th through the 14th centuries, focusing on Al-Ghazali, Ibn Rushd (Averroës), their contemporaries, and their interlocutors. In addition to focusing on main categories, concepts, and methodologies, the course will survey more recent attempts to continue this tradition in the present.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Religious Studies 3110F/G or permission of the instructor.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)  
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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):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
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.
Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
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).
Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Religious Studies 3300F/G - Basic Issues in Religion
An examination of modern critical interpretations of religion, and of the ways in which reason, revelation and tradition are invoked on behalf of particular religious claims.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in a Religious Studies program.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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Religious Studies 3301F/G - Interpreting the Catholic Tradition
A critical introduction to the challenges and methods of contemporary Roman Catholic theology and to the men and women who do theological work today in a Roman Catholic context.
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):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
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.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
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.
Antirequisite(s):
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.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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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.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
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.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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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.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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Religious Studies 3481F/G - Independent Study
n 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.
(King's)
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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.  
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)  
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Religious Studies 4400F/G - Comparative 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):
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours. 0.5 course.
(King's)
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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.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
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):
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):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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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 Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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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):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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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.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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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 Religious Studies or Catholic Studies, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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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.
(King's)
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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):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(King's)
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Academic Calendar 2011 AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGES AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGE COURSE INFORMATION Religious Studies (AC)
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