The Religious Studies Programme is housed mainly in the Department of Humanities, in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Religious Studies students may enroll in courses offered by teaching units other than in the Department of Humanities. But note that students must always meet the enrollment requirements of the unit offering a course so selected. In some cases, students may also be required to obtain written permission from the Coordinator of the Programme, in order for such courses to be counted as credits towards a degree in Religious Studies.
Religious Studies Majors and Minors are encouraged to take Religious Studies courses at Glendon College. Please consult the Coordinator before enrolling in courses offered outside the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
According to Faculty of Liberty Arts & Professional Studies regulations, students must take at least 50% of their major/minor courses and at least 50% of their total number of courses within the Faculty. Please bear this in mind when you consider taking courses outside the Faculty.
All students (majors and minors) must take the third year capstone courses AP/HUMA 3803 3.0 Methods in the Study of Religion and AP/HUMA 3804 3.0 Theories in the Study of Religion. Students in the major and minor must take at least one course (either 3.0, 6.0 or 9.0 credits) in at least three different religious traditions. And the majors must take at least one course (either 3.0, 6.0 or 9.0 credits) from each of the categories 1 to 5 below.
Category 1: Religion, Literature and the Arts
Category 2: Religion & Gender
Category 3: Religious Thought & Practices
Category 4: Methods & Approaches
Category 5: Self, Society and the Other
Category 6: Languages
Note: Language courses (Category 6) are strongly recommended but not required. Up to 12 credits in language courses may be counted towards the Religious Studies degree.