In the Department of Religious Studies, we . . .

teach students about the histories and varieties of religion, including prominent ideas, and methods and theories informing the academic discipline of religious studies 

prepare students with cultural literacy to organize, understand, and present information, and the knowledge and skill-set required in many professions and careers (like journalism, education, counseling and social work, international business and management, heritage and culture work)

advance the profession of religious studies through a commitment to scholarly research, publication, and debate • promote informed public dialogue about religions and their interaction and influence with and on society and culture

cultivate awareness of religious pluralism and difference, creating global citizens with the capacity to engage in both sympathetic understanding and vigorous critique of the place of religion in today’s religiously diverse world

 

 

 

News

Winter Courses, 2017

See our courses available in the Winter 2017 semester under the "course offerings" tab above.

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MA Graduates, 2016

Congratulations to our recent MA grads!

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Features

New 2-year Level Course

New Winter 2017 Course: "Religion and the Law: The Secular in Contemporary Canada" (RELS 2850).

 

 

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Dean's List Recipients

Dean's List recipients. 

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'Talking to Terrorists'

A public lecture by Dr. Amarnath Amarasignam (PDF).

 

 

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'Making Hijra: Understanding the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon'

A talk by Dr. Amarnath Amarasingam (PDF). All are welcome!

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