Newfoundland's Ministry of Education has recently introduced a new curriculum in religion. One of the goals of the new curriculum is to introduce students to the wide variety of religions found around the globe. It would be beneficial, therefore, for teachers of religion to have a broad background in the world's religious traditions. To help meet this need the Department of Religious Studies offers courses in many of the world's religions, including:
The Department also offers a first year introduction to World Religions (Rels 1000). This course is a fantastic resource for anyone planning on a career in religious education.
Religious Studies qualifies as a Focus Area in the Primary/Elementary programme. Students wishing to focus in Religious Studies are required to attain eighteen credit hours in Religious Studies courses, including:
Religious Studies qualifies as a Second Teachable Area in the
Intermediate/Secondary programme. Students wishing to complete a
Second Teachable in Religious Studies are required to take
twenty-four credit hours in Religious Studies courses during their
first Bachelor's degree. This number of credit hours also qualifies
as a Minor within the Bachelor of Arts Programme. Students may want
to take advantage of the situation by formally declaring Religious
Studies as their Minor.
Religious Studies does not qualify as a First Teachable Area in the Intermediate/Secondary programme.