Religious Studies

Fall Semester 2017

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Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.A1
Simon, DerekM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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[I. Introductory Course]A thematic, issues-oriented introduction to the study of religions. Some of the themes and issues explored may include social crisis and renewal, authority and power, sexual diversity, conflict and peace, evil and suffering, death and after death, food and music, among others. By means of these themes, students develop an active appreciation of diverse religious traditions and gain the tools to think critically about them.

Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.B1
Simon, DerekT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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[I. Introductory Course]A thematic, issues-oriented introduction to the study of religions. Some of the themes and issues explored may include social crisis and renewal, authority and power, sexual diversity, conflict and peace, evil and suffering, death and after death, food and music, among others. By means of these themes, students develop an active appreciation of diverse religious traditions and gain the tools to think critically about them.

Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.C1
Dunham, ScottW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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[I. Introductory Course]A thematic, issues-oriented introduction to the study of religions. Some of the themes and issues explored may include social crisis and renewal, authority and power, sexual diversity, conflict and peace, evil and suffering, death and after death, food and music, among others. By means of these themes, students develop an active appreciation of diverse religious traditions and gain the tools to think critically about them.

Religion & Ecology
RELG.2133.A
Simon, DerekM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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[II. Intermediate and Advanced Courses|1. Multi-Religious Courses]Many religious traditions display a variety of stances towards the environmental crisis, ranging from indifference to reform. Through critical and comparative study, this course explores religious approaches to ecology in a variety of traditions. Topics may include environmental stewardship, deep ecology, ecoliberation, ecofeminism and ethnic indigenous ecology.

Intro to the New Testament
RELG.2333.A
Simon, DerekM W04:00PM-05:20PM
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[II. Intermediate and Advanced Courses|2. Tradition-Specific Courses]This course will investigate the history of the growth of the New Testament Canon of twenty seven books and then study two major categories of New Testament books: the Gospels and the Pauline Corpus. Several special questions including the Synoptic Question, the relationship between John and the Synoptics and the authenticity of the Pauline Corpus will be briefly introduced.

Winter Semester 2018

CourseInstrDaysTime
Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.A2
Simon, DerekM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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[I. Introductory Course]A thematic, issues-oriented introduction to the study of religions. Some of the themes and issues explored may include social crisis and renewal, authority and power, sexual diversity, conflict and peace, evil and suffering, death and after death, food and music, among others. By means of these themes, students develop an active appreciation of diverse religious traditions and gain the tools to think critically about them.

Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.B2
Simon, DerekT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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[I. Introductory Course]A thematic, issues-oriented introduction to the study of religions. Some of the themes and issues explored may include social crisis and renewal, authority and power, sexual diversity, conflict and peace, evil and suffering, death and after death, food and music, among others. By means of these themes, students develop an active appreciation of diverse religious traditions and gain the tools to think critically about them.

Intro to Religious Studies
RELG.1006.C2
Dunham, ScottW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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[I. Introductory Course]A thematic, issues-oriented introduction to the study of religions. Some of the themes and issues explored may include social crisis and renewal, authority and power, sexual diversity, conflict and peace, evil and suffering, death and after death, food and music, among others. By means of these themes, students develop an active appreciation of diverse religious traditions and gain the tools to think critically about them.

Religion & Sexuality
RELG.2293.A
Simon, DerekM W02:30PM-03:50PM
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[II. Intermediate and Advanced Courses|1. Multi-Religious Courses]An examination of the understanding of the nature of human sexuality with specific reference to religious and theological frameworks. Issues studied may include sexuality as foundational in personal dignity and integrity, marriage, relationality, communication, the commodification of sexuality, systematic abuses and neglect of sexuality.

Book of Isaiah
RELG.3323.A
McDonald, DenysW07:00PM-09:50PM
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[II. Intermediate and Advanced Courses|2. Tradition-Specific Courses]This course will study the book of Isaiah as an example of prophetic literature. It will treat such questions as the authorship, dating, unity, background, and theology of the book. Particular passages will be singled out for more detailed study.

RS: Scope and Methods
RELG.4023.A
Simon, DerekM W04:00PM-05:20PM
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[III. Specialized Courses|4. Majors and Honours Required Seminars]An in-depth analysis of selected issues in Religious Studies, focusing on the distinctive concerns of the discipline and the furthering of research skills appropriate to it. The course fosters reflection on the variety of methods used in Religious Studies, mindful of the need of senior students to integrate their four years of learning in the discipline. Honours students are normally required to take this course in their third year, Majors students in their fourth year, of full-time study.

Last Published: Sat Dec 16 06:05:01 2017