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Religion, Literature and the Arts

To integrate many aspects of diverse religious traditions and the literary and artistic cultures in which they have functioned, the Major in Religion, Literature and the Arts is structured around a single core course but employs wide resources within the Faculty of Arts. The student must take one core RGLA course, a selection from a list of religion-related classes, and a number of courses from the broader list in the program brochure (revised annually).

The disciplines contributing to this extensive list each year could include Art History, Visual Art and Theory; Asian Studies; Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies; Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies; English; First Nations Studies; French, Hispanic and Italian Studies; Theatre and Film; and Creative Writing.

Major in Religion, Literature and the Arts

Students select their courses with the help of a program advisor.

Lower-level Requirements

The lower-level requirements of the program require that students complete:

  • 6 credits from 100- and/or 200-level RELG, and/or ASIA 211, 250, 258
  • 6 credits from AFST 250; ANTH 100, 200, 202, 213, 217, 220, 221; ARTH 101, 102, 226, 251, 253, 261, 262; ASIA 100, 101, 200, 208, 209; CENS 201, 202; CLST 110, 111, 204, 211, 212; ENGL 210, 220, 221; ITST 110, 231, 232; MDVL 210; RMST 221, 222; RUSS 206, 207; THTR 120, 210, 211, 230, 245; VISA 110, 180, 183 or others with permission

Upper-level requirements

The upper-level requirements of the program require that students complete 30 credits, which must include:

  • At least one of RGLA 371 or 372 (3 credits)
  • 12 credits from 300- and/or 400-level RELG, 300- and/or 400-level RGLA, and/or ASIA 301, 302, 303, 306, 330, 331, 332, 358, 376, 381, 382, 383, 385, 387, 388, 405, 450, 468, 477, 478, 485
  • 15 credits selected in consultation with a program advisor from the courses listed in the program brochure

Minor in Religion, Literature and the Arts

Lower-level Requirements

Students take the following courses:

  • 6 credits from 100- and/or 200-level RELG, and/or ASIA 211, 250, 258
  • 6 credits from AFST 250; ANTH 100, 200, 202, 213, 217, 220, 221; ARTH 101, 102, 226, 251, 253, 261, 262; ASIA 100, 101, 200, 208, 209; CENS 201, 202; CLST 110, 111, 204, 211, 212; ENGL 210, 220, 221; ITST 110, 231, 232; MDVL 210; RMST 221, 222; RUSS 206, 207; THTR 120, 210, 211, 230, 245; VISA 110, 180, 183 or others with permission

Upper-level Requirements

Students must also take 18 credits numbered 300 or above, which must include:

  • At least one of RGLA 371 or 372 (3 credits)
  • 9 credits from 300- and/or 400-level RELG, 300- and/or 400-level RGLA, and/or ASIA 301, 302, 303, 306, 330, 331, 332, 358, 376, 381, 382, 383, 385, 387, 388, 405, 450, 468, 477, 478, 485
  • 6 credits selected in consultation with a program advisor from the courses listed in the program brochure

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