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Please note that while this page provides details on courses offered by the Faculty of Religious Studies, specific course requirements vary by program. To find out more about these requirements, please refer to Program requirements and regulations.


Undergraduate courses

For a full listing of available undergraduate courses, please refer to McGill's Programs, Courses and University Regulations guide.


Graduate courses

Students preparing to register should consult the Graduate course offerings for the most up-to-date list of courses available; courses may have been added, rescheduled or cancelled after the information below was published. The Class Schedule lists courses by term and includes days, times, locations, and names of instructors.

Courses with numbers ending D1 and D2 are taught in two consecutive terms (most commonly Fall and Winter). Students must register for both the D1 and D2 components. No credit will be given unless both components (D1 and D2) are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

The course credit weight is given in parentheses after the title. * denotes courses taught only in alternate years.

Biblical Area


 

RELG 501 Honours Seminar 3 Credits

RELG 520 Biblical Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 601 Ancient Jewish Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 603 Course not available

RELG 604 Formation: Post-Exilic Judaism 3 Credits
RELG 605 Inter of Rel&Faith of Anc Isra 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 606 Course not available

RELG 607  Studies: Biblical narrative Traditions 3 Credits
RELG 611 Pauline Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 613 The Ministry of Jesus 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 618 The Church in the New Testamnt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 629 Primary Text: Aramaic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 640 Primary Text: Biblical Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 649 Primary Text: Coptic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


JWST 510 Jewish Bible Interpretation 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


JWST 511 Jewish Bible Interpretation 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

History and Theology Area

RELG 530 Church History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 531 Christian Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 532 History of Christian Thought 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 533 History of Christian Thought 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 621 Patristic Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 622 Medieval Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 624 Reformation Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 630 Theological Foundations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 631 Theology of the Cross 3 Credits

RELG 633 The Theology of Karl Barth 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 634  Movements in Contemporary Theology 3 Credits

RELG 635 Christology and Ecclesiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 683 Research in Christian Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Religion and Culture Area

RELG 571 Ethics, Medicine and Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 641 Modern Philosophy of Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 642 Contemp Philisophy of Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 643 Probs:Philosophy of Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 645 Methods in Religious Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 672  Value Systens–Christian Perspective 3 Credits

RELG 684 Res in Phil of Religion 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 745 Meaning and Interpretation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Asian Religions Area


ISLA 531D1

ISLA 531D2

RELG 546 Indian Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 547 Special Topics in Hinduism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 548 Indian Buddhist Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 549 Japanese Buddhist Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 552 Advaita Vedanta 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 553 Religions of South India 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 554 Religions of South India 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 556 Issues in Buddhist Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 557  Asian Ethical System 3 Credits

RELG 558 Indian Tantric Traditions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 571 Ethics, Medicine and Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 651 
Indian Buddhist Epistemology

RELG 654 Course not available


RELG 657D1 Introductory Sanskrit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 657D2 Introductory Sanskrit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 658 Dogen: Philosophy and Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 659 Course not available


RELG 665 Primary Text: Sanskrit 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 666 Primary Text: Sanskrit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 667 Readings in Indic Texts 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 668 Readings in Indic Texts 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 669 Primary Text: Tibetan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Special Studies

RELG 680 Old Testament Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 681 Research in New Testament 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 682 Res: Hist of Christianity 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 683 Research in Christian Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 684 Res in Phil of Religion 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 685 Research in Ethical Problems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 687 Research in Comparative Rel 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 690 Old Testament Research 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 694 Res in Phil of Religion 2 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 696  Research: Religious Psychology 3 Credits

RELG 751 Tutorial on a Selected Topic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 752 Course not available

M.A. (non-thesis)

RELG 660 M.A. Research Paper 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 661 M.A. Research Paper 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 662 M.A. Research Paper 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

M.A. (thesis)

RELG 688 Thesis Research 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 689 Thesis Research 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 698 Thesis Research 3 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Comprehensive Examination

RELG 701 Major Comprehensive Exam
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 702 Minor Comprehensive Exam
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 703 Oral Comprehensive Examination
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Language courses

Aramaic

RELG 629 Primary Text: Aramaic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Akkadian

RELG 603 Course not available

New Testament Greek

RELG 280D1 Elementary New Testament Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 280D2 Elementary New Testament Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 482 Exegesis of Greek New Testamnt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Biblical Hebrew

RELG 390D1 Elem Biblical Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 390D2 Elem Biblical Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 491 Hebrew Texts 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 492 Hebrew Texts 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 640 Primary Text: Biblical Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Japanese

RELG 654 Course not available

Pali

RELG 349D1  Introductory Pali 3 Credits

RELG 349D2  Introductory Pali 3 Credits

RELG 659 Course not available

Sanskrit

RELG 257D1 Introductory Sanskrit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 257D2 Introductory Sanskrit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 357D1 Sanskrit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 357D2 Sanskrit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 457D1  Advanced Sanskrit 3 Credits
RELG 457D2  Advanced Sanskrit 3 Credits

RELG 657D1 Introductory Sanskrit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 657D2 Introductory Sanskrit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 665 Primary Text: Sanskrit 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 666 Primary Text: Sanskrit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Tamil

RELG 266 Introductory Tamil 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 267 Introductory Tamil 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Tibetan

RELG 264 Introductory Tibetan 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 265 Introductory Tibetan 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 364 Intermediate Tibetan 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 365 Intermediate Tibetan 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 464 Advanced Tibetan 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 465 Advanced Tibetan 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 669 Primary Text: Tibetan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer