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Joint Honours Component Philosophy and Western Religions (36 credits)

Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

NOTE: THE JOINT HONOURS COMPONENT IN PHILOSOPHY AND WESTERN RELIGIONS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR.

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". Prior to registering for each Joint Honours component, students should consult an adviser in each department for approval of their course selection.

The Joint Honours Component Philosophy and Western Religions was designed for students who wish (i) to explore the intertwined intellectual worlds of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the interaction between philosophy and religion from Antiquity to the Enlightenment and (ii) to acquire the linguistic and conceptual tools allowing them to read source texts in the original languages, and to conduct research in the areas investigated by the interdisciplinary program. Students will benefit most from the Joint Honours if they combine it with a program in Philosophy, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, or Classics. Students are also encouraged to complete a minor concentration in one of the languages relevant to the academic field.

According to Faculty regulations, Joint Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult an adviser each year to devise a suitable course combination.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • RELG 307 Bible, Quran & Interpretations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures as responses to earlier sacred texts and in the light of post-scriptural interpretations. The debates, polemics, interpretative strategies, and intellectual and spiritual sharing produced by these three religions in accepting, explaining, amplifying, modifying, and selectively rejecting their and other sacred scriptures.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gerbern Oegema (Winter)

    • Winter

Complementary Courses (33 credits)

33 credits selected as follows:

Philosophy and Western Religions (PHWR)

3-9 credits of Philosophy and Western Religions (PHWR) courses from:

  • PHWR 300 Philosophy & Western Religions 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy & Western Religions : Introduction to the encounter between philosophy and the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, from Antiquity to the 12th Century, covering the philosophical sources (Plato to Neoplatonism), the religious sources (Bible to Qu'ran), and their manifold syntheses in the thought of theologians, philosophers and mystics within the three religious traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Open to students in Philosophy & Western Religions, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and to students of other units with permission of the instructor.
  • PHWR 301 Philosophy & Western Religions 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy & Western Religions : Introduction to the encounter between philosophy and the three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, from the 13th Century to the Enlightenment, covering the manifold syntheses of philosophical and religious ideas in thinkers from the Later Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 17th Century and the Enlightenment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHWR 300 or permission of the instructor.
    • Restrictions: Open to students in Philosophy & Western Religions, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and to students of other units with permission of the instructor.
  • PHWR 500D1 Interdisciplinary Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy & Western Religions : Advanced undergraduate students and faculty members and graduate students conducting research in relevant areas of the academic field will discuss a specific topic (e.g. Platonism, Aristotelianism, Renaissance, Mysticism, God, Prophecy, Exegesis etc.) in an interdisciplinary perspective.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHWR 300 or permission of an advisor.
    • Restrictions: Open to Major, Joint Honours and Honours students in Philosophy & Western Religions in their final year, as well as students of related units with permission of an advisor.
    • Students must register for both PHWR 500D1 and PHWR 500D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PHWR 500D1 and PHWR 500D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PHWR 500D2 Interdisciplinary Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy & Western Religions : See PHWR 500D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHWR 500D1.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PHWR 500D1 and PHWR 500D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

Students are strongly encouraged to take both PHWR 300 and PHWR 301.

History of Philosophy

3-6 credits from the History of Philosophy course list below.

At least one of:

  • PHIL 354 Plato (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of some of the philosophical problems (those in logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, e.g.) found in a selection of Plato's dialogues.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Andrew Reisner (Fall)

  • PHIL 355 Aristotle (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of selected works by Aristotle. The course considers issues in moral philosophy as well as those found in the logical treatises, the Physics and Metaphysics, and in the philosophy of mind.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Marguerite Deslauriers (Winter)

Remaining credits, if any, from:

  • CLAS 415 Advanced Latin: Oratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : The reading of selected texts in Roman Oratory Prose in the original Latin.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 9 credits of Intermediate Latin or permission of instructor
  • CLAS 426 Advanced Greek: Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : The reading of selected texts in Greek Philosophy Prose in the original Ancient Greek.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 9 credits of Intermediate Ancient Greek or permission of instructor
  • PHIL 356 Early Medieval Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of selected works in the Christian, Islamic and Jewish traditions. Topics in moral and political philosophy, logic and metaphysics, philosophical psychology and epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophical theology may be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • PHIL 357 Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : A discussion of the works of selected philosophers from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Topics for discussion may include God's knowledge of future contingents, issues in medieval logic, political and moral issues, and philosophical theology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of some of the major post-Aristotelian schools of philosophy. Texts from the Peripatetic, Stoic, Epicurean, Sceptical, Platonic, and medical traditions may be considered. Problems in logic, ethics, physics, epistemology, and metaphysics will be addressed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHIL 354 or PHIL 355
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken POLI 351

Scriptures and History of the Western Religious Traditions

0-3 credits from the Scriptures and History of the Western Religious Traditions course list below.

  • CATH 200 Introduction to Catholicism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : An interdisciplinary study of the Roman Catholic tradition in its changing contexts. Traces major themes in the Catholic tradition. Emphasis will vary from year to year on spiritual, intellectual, institutional, cultural and historical dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Douglas B Farrow (Fall)

  • CATH 310 Catholic Intellectual Traditions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : This course examines Catholic intellectual perspectives, schools of thought, and major thinkers, with focus on topics such as God, faith and reason, the human person, history, culture and community. Will also examine the interaction between Catholicism and other perspectives and traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: CATH 200, RELG 320, or permission of instructor
  • CATH 320 Scripture and Catholicism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : The role of Scripture in Roman Catholic thought and culture. Topics include Catholic perspectives on the interpretation of Scripture, debates about the role of Scripture in Catholic theology, and the incorporation of Scripture into popular Catholic cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CATH 200, or permission of instructor
  • HIST 207 Jewish History: 400 B.C.E. to 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An overview of Jewish history from the period of Ezra and Nehemiah to the death of Hai Gaon, c. 1035. Focus on the experience of the Jews in Hellenistic and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Jewish sects, rabbinic literature in its various genres, the Karaite schism, and the rise of the Gaonate.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken JWST 216
  • HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

  • ISLA 506 Islam: Later Developments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : How the basic elements of Islam have been understood in the course of later Islamic history up to the present day. The nature and development of Shi'ism, Sufi brotherhoods, major intellectual trends, Islam in a world of nation states, diaspora. The challenges of modernity and the contemporary world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 3 hours
  • ISLA 511D1 History: Islamic Civilization - Mediaeval Era (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The Seljuks, and the medieval synthesis. The Moors in Spain and North Africa. The Crusades. The Mongols and the destruction of the Baghdad Caliphate. The Mamluk, Persian, Turkish and Indian Empires until 1700.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rula Abisaab (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Either ISLA 200 or ISLA 350
    • Students must register for both ISLA 511D1 and ISLA 511D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 511D1 and ISLA 511D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ISLA 511D2 History: Islamic Civilization - Mediaeval Era (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 511D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rula Abisaab (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 511D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 511D1 and ISLA 511D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 201 Jewish Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The nature and history of Jewish law; literary and legal sources; selections in English from the Mishnah and Talmud, as well as selected post-Talmudic Texts, on such subjects as Contracts, Torts, Public Law and Family Law.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Daniel Leib Hundert (Fall)

  • JWST 211 Jewish Studies 1: Biblical Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and beliefs of Judaism's formative period. Both Biblical and non-Biblical materials will be studied. The Bible in the context of cognate literatures of the Ancient Near East; non-Biblical documents will be analysed for their bearing on the Jewish tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 216 Jewish Studies 2: 400 B.C.E. - 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and intellectual developments in Judaism during late antiquity. Special emphasis will be placed on rabbinic literature e.g. Babylonian Talmud, Palestinian Talmud, the midrashim both as literary works and for the light they shed on the events and ideologies of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts and discussions will be in English
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 207
  • JWST 217 Jewish Studies 3: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 310 Believers, Heretics and Critics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Issues in the development of Biblical interpretation based on classical Jewish thought, heretical Jewish doctrines and contemporary Biblical criticism.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

  • JWST 316 Social and Ethical Issues Jewish Law 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A brief introduction to the nature and history of Jewish law. Topics include: redemption of hostages; abortion; death and dying.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Daniel Leib Hundert (Winter)

  • JWST 345 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to the study of Rabbinic texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All readings in English
  • JWST 510 Jewish Bible Interpretation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The issues, approaches, and texts of Jewish Bible interpretation between the Biblical and Talmudic eras: Bible interpretation in the Bible; in Greco-Roman Jewish literature; in the Mishnah, Tosefta, Targumim, and Talmudim; early Samaritan interpretation, Bible interpretation in ancient synagogue art, and in the massoretic literature.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 512
  • JWST 511 Jewish Bible Interpretation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The issues, problems, approaches, and texts of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval, renaissance, early modern, and modern times. Interpretation in the Geonic, Ashkenazi, Sefardic, North African, Italian, European, Yemenite, North American and Israeli centres of Jewish Learning.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 512
  • JWST 523 Ancient Bible Interpretation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work in one aspect of Jewish Bible interpretation in ancient times.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Summer)

  • JWST 538 Early Rabbinic Parshanut 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work on one aspect of Jewish Bible interpretation in late antiquity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 539 Biblical Interpretation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Close readings in one or more texts of early rabbinic Bible interpretation: Mishnah, Tosefta, Halakhic and Aggadic Midrashim, Talmud.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 546 Innovative Medieval Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The dynamics of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval times and the attempts by various authors to read the Bible as an independent Hebrew document, not only in the light of the pre-medieval rabbinical exegetical tradition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 548 Medieval Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work in one aspect of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval times.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

  • JWST 575 Topics in Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work in one aspect of Jewish Bible Interpretation that cuts across all periods of Jewish Bible interpretation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • RELG 203 Bible and Western Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : To provide students of the humanities with knowledge of the Bible as a tool for interpreting religious references in Western literature, art and music. Biblical stories (e.g. Creation, Exodus), key figures (e.g. David, Job, Mary), and common motifs (e.g. Holy City, Pilgrimage, Bride) are explored, then illustrated by later cultural forms.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jeffrey Keiser (Fall) Jeffrey Keiser (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
  • RELG 210 Jesus of Nazareth (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A critical study of selected ancient and modern accounts of the aims and person of Jesus. Attention will be given also to the question of the historical sources and to the relationship between faith and history.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ian H Henderson (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter and Summer
  • RELG 300 Second Temple Judaism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A survey of Jewish history and thought from Ezra to the Mishnah; religious developments and groups, e.g., apocalypticism, Hellenistic Judaism, Essenes, Pharisees, Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism; and Biblical Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo, Paul, Mishnah and Midrashim.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Gerbern Oegema (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 302 Literature of Ancient Israel 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the literature of Ancient Israel in English translation. Reading and interpreting representative selections.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Patricia Kirkpatrick (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 303 Literature of Ancient Israel 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Approaches to historical-critical scholarship and to the historical background of the Old Testament. Part of the course will be an examination of methods of biblical analysis through the use of learning cells.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gerbern Oegema (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 311 New Testament Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the interpretation of the New Testament.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Frederick Tappenden (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 312 New Testament Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the critical study of the Gospels.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ian H Henderson (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 322 The Church in History 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A survey of major developments in the history of Christianity from the end of the apostolic age to 1500. Selected readings from primary and secondary sources will be used.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: W J Torrance Kirby (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 323 The Church in History 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Significant events and persons in the history of western Christianity from 1500 - 1948 will be studied. Attention is focused on mainline denominations in Britain and continental Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: W J Torrance Kirby (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 326 Ancient Christian Church AD54 - AD604 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Significant persons and events from Nero's reign to the papacy of Gregory I. Attention to major Christian centres within the Roman Empire before Constantine, to the development of the Eastern Byzantine Church, and to the growth of the papacy in the West. Leading Christian theologians and thinkers will be studied.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ian H Henderson (Winter)

  • RELG 330 Reformed Theology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Selected topics illustrating the Reformers' theological agenda, with special reference to Luther, Zwingli and Calvin.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
  • RELG 399 Christian Spirituality (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Seminar exploring the phenomena of internal religious experience in their relation to received formularies of Christian thought and practice.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: W J Torrance Kirby (Winter)

    • Summer
  • RELG 407 The Writings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of Job with some attention to Proverbs and Ecclesiastes (in English translation).

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Patricia Kirkpatrick (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: RELG 202, or RELG 302 and RELG 303, or equivalent
  • RELG 408 The Prophets (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of significant texts selected from the prophetic tradition in the Old Testament.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: RELG 202, or RELG 302 and RELG 303
  • RELG 411 New Testament Exegesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A seminar in exegesis on the basis of representative passages chosen from different parts of the New Testament in English.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Dean M Brady (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: RELG 311 and RELG 312
  • RELG 482 Exegesis of Greek New Testament (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An intensive seminar in exegesis on the basis of representative passages chosen from different parts of the New Testament.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Dean M Brady (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RELG 381 or equivalent, and RELG 311, RELG 312
  • RELG 491 Hebrew Texts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Translation and exegesis of selected texts.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Patricia Kirkpatrick (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 492 Hebrew Texts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Translation and exegesis of selected texts.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Patricia Kirkpatrick (Winter)

    • Winter

Jewish and Christian Thought

6 credits from the Jewish and Christian Thought course list below.

Jewish Studies (JWST)

  • JWST 261 History of Jewish Philosophy & Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to Jewish philosophy and thought from the Hellenic period (Philo) to the beginning of the modern era (Spinoza) focusing on topics such as prophecy and philosophy, God and the world; the Law as a canon of ethical rules and as a political constitution. survey the treatment of such issues by Jewish thinkers from Philo to Maimonides.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Racheli Haliva (Fall)

  • JWST 337 Jewish Philosophy and Thought 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Focuses on either a period, a current of thought or the work of a thinker in the history of Jewish thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, paying particular attention to the relationship of Jewish thinkers to intellectual trends in their respective cultural contexts. contemporary Muslim and Christian theologians and philosophers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
  • JWST 338 Jewish Philosophy and Thought 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Focuses on either a period, a current of thought or the work of a thinker in the history of Jewish thought from the Middle Ages to Modern Times, paying particular attention to the relationship of Jewish thinkers to intellectual trends in their respective cultural contexts. themes and concerns of Jewish theology and on Jewish responses to contemporary trends in European thought.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Allan L Nadler (Winter)

    • Winter
  • JWST 358 Topics in Jewish Philosophy 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish philosophy. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Fall)

    • All texts in English
  • JWST 359 Topics in Jewish Philosophy 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish philosophy. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

    • All texts in English
  • JWST 474 Maimonides' Mishneh Torah (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Study of the Moses Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, including such subjects as idolatry, repentance, and sacrifices, to torts, contracts, and public law.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

  • JWST 543 Maimonides as Parshan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Biblical Interpretation in the Guide of the Perplexed and related writings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Requires Departmental approval
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 540
  • JWST 558 Topics: Modern Jewish Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Studies of topics in Modern Jewish thought. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Winter)

  • JWST 562 Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Deals with the manifold points of contact between medieval Muslim and Jewish intellectual history. Muslim and Jewish philosophers, theologians and mystics belonged to the same currents of thought, used the same language and studied the same sources in translation, proposing similar answers to questions that arose in the context of their respective religious traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one course in Greek, Islamic or Jewish Philosophy, or permission of instructor.

Religious Studies (RELG)

  • RELG 334 Christian Thought and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Explores the Christian narrative and theological worldview, in relation to western religion, ethics, philosophy, science, and culture, with reference to both primary and secondary literature.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Douglas B Farrow (Winter)

    • Winter and Summer
    • Prerequisite: One prior course in Christianity, or History of Western Thought or by permission of the instructor.
  • RELG 341 Introduction: Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Introduction to the subject. Faith and reason, theistic arguments, values and destiny, the problem of evil, religious language.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Garth Green (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 423 Reformation Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination of issues and persons in Europe and the British Isles that contributed to ecclesiastical and social change during the 16th and early 17th centuries.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • RELG 439 Religious Dialogues (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A comparative survey of the literature of Western religious dialogues, addressing the history and diversity of debates concerning religion. Texts to be discussed include dialogues by Plato, Cicero, Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, Cusanus, Leo Hebraeus, Erasmus, Thomas More, Jean Bodin, Leibniz and Hume.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: RELG 204 or RELG 207.
  • RELG 532 History of Christian Thought 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The development of Christian theology in the Patristic and Medieval periods. Focus on the controversial development of Christian doctrines and disciplines through intensive exposure to primary texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: At least six (6) credits at the 300 level in Christianity or the Christian Bible.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RELG 320
  • RELG 533 History of Christian Thought 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The development of Christian theology in the Reformation, Post Reformation and Modern periods through intensive exposure to primary texts.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Douglas B Farrow (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: At least six (6) credits at the 300 level in Christianity or the Christian Bible.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RELG 327

Languages

12-15 credits (two years: 12 credits, or in the case of Arabic, 15 credits) in one language (Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, or Latin) selected from the language course lists below.

Arabic, ISLA courses:

  • ISLA 521D1 Introductory Arabic (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Modern Standard Arabic. Focus on the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, with an emphasis on the functional use of the language.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: David Nancekivell, Hala Jawlakh (Fall)

    • Fall and Winter
    • 5 lecture hours and laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement Test or permission of instructor
    • Students must register for both ISLA 521D1 and ISLA 521D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 521D1 and ISLA 521D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ISLA 521D2 Introductory Arabic (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 521D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: David Nancekivell, Hala Jawlakh, Shokry Gohar (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 521D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 521D1 and ISLA 521D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ISLA 522D1 Lower Intermediate Arabic (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Shokry Gohar, David Nancekivell (Fall)

    • Fall and Winter
    • 3 hours and laboratory
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 521D1/D2 or equivalent, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.
    • Students must register for both ISLA 522D1 and ISLA 522D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 522D1 and ISLA 522D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ISLA 522D1 and ISLA 522D2 together are equivalent to ISLA 522
  • ISLA 522D2 Lower Intermediate Arabic (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 522D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Shokry Gohar (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 522D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 522D1 and ISLA 522D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ISLA 522D1 and ISLA 522D2 together are equivalent to ISLA 522

Greek, CLAS and RELG courses:

  • CLAS 220D1 Introductory Ancient Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A course for beginners.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Margaret Palczynski (Fall)

    • Students must register for both CLAS 220D1 and CLAS 220D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CLAS 220D1 and CLAS 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • CLAS 220D2 Introductory Ancient Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : See CLAS 220D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Margaret Palczynski (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CLAS 220D1 and CLAS 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • CLAS 321 Intermediate Greek: Plato/Xenophon (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected works by Plato and Xenophon in Greek. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of the instructor
  • CLAS 322 Intermediate Greek: Orators (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of the work of selected orators in Greek. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of the instructor
  • CLAS 323 Intermediate Greek: Homer (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected works by Homer in Greek. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Margaret Palczynski (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of the instructor
    • Selections
  • CLAS 324 Intermediate Greek: Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected poetry in Greek. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of the instructor
  • RELG 280D1 Elementary New Testament Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sean Ross (Fall)

    • Students must register for both RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2 together are equivalent to RELG 280
  • RELG 280D2 Elementary New Testament Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : See RELG 280D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sean Ross (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: RELG 280D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2 together are equivalent to RELG 280
  • RELG 381 Advanced New Testament Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A review of grammar and syntax with an emphasis on rapid reading of sections chosen from different parts of the New Testament.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ian H Henderson (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: RELG 280 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 70%

Hebrew, JWST and RELG courses:

  • JWST 220D1 Introductory Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Language acquisition - introductory Hebrew.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lea Fima, Nitza Parry (Fall)

    • Students must register for both JWST 220D1 and JWST 220D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 220D1 and JWST 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 220D2 Introductory Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 220D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nitza Parry, Lea Fima (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 220D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 220D1 and JWST 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 320D1 Intermediate Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : This course is designed to integrate students at various levels into one group with the aim of improving their basic language skills and preparing them for advanced Hebrew.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Bracha Gams-Shauli (Fall)

    • Students must register for both JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2 together are equivalent to JWST 320
  • JWST 320D2 Intermediate Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 320D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bracha Gams-Shauli (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 320D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2 together are equivalent to JWST 320
  • RELG 390D1 Elementary Biblical Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Biblical Hebrew. Emphasis is placed on both the oral and the written language.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Shayna Sheinfeld, Patricia Kirkpatrick (Fall)

    • Students must register for both RELG 390D1 and RELG 390D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 390D1 and RELG 390D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • RELG 390D2 Elementary Biblical Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : See RELG 390D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Shayna Sheinfeld (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: RELG 390D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 390D1 and RELG 390D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Latin, CLAS courses:

  • CLAS 210D1 Introductory Latin 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A course for beginners.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Martin Sirois, Margaret Palczynski (Fall)

    • Students must register for both CLAS 210D1 and CLAS 210D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CLAS 210D1 and CLAS 210D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • CLAS 210D1 and CLAS 210D2 together are equivalent to CLAS 210
  • CLAS 210D2 Introductory Latin 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : See CLAS 210D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Martin Sirois, Margaret Palczynski (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 210D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CLAS 210D1 and CLAS 210D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • CLAS 210D1 and CLAS 210D2 together are equivalent to CLAS 210
  • CLAS 312 Intermediate Latin: Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected poetry in Latin. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 210 or CLAS 211 or CLAS 212 or permission of the Department
  • CLAS 314 Intermediate Latin: Historians (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Review of the work of selected historians in Latin. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 210 or CLAS 211 or CLAS 212 or permission of the Department
  • CLAS 315 Intermediate Latin: Selections (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected works in Latin. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 210 or CLAS 211 or CLAS 212 or permission of the Department
  • CLAS 316 Intermediate Latin: Medieval (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Selection.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 210 or CLAS 211 or CLAS 212 or permission of the Department

Specialized Research Skills

3 credits of courses in specialized skills for conducting research, chosen from:

  • PHWR 400 Joint Honours/Honours Tutorial (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy & Western Religions : Guided reading and research for Joint Honours and Honours students in their final year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Open to Joint Honours and Honours students in Philosophy & Western Religions in their final year.
  • PHWR 500D1 Interdisciplinary Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy & Western Religions : Advanced undergraduate students and faculty members and graduate students conducting research in relevant areas of the academic field will discuss a specific topic (e.g. Platonism, Aristotelianism, Renaissance, Mysticism, God, Prophecy, Exegesis etc.) in an interdisciplinary perspective.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHWR 300 or permission of an advisor.
    • Restrictions: Open to Major, Joint Honours and Honours students in Philosophy & Western Religions in their final year, as well as students of related units with permission of an advisor.
    • Students must register for both PHWR 500D1 and PHWR 500D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PHWR 500D1 and PHWR 500D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PHWR 500D2 Interdisciplinary Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy & Western Religions : See PHWR 500D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHWR 500D1.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PHWR 500D1 and PHWR 500D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
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