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In addition to the information below, Arts students may wish to consult the Arts OASIS (Office of Advising and Student Information Services) website, which provides general academic information and advice about issues like faculty and degree requirements, registration issues, inter-faculty transfer, study away, academic standing, and graduation. Arts OASIS Faculty advisers are available to meet with students one-on-one, either by appointment or on a daily drop-in basis, and offer a number of information sessions every term, such as degree planning workshops, study away workshops, and freshman information sessions.


Programs and course requirements


RELG 456 “Theories of Religion”

  • Students in a Religious Studies Major Concentration should normally take this course in Winter Term, ideally of their last year in programme.
  • Students in a Religious Studies Honours or Joint Honours programme should normally take this course in Fall Term, ideally of their last year in programme (with RELG 555 in the Winter Term. Permission is not needed for RELG 555).

Students wishing to register must e-mail a request (including their name, student number, and programme for an “approval code” to samieun [dot] khan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Samieun Khan).


Special Studies Courses

Students in B.A. Religious Studies programs may apply special studies courses to their programs ONLY with the prior written approval of their program advisor. The student is responsible to provide the advisor with written evidence of a thorough, practical plan for a course of study deserving 3 credits in Religious Studies.


Advising

Students seeking advice are urged to e-mail the appropriate advisor (as indicated below). Please be sure to include your full name, student ID, McGill University "uniform e-mail address" (UEA) (normally a variation of firstname [dot] lastname [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca) and program (e.g. B.A. Major Concentration in World Religions).

Before contacting an Advisor students should review the relevant sections of the University Calendar. When contacting an Advisor, give a clear description of the advice or decision sought.

ProgramsAdvisors
Minor Concentration World Religions

garth [dot] green [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Garth Green)

Minor Concentration Scriptural Languages

gerbern [dot] oegema [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Gerbern Oegema)

Minor Concentration Philosophy and Western Religions

garth [dot] green [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Garth Green)

Major Concentration World Religions

davesh [dot] soneji [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Davesh Soneji) 
(last names A-L)
lara [dot] braitstein [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Lara Braitstein) 
(last names M-Z)

Major Concentration Scriptures and Interpretations

gerbern [dot] oegema [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Gerbern Oegema)

Major Concentration Philosophy and Western Religions

garth [dot] green [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Garth Green)

Minor Religion and Globalization

daniel [dot] cere [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Daniel Cere)

Honours Religious Studies

andrea [dot] pinkney [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Andrea Pinkney)

Honours Philosophy and Western Religions

garth [dot] green [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Garth Green)

Joint Honours Religious Studies

andrea [dot] pinkney [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Andrea Pinkney)

Joint Honours Philosophy and Western Religions

garth [dot] green [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Garth Green)


Course/credit transfer and equivalency

Students in Religious Studies programs requiring advice and decisions regarding the transfer of credits for courses taken elsewhere than at McGill and/or seeking equivalency decisions regarding such courses should consult the Academic Advisor for their programme.

It is the responsibility of students requiring such decisions to provide their Advisor with full documentation of the non-McGill courses to be evaluated (ideally a course syllabus with details of course requirements, textbooks, assignments, etc.).