- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Theology
- Course Syllabi Fall 2022
- Course Syllabi Winter 2023
- Summer 2022
- Reassessment and reread policy
Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
Bachelor of Arts programs in the School of Religious Studies explore the many cultural, historical and political issues related to both Eastern and Western religions, and to religion in comparative perspective. Major and Minor concentrations in Religious Studies are available, as well as Honours and Joint Honours programs in Religious Studies.
Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)
The Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) offers academic instruction in the disciplines of theology and a more intensive study of Christianity. The B.Th. degree can be pursued independently or in preparation for ordained ministry and other careers in pastoral settings such as hospitals and schools.
Course Syllabi Fall 2022
CATH 200 Introduction to Catholicism
CATH 325 Mystery and the Imagination
RELG 201 Religions of the Ancient Near East
RELG 202 Religion of Ancient Israel
RELG 203 Bible and Western Culture
RELG 211 Theology Through Fiction
RELG 222 World Christianity
RELG 252 Hinduism and Buddhism
RELG 257D1 Introductory Sanskrit
RELG 300 Second Temple Judaism
RELG 302 Literature of Ancient Israel 1
RELG 311 Formation of the New Testament
RELG 319 Special Topics in Religion 4: Advaita Vedanta
RELG 321 Western Intellectual Tradition
RELG 331 Religion and Globalization
RELG 341 Introduction: Philosophy of Religion
RELG 344 Mahayana Buddhism
RELG 353 Gandhi: His Life and Thought
RELG 354 Chinese Religions
RELG 357D1 Sanskrit 2
RELG 358 Religion and Cinema in India
RELG 369 Tibetan Buddhism
RELG 370 Religion and Human Rights
RELG 390D1 Elementary Biblical Hebrew
RELG 408 The Prophets
RELG 434 Advanced Theology
RELG 456 Theories of Religion
RELG 457D1 Advance Sanskrit
RELG 545 Ramayana: Multiple Lives
RELG 556 Issues in Buddhist Studies
RELG 572 Religion and Global Politics
Course Syllabi Winter 2023
CATH 220 Selected Topics in Catholic Studies
CATH 310 Selected Topics in Catholic Studies
CATH 335 Confessions of Saint Augustine
CATH 460 Catholic Studies Seminar
RELG 204 Judaism, Christianity and Islam
RELG 207 Introduction to the Study of Religion
RELG 253 Religions of East Asia
RELG 254 Introduction to Yoga Traditions
RELG 257D2 Introductory Sanskrit
RELG 270 Religious Ethics and the Environment
RELG 271 Religion and Sexuality
RELG 288 Introduction to Sikhism
RELG 303 Literature of Ancient Israel 2
RELG 307 Bible, Quran and Interpretations
RELG 309 World Religions and Cultures They Create
RELG 312 The Gospels
RELG 323 Church and State since 1300
RELG 325 Varieties Religious Experience in Christianity
RELG 326 Christians in the Roman World
RELG 333 Principles of Theology
RELG 336 Contemporary Theological Issues
RELG 338 Women and the Christian Tradition
RELG 348 Classical Hinduism
RELG 357D2 Sanskrit 2
RELG 357D2 Sanskrit 2
RELG 375 Religion, Politics and Society
RELG 384 Religion and Public Policy
RELG 390D2 Elementary Biblical Hebrew
RELG 410 Paul and His Legacy
RELG 453 Vajrayana Buddhism
RELG 457D2 Advanced Sanskrit
RELG 470 Theological Ethics
RELG 535 Currents in Philosophy of Religion
RELG 555 Honours Seminar
RELG 558 Indian Tantric Traditions
RELG 571 Ethics, Medicine and Religion
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Reassessment and Reread
In accordance with the Charter of Student Rights and subject to the conditions stated therein, students have the right to consult any written submission for which they have received a mark and the right to discuss this submission with the examiner. Students may request an informal review of any graded material by the instructor and are urged to do so before initiating a formal reassessment or reread.
A. Reassessment of coursework
Requests for formal reassessment of course work other than an official final exam (term papers, mid-terms, assignments, quizzes, etc), shall be made to the School of Religious Studies Student Affairs office (studaffairs.relg [at] mcgill.ca) working days after the graded material has been made available to students. Reassessments should normally be completed within 20 working days of the request.
- The School of Religious Studies Student Affairs office obtains from the student or the instructor the original of the work including the comments and the grade, a copy of the assignment, a copy of the syllabus.
- The School of Religious Studies Student Affairs office transmits the material for reassessment to the designated associated examiner for the course or, when there is no associate examiner available, to the Director of Religious Studies, who then appoints an alternate associate examiner.
- When the reassessment is complete, and the associate examiner has submitted a report, the Student Affairs Office will inform both the student and the instructor of the result and will confirm with the instructor that any necessary grade change is made.
B. Reread of final exam
Requests for formal rereads of official final exams only (exam must be listed on the Final Exam schedule; this can include take-home exams) must be made in writing to the School of Religious Studies Student Affairs office (studaffairs.relg [at] mcgill.ca) by March 31 for Fall term courses; September 30 for Winter and Summer terms courses. These deadlines are strictly enforced and no requests will be accepted past them.
- The School of Religious Studies Student Affairs office obtains from the instructor the examination and the examination script, including the comments and the grade, a copy of the syllabus and any examination guide provided to the class prior to the examination.
- The School of Religious Studies Student Affairs office transmits examination materials to the designated associated examiner, or when there is no associate examiner available, to the Director of Religious Studies, who then appoints an alternate associate examiner.
- When the reread is complete, and the associate examiner has submitted a report, the Student Affairs Office will inform both the student and the instructor of the result and will confirm with the instructor that any necessary grade change is made.
In a formal reassessment or reread, rather than re-correct the work and then grade it as they would have done themselves, reviewers assess the appropriateness of the original grade based, for example, on the application of the grading key to the student's work. If a grade is deemed unfair, it is changed, whether the new grade is higher or lower than the original, i.e., the reviewer's grade takes precedence over the original grade.