Undergraduate Programs

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.

B.A. Program Information

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.

B.Th. Program Information

Course Syllabi Fall 2022

CATH 200 Introduction to Catholicism

CATH 325 Mystery and the Imagination

CATH 330 Catholicism in a Global Context: African Christianity

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 318 Special Topics in Religion 3: African Christianity

RELG 319 Special Topics in Religion 4: Advaita Vedanta

RELG 321 Western Intellectual Tradition

RELG 322 Church and Empire to 1300

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 423 Reformation Thought

RELG 434 Advanced Theology

RELG 440 Global Islam

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 370 Topics in Catholic Studies: Indigenous Religiosity and Spirituality

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 315 Special Topics in Religion 1: Indigenous Religiosity and Spirituality

RELG 317 Special Topics in Religion 2: Varieties of Modern Buddhism

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

Advising

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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.

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