Course Sequence - Honours BA with Major in Religious Studies

If you think the goal of our programs is to turn students into priests or nuns, think again! To understand the world in which we live and its various cultures, it is important to look at all the world’s religions. Our multidisciplinary programs combine history, sociology, psychology and anthropology, so the result is a rich mixture of perspectives on an array of topics: world religions, Amerindian religions, religions in Canada, multiculturalism, ecology and religion, and the relationship between religion and globalization.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Religious Studies program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours BA with Major in Religious Studies FI

Minor

  • Minor in Religious Studies

FI French Immersion stream available.

Language of instruction

These programs are offered in English and in French.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The business world and governments are looking for graduates with a multidisciplinary, humanistic education. These programs lead to careers in international development, immigration, the diplomatic service and multiculturalism.

What can I do with my studies?

(www.sass.uottawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for graduates with a background in religious studies.

 

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS)

Notes
1 This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice.
2 The number of credits at the 3000 level can be reduced according to the number of courses already taken at the 3000 level
3 Students may also register for EAS3103 as part of this requirement.

3 credits = 1 course

    Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
  Total

120 credits

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

  Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100  Workshop in Essay Writing

3 credits from:
PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking
PHI1302 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

3 credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
ENG1120  Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
ENG1121  Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry

3 credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
PHI1102 Moral reasoning
PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions
PHI1104 Great Philosophers
PHI1302 Philosophy : Themes and Texts

 

 

 

First Module

ReligiousStudies

42 credits

(14 courses)

SRS1112 Religions of the World I
SRS2113 Religions of the World II
3 course credits from list A
6 course credits from list B

SRS3102 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

12 optional course credits in religious studies (SRS) at the 3000 or 4000 level2, 3

6 optional course credits in religious studies at the 4000 level

3 course credits from list C 2
3 course credits from list D 2

Second Module

Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year.

Students must add a second program, either a 42-credit major or a 30-credit minor, selected from any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences. The faculties of Science and Engineering also offer many majors and minors. However, these majors require 51 to 60 credits.

Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second program.

Electives

24 or 36 credits

(8 or 12 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:

  • In the major option, students must take 24 electives (8 courses).
  • In the minor option, students must take 36 electives (12 classes).

 

Liste A

SRS2170 The World of the Hebrew Bible
SRS2382 The World of the New Testament
SRS2383 Religion in Late Antiquity

 

Liste B

SRS2191 Sociology of Religion
SRS2194 Anthropology of Religion
SRS2351 Psychology of Religion

 

Liste C

SRS2111 Women and Religion
SRS3163 Women in Early Christianity
SRS3165 Gender and Religion
SRS3190 Popular Culture and Religion

 

Liste D

SRS2115 Religious Ways of the Aboriginal Peoples
SRS2386 Religion in Canada from First Contact to Modern Challenges
SRS3385 Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada
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