Course Sequence - Honours BA 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 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 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.

*These courses alternate every year.  It is important to register for them when they are offered.

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

PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

 

3 credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts 1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts 1

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 Arts 1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts 1

PHI1102 Moral reasoning

PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions

PHI1104 Great Philosophers

PHI1302 Philosophy: Thèmes et Texts

 

 

 

First Module

Honours BA

Religious Studies

60 credits

(20 courses)

SRS1112 The Religions of the World I

SRS2113 The Religions of the World II

SRS2191 Sociology of Religion

SRS2194 Anthropology of Religion *

SRS2351 Psychology of Religion *

 

SRS3102 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

SRS4302 Seminar in Religious studies

12 optional credits in religious studies (SRS) at the 3000 or 4000 level 2

15 optional credits in religious studies (SRS)

 

3 optional credits in religious studies (SRS) at the 4000 level

3 optional credits from list A 2

3 optional credits from list B

3 optional credits from list C 2

 

 

Second Module

Minor 

0 or 30 credits (0 or 10 courses)

Optional minor added after first year.

Students have the option of adding a minor (30 credits) in 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.

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

Electives

18 or 48 credits 

(6 or 16 courses)

In the minor option, students must take 18 elective credits (6 courses).

In all other cases, students must take 48 elective credits (16 courses).

 

LIST A 

SRS2111 Women and Religion

SRS3163 Women in Early Christianity

SRS3165 Gender and Religion

SRS3190 Popular Culture and Religion

 

LIST B

SRS2170 The World of the Hebrew Bible

SRS2382 The World of the New Testament

SRS2383 Religion in Late Antiquity

 

LIST C

SRS2115 Religious Ways of the Aboriginal People

SRS2386 Religion in Canada from First Contact to Modern Challenges

SRS3385 Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada

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