Purpose of the Program in Religious Studies:
The course offerings of the Religious Studies Department fall into the following five areas:
Areas of Religious Studies to which courses belong are indicated by the area number below the course description.
Three-Year General Religious Studies
Eligibility for graduation in the General Religious Studies program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:
Four-Year General Religious Studies
Eligibility for graduation in the Four-Year Religious Studies program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:
Honours Religious Studies
Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Religious Studies program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:
Honours Religious Studies (Applied Studies Co-op)
A student may combine an Honours Religious Studies program with Applied Studies Co-op. The requirements in Religious Studies are identical to the Honours requirements listed above except the overall number of term courses in Religious Studies is 16 rather than 20. See the Applied Studies requirements.
Religious Studies Joint Honours Program
The Religious Studies Department offers Joint Honours programs with the following Departments:
Anthropology History Classical Studies Music English Philosophy Environment and Psychology Resource Studies Social Development French Studies Germanic and Slavic Sociology
The requirements in Joint Honours programs are the same as the Honours program, except the overall number of Religious Studies courses is 14 instead of 20. The RS 490 requirements may be waived for students who choose to do their senior honours essay in the other Department. There will be consultation between the Undergraduate Officers of the two Departments.
Minor Program in Religious Studies
Successful completion (65% average) of a minimum of ten term courses from at least four of the five areas of Religious Studies. The sequence of courses is to be determined in consultation with the Undergraduate Advisor of the Department.
Note For All Programs
Students at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University may, with the permission of their advisor, take courses in Religious Studies at either University. For details regarding registration procedures and courses available at Wilfrid Laurier University, consult the Undergraduate Officer, Religious Studies.
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