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Religious Studies
Additional courses in Religious Studies
The following courses also contain Religious Studies content. See the Anthropology and Philosophy sections for course descriptions:
ANTH 130 — World Religions
ANTH 469 — Myth and Ritual
PHIL 240 — Faith and Reason: Philosophy of Religion


English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

RLST 2013 credits
Religions of the West
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 130
An examination of the religions of the Western tradition using their scriptures and other readings, lectures, discussions, and films. Judaism, Christianity and Islam will be considered in depth, and Wicca and New Age as response or counterpoint.

RLST 2023 credits
Religions of the East
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 130
An examination of the religions of the Eastern tradition using their scriptures and other readings, lectures, discussions, and films. Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism-Taoism will be considered in depth, Jainism, Sikhism and Shintoism will also be examined. We will also explore the impact of the Eastern tradition on the western tradition.

RLST 3203 credits
The Buddhist Tradition
Prerequisite(s): 45 credits of Arts and/or Applied Arts courses
The Buddhist Tradition is ancient and layered with insight, wisdom and compassion. This course will examine and reflect upon five major traditions within Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Zen and Pure Land. The course will conclude with a discussion of North American Buddhism.

RLST 3303 credits
The Christian Tradition
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 130 or RLST 201 or PHIL 250
A critical and historical examination of the evolution of the Christian tradition, its contribution to western society, and its impact on the cultures and creeds of other parts of the world. Interactions with Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism will be explored. The course will be divided into (a) a historical overview of the evolution of the Christian community and (b) a discussion of the major issues facing Christianity at the end of the second millennium.

RLST 3403 credits
The Islamic Tradition
Prerequisite(s): 45 credits of Arts and/or Applied Arts courses
The Islamic Tradition will be studied from a variety of approaches. This course will reflect upon the origins, development, and maturation of Islam in the past and present. The course will conclude with a discussion of the varieties of Islam today.

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