BA (Hons) In World Religions

Our BA (Hons) World Religions degree offers a wide-ranging program that is suitable for a variety of careers. We are committed to high quality teaching in small classes. Our students receive excellent individual tutorial support specifically designed to ensure success at university level work. A wide range of exciting modules are taught across the areas of biblical studies, world religions, ethics, spirituality and religious beliefs. All modules are supported by an exceptionally well-resourced library. The degree can lead to careers in the media, law, civil service, business, teaching and forms of community work and health care.

Why this Course?

  • A friendly department with small classes
  • High quality career guidance for after university
  • Skilled and experienced teachers
  • Varied and exciting choice of modules
  • Excellent graduation results
  • Individual tutorial support

Careers

  • Law
  • Media
  • Teaching
  • Civil Service and Local Government
  • Caring professions
  • Business
  • Personnel Management and Human Resources
  • Health Care work
  • Community work
  • Marketing

We will work closely with you to help you achieve your full academic potential and go on to a successful career after university.

BA (Hons) In World Religions degree requires 40 courses:

  • 12 General Education Courses (GEC)
  • 12 Foundational Core Courses
  • 10 Concentration Courses
  • 6 Free Elective Courses
  • Total of 120 credit hours

Each course consists of 3 credit hours. Students will complete 120 credit hours and 40 Courses to complete BA (Hons) degree.

The major field of study

Ancient Mediterranean World & Eastern Traditions

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

Literature and the Arts

 

12 General Education Courses (GEC)

Course Code Course Name Credits
WR 101 INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL STUDIES 3
WR 102 RELIGION IN THE MODERN WORLD 3
WR 103 ISLAM 3
WR 104 EXPLORING THE BIBLE 3
WR 105 HINDUISM 3
WR 106 THEOLOGY AND THE THEOLOGIAN 3
WR 107 NEW TESTAMENT GREEK 3
WR 108 SACRED SPACE 3
WR 109 CHRISTIANITY AND POLITICS 3
WR 110 ISSUES IN CHRISTIAN ETHICS 3
WR 111 EARLY CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY 3
WR 112 OLD TESTAMENT IN THE NEW 3
WR 113 JUDAISM 3
WR 114 RELIGION IN THE MODERN WORLD 3

 

 

 

12 Foundational Core Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
WR 201 MYTH AND IMAGINATION IN GREECE AND ROME 3
WR 202 BIBLE & MODERN CONTEXT 3
WR 203 THE NATURE OF RELIGION 3
WR 204 DESCARTES, SPINOZA & LEIBNIZ 3
WR 205 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 3
WR 206 EXISTENTIALISM 3
WR 207 RELIGION AND SOCIETY 3
WR 208 3
WR 209 THE RELIGIONS OF CANADIANS 3
WR 210 ISLAMIC TRADITIONS 3
WR 211 CONTEMPORARY EXISTENTIALISM 3
WR 212 THINKING RELIGION IN SOUTH ASIA: TEACHINGS & ORIENTALISM 3
WR 213 SIKH HISTORY AND THE THOUGHT: DEVELOPMENT AND INTERPRETATION 3
WR 214 FEMALE SPIRITUALITY: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES – WESTERN TRADITIONS 3
WR 215 TORAH AND TRADITION: JEWISH RELIGIOUS EXPRESSIONS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT 3
WR 216 CULTURE, SOCIETY & VALUES IN ISRAEL 3

 

 

6 Free Elective Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
WR 301 CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S RITUALS 3
WR 302 OUTSIDERS AND INSIDE: RELIGIONS 3
WR 303 FEMALE SPIRITUALITY: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES – WESTERN TRADITIONS 3
WR 304 WOMEN IN ISLAM: STATUS IN THE QURAN, THE PROPHETIC TRADITIONS AND THE ISLAMIC LAW 3
WR 305 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3
WR 306 RESEARCH MONOGRAPH 3
WR 307 THE NATURE OF RELIGION 3
WR 308 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 3
WR 309 RELIGION AND SOCIETY 3
WR 310 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 3
WR 311 SIKH HISTORY AND THE THOUGHT: DEVELOPMENT AND INTERPRETATION 3

 

 

 

Ancient Mediterranean World & Eastern Traditions

Course Code Course Name Credits
WR 401 ELEMENTARY CLASSICAL GREEK 3
WR 402 MYTH AND IMAGINATION IN GREECE AND ROME 3
WR 403 GREEK AND BIBLICAL TRADITIONS 3
WR 404 INTERMEDIATE CLASSICAL & BIBLICAL GREEK 3
WR 405 GREEK & ROMAN CULTURE 3
WR 406 ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY 3
WR 407 INDIA: LIFE, CULTURE AND THE ARTS 3
WR 401 THE RELIGIONS OF CANADIANS 3
WR 402 THINKING RELIGION IN SOUTH ASIA: TEACHINGS AND ORIENTALISM 3
WR 403 SIKH HISTORY AND THOUGHT: DEVELOPMENT AND INTERPRETATION 3
WR 404 BUDDISM IN MODERN SOUTHEAST ASIA: COMMUNITY, CONFLICT AND CHANGE 3
WR 405 BUDDHISM AS SEEN FROM THE WEST: THE COLONIAL ENCOUNTER AND THE STUDY OF BUDDHISM 3
WR 406 INDIA: LIFE, CULTURE AND THE ARTS 3
WR 407 THE RELIGIONS OF CANADIANS 3
WR 408 STUDIES IN WORLD RELIGIONS: AFRICA 3
WR 409 THE RELIGIONS OF CANADIANS 3
WR 410 STUDIES IN WORLD RELIGIONS 3
WR 411 RELIGIOUS REFORMATION AND ITS CULTURAL EXPRESSION 3
WR 412 A CULTURAL HISTORY OF SATAN 3

 

Judaism (Concentration Courses)

Course Code Course Name Credits
WR 501 ELEMENTARY MODERN HEBREW, LEVEL I 3
WR 502 GREEK AND BIBLICAL TRADITIONS 3
WR 503 BIBLE & MODERN CONTEXT 3
WR 504 JEWISH EXPERIENCE: SYMBIOSIS & REJECTION 3
WR 505 A CULTURAL HISTORY OF SATAN 3
WR 506 TORAH AND TRADITION: JEWISH RELIGIOUS EXPRESSIONS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT 3
WR 507 RABBINIC JUDAISM: THOUGHT AND INSTITUTIONS 3
WR 508 THE FINAL SOLUTION: PERSPECTIVES ON THE HOLOCAUST 3
WR 509 WOMEN AND THE HOLOCAUST 3
WR 510 VISIONS OF THE END: EARLY JEWISH & CHRISTIAN APOCALYPTICISM 3
WR 511 THE RELIGIONS OF CANADIANS 3

 

 

Christianity (Concentration Courses)

Course Code Course Name Credits
WR 601 GREEK AND BIBLICAL TRADITIONS 3
WR 602 ROOTS OF WESTERN CULTURE: ANCIENT WORLD (circa 1000 BC-400 AD) 3
WR 603 THE HEBREW BIBLE/OLD TESTAMENT AND THE ARTS 3
WR 604 THE RELIGIONS OF CANADIANS 3
WR 605 CHRISTIANITY IN CONTEXT 3
WR 606 INTERPRETING THE NEW TESTAMENT: PART I 3
WR 607 INTERPRETING THE NEW TESTAMENT: PART II 3
WR 608 STUDIES IN WORLD RELIGIONS: AFRICA 3
WR 609 THE WORLD OF THE EARLY CHRISTIANS, FROM THE BIRTH OF CHRIST TO THE RISE OF ISLAM 3
WR 610 HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: REFORMATION TO THE PRESENT 3
WR 611 METAPHOR, MYSTICISM AND SPIRITUALITY: PLATO TO BELLARMINE 3
WR 612 THE DIVINA COMMEDIA OF DANTE ALIGHIERI 3
WR 613 CHRISTIANITY & FILM 3
WR 614 VISIONS OF THE END: EARLY JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN APOCALYPTICISM

 

Islam (Concentration Courses)

Course Code Course Name Credits
WR 701 ISLAMIC TRADITIONS 3
WR 702 THE RELIGIONS OF CANADIANS 3
WR 703 ISLAM THROUGH THE AGES: ISSUES AND IDEAS 3
WR 704 THE WORLD OF THE EARLY CHRISTIANS, FROM THE BIRTH OF CHRIST TO THE RISE OF ISLAM 3
WR 705 ASPECTS OF ISLAMIC THOUGHT 3
WR 706 MEMORY, AUTHORITY AND THE TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE MUSLIM WORLD 3
WR 707 SACRED SPACE AND RITUAL PRACTICES IN ISLAM 3
WR 708 WOMEN IN ISLAM: STATUS IN THE QURAN, THE PROPHETIC TRADITIONS AND THE ISLAMIC LAW 3
WR 709 THE ARABIAN NIGHTS: MORALITY, SEXUALITY & STRATEGIES OF TRANSLATION 3
WR 710 STUDIES IN ISLAMIC MYSTICISM 3
WR 711 URBAN LIFE AND THE ISLAMIC CITY 3

 

Literature and the Arts (Concentration Courses)

Course Code Course Name Credits
WR 801 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY AND PALEAOANTHROPOLOGY 3
WR 802 EARLY CIVILIZATIONS: CITIES, URBANISM AND EARLY STATES 3
WR 803 THE BIBLE & MODERN CONTEXTS 3
WR 804 THE BIBLE & MODERN CONTEXTS 3
WR 805 THE HEBREW BIBLE/OLD TESTAMENT AND THE ARTS 3
WR 806 INDA: LIFE, CULTURE AND THE ARTS 3
WR 807 ISLAMIC TRADITIONS 3
WR 808 JEWISH EXPERIENCE: SYMBIOSIS & REJECTION 3
WR 809 RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND SYMBOLISM 3
WR 810 THE CELTIC TRADITION: THEN AND NOW 3
WR 811 FEMALE SPIRITUALITY: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES – WESTERN TRADITIONS 3