Religious Studies

Religious Studies is the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviours, and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives. 

Why take Religious Studies courses? Some knowledge of world religion(s) is essential for professionals who work within the Canadian multicultural complex, and for anyone who wishes to participate in the global economy. The study of religion(s) helps us to understand cultural values and respond to the diversity that is found in our communities, Canadian public life, and international relations.

The Department of History offers a Minor in Comparative Religion.  Please click below to determine the requirements for this Minor or for course descriptions.