Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Religion & Culture

Honours BA and Minor:

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Full-Time Faculty

Year 4 Course Restrictions

Courses available only to Year 4 Honours Religion and Culture students (non-honours students may enrol with permission of the department.): RE400, RE421, RE424, RE432, RE444, RE449, RE455, RE476, RE477*, RE490.

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
RE100 Religions of the Americas: Indigenous, African and European 0.5
RE101 Religions of the Americas: Asian and Middle Eastern 0.5
RE103 Love and Its Myths 0.5
RE104 Evil and Its Symbols 0.5
RE105 Religion and Cinematic Culture 0.5
RE106 Religion and Visual Culture 0.5
RE200 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament 0.5
RE201 Introduction to the New Testament 0.5
RE202 The Legacy of the Bible: Liberation and Oppression 0.5
RE203 Science and Religion 0.5
RE204 Introduction to Judaism 0.5
RE205 Egyptian Art and Architecture 0.5
RE206 The Archaeology of Ancient Mesopotamia 0.5
RE208 Roots of Western Religions 0.5
RE209 Philosophy of Religion 0.5
RE211 Indigenous Religions 0.5
RE212 World Religions in Cultural Perspective 1.0
RE213 The Religious Heritage of Islam [1] 0.5
RE214 Bahá'í Religion in Its Cultural Settings 0.5
RE215 Christianity and Culture: Early to Pre-Modern 0.5
RE216 Christianity and Modern Culture 0.5
RE220 Religion and Popular Culture 0.5
RE224 God as Goddess 0.5
RE227 Religions and Cultures of the Middle East [2] 0.5
RE228 Roots and Manifestations of Antisemitism 0.5
RE230 The Religious Individual 0.5
RE233 Stories and the Sacred 0.5
RE235 Comparative Religious Ethics 0.5
RE236 Christian Ethics and Canadian Social Problems 0.5
RE241 Intermediate New Testament Greek I 0.5
RE242 Intermediate New Testament Greek II 0.5
RE246 Ritual and the Arts in South Asian Religions 0.5
RE248 Patterns in Western Spirituality 0.5
RE250 Asian Religions: Origins and Development of Buddhism 0.5
RE251 Asian Religions II: China and Japan 0.5
RE255 The Hindu Tradition 0.5
RE262 Religions of the Greco-Roman World 0.5
RE265 Cults, Sects and New Religious Movements 0.5
RE275 Field Study in Religion 0.5
RE285 Religion and Culture of the African Diaspora 0.5
RE296 Work, Religion and the Cultural Systems in Asia 0.5
RE298 Zen Meditation, Zen Art 0.5
RE300 Readings in Religious Studies 0.5
RE301 Paul of Tarsus 0.5
RE304 Judaism in the Modern World 0.5
RE311 Sociology of Religion 1.0
RE312 The Human Life Cycle and Religious Development 0.5
RE313 Grief, Death and Dying 0.5
RE316 Ritual Studies 0.5
RE318 Canadian Native Religious Traditions 0.5
RE319 Rites of Passage 0.5
RE320 Religion and Cultural Studies 0.5
RE321 Gandhi: Non-Violence and the Struggle for Freedom 0.5
RE328 Canada's Religious Heritage 0.5
RE330 Controversial Religious Issues and Movements 0.5
RE331 Religious Diversity in Canada 0.5
RE332 Sacred Space [3] 0.5
RE333 Food and Religion 0.5
RE335 Jesus of Nazareth 0.5
RE336 Religious Experience 0.5
RE337 Asian Spiritual Disciplines 0.5
RE340 Quest and Conquest 0.5
RE342 Directed Studies 0.5
RE344 Apocalypticism 0.5
RE348 Psychology and Religion 0.5
RE349 Special Topics in Religion and Culture 0.5
RE356 Christianity after the New Testament 0.5
RE366 Religion and Violence 0.5
RE372 Women's Lives and Religious Values 0.5
RE377 Gender and Islam [4] 0.5
RE380 Religion and Social Change 0.5
RE400 Writing in Religious Studies 0.5
RE421 Burial Customs in the Ancient Levant 0.5
RE424 Advanced Seminar in Buddhism 0.5
RE432 Modern Christianity 0.5
RE444 Gnosticism 0.5
RE449 Special Topics in Religion and Culture 0.5
RE455 Advanced Seminar in Hinduism 0.5
RE456 Advanced Language Systems 1.0
RE476 Seminar in Primary Source Research 0.5
RE477 Advanced Field Research on Religion 1.0
RE490 Directed Study in Religion and Culture 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate May 29, 2008: RE213 Description revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  2. Senate May 29, 2008: RE227 Description revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  3. Senate May 29, 2008: RE332 Description revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  4. Senate Addition May 29, 2008: New Course RE377; effective Sept 1, 2008.