New media, fresh perspectives

New media, fresh perspectives

Religious Studies offers courses that focus on the ancient origins of religions, as well as what they mean in the world of today.

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Introductory courses

Introductory courses

The Religious Studies Program includes introductory courses in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and the Chinese religions.

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Major, general or minor programs

Major, general or minor programs

Religious Studies can be taken as a major, general, or minor program, or in combination with a major in another department.

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Explore various topics

Explore various topics

Upper-level courses in Religious Studies explore topics such as contemporary religious issues and ways of understanding religion.

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Change the way you see the world

The University of Victoria's program in Religious Studies focuses on the place and function of religions in society today and in the past.

Formal study of the world's religious traditions is an integral part of humanistic studies. Our program reflects the growing diversity of belief systems within Canada, emphasizing the need to understand differences between religions in our increasingly interconnected world.

The program introduces students to the major world religions and contemporary religious issues, providing ways of understanding religion and the opportunity to develop knowledge of specific topics in Religious Studies.

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The University of Victoria's program in Religious Studies introduces students to the academic discipline of Religious Studies with a particular focus on the place and function of religions in society both today and in the past.

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