Religious Studies Cross-Listed Courses

Religious Studies scholarship is interdisciplinary in scope. Although the Program offers courses in a variety of topics, students are encouraged to take courses on the topic of religion in other departments. You may apply credits earned in many of these courses towards your degree in RELIG ST (note: 100-level courses may not be applied to the Major or Minor).

Note: This list of cross-listed courses has been updated to reflect current offerings in the 2021-2022 year. It does not include all courses that have counted in the past, and does not include directed readings or thesis research courses. If you have questions or would like to suggest a course for inclusion please contact Dr. Neil Dalal, director of the Religion (neil.dalal@ualberta.ca). If you need to complete a program exception form to count a course for RS credit, please contact Dr. Jaymie Heilman, Associate Chair - Undergraduate (jheilman@ualberta.ca).

For more information on these courses, please consult BearTracks or contact the offering departments. You can also contact TBA (Graduate Program Advisor) or TBA (Undergraduate Advisor) with any questions about the Religious Studies degree programs.

Courses offered by the Religious Studies program are listed first, starting with Biblical Hebrew and Sanskrit, when offered. Cross-listed courses follow, in alphabetical order by department.

Course Listings for Religious Studies Undergraduate

Fall 2021

Class

Title

Date/Time

Instructors

HEBR 210

Introduction to Bibilical Hebrew I

MTWF  9:00-9:50 am Dr. Peter Sabo

 

RELIG 102

 

Introduction to Western Religious Traditions

MWF   10:00-10:50 am Dr. Patricia Sauthoff
T R      3:30-4:50 pm Dr. Patricia Sauthoff *ONLINE*
RELIG 103 Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions MWF   9:00-9:50 am

Dr. Patricia Sauthoff

RELIG 111

Comparative Themes in World Religions  

Theme: Apocalypses

MWF   1:00-1:50 pm

 Dr. Allan Wright

RELIG 202 Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible MWF   11:00-11:50 am Dr. Peter Sabo
RELIG 230 Introduction to Hinduism T R     9:00-10:50 am

Dr. Neil Dalal

RELIG 240

Introduction to Buddhism

T R     11:00-12:20 pm Dr. David Quinter

 

RELIG 274

 

Studies in Witchcraft and Occult

MWF   12:00-12:50 pm

 

Dr. Allan Wright

R          5:00-8:00 pm
RELIG 345 Tantric Traditions T R      9:30-10:50 pm

Dr. Dagmar Wujastyk

RELIG 375/575 Approaches to the Study of Religion MWF   1:00-1:50 pm

Dr. Peter Sabo

RELIG 397

Special Topics in Religious Studies

Topic A1: Evil, Monsters, and Religion

T R     2:00-3:20pm

Dr. Allan Wright

RELIG 415

Advanced Studies in Christianity

Topic: Christian Apocryphal Literature 

T        2:00-4:50 pm

Dr. Lorne Zelyck

ANTHE 320 Anthropologie de la religion W      6:00-9:00 pm

Dr. Bahi Boniface *ONLINE, Campus St. Jean*

ANTHR 487 Religion, Spirituality, and Modernity W        10:00-12:50 pm

Dr. Joseph Hill

CHRTC 220 Sport and Religion MWF   10:00-10:50 am

Dr. Matthew Hoven 

CHRTC 221 Indigenous Spiritual Traditions and Christianity T R      12:30-1:50 pm

TBA

CHRTC 349 Social Justice and Christianity MWF    2:00-2:50 pm

Dr. Indre Cuplinskas

CHRTC 350 Science and Religion: Christian Perspectives Multiple sections

Dr. Denis Lamoureux *ONLINE or Blended*

CHRTC 396 Environmental Issues: Christian Perspectives MWF   11:00-11:50 am Dr. Chrislain Kenfack
EASIA 225 Modern and Early Modern Japanese Religions T R     3:30-4:50 pm Dr. David Quinter
ENGL 305

Topics in Literatrue and Religion

Topic: Blasphemy and Sectarianism

MWF   9:00-9:50 pm Dr. Louise Harrington
HIST 289

Classical India to 500 CE

T R      11:00-12:20 pm Dr. Dominik Wujastyk
HIST 379 Religion in Modern Europe T R      11:00-12:20 pm Dr. Heather Coleman
PHIL 438

Topics is Indian Philosophy

Topic: Mediatation and Mindfulness in Indian Philosophy

T R      12:50-1:50 pm

Dr. Neil Dalal

PHIL 249 Medieval Philosophy and the Christian Tradition MWF     1:00-1:50 pm

Dr. Matthew Kostelecky

SCAND 341 Old Norse Mythology & Legends T R     11:00-12:20 pm Dr. Natalie Van Deusen         *ONLINE*

Winter 2022

HEBR 210 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II MTW F  9:00-9:50 am Dr. Peter Sabo
RELIG 102 Introduction to Western Religious Traditions MWF    9:00-9:50 am Dr. Patricia Sauthoff

 

RELIG 103

 

Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions

MWF   10:00-10:50 am Dr. Dagmar Wujastyk
T R      3:30-4:50 pm

Dr. Patricia Sauthoff

RELIG 111

Comparative Themes in World Religions

Topic: Food and Religion

MWF    1:00-1:50 pm TBA
RELIG 205

Introduction to Judaism

MWF   11:00-11:50 am Dr. Peter Sabo
RELIG 212

Introduction to Christianity

T R      9:30-10:50 am Dr. Allan Wright
RELIG 220

Introduction to Islam 

T R      12:30-1:50 pm Dr. Jairan Gahan
RELIG 270

Contemporary Issues in Religion

Topic: 21st Century Postsecular Theatre

T R      2:00-3:20 pm TBA

 

RELIG 274

 

Studies in Witchcraft and the Occult

MWF   12:00-12:50 pm

Dr. Allan Wright

T          5:00-8:00 pm Dr. Allan Wright
RELIG 309 Ancient Near Eastern and Israelite Religion and Mythology MWF     1:00-1:50 pm 

Dr. Peter Sabo

RELIG 330

Modern Yoga

T R      11:00-12:20 pm

Dr. Patricia Sauthoff

RELIG 443

Visual and Material Culture in Buddhism

R         3:30-6:20 pm Dr. David Quinter
AUREL 290

Selected Topics in Religion *Augustana Campus

Topic: Constructing Islam & Muslims

MWF   9:45-10:45 am

Dr. Sharmin Sadeqee
AUREL 291 Selected Topics in Religion *Augustana Campus*
Topic: Religion & Law

MWF   11:00-1200pm

TBA
CHRTC 220

Sport and Religion

Multiple Sections, Online and In-person TBA
CHRTC 350 Science and Religion: Christian Perspectives Multiple Sections, Online and Blended Dr. Denis Lamoureux
CHRTC 241 Catholicism and Pop Culture MWF   11:00-11:50 TBA
CHRTC 350 Science and Religion: Christian Perspectives Multiple Sections, Online and Blended

Dr. Denis Lamoureux

CHRTC 309

Topics in the Christian Tradition

Topic B1: Christianity in China    

T R     11:00-12:20 pm Dr. Mark Dickens
CHRTC 347 World War II and Christians MWF   9:00-9:50 am

Dr. Indre Cuplinskas

CHRTC 361 Death, Dying and Culture: Christian Perspectives W       2:00-4:50 pm Dr. Doris Keiser
CLASS 285 Christianity in the Greco-Roman World MWF   11:00-11:50 am

Dr. Christopher Mackay

CLASS 303 Religion in Greco-Roman Antiquity T R      11:00-12:20 pm Dr. Selina Stewart
EASIA 223

East Asian Religions

T R      12:30-1:50 pm Dr. David Quinter
ENGL 305 Literature and Religion MWF   11:00-11:50
NS 280

Selected Topics in Native Studies

Topic: Religion and Relationality
T R       12:30-1:50 pm Dr. Paul Gareau *ONLINE*
HIST 207 From Constantine to the Cathedral: Europe in the Middle Ages W        6:00-9:00 pm

Dr. John Kitchen

HIST 292 Medieval India from 500 to 1500 CE T R       2:00-3:20 pm Dr. Dagmar Wujastyk
HIST 384

History of Chinese Philosophy

MWF    12:00-12:50 pm

Dr. Ke-Xin Au Yong

HIST 428

Topics in the History of Christianity

Topic: Celtic Christianity
M         6:00-9:00 pm

Dr. Jane Samson

HIST 449

Advanced Topics in Middle East History

Topic: Islamic States: Forms, Encounters, Aspirations

T          12:30-3:20 pm

Dr. Jairan Gahan

HIST 488

Topics in the History of Medicine

Topic: Ayurvedic Medicine

W        10:00-12:50 pm

 Dr. Dominik Wujastyk

PHIL 202

Indian Philosophy

T R      9:30-10:50 am

Dr. Neil Dalal

PHIL 339 Contemporary World Views and Christianity

MWF     1:00-1:50 pm 

TBA
PHIL 357

Philosophy of Religion

T R      12:30-1:50 pm Dr. Jack Zupko
PHIL 399

Religious Existentialism

MWF   12:00-12:50 pm Dr. Charles Rodger
POL S 477 Islam, Modernity, and Democracy R        12:30-3:20 pm Dr. Mojtaba Mahdavi
SLAV 204 Slavic Folklore and Mythology T R      2:00-3:20 pm

Dr. Jelena Pogosjan

WGS 455 Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice R         2:00-4:50 pm

Dr. Felice Lifshitz

Notes:

The way cross-listed courses are handled has been changing. Any RS major, minor, or honours student may count these courses toward an RS degree, but depending on when you entered the program, you might need to file an exception form to get your course to count toward the right requirement. Please contact the undergraduate advisor for the Department of History, Classics, and Religion if you have questions about getting credit for your courses. If you would like us to consider a course for RS credit that is not included here, please contact Dr. Neil Dalal, Director of Religious Studies (neil.dalal@ualberta.ca).