Interdisciplinary Studies

Religious Studies Cross-Listed Courses (2017-2018)

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: Courses marked with an asterisk can only be counted toward an RS degree with completion of a program exception form; please contact the Undergraduate Advisor (Neil Dalal, dalal@ualberta.ca) if you have questions. Please contact the professors if you have questions regarding prerequisites or preparedness for upper-level non-RELIG courses. This list was last updated in July 2017. Corrections and updates may be directed to Dr. Dalal. Directed readings and thesis research courses have been omitted from this list.

For more information on these courses, please consult BearTracks or contact the offering departments. You can also contact Nicola DiNicola in Interdisciplinary Studies with any questions about the Religious Studies degree programs.

Fall 2017 Cross-Listed Courses

  • Anthropology

    ANTHR 320 - Anthropology of Religion (K. Kingsbury)

  • Art and Design (Art History)

    *HADVC 455 – (Topics in Art, Second Half of the 19th Century): Religion and Art, 1848-1914 (J. Greer)

  • English and Film Studies
    *ENGL 316 - Postcolonial Literature and Culture: Middle Eastern Writing (L. Ouzgane)
  • History and Classics

    *CLASS 478 - (Topics in Roman Art): Roman Imperial Religion in Late Antiquity (S. Hijmans)

    HIST 243 – History of the Early Muslim World to the 16th Century (A. McDougall)

    HIST 272 - Religion in History (J. Kitchen)

    HIST 289 – Introduction to Classical India (D. Wujastyk)

    *HIST 360 - (Topics in Canadian History): Christianity in Canada (I. Cuplinskas- Combined with CHRTC 348)

    *HIST 379 - Religion in Modern Europe (H. Coleman)

    HIST 403 - (Topics in Medieval European History): Medieval Iberia: Jews, Christians, and Muslims

    *HIST 420 - (Topics in the History of Early Modern Europe): The Reformation(s), 500 Years On: Secular? Ecclesiastical? Modern? Medieval? (A. Gow)
  • Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

    *C LIT 220 – Mythology and Literature (D. Fried)           

    *FREN 462 - (Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Literature): 17th Century French Theatre (in French) (M. True)

    *MLCS 204 – Forms of Folklore (focus on ritual) (N. Kononenko)

    *MLCS 299 - (Special Topics): Folklore and Film (filmic representations of Witchcraft) (N. Kononenko)

    MUSIC 464 – (Topics in Ethnomusicology): Music and Religion (J. Byl)

    *SLAV 299 - (Topics in Slavic Cultures): Witchcraft in Slavic Cultures (J. Pogosjan)

  • Music
    MUSIC 464/565 - Music and Religion  (J.Byl)
  • Philosophy

    PHIL 249 - Medieval Philosophy and the Christian Tradition (M. Kostelecky)

    PHIL 302 - Indian Philosophy (N. Dalal)

    *PHIL 359 - (Topics in Christian Philosophy): Evil and Divine Alterity (N. Kowalsky)

  • Sociology

    SOC 376 - Sociology of Religion (S. Kent)

    SOC 441 – Sociology of Religious Sects (S. Kent)

  • St. Joseph's College

    CHRTC 221 - Interactions between Indigenous Spiritual Traditions and Christianity (S. Pasula)    

    CHRTC 348 - A History of Christianity in Canada (I. Cuplinskas-Combined with HIST 360)

    CHRTC 350 - Science and Religion: Christian Perspectives (D. Lamoureux-Multiple Sections)

  • Women's and Gender Studies

    *WGS 301 – History of Feminist Thought (F Lifshitz)

  • Of Interest

    These courses do not count for the RS degrees, but may be of interest to RS students. Included below are the methodology courses in other disciplines that are recommended but not required for RS majors.

    ANTHR 401 – Ethnographic Methods (G. Forth)

    CLASS 102 - Greek and Roman Mythology (multiple sections - A. Kemezis)

    CHRTC 203 A1 - (Topics in Catholic Tradition): A Comparative Study of the Bible and the Qur’an (H. Masoud)

    EASIA 438 - (Topics in Chinese Studies) and C LIT 426: Orientalisms and Occidentalisms (D. Fried)

    ENGL 325 - Medieval Literature and Culture: Medieval Texts (J. Considine)

    HIST 290 – Introduction to Historiography (E. Piper)

    PSYCO 212 – Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (P. Barbosa)

    SOC 315 – Introduction to Social Methodology (H. Krahn)

Winter 2018 Cross-Listed Courses

  • Anthropology
    ANTHR 487, Section B2 – Living with Spirits and Gods (J. Hill)
  • English and Film Studies

    ENGL 305 - Literature and Religion: Forms of Conversion (D. Gay)

  • History and Classics

    *CLASS 473 - (Topics in Classical Archaeology): Greek Religion and Ritual (M. Haagsma)

    *HIST 300/CHRTC 347 - (Topics in European History): World War II and Christians (I. Cuplinskas)

    *HIST 323 - The Middle East in the Making: 1300-1920 (A. McDougall)

    HIST 387 – History of Indian Yoga and Meditation (D. Wujastyk)  

    HIST 428 – (Topics in the History of Christianity): Celtic Christianity (J. Samson)

    *HIST 481 - (Topics in Chinese History): Religion and the State in Modern China (R. Dunch)

  • Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

    *C LIT 220 – Mythology and Literature (G. Kelly)

    *SCAND 399 – (Special Topics): Literature of Medieval Iceland (N. van Deusen -in translation)

    *SLAV 204 – Slavic Folklore and Mythology (N. Kononenko)

  • Music

    MUSIC 468 – (Area Studies in Ethnomusicology): The Arab World (M. Frishkopf)

  • Philosophy

    PHIL 309 – Augustine (M. Kostelecky)

    PHIL 339 – Contemporary World Views and Christianity (B. Clarke)

    PHIL 357 – Philosophy of Religion (M. Kostelecky)

    *PHIL 359 - (Topics in Christian Philosophy): Philosophy and Theology after the Holocaust (C. Rodger)

    PHIL 438 - (Topics in Indian Philosophy): Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali (N. Dalal)

  • Political Science

    POL S 477 - (Topics in Islamic Politics): Islam, Modernity and Democracy (M. Mahdavi)

  • Sociology

    SOC 376 - Sociology of Religion (T. Manca)

  • St Josephs College

    CHRTC 221 - Interactions between Indigenous Spiritual Traditions and Christianity (S. Pasula)

    *CHRTC 266 – Jesus in the New Testament (M. Dickens- blended learning course)

    *CHRTC 267 – The New Testament Letters: An Introduction (M. Dickens- blended learning course)

    *CHRTC 347/HIST 300 – World War II and Christians (I. Cuplinskas)                        

    CHRTC 350 - Science and Religion: Christian Perspectives (D. Lamoureux- Multiple sections)

    CHRTC 354 - The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (M. Dickens)

    CHRTC 372 - The Theology and Spirituality of Eastern Christianity (D. Kuc)

  • Of Interest

    These courses do not count for the RS degrees, but may be of interest to RS students. Included below are the methodology courses in other disciplines that are recommended but not required for RS majors.

    CLASS 102 - Greek and Roman Mythology (multiple sections – K. Mackay)

    HIST 290 – Introduction to Historiography (2 sections H. Coleman & M. Dickens)

    PSYCO 212 – Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (J. Passey)

    SOC 315 – Introduction to Social Methodology (TBA + Lab)

    WGS 302 – Feminist Research and Methodologies (M. Bell)