From learning how to become a critical consumers of news to the lighter side of religion. The Religious Studies Department has some great courses that will to keep you interested from first class to last.
Apr 25, 2017
Video: Daniel Machiela guest lecture in Bar-Ilan University and Hebrew University.
Apr 13, 2017
"We have made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another" A verse of the Quran and Western Errors
The Annual Global Islam Lecture and the Department of Religious Studies welcome Dr. Lynda Clarke from Concordia University on Wednesday March 22, 2017. Talk will be held in HSC 1A6 at 7:30 p.m.
Mar 06, 2017
What happens when you a take a centuries old religious ritual and add a bit of sparkle?
Feb 28, 2017
Bursary opportunity for graduate & undergraduate students. Application deadline March 15, 2017 | The Canadian Friends of Hebrew University (CFHU), with matching funds from the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund (OSOTF), has established a Bursary for McMaster University students to study for a summer, semester, or academic year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Feb 15, 2017
Thurs., March 9, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., University Hall (UH) room, 122, Fumi Yao will give a paper with the title: “Re-encountering old materials through a new discovery: the emergence of another Sanskrit manuscript of the Bhaiṣajyavastu.”
Feb 14, 2017
Hons.B.A. Honours Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
The BA Honours program offers students a deeper understanding of the discipline of Religious Studies and the subfields of Asian religious traditions, Biblical Studies, and the Western religious traditions, including Islam, Christianity and Judaism. In Canada's multicultural society and an increasingly globalized world, a strong grounding in critical thought and analysis is essential to navigating and understanding a variety of religious issues across cultures.Learn more
Hons.B.A. Combined Honours in Religious Studies and Another Subject
Students graduate with a double major in Religious Studies and another subject.Learn more
B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
The 3-year BA program provides students with a foundation in the field of Religious Studies and its main subfields to help prepare you to work in Canada’s multicultural society.Learn more
Minor Minor in Religious Studies
Students learn about theories of religion, the intersection of religion and culture, and religious phenomena around the world.Learn more
Minor Minor in Japanese Studies
Students develop a working knowledge of the Japanese language and study the culture, people, and society of Japan.Learn more
Minor Minor in Jewish Studies
Students explore Jewish Studies, a multidisciplinary field devoted to the study of Judaism and Jewish history, thought, culture, and communities.Learn more
Minor Minor in Religion and Diversity
Students develop an understanding of religious diversity in contemporary Canada and beyond.Learn more
Minor Interdisciplinary Minor in Muslim Studies
New in Fall 2017! The minor in Muslim Studies provides the opportunity to study Muslim beliefs, practices, thought, and history in a variety of geographic locales and timeframes.Learn more
M.A. Master of Arts in Religious Studies
One of the first graduate programs in Religious Studies in Canada (established in 1964), McMaster University has been a leading center for the scholarly study of religion for more than four decades. The Department has three graduate fields of study (Asian, Biblical and Western) and research is conducted in a range of topics and traditions, time periods and cultures, employing a wide variety of approaches: textual, ethnographic, historical, philosophical, theological, philological. While the faculty and areas of research expertise have changed somewhat over the years, the Department’s commitment to the open, critical, and multidisciplinary study of religion—past and present, East and West, theoretical and practical—remains passionate and strong.Learn more
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies
One of the first graduate programs in Religious Studies in Canada (established in 1964), McMaster University has been a leading center for the scholarly study of religion for more than four decades. The Department has three graduate fields of study (Asian, Biblical and Western) and research is conducted in a range of topics and traditions, time periods and cultures, employing a wide variety of approaches: textual, ethnographic, historical, philosophical, theological, philological.Learn more