Religious Studies Department Profile
BA with a major or minor in Religious Studies in a 15 or 20 unit program. The advanced major certificate in Religious Studies requires a BA with a Religious Studies major.
BA in Philosophy and Religion in a 15 or 20 unit program with the option of an advanced major certificate. Three themes are addressed: Human Nature, Ethics and Social Morality, Faith and Reason.
LC Class Ranges
Current Collecting Intensity using Collection Level Codes
Ethics : General Works
Myth. Comparative Mythology.
Classification of Religions
Religious Doctrines (General)
Women in Comparative Religions. Goddesses.
Religious Life and Organization
History and Principles of Religions incl. Classical, Oriental, African Religions.
Early Christian Literature
The Old Testament
The New Testament
Practical Theology. Worship. Pastoral Theology. The Christian Life.
The Church and Social Problems
Death and Dying
Medical Ethics. Terminal Care. Dying.
Materials in Religious Studies are also used by faculty and students in Philosophy, English, History, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Family Studies & Gerontology, Women’s Studies, and Cultural Studies.
Materials are selected by faculty in Religious Studies and librarians. Librarians also purchase specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias, concordances, directories, commentaries on sacred texts, bibliographies, and indexes.
Current publications in the English language are primarily selected. Monographs form an important component. The journal collection is small. Donations are accepted with particular focus on women in world religions. Items not appropriate for our collection may be forwarded to the Atlantic School of Theology.
Unpublished dissertations, manuscripts, collections of journal article reprints, popular works without academic interest, newsletters which are not indexed.
Other Local Collections:
Atlantic School of Theology. Killam Library – Dalhousie University. Patrick Power Library – Saint Mary’s University.