Undergraduate Summer Courses

2022 Summer St. George Campus Course Descriptions

Please see the Arts and Science timetable for course timings. Sessional dates are available on the Arts & Science calendar.

Note: If the courses listed below are in conflict with the Arts & Science timetable, the information on the timetable takes priority.

Questions? Please contact the Acting Associate Chair, Undergraduate, Laura Beth Bugg at laura.bugg@utoronto.ca, or Undergraduate Program Assistant, Phoebe To at religion.undergrad@utoronto.ca

All courses for Summer 2022 will be offered online.

RLG232H1F Religion and Film

David Perley

Term: F (May to June)

Description: The role of film as a mediator of thought and experience concerning religious worldviews. The ways in which movies relate to humanity's quest to understand itself and its place in the universe are considered in this regard, along with the challenge which modernity presents to this task. Of central concern is the capacity of film to address religious issues through visual symbolic forms.

RLG318H1F Religion and Nature

Allison Murphy

Term: F (May to June)

Description: There is a complex relationship between nature, religion and the aesthetic expression of human spirituality. Religion and Nature will explore this relationship across a range of periods, from the antique to the contemporary. Our journeys, both philosophical and literary, will take participants through a range of biomes— desert, countryside, forest, mountains, tundra—and explore how these texts can help to redefine our place both in nature and as part of it.

RLG312H1S Gender, Body and Sexuality in Islam

Parnia Vafaeikia

Term: S (July to August)

Description: An introduction to the role of women in Muslim societies in past and present. Topics include the status of women in the Quran and Islamic law, veiling, social change, and Islamic feminism.

RLG317H1S Religion, Violence, and Non-Violence

David Perley

Term: S (July to August)

Description: People acting in the name of religion(s) have incited violence and worked for peace. How can we understand this tension both today and in the past? Through examination of the power of authoritative tradition, collective solidarity, charisma, and acts of resistance, this course addresses religious justifications of violence and non-violence across varied historical and geographical contexts.

UTM and UTSC Timetables

Please note that UTM and UTSC courses do not automatically count towards completion of a RLG program. If you have taken or are planning on taking a course at another campus and would like it to count exceptionally towards your program requirements, please email the Undergraduate Program Assistant at religion.undergrad@utoronto.ca

UTM Campus Courses

UTSC Campus Courses