Religious Studies

The academic study of religion applies the techniques of the humanities and social sciences to the vast spectrum of human practices that claim to be grounded in a transcendent, superhuman, or otherwise extraordinary level of reality. The student may aim to better and more rigorously understand specific religious traditions or specific religious phenomena in their historical, social, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Others may wish to explore questions of more global and comparative significance, with a view to making sense of religion (or aspects thereof) as shared, cross-cultural, broadly human behaviors.

Courses are not designed to foster personal religious commitments or to evaluate to that end the relative merits of various religious practices, traditions, and points of view. Religious studies relate in many ways to ALL fields of human knowledge. As such, our courses may be of relevance to all students, whether their major/minor fields of study or professional interests lie in fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, administration, social work, or engineering.


Women's and Gender Studies

The WGST program at the University of Regina promotes engagement with new developments in the field of feminisms. Our courses engage central and significant concerns using a critical lens shaped by attention to gender/sex, race, sexuality and class. With this focus WGST courses examine topics related to the science, environment, health, sexualities, research methods, theory, mothering, autobiographical narrative, food sustainability, religion and politics. WGST courses seek to cultivate an open and thoughtful engagement with human social and epistemological systems in order to foster intellectual curiosity and studious reflection.


For a complete list of course offerings and scheduling in the Department of Gender, Religion, and Critical Studies, please refer to the left-hand menu.