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Honours Society, Culture & Religion (B.A.)


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Admission


Completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including a grade of C in three units from SCAR 1B03 , 1SC3 ; students will be required to complete three more units of Level 1 Society, Culture & Religion prior to the completion of their degree. For continuation in the program, see the section on Minimum Requirements for Entering and Continuing in a Program Beyond Level I  in the Faculty of Social Sciences Academic Regulations.

Notes


  1. All Society, Culture & Religion students will be assigned a faculty mentor upon entering the program. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the mentor at least once each academic year to discuss their academic goals and course options.
  2. SCAR 4R06 A/B  is strongly recommended for students considering graduate work in Religious Studies.
  3. SCAR 4AE3  and 4SC3  are offered each year. Note that Level IV seminars have the following prerequisite: Enrolment in Level III and above or by permission of the instructor.
  4. Students are encouraged to consider language training that supports their studies in Society, Culture & Religion. The Department of Religious Studies offers courses in Arabic, Hebrew, and Sanskrit. The study of other languages, including Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Japanese, and Latin, is also available at McMaster.

Requirements


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which 48 units may be Level I

30 units


from

  • the Level I program completed prior to admission to the program
    (See Admission above)

12 units


  • Level II Society, Culture & Religion

15 units


  • Level III Society, Culture & Religion

21 units


  • Levels II, III or IV Society, Culture & Religion. 
    (See Notes above)

6 units


3 units


If requirement completed in Level I, these units will be taken as electives.

from

  • Either SOCSCI 2J03  or three units of a language other than English
    (See Notes above)

0-3 units


If requirement completed in Level I, these units will be taken as electives.

27-30 units


  • Electives, of which at least six units must be taken from outside of Society, Culture & Religion

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