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Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies - Courses

Course List

Course Code Course Title Unit

Area 1: Approaches to Religious Studies

CURE1111 The Study of Religion 3
CURE2112 Myth, Symbol and Ritual 3
CURE2113 Philosophy of Religion 3
CURE2114 Sociology of Religion 3
CURE2115 Psychology of Religion 3
CURE2170 Reading Religious Classics 3
CURE3375 Science and Religion 3

       Area 2: Religious Traditions and Classics

CURE1123 World Religions 3
CURE3132 Religious Texts in Translation 3
CURE4157 Special Topics in Religious Traditions 3

-   Buddhism

CURE2130 Chinese Buddhist Classics 3
CURE2161 Introduction to Buddhism Traditions 3
CURE3122 Chinese Buddhism 3
CURE4121 Chan School of Buddhism 3

-   Chinese Religions

CURE1122 Chinese Culture and Its Religion   3
CURE2375 Chinese Temples and Festivals 3
CURE3126 Popular Religions in China 3
CURE3136 Chinese Novels and Religion   3

-   Christianity

CURE1124 Study of Christianity 3
CURE2131 Christianity and Western Literature 3
CURE3134 Chinese Literature and the Bible  3
THEO1211 Introduction to Hebrew Bible 3
THEO1212 Introduction to New Testament 3

-   Indian Religions

CURE2225 Introduction to Indian Religions 3
CURE3377 Fieldwork in Indian Religions and Culture 3

-   Islam

CURE2226 Introduction to Islam Traditions 3
CURE3114 Islamic Scriptures: The Qur’an and Traditions of Muhammad 3
CURE3378 Fieldwork in Islamic Culture and Religion 3

-   Taoism

CURE2139 Introduction to Taoist Literature 3
CURE2125 Hong Kong Taoism 3
CURE2227 Introduction to Taoism 3
CURE4134 Selected Taoist Classics 3

       Area 3: Religion, Culture and Society

CURE4158 Special Topics in Religion, Culture and Society 3

-   Culture and Society

CURE1110 Religion and Contemporary Life 3
CURE2145 New Religious Movements 3
CURE2160 Special Topics in Religion and Culture 3
CURE2163 Religion and Food 3
CURE2228 History of the Arab World 3
CURE3116 Religion and Globalization 3
CURE3129 Islam: Religious Tradition and Modern Politics 3
CURE3130 Religious Imagination and Visual Art 3
CURE3142 The Religious Policy and Practices in China Today 3
CURE3145 Buddhism and Contemporary Life 3
CURE3376 Religious Fundamentalism and Asian Cultures 3

-   Education

CURE2142 Religion and Ethics    3
CURE2144 Life and Death in Religions 3
CURE2156 Religion, Health and Healing 3
CURE3115 Religious Education and Developmental Psychology 3
CURE3144 Religious and Spiritual Education  3
CURE3147 Religion and Mental Health Care 3

       Area 4: Classical Languages

CURE2154 Medieval Latin 3
CURE2155 Beginning Sanskrit 3
CURE2180 Arabic for Beginners I 3
CURE2181 Arabic for Beginners II 3
THEO3215 New Testament Greek I 3
THEO3216 New Testament Greek II 3
THEO3217 Biblical Hebrew I 3
THEO3218 Biblical Hebrew II 3

       Area 5: Seminars

CURE2157 Intermediate Seminar 3
CURE4153 Senior Seminar 3
CURE4159 Internship 3


For Cultural Studies courses, please refer to the course list of Cultural Studies Programme.