Christianity and Culture

Christianity and Culture examines Christianity from a variety of perspectives, including its self-understanding, its history, and its interaction with various facets of western and world culture. The program also explores how Christian experience continues to develop in its encounter with contemporary culture and issues. Individual courses focus on art, literature, science, music, philosophy, theology, ritual, law, and social and institutional history.


    Admission Information

    • Apply to the Humanities admission category on the St. George campus
    • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
    • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


    Honours Bachelor of Arts Programs

    • Christianity and Culture (major and minor options)
    • Christianity and Education (minor)


    First-Year Courses

    • SMC 103Y1 - Catholicism


    Advice for First Year

    Students who are interested in taking a program in Christianity and Culture, you should take one of the two core courses: SMC 103Y1 - Catholicism or SMC 203Y1 Christianity and Society through the Ages which is offered at the second-year level and is open to first-year students.



      Students in the humanities will improve their interpretive skills by exploring the central symbols, intellectual expressions and cultural achievements of the Christian tradition. Students in sciences and social sciences can balance their specialization with a humanistic component, which encourages them to re-examine the Christian tradition from a critical yet faith-centered perspective.

      For students anticipating teaching careers in Ontario Catholic schools, certain courses have been judged by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) as providing equivalent standing in ministry courses required for permanent teachers’ contracts.



      Learn more about the Faculty of Arts & Science by reading our Viewbook


      First Year