About

the Department of Classics and Religion

About the Department of Classics and Religion

We are a strong teaching and research unit that offers degree programs in Greek and Roman Studies and Religious Studies.


To understand the modern world

we need to know its historical foundations and traditions. Most modern fields of thought, belief and creativity began and developed in Ancient and Medieval times; Greek and Roman Studies provides an exciting immersion in this period. Religions are complex systems of spiritual and social engagement that play a major role in the life of communities and individuals. Religious Studies analyses the history, nature and role of religion in society and promotes open and engaged study of the world’s great religious traditions.

Our students develop skills in

critical thinking, cross-cultural awareness, oral and written communication, and research analysis and synthesis. Graduates have gone on to rewarding and exciting careers in fields such as education, library science, religious and non-profit organizations, government, social work, conflict resolution, archival work, museum curation, tourism, and communications.

Chair of Christian Thought

The Chair of Christian Thought brings the academic study of religion into the wider community through community events such as lectures and symposia.

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Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies

We promote the study of Buddhism in undergraduate and graduate programs, and further research into this multi-faceted religion that is practiced in every part of the world.

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Nickle Galleries Numismatic Collection

The Nickle Galleries’ Numismatic Collection is the largest and most important academic coin collection in Canada, and a rich teaching and research resource for the UCalgary’s students and faculty.

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Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture

Inaugurated in 1988, this lecture series honours the memory of our colleague and friend, Peter Craigie (d. 1985).

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Giving

Giving

Thanks to generous donor support, we are able to offer engaging learning experiences, enrich programs and create research opportunities for our students across Classics and Religion.

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Work with us

Work with us

Learn about exciting career opportunities within the Department of Classics and Religion.

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