Minor in Jewish and Christian Origins

The Religion and Culture minor in Jewish and Christian Origins provides an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of the origins, development of and cultural impact of two world religions, Judaism and Christianity, from their beginnings in ancient Israel to the parallel developments of rabbinic Judaism and emergent Christianity subsequent to the first Jewish War of 70 C.E. to Late Antiquity.

This minor may be completed in conjunction with any degree in another subject area in the College of Arts and Science.

There are opportunities to take courses offered through the Saskatoon Theological Union for transfer credit to be applied to the program requirements of this minor. Interested students may contact the STM Department of Religion and Culture for more information.

Requirements (24 credit units)

  • RLST 112.3
  • Students must also choose a minimum of 6 credit units in each of the two areas of Biblical Literature and Early Judaism and Christianity, as well as a minimum of 3 credit units in Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology and/or Languages. At least 6 credit units must be at the 300-level or higher.

Students may choose up to 6 credit units from approved Saskatoon Theological Union (STU) courses. Please consult the Department of Religion and Culture for eligible courses at these affiliated institutions.

Biblical Literature

Early Judaism and Christianity

Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology


  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3