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Department of Religious Studies fonds
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4.1 m of textual records
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A proposal for the formation of a School of Theology was introduced and approved in principle in 1969. The proposed School would have offered a second, or post-BA, Bachelor's Degree in Theology, contributing to the requirements for ordination in some Christian denominations. This program would have involved the study of theology--specifically, Christian theology--rather than religious studies or world religions. By 1971, however, the proposal had failed to materialize. In December 1972 approval was granted to establish a School with close cooperation among the theological colleges already affiliated or federated with the University of Saskatchewan. The professoriate, which commenced its duties in September 1973, was drawn from the theological colleges and from various faculties from the College of Arts and Science. The School, using Arts and Science procedures, received approval from the College of Education to present a 5-class major and 4- and 3-class minors in Religious Studies in its Secondary Program and an area of concentration in Religious Studies in the College's Elementary Program. By September 1983, a proposal was under consideration to reorganize the School of Religious Studies into a department in the College of Arts and Science. This reorganization was approved and implemented by the 1984 winter session. R.W. Nostbakken served as Director of the School from 1973-1983. The following individuals have served as Head of the Department of Religious Studies: R.W. Nostbakken (1983-1985) [Acting]; Braj M. Sinha (1985- ).
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This fonds contains records generated in the course of the administration of the School and Department of Religious Studies, including records relating to students, courses, faculty members, minutes, memoranda, etc. Also included are records pertaining to various national associations, conferences and meetings, etc.
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The fonds includes four accessions. The first accession has been kept separate, while accessions 993-23, 997-114, 998-31 have been brought together and organized into the following series: I. Daily Reading Files records (1974-1995); II. Course outlines records (1974- 1993); III. Final exams records (1974-1993); IV. Religious Studies students records (1974-1994); V. Religious Studies Faculty records (1973-1995); VI. Faculty meetings records (1973-1990); VII. Programs records (1974-1992); VIII. Program and Curriculum Committee records (1972-1994); IX. Administrative records (1973-1994); X. Far Eastern Studies records (1983-1991).
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Personal material relating to faculty, staff, and students is restricted.
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