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By Nick Ward
Photos by Fangliang Xu

The Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam course held by Religion in the College of the Humanities has long been a staple as a very popular choice for undergraduate students from all areas of study at Carleton University.

The course provides students with an objective historical and modern critical understanding of these three Abrahamic religions and is designed to foster skills such as critical thinking, self-reflection, appreciating nuance, and understanding the sweep of history.

Although these skills remain as vital and applicable as ever, post-secondary schools in Ontario face new pressures to demonstrate how their student programming translates to larger economic impact across the province. In light of these new provincial government priorities, Professor Kim Stratton took a novel approach to teaching Judaism, Christianity, and Islam over the 2019 summer session.

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