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  • The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a major program in philosophy and minor programs in philosophy and religion. Advanced electives and courses in General Studies are also offered.


     

    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY

    The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. This degree prepares students for careers in law, business, teaching, communications, writing, religious studies, and public affairs. Continued study may lead to a master’s or doctoral degree in Philosophy or in related disciplines including science, education, public administration, law, and international relations.

    Course requirements for the completion of major are listed below. Students majoring in philosophy are required to complete 36 semester hours in philosophy and religion, of which 15 credits should be from 200-500 level courses.
     

    Required courses

    PHIL 101 Philosophy: Persons and Problems 3

    PHIL 102 Critical Thinking 3

    PHIL 103 Ethics: Contemporary Moral Issues 3

    PHIL 105 Issues in Religion 3

    or

    PHIL 106 Comparative Religion 3

     

    Electives -  Select five courses at the 200 level or higher and three additional courses at any level (not a comprehensive list of courses). An Independent Study in Philosophy (PHIL 408) is recommended but not required:  

    PHIL 105 Issues in Religion 3

    PHIL 106 Comparative Religion 3

    PHIL 110 Mythology 3

    PHIL 112 Bioethics and Technology 3

    PHIL 115 Business Ethics

    FYE 122 Health, Medicine and Biomedical Ethics 3

    PHIL 125 Life, Medicine, and Morality (Medical Ethics) 3

    PHIL 202 Philosophy Today 3

    PHIL 203 Philosophy of Religion 3

    PHIL 204 Introduction to Logic 3

    PHIL 205 Metaphysics: Appearance and Reality 3

    PHIL 206 Epistemology: The Theory of Knowledge 3

    PHIL 207 Ethics: Friendship, Happiness and the Good Life 3

    PHIL 208 Great Philosophers: Voices of Wisdom 3

    PHIL 209 Philosophy through Literature 3

    PHIL 210 Meaning and Mind 3

    PHIL 216 Aesthetics: Creativity and Imagination 3

    PHIL 217 Eastern Philosophy, Literature and Religion 3

    PHIL 222 Religion and Personality Development 3

    PHIL 224 Computer Logic 3

    PHIL 228 Philosophy of Yoga 3

    PHIL 230 Philosophy of Law 3

    PHIL 234 Ancient Philosophy 3

    PHIL 235 Perspectives on Death 3

    PHIL 290 Myth, Magic, and Mysticism 3

    PHIL 303 Existentialism and Phenomenology 3

    PHIL 308 Political and Social Philosophy 3

    PHIL 311 Symbolic Logic 3

    PHIL 312 Philosophy of Language 3

    PHIL 317 Philosophy and Literature 3

    PHIL 324 Western Religions 3

    PHIL 325 Advanced Yoga 3

    PHIL 320 Philosophy of Psychology 3

    PHIL 333 Philosophic Structures 3

    PHIL 401 Philosophy of Science 3

    PHIL 405 Advanced Seminar in Philosophy 3

    PHIL 410 Integrative Seminar 3

    PHIL 424 Independent Study in Religion 3

    PHIL 500 Selected Topics in Philosophy 3

    PHIL 510 Ethics, Values, and Society 3

    PHIL 520 Contemporary Search for Meaning 3


     

    MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

    The minor program in philosophy and religion is designed for students who wish to experience the educational enrichment offered by these disciplines. Philosophy alone, or a minor in combination with religion, may be studied in sufficient depth to enable students to grasp central issues, as well as to confront their own self-awareness in terms of these issues. The minor programs are largely unstructured to allow students to shape their courses of study to their own interests and needs.

    Students minor in philosophy and religion by completing 18 semester hours in philosophy, of which 6 credits should be from 200-500 level courses.

     

    Required courses:

    PHIL 101 Philosophy: Persons and Problems 3

    PHIL 102 Critical Thinking 3

    PHIL 103 Contemporary Moral Issues (3)

    PHIL 105 Issues in Religion 3

    or

    PHIL 106 Comparative Religion 3

     

    Electives - Select two courses at the 200 level or higher and one additional course at any level from the following:

    FYE 103 Environmental Ethics 3

    PHIL 105 Issues in Religion 3

    PHIL 106 Comparative Religion 3

    PHIL 110 Mythology

    PHIL 112 Bioethics and Technology 3

    PHIL 115 Business Ethics

    FYE 122 Health, Medicine and Biomedical Ethics 3

    PHIL 125 Life, Medicine, and Morality (Medical Ethics) 3

    PHIL 202 Philosophy Today 3

    PHIL 203 Philosophy of Religion 3

    PHIL 204 Introduction to Logic 3

    PHIL 205 Metaphysics: Appearance and Reality 3

    PHIL 206 Epistemology: The Theory of Knowledge 3

    PHIL 207 Ethics: Friendship, Happiness and the Good Life 3

    PHIL 208 Great Philosophers: Voices of Wisdom 3

    PHIL 209 Philosophy through Literature 3

    PHIL 210 Meaning and Mind 3

    PHIL 216 Aesthetics: Creativity and Imagination 3

    PHIL 217 Eastern Philosophy, Religion, and Literature 3

    PHIL 222 Religion and Personality Development 3

    PHIL 224 Computer Logic 3

    PHIL 228 Philosophy of Yoga 3

    PHIL 230 Philosophy of Law 3

    PHIL 234 Ancient Philosophy 3

    PHIL 235 Perspectives on Death 3

    PHIL 290 Myth, Magic, and Mysticism 3

    PHIL 303 Existentialism and Phenomenology 3

    PHIL 308 Political and Social Philosophy 3

    PHIL 311 Symbolic Logic 3

    PHIL 312 Philosophy of Language 3

    PHIL 317 Philosophy and Literature 3

    PHIL 320 Philosophy of Psychology 3

    PHIL 324 Western Religions 3

    PHIL 325 Advanced Yoga 3

    PHIL 333 Philosophic Structures 3

    PHIL 401 Philosophy of Science 3

    PHIL 405 Advanced Seminar in Philosophy 3

    PHIL 408 Independent Study in Philosophy 3

    PHIL 410 Integrative Seminar 3

    PHIL 424 Independent Study in Religion 3

    PHIL 500 Selected Topics in Philosophy 3

    PHIL 510 Ethics, Values, and Society 3

    PHIL 520 Contemporary Search for Meaning 3