Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy and Religion emphasizes problem-solving, methods for resolving conflicting positions, and cultivation of the moral imagination and expansion of human sympathies.

Classification: Minor

This program advances the understanding and appreciation of relationships between the various disciplines and fields of study. It accomplishes these goals by means of a combination of historical, analytical, and synthesizing studies. This kind of philosophical work prepares students for a variety of positions that call for clear, rigorous, creative, and humane analysis and judgment.

The minor in philosophy and religion is an integrated selection of courses designed to underscore the importance of free inquiry, critical reflection and reasoned discourse in the interchange of ideas and issues between these areas.

The total number of courses required for the minor is 7 (21 semester hours).

Required Courses

All of the following (12 sem. hrs.)

  • PHIL 100 Philosophy (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PHIL 300 Philosophy of Religion (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PHIL 325 Belief and Knowledge (3 sem. hrs.)
  • RELG 100 Gods and Creation: East and West (3 sem. hrs.)

Three additional courses from the following (9 sem. hrs.)

  • ANTH 222 Anthropology, Religion and Colonialism (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PHIL 240 Ethics, Equality and Justice (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PHIL 245 Meaning (3 sem. hrs.)
  • RELG 269 History, Myth and Religion (3 sem. hrs.)
  • RELG 275 Religions of Asia (3 sem. hrs.)
  • RELG 321 Faith and Post-Modern Culture (3 sem. hrs.)
  • RELG 375 Body and Soul: From Antiquity to Post-Modernity (3 sem. hrs.)
  • WTQS 245 Body Politics (3 sem. hrs.)

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