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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy and Religion BA

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Degree Requirements

General Education Program 34 Hours


Philosophy and Religion majors are required to take PHIL3320 Ethics in Public and Private Life to satisfy the GEP’s Ethics requirement. See the General Education Program for further information about the GEP.

Credit Hours Required in the Major 33 Hours
Electives 57 Hours
Total Hours Required

124 Hours

Credit Hours Required in the Major (33 Credit Hours)

Required Foundation Courses (12 Credit Hours)

These courses are designed to provide an understanding of basic issues regarding the nature of knowledge and reason, and introduce secular and religious approaches to these issues. Students also acquire familiarity with basic philosophical and theological texts. It is recommended that students take these courses before taking other courses in the major.

Interreligious Dialogue (6 Credit Hours)

These courses investigate how various religions view each other, and how their disagreements can best be resolved or understood.

Philosophy, Religion and Society (6 Credit Hours)

An emphasis of the program is to gain understanding of the intersection between religion, philosophy, ethics and the political sphere. These courses examine the role of religious and secular approaches to the state and to the common good.  Choose one course from among the following in addition to PHIL2230: Social and Political Philosophy.

Senior Integration (3 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to enable students to bring together and to integrate various elements of the program.  In the event that it may satisfy the Senior Seminar requirement, it must be taken to fulfill that requirement.

Religious Texts (3 Credit Hours)

These courses introduce students to the content of major religious texts as well as some of the major theories and schools regarding their proper interpretation.  Choose one from among the following.

Major Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Student may choose any course the following to complete the requirements for the major.

Special Notes

All Philosophy and Religion students must earn a “C’ or higher in all required courses for the major.

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