Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2020-2021 Program: Philosophy and Religion Major

Philosophy and Religion Major

The Philosophy and Religion major affords students an opportunity to inquire into, clarify, and, most importantly, think about fundamental human values and problems. By providing a range of courses that covers both traditional and modern aspects of philosophical and religious thought, the major gives the student a firm grounding in the literature of each area. A particular strength of the program is that it offers the student a broad background without sacrificing in-depth experience or specialized expertise.

A philosophy and religion program gives students a unique preparation for a variety of life situations, e.g., law, administration, business careers, the para-professions, communications, and human services. In addition, it provides a good background for a  number of church-related vocations, including counseling, youth ministry, and Christian education, to mention a few.

The Philosophy and Religion major will take a minimum of 36 semester hours in philosophy or religion courses, opting for one of the following:

  1. concentration in Religion; at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in religion, including REL 470, to be taken in the senior year;
  2. concentration in Philosophy; at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in philosophy, including PHI 470 to be taken in the senior year; or
  3. equal concentration in Philosophy and Religion, including either REL 470 or PHI 470.

The following courses are required of all Philosophy and Religion majors:

Required Courses (9 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PHI 317 - Philosophy of Religion Credits: 3

or

REL 317 - Philosophy of Religion Credits: 3

 

REL 111 - World Religions Credits: 3
PHI 103WI - Introduction to Philosophy I Credits: 3

Choose one course from below (3 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PHI 208WI - Ethical Controversies Credits: 3
PHI 223 - Logic I: Critical Thinking Credits: 3

Choose one course from below (3 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
REL 101 - Introduction to the Old Testament Credits: 3
REL 102 - Introduction to the New Testament Credits: 3

Concentration in Religion (at least 24 hours in Religion)

Students must take at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in religion, including REL 470 (to be taken in the senior year). 18 credits must be from upper level courses, with at least nine hours at the 400 level.

Concentration in Philosophy (at least 24 hours in Philosophy)

Students must take at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in philosophy, including PHI/REL 470 (to be taken in the senior year). 18 credits must be from upper level courses, with at least nine hours at the 400 level.  The following courses are required:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PHI 208WI - Ethical Controversies Credits: 3
PHI 223 - Logic I: Critical Thinking Credits: 3

 

PHI 331 - History of Ancient Philosophy Credits: 3

or

PHI 333 - History of Modern Philosophy Credits: 3

 

PHI 410 - Metaphysics Credits: 3
PHI 470 - Senior Seminar Credits: 3
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