|General Education Program||34|
|Total Hours Required||124|
General Education Requirements
More information is listed in the General Education Program in the current catalog or can be obtained from the Dean’s office. Philosophy and Religion majors are required to take PHIL 3320 Ethics in Public and Private Life to satisfy the GEP’s Ethics requirement
Major Requirements (33 Hours)
All of the following:
|PHIL 1105||Rhetoric and Reasoning|
|PHIL 2200||Introduction to Philosophy|
|RELI 2230||History of Christian Thought|
|PHIL 2230||Philosophy of Religion|
|PHIL 2284||Asian Philosophy|
|RELI 3300||Judaism, Christianity, and Islam|
|PHIL 3360||Social and Political Philosophy|
|PHIL 4200||Metaphysics and Epistemology|
|PHIL 4400||Senior Project in Philosophy and Religion|
One of the following:
|RELI 2201||Old Testament Survey|
|RELI 2202||New Testament Survey|
|RELI 2203||The Qur’an|
One of the following:
|Any 3000- or 4000-level RELI or PHIL course not being used to fulfill another requirement|
|HIST 3170||Alternative Religions and Cults|
|HIST 3550||Islam: Religion, Politics, and Society|
|SOCI 3313||Sociology of Religion: Monotheism|
|SOCI 3314||Sociology of Religion: Polytheism and Eastern Religions|
Additionally, students must take PHIL 3320: Ethics in Public and Private Life to fulfill the GEP's Ethics requirement.
A note about Electives
There are 11 total classes required by the major (in addition to taking PHIL 3320 to fulfill the general education Ethics requirement). Those eleven classes, between them, also fulfill three of the university's general education requirements:
- History of Christian Thought and Introduction to Philosophy each fulfill the Western Cultural Perspectives requirement
- Asian Philosophy fulfills the Non-Western Cultural Perspectives requirement
- Social and Political Philosophy fulfills the Social Sciences requirement.
Completing a Philosophy and Religion major, then, will automatically involve completing 9 of the 34 units required by the general education program. (This fact, by the way, is not acknowledged in the official catalog, which results in a misleading statement of the number of units left for electives or another major.)
Between the Philosophy and Religion major and the General Education Program, the student will be therefore required only to complete a total of 58 units. That leaves 66 units free (a bachelor’s degree requires 124 total units) for electives and/or an additional major.
Each of the classes that are required for the major will be offered over the course of a two-year period. Some of the classes are offered every year (such as Ethics, Rhetoric and Reasoning, Introduction to Philosophy, History of Christian Thought, and Asian Philosophy), but some are offered only once every two years, which means that you should be on the lookout for opportunities to take them.
Consult an advisor (one of the Philosophy and Religion faculty) for help in determining your degree plan.
For a complete list of courses and requirements, visit the current course catalog: