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Philosophy: Religious Studies Concentration, BA

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This major is administered by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies .

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Philosophy Program with a concentration in Religious Studies, you will be able to:  

  1. Demonstrate an ability to read closely and write effectively about texts or cultural artifacts that reflect on perennial questions concerning the human condition
  2. Engage a variety of ideas and worldviews through active investigation of the lives, ideas, beliefs or values of persons meaningfully different than oneself
  3. Identify, analyze, and explain central components, concepts, and content of the major intellectual traditions in Western Philosophy or World Religions
  4. Demonstrate the ability to interpret, describe, and compare religious phenomena as they intersect with diverse historical, social, and cultural contexts

Consists of a minimum of 39 credits. At least 18 must be 300-level or above.

Philosophy core, 12 credits

Logic, 3 credits

Two additional courses

Take any two additional courses in philosophy.

Religious studies concentration, 27 credits

Introduction to the Study of Religion

Senior seminar

World Language Courses, 0-8 credits

Complete a two-semester sequence of university entry-level world language courses (101, 102). The requirement may be fulfilled through equivalent coursework or other language acquisition as demonstrated through a test-out policy (including Native American languages and American Sign Language). If your native language is not English and you can document formal high school or university study of your native language, you may use ENGL 101  and ENGL 202 , or ENGL 150  as a means of fulfilling this world language requirement. Please see the Department of World Languages and Literatures  for details.

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