2020-2021 Academic Year

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This program considers what can be learned from religious studies and philosophy about (a) human nature, (b) ethics and social morality, and (c) faith and reason. Issues falling under the first theme concern the limits and possibilities, diverse forms, and basic expressions, of being human. Under the second theme students will inquire into the standards that should guide our interaction with other humans in society and the means of resolving difficulties arising from such interaction. The issues represented by the third theme emerge when we think critically about religious claims and the attitudes taken up toward them in religion and elsewhere. How much must religion claim? Are its claims rationally justified? Is religion a credible option for humans living in contemporary society?

Minor

To obtain a minor in Philosophy and Religion, students must fulfill the following requirements:

❏ 3.0 units of PHIL and/or RELS, 2.0 units of which must be at the 2000 level or above

❏ at least 0.5 unit must be from each of the program’s three themes

 Note: Students are encouraged to take PHIL 1010 and RELS 2010

Themes and Courses

Human Nature
PHIL 2201
PHIL 2212
PHIL 3350
PHIL 3373
RELS 2201
RELS 3307
RELS 3311
Ehtics and Social Morality
PHIL/FSGN 2202
PHIL 2209
PHIL/POLS 2213
PHIL/POLS 2214
PHIL/RELS 2229
PHIL/POLS 3312
RELS 3308
Faith and Reason
PHIL/RELS 2217
PHIL/RELS 2219
PHIL/RELS 3301
PHIL/RELS 3351

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year which runs from September 01, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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