Minor Requirements

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?


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 Ethics and Social Morality Faith and Reason
PHIL 2201
PHIL 2212
PHIL 3350
PHIL 3373
RELS 2201
RELS 3307
RELS 3311
PHIL2202/FSGN 2202
PHIL 2209
PHIL 2213/POLS 2213
PHIL 2214/POLS 2214
PHIL 2229/RELS 2229
PHIL 3312/POLS 3312
PHIL 3352
RELS 3308
PHIL 2217/RELS 2217
PHIL 2219/RELS 2219
PHIL 3301/RELS 3301
PHIL 3351/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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