2022-2023 Academic Year
Chair – Randi Warne, BA (Winnipeg), MA, PhD (Toronto), Professor
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?
Students may count courses from a major, concentration and/or minor towards a second major, concentration and/or minor; however, students must complete a minimum of 50 percent of unique courses toward the second major, concentration and/or minor, unless otherwise stated in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.