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Religion and Philosophy

Professor: David Hein

Associate Professors: Karen Hoffman (chair), Stephen Wilson

The Department of Religion and Philosophy offers two majors: religion and philosophy. The department also offers minors in religion and philosophy. Four minors are co-sponsored by the department: African and Middle Eastern Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies and Renaissance Studies.

The solid liberal arts foundation provided by either of these majors is a good beginning for a career in almost any field, including law, medicine and business.

Religion and philosophy faculty are distinguished scholars and teachers who have extensive knowledge of the Bible, the religions of Asia, American religious history, theology and church history and the history of philosophy and ethics.

Writing across the departmental curriculum: Departmental faculty strongly believe that students who take religion and philosophy courses should not only increase their knowledge but also improve their writing skills. Reading, thinking, writing and intelligent discussion are the principal means by which students engage with the subject matter of courses in religion and philosophy. In their written work, students will reflect clear thinking in clear writing. What students say cannot be separated from how they say it. Faculty, therefore, will assess students’ papers on the basis of style and grammar as well as content.

Programs Offered:

  • Philosophy Major (B.A.)
  • Religion Major (B.A.)
  • Philosophy Minor
  • Religion Minor